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Corporate Water Risk and Strategy Workshop Series

Water issues have become a fundamental risk consideration for any company involved in manufacturing, with an extractive or agricultural supply chain, or operating in water-stressed regions. This workshop series provides students with a basic fluency in the terminology of water risk.

Corporate Water Risk and Strategy Workshop Series

Water issues have moved beyond the province of the beverage industry and water utilities. They are now an integral piece of the risk matrix for companies involved in manufacturing, those with an extractive or agricultural supply chain, and those operating in water-stressed regions.

This series aims to increase the discourse around water use at the commercial and industrial levels.  It will provide students with basic fluency in the terminology of water risk, as well as the relevant tools, ideas, and processes needed to succeed in a corporate environment. Students will analyze the topic of corporate water resources management through the lens of corporate risk and strategy.

Information 2021 Workshop series coming soon!

We are working to finalize the plans for this workshop series.  Look for the application to open in September, and for the series to begin in Fall 2.

In the meantime, have a look at the 2020 series below to get a sense of what the program entails. Questions? Reach out to Darya Watnick and Hayden Wolf.

The 2020 Workshop Series

Project Course Title: Corporate Water Risk and Strategy Workshop - YSE 1153-05

Interested in water issues, the non-dairy milk market, or California's agricultural sector? The Corporate Water Risk and Strategy Workshop is now accepting applications! The Workshop is a six-week, student-run course that provides a platform for groups of students from across Yale to collaborate and work with a client on a current water-related business or supply-chain question. This workshop was created out of a need to better understand the complexity of water-related risk and to integrate water risk awareness into corporate and supply chain practices and decision-making.

This year’s client is Califia Farms. Califia Farms was founded in 2010 and has since become one of the fastest-growing, independent, natural product companies in the U.S. Renowned for its plant-based beverages, packaged in an iconic curvy bottle, the Los Angeles based company continues to disrupt the dairy category with plant-based alternatives that make it easy for people to choose food that is delicious, nutritious, and good for the planet.

Review the syllabus here:

Dates

The Workshop will be held over six Monday sessions, 4:30-7:30 pm ET in the Fall-2, 2020 semester, beginning October 26th.

  • Session 1: Oct 26th - 4:30pm-7:30pm – Kickoff Meeting
  • Session 2: Nov 2 - 4:30pm-7:30pm
  • Session 3: Nov 9 - 4:30pm-7:30pm
  • Session 4: Nov 16 - 4:30pm-7:30pm
  • Session 5: Nov 30th - 4:30pm-7:30pm 

  • Session 6: Dec 7th - 4:30pm-7:30pm – Final Presentations

Registration info

The application for this workshop is closed.

Enrollment in the workshop will be limited to approximately 20 students. This workshop is offered for 1.5 credits at YSE and 1 credit at SOM. Once you are accepted into the workshop, you will need to register for the project course by submitting the below add/drop form to YSE Registrar’s office by October 19, 2020. Add/Drop Form can be found here: https://yse.to/coursechangeform

Questions? Contact Jeamme Chia (jeamme.chia@yale.edu) or Kristen Wraithwall (kristen.wraithwall@yale.edu)

 

People & Partners

Todd Cort

Lecturer in Sustainability at Yale School of Management
Faculty Co-Director at Yale Center for Business and the Environment

Stuart DeCew

Executive Director at Yale Center for Business and the Environment
MBA 2011
Master of Environmental Management 2011

Hayden Wolf

MBA 2022

Program Alumni

Kristen Wraithwall

Jeamme Chia

Susannah Harris

Max Storto

Alli Chlapaty

Lucy Kessler