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Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment



Therese Rudebeck's research focuses on understanding how private sector involvement in ensuring water security through Corporate Water Stewardship reshapes the practice of water governance at the global level. To explore this, she conducts qualitative research around three areas:

1) understanding what motivates businesses from various sectors (food & beverage, consumer goods, textile, mining) to get involved in water resources management and WASH, and the legitimising strategies they utilise to justify their involvement (shared risk/shared value)

2) The challenges and opportunities brought by collective action, as well as the roles and responsibilities of private and public actors

3) exploring the financialization of the water sector