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Water Scarcity Risks and Business Implications



                Water Scarcity Risks and Business Implications

Ecolab Chairman and CEO Doug Baker at Executives' Club Luncheon

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, May 6, 2013

CHICAGO, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 16 The Executives' Club of Chicago
will host their annual meeting and awards luncheon with a keynote presentation
from Ecolab Chairman & CEO Doug Baker at the Hilton Chicago.  More than 600
business leaders are expected to attend.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120203/MM47327LOGO)

Water shortages, stewardship and strategies to mitigate risk will be addressed
in Baker's presentation.

CEOs responding to the World Economic Forum's 2013 Global Risk survey ranked a
water supply crisis as one of the top five risks to society, in terms of both
likelihood and impact. 

Over 75% of the world's 250 largest companies include water issues in their CR
reporting, according to a KPMG 2012 sustainability report.  However, the same
study finds that a majority of these companies do not have long-term water
strategies.

Baker joined Ecolab in 1989 and has held various leadership positions before
being promoted to President and CEO in 2004. He became Chairman of the Board
in 2006.

Recognized by Forbes as one of The World's Most Innovative Companies, Ecolab
operates in more than 170 countries around the world, with 2012 sales of $12
billion. Its main business units include water, hygiene and energy
technologies and services for the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and
industrial markets.

Chicago-based Nalco, which merged with Ecolab in 2011, was named the 2012
Water Technology Company of the Year.

Program sponsors include KPMG, Catamaran Corp., Motorola Solutions, and
Schneider Electric – who are founding members of the Innovation Council. 

Accenture, Astellas, BT, CDW, Mesirow Financial, Cisco, Discover Financial,
Kemper, & William Blair are gold-level program sponsors.  

Event Details: Thursday, May 16; Registration and Networking 11:30 Luncheon
and Program: 12:00 – 1:30 pm, at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan.
For more information or for tickets, visit
http://centennial.executivesclub.org or call The Executives' Club at
312-263-3500.

About The Executives' Club of Chicago
One of the nation's oldest and most prestigious organizations, founded in
1911, the Club facilitates strategic relationship development, intellectual
exchange and development of future leaders.  Through its Global Leaders,
Women's Leadership, Chicago CEO Series and other programming, the Club brings
together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss
strategies that address challenges and opportunities affecting Chicago and the
world.

SOURCE The Executives' Club of Chicago

Website: http://www.executivesclub.org
Contact: Lauren Hammond-Martin, lhammond@executivesclub.org, 312-263-3500 ext.
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