Water Stewardship 101 Why how businesses manage risks

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Water Stewardship 101: Why & how businesses manage risks and advance resilience

Water Stewardship 101: Why & how businesses manage risks and advance resilience

Overview 1. The global water crisis 2. Why water stewardship? 3. The water stewardship

Overview 1. The global water crisis 2. Why water stewardship? 3. The water stewardship journey 4. Tools and initiatives from the CEO Water Mandate

1. The world water crisis Water scarcity, pollution, climate change, and more

1. The world water crisis Water scarcity, pollution, climate change, and more

Water use is increasing. Aral Sea 1989 2014

Water use is increasing. Aral Sea 1989 2014

 1. 7 billion people worldwide live in water-stressed areas.

1. 7 billion people worldwide live in water-stressed areas.

80% of wastewater is discharged without treatment.

80% of wastewater is discharged without treatment.

Billions of people lack access to drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). • 40%

Billions of people lack access to drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). • 40% of households lack soap and water • 50% of schools lack soap and water for students • 40% of healthcare facilities lack soap and water or hand sanitizer at points of care (WHO/UNICEF)

Source: National Geographic

Source: National Geographic

2. Why water stewardship? Understand address water risk, reduce costs, and more

2. Why water stewardship? Understand address water risk, reduce costs, and more

Addressing water risk benefits business. • Water stewardship is a set of practices to

Addressing water risk benefits business. • Water stewardship is a set of practices to sustainably and equitably manage freshwater resources • Good for the planet, good for people, and good for business

Operational and supplier disruptions cause major losses. In 2018, companies reporting to CDP reported

Operational and supplier disruptions cause major losses. In 2018, companies reporting to CDP reported $38 billion in water-related 2. 1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking losses. water

Loss of license to operate can lead to brand damage, consistently reported as a

Loss of license to operate can lead to brand damage, consistently reported as a top water risk. CDP 2017

WASH is essential to public health.

WASH is essential to public health.

Investors seek to invest in risk-savvy companies. CDP investors and assets in USD (trillions)

Investors seek to invest in risk-savvy companies. CDP investors and assets in USD (trillions)

Water use efficiency saves money. • Payback period is often less than 1 year

Water use efficiency saves money. • Payback period is often less than 1 year • Diageo saved US$3. 2 million in 2014 • Cisco saves US$1 million every year

Seize new business opportunities. BASF estimates potential sales of US$1 billion from products related

Seize new business opportunities. BASF estimates potential sales of US$1 billion from products related to: • Water use efficiency • Recycling • Reuse • Drinking water treatment

3. The water stewardship journey Where to begin?

3. The water stewardship journey Where to begin?

Operations 1. Provide drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) access to all workers 2.

Operations 1. Provide drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) access to all workers 2. Measure and monitor water performance 3. Improve water use efficiency and reduce pollution

Context 1. Understand water-stressed and high-risk basins 2. Assess risks and impacts along the

Context 1. Understand water-stressed and high-risk basins 2. Assess risks and impacts along the value chain

Strategy Develop a comprehensive water stewardship plan for your company

Strategy Develop a comprehensive water stewardship plan for your company

Engagement 1. Advance water security through collective action 2. Facilitate improved performance in the

Engagement 1. Advance water security through collective action 2. Facilitate improved performance in the value chain

Communication Achieve meaningful and inclusive dialogue with stakeholders

Communication Achieve meaningful and inclusive dialogue with stakeholders

4. The CEO Water Mandate Supporting your water goals

4. The CEO Water Mandate Supporting your water goals

What is the CEO Water Mandate? • UN Global Compact water stewardship commitment platform

What is the CEO Water Mandate? • UN Global Compact water stewardship commitment platform for both “leaders and learners” • Commit to action, access resources, and collaborate with partners • Deeper engagement via the Action Platform and the Water Resilience Coalition

175+ businesses have endorsed the Mandate.

175+ businesses have endorsed the Mandate.

The Mandate’s 6 commitment areas 1. Direct Operations 2. Supply Chain & Watershed Management

The Mandate’s 6 commitment areas 1. Direct Operations 2. Supply Chain & Watershed Management 3. Collective Action 4. Public Policy 5. Community Engagement 6. Transparency

The Mandate’s Water Resilience Coalition • Industry-driven, CEO-led coalition • Goal: elevate global water

The Mandate’s Water Resilience Coalition • Industry-driven, CEO-led coalition • Goal: elevate global water stress to the top of the corporate agenda • Ambitious, quantifiable 2050 goals

The Mandate hosts and develops resources. • Water Stewardship Toolbox • Water Stewardship University

The Mandate hosts and develops resources. • Water Stewardship Toolbox • Water Stewardship University • Water Action Hub • Biweekly Mandate newsletter

Water Stewardship Toolbox ceowatermandate. org/toolbox

Water Stewardship Toolbox ceowatermandate. org/toolbox

Water Stewardship University ceowatermandate. org/university

Water Stewardship University ceowatermandate. org/university

Water Action Hub: Connect to new partners. wateractionhub. org

Water Action Hub: Connect to new partners. wateractionhub. org

Thank you! NAME Pacific Institute / CEO Water Mandate Email

Thank you! NAME Pacific Institute / CEO Water Mandate Email