This paper articulates the need to allow companies to contribute to water management efforts, to assist them instead of excluding them, and to insist that they operate in a manner that justifies their presence and is welcomed by local stakeholders.
Offers perspectives from companies and examples of existing projects, as well as framework of actions companies can take to support sanitation coverage in their facilities, among their suppliers, and in the communities in which they operate.
Explores the notion of “sufficiency” as it pertains to water stewardship and collective action. By understanding the size and nature of the gap between desired conditions in a watershed (i.e., what might be considered “sufficient” to promote community and ecological well-being) and current conditions, companies can determine how much and what type of action is needed. This discussion paper explores how companies can go about conducting such an assessment and use it as the basis of their water-related collective action efforts.
Advances a common approach to corporate water disclosure that addresses the complexity and local nature of water resources.
The Toolbox connects your business to the latest tools, guidance, case studies, datasets, and more most relevant to you based on your circumstances and interests. It features more than 250+ resources from dozens of organizations and is updated every week.
Offers good practice to help companies establish enduring relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, leaders, and individuals to advance sustainable water management. Specifically, it: 1) identifies and characterizes various engagement methods and collective action models, 2) describes how companies can understand the nature of such collaborations, and 3) provides recommendations for how they can best organize and execute these actions.
Provides and overview of the CEO Water Mandate -- a unique public-private initiative launched by the UN Secretary-General in 2007, designed to assist companies in the development, implementation and disclosure of water sustainability policies and practices.
The WRAF was first developed by IWaSP in 2013 and has since been updated with international best practices and lessons learnt from projects implemented at the community level. It guides practitioners in forming and executing water stewardship partnerships. The proven five-phase process increases the quality of partnerships that deliver accelerated and sustainable results to achieve water security for businesses, communities, and government.
Presents case study examples of how companies, investors and Global Compact Local Networks have used the "Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas: A Resource for Companies and Investors" as a tool to align their policies, to engage with investee companies and to advance the implementation of responsible business practices in difficult operating environments around the world.
Examines the unique nature of water challenges in conflict-affected or high-risk areas and how the management of water resources can in turn affect business operations and society – particularly through its potential to exacerbate conflict.
Presents ten case examples on climate change adaptation that underscore private sector strengths in identifying new business opportunities, creating new markets, and recognizing and managing risks that are critical in building resilient businesses and communities.
This report summarizes the proceedings of the fourth UN Private Sector Forum on Sustainable Energy for All.