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Business And the Human Right to Water

  • Serving the Public Interest: Corporate Water Stewardship and Sustainable Development

    In 2000, when the UN agreed to the eight global goals known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the relationship between environmental issues and sustainable development was not prominently featured. Today, a wider group...»

  • Guidance for Companies on Respecting the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

    The first comprehensive guidance for companies about how to meet their responsibility to respect the human rights to water and sanitation was launched today by the United Nations Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate -...»

  • Shared Water Challenges and Interests

    A new discussion paper from the CEO Water Mandate and WWF makes the case for private sector engagement in water policy - responding to the question of whether such strategies truly advance the public...»

  • Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship

    Expectations that business will respect, and in some cases support or help fulfill, internationally recognized human rights have increased over the past decade. Businesses have recognized the importance of effective management systems in responding...»

  • Water as a Casualty of Conflict: Threats to Business and Society in High-Risk Areas

    While much research has been produced in recent years on how water use and pollution can exacerbate conflict, a new report focuses more broadly on the ways conflict and high-risk situations can affect water...»

  • The CEO Water Mandate: Sixth Working Conference

    The CEO Water Mandate Sixth Working Conference November 14-17, 2010 Cape Town, South Africa MEETING SUMMARY […] Key Objectives  Share information on how to implement effective and responsible partnerships on water  Bring...»

  • The CEO Water Mandate: Human Right to Water

    In July 2010, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) recognized access to safe drinking water and sanitation as a human right. Two months later, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) affirmed this right by a...»

  • Framework for Responsible Business Engagement with Water Policy

    Access to water is an important strategic concern for many companies, but increased threats to the supply, quality, and reliability of global water resources add substantial pressure and immediacy for businesses to improve the...»

  • The CEO Water Mandate: Fourth Working Conference

    In July 2007, the UN Secretary-General in partnership with international business leaders and under the auspices of the UN Global Compact launched the CEO Water Mandate – an initiative established to better understand and...»

  • The CEO Water Mandate 3rd Working Conference

    In July 2007, the UN Secretary-General, in partnership with international business leaders and under the auspices of the UN Global Compact, launched The CEO Water Mandate – an initiative established to better understand and...»

  • CEO Water Mandate: Footprint to Public Policy

    In response to growing concerns of water scarcity and unchecked water consumption, the concept of “water footprint” has been drawing attention among businesses, policy makers, and the public over the last few years. Originally...»

  • Water Scarcity and Climate Change: Growing Risks for Businesses and Investors

    Global climate change is exacerbating water scarcity problems around the world, yet few businesses and investors are paying attention to this growing financial threat, according to a report by the Pacific Institute and Ceres.

  • CEO Water Mandate 2nd Working Conference

    Recognizing the urgency with respect to addressing the emerging global water crisis, the UN Secretary-General, in partnership with a number of international business leaders, launched in July 2007 a new initiative – The CEO...»

  • Remaining Drops: Freshwater Resources a Global Issue

    Published: January 2006 Authors: Nick Cashmore, Peter Gleick, Jason Morrison, James Newcomb, Todd Harrington Pages: 44 Corporations and institutional investors face new risks and challenges relating to water. Uninterrupted access to reliable, affordable and...»

  • Public or Private Water Management?

    Published: January 10, 2004 Authors: Gary Wolff, Meena Palaniappan Public or Private Water Management? Cutting the Gordian Knot ‘‘Public versus private’’ is not the bright line that separates efficient from inefficient management. Like Alexander...»