Marcus norton cdp tbli workshop 19_11 nov 2011

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TBLI CONFERENCE™ EUROPE 2011- London - United Kingdom

TBLI CONFERENCE™ is the prime annual global networking and learning event on Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) and Impact Investing.

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Marcus norton cdp tbli workshop 19_11 nov 2011

  1. 1. CDP Water DisclosureDevelopments in WaterDisclosureTBLI Conference – 11 November 2011Marcus NortonHead of Investor CDP & CDP Water Disclosuremarcus.norton@cdproject.net+44 (0)20 7415 7025 1 Lead Sponsors Global Water Partner
  2. 2. CDP seeks corporate water disclosure on behalf of investors 354 Investors representing $43 trillion Authority Information Information Authority 408 Corporations from Global 500, Australia 100 and South Africa 1002 2
  3. 3. CDP uses a 3-part questionnaire 1. Water 2. Risks & 3. Water management opportunities accounting & governance3 3
  4. 4. Overview of 2010 findings 1. Water presents a current and worsening risk – 39% of companies have already suffered detrimental impacts from water – 59% report current or future risks4 4
  5. 5. Risks reported 59% of companies reported at Physical risks were reported least one risk most frequently 50% 48 Direct 40% 40 operations only 35 34 19% 30% None 41% 27 20% 20 10% Direct operations & 0% supply chain 37% Supply Direct operations chain only Supply chain 3%5 5
  6. 6. Overview of 2010 findings 1. Water presents a current and worsening risk – 39% of companies have already suffered detrimental impacts from water – 59% report current or future risks 2. Awareness of risks in supply chains is limited6 6
  7. 7. Surprise 30% drop in profits at H&M7 7
  8. 8. Overview of 2010 findings 1. Water presents a current and worsening risk – 39% of companies have already suffered detrimental impacts from water – 59% report current or future risks 2. Awareness of risks in supply chains is limited 3. Corporate responses to water risk vary in sophistication and effectiveness8 8
  9. 9. Corporate responses to risk 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Developed specific water policies, 89% strategies or plans Responsibility for water policies etc.at board or executive committee level 67% Set water-related performance target 60% Reported a figure for total water 86% withdrawal9 9
  10. 10. Overview of 2010 findings 1. Water presents a current and worsening risk – 39% of companies have already suffered detrimental impacts from water – 59% report current or future risks 2. Awareness of risks in supply chains is limited 3. Corporate responses to water risk vary in sophistication and effectiveness 4. Opportunity is everywhere – Improved water management leading to reduced costs – Demand for infrastructure and products to serve growing populations/adapt to climate change (esp. in Asia)10 10
  11. 11. Developments in water disclosure • More disclosure – Expanded number of targets, particularly in Asia – Greater focus on supply chains • Better disclosure – Greater comparability (e.g. UN CEO Water Mandate “Water Disclosure Guidelines”) – Better data sets (e.g. Aqueduct, Water Footprint Network) – Better tools (e.g. WWF-DEG Water Risk Filter, Ceres Aqua Gauge)11 11
  12. 12. Critical role for investors in tackling water challenge 1. Understand the issues – What water-related risks should portfolio companies be concerned about? – Are they responding to these risks in an appropriate way? – Take advantage of initiatives like CDP Water Disclosure to help 2. Engage with companies individually or in collaboration – Companies need to hear a consistent message from investors and they need to hear it often12 12
  13. 13. CDP Water Disclosure’s 2011 findings will be launched on 16 November in London and we would welcome your attendance. Please email water@cdproject.net for details. 13Lead Sponsors Global Water Partner

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