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CDP: Global Water report 2014


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How corporate stewardship is driving innovation in water , and what the perception of water risk by different companies is.

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CDP: Global Water report 2014

  1. 1. How corporate stewardship is driving innovation in water Paul Simpson / Cate Lamb CEO / Head of Water Program CDP 5 November 2014 Barcelona, Spain
  2. 2. | @CDP Page 2
  3. 3. CDP model of change | @CDP Investors Information Corporations Page 3 Authority Information Authority
  4. 4. Investor interest in water Water 2014 573 investor signatories US$63 trillion in assets | @CDP Page 4
  5. 5. Investor interest in water is rising | @CDP Page 5
  6. 6. {{ We praise companies that publicly disclose information via CDP. Water scarcity is a priority issue for ICCR, and companies that respond to CDP’s water questionnaire signal to our investor coalition, which represents over US$100 billion in assets under management, that they are strategically measuring and addressing water related risks. CDP’s water questionnaire provides investors with access to material data, consistently reported, on assessment and actions that lead to more responsible use of freshwater resources. | @CDP {{ - ICCR (Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility) Page 6
  7. 7. Corporate water risk | @CDP Page 7
  8. 8. {{ Being a responsible water user is an opportunity for us – it helps build stronger relationships with local communities and governments and enhances our social license to operate: being responsible makes it easier for us to do business | @CDP {{ -Anglo American Page 8
  9. 9. Barrick Gold suspends construction on its Pascua-Lama mine project – after investing US$5 billion – over concerns about local groundwater pollution. | @CDP Page 9
  10. 10. Rio Tinto has walked away from the Pebble Mine project in Alaska, in the face of growing concerns about its effect on salmon fisheries. | @CDP Page 10
  11. 11. BHP Billiton invested US$2 billion in a desalination plant in Chile to ensure adequate water for its mining operations in the Atacama desert. | @CDP Page 11
  12. 12. Ecolab invested $188 million in sustainability R&D. Ecolab’s market growth opportunity represents approximately an $88 billion market. | @CDP Page 12
  13. 13. Bayer Crop Sciences is developing plant strains that can thrive in water-stressed areas and is promoting efficient irrigation techniques. | @CDP Page 13
  14. 14. Chemicals giant BASF estimates that water saving, recycling, reuse and drinking water treatment products offer the company potential sales of US$1 million up to 2020. | @CDP Page 14