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Chris Hedemann, CDP Water Disclosure

  1. 1. CDP WATER DISCLOSURE<br />GLOBAL WATER RISK<br />Canadian Water Summit<br />June 14, 2011<br />Chris Hedemann<br />CDP Water Disclosure<br />chris.hedemann@cdproject.net<br />+44 (0)20 7415 7073<br />www.cdproject.net/water-disclosure<br />Lead Sponsors<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Global water risk<br />Greater and delocalised impact<br />How can we manage global risk?<br />CDP Water Disclosure<br />Our structure and mission<br />The business need for water information<br />Our first year’s findings<br />What businesses are doing about water<br />How are businesses in Canada engaging on water?<br />
  3. 3. Global risks have greater impacts<br />The Deepwater Horizon Spill<br />(Source: Reuters)<br />
  4. 4. Global risks have delocalised impacts<br /> Marooned flood victims in Pakistan try to escape on helicopter side bars<br />(Source: Reuters)<br />
  5. 5. We need collective action to tackle global risk<br />While individual organizational efforts will be critical in helping to address the water challenge, collective efforts – across sectors and societal spheres – will also be required.<br />– CEO Water Mandate, Preamble and Core Elements, January 2011<br />
  6. 6. We need relevant information to tackle global risk<br />We recommend that investors assess the reliance of their portfolios on water resources and their vulnerability to problems of water availability and pollution<br />The financial impact of water shortages on sectors and companies is unclear, because information on water use data and impacts is spotty and partial<br />– JP Morgan, Watching Water, April 2008<br />
  7. 7. CDP seeks corporate water disclosure on behalf of investors<br />354 Investors<br />representing $43 trillion<br />Authority<br />Information<br />Information<br />Authority<br />408 Corporations<br />from Global 500, Australia 100, South Africa 100<br />
  8. 8. CDP uses a 3-part questionnaire<br />
  9. 9. CDP seeks corporate water disclosure on behalf of investors<br />354 Investors<br />representing $43 trillion<br />Authority<br />Information<br />Information<br />Authority<br />408 Corporations<br />from Global 500, Australia 100, South Africa 100<br />
  10. 10. NBIM – Investor Expectations<br />A: Clear Water Management Strategy<br />Clear strategy regarding water management<br />Water footprint and risk analysis<br />Preventive and corrective action plan for identified risk<br />B: Sustainable Water Management<br />Monitoring systems for environmental and social impacts of activities with regard to water, including sustainable water measures<br />Consultation and/or collaboration with stakeholders<br />C: Governance Structure<br />Transparent and well-functioning governance structure<br />Transparent performance reporting<br />
  11. 11. Overview of 2010 findings<br /><ul><li>Water is an issue now
  12. 12. There is general lack of awareness of risk in supply chains
  13. 13. Water presents significant opportunities</li></li></ul><li>Water is an issue, now<br />
  14. 14. Varied response across industry sectors <br />
  15. 15. Lack of awareness of risk in supply chains<br />
  16. 16. Opportunity is everywhere<br />62% of responding companies identify water-related business opportunities <br />Examples include<br />Improved water management leading to reduced operating costs<br />Urbanisation and population growth expanding market for water treatment chemicals and facilities<br />Infrastructure to support growing populations and to adapt to climate change (e.g. flood defences, stormwater systems)<br />
  17. 17. Canadian companies are developing their engagement on water issues<br />10 Canadian companies responded from 15 that were invited<br />
  18. 18. Canadian companies with more sophisticated responses<br />Proactively managing water shortage by forecasting, measuring and saving water<br />Enhancing community water supplies in Pakistan and Tanzania<br />Aware of need to develop supply chain awareness and already taking the first steps<br />Setting strong targets in response to shortage risk and delivering on them<br />Engaged with developing water management plan in Lower Athabasca River<br />Engaging with NGOs including DUCS wetland group and WBCSD Water working group<br />
  19. 19. Key points<br />Local water issues create global risks with the potential for high, delocalised impact<br />Businesses and investors need to engage on water now to manage this risk<br />The first step is developing maturity in the measuring and monitoring of water issues<br />CDP Water Disclosure can help companies and investors take this first step<br />
  20. 20. CDP WATER DISCLOSURE<br />GLOBAL WATER RISK<br />Canadian Water Summit<br />June 14, 2011<br />Chris Hedemann<br />CDP Water Disclosure<br />chris.hedemann@cdproject.net<br />+44 (0)20 7415 7073<br />www.cdproject.net/water-disclosure<br />Lead Sponsors<br />
  21. 21. Key references<br />2030 Water Resources Group (2009). Charting our Water Future: Economic frameworks to inform decision-making<br />Beck, U. ‘Climate for Change, or How to Create a Green Modernity’. Theory, Culture and Society, 27(2-3): 254 - 266<br />Giddens, A. (2009) The Politics of Climate Change, Cambridge: Polity<br />Newson, M. (2009) Land, Water and Development: Sustainable and adaptive management of rivers, London: Routledge<br />

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