GLOSSARY & MEASUREMENTS > Water Disclosure

The International Framework

Guidelines and framework by the IIRC for Integrated Reporting … more


Global Reporting Initiative G4 Guidelines on Sustainability Reporting

G4 is the latest generation of ESG reporting guidelines and performance indicators released by the Global Reporting Initiative. … more


Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Water Disclosure

Following the success of the Carbon Disclosure Project, in 2010, 302 global companies were sent information requests regarding  water-related risks and opportunities so institutional investors can better understand the financial risks that water-related issues pose to their investment portfolios. In … … more


CEO Water Mandate

The CEO Water Mandate is working to map the tools and methods available, to minimize duplication of efforts and promote coordination among the various initiatives that have developed the methodologies Launched in 2007, the CEO Water Mandate is a public-private … … more


Coalition of Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES)

In collaboration with UBS and Bloomberg, CERES released “Murky Waters? Corporate Reporting on Water Risk” in 2009. The water disclosure practices of 100 publicly-traded companies eight key sectors were ranked in terms of their exposure to water-related risks. The aim … … more


International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC)

Established in 2010 by the Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), IIRC aims to develop a new internationally accepted approach to reporting. The idea is to show how financial, environmental, social and governance aspects … … more


Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

In 2010 the Commission issued Guidance Regarding Disclosure Related to Climate Change … find out how this might impact global supply chains in SEC’s Climate Change Guidance could mean increased scrutiny of overseas supply chains.


Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative

This was established in 2009 by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and the Global Compact. SSE aims at exploring how the world’s stock exchanges can work together with investors, … … more


United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)

Established its Emerging Market Disclosure Project (EMDP) in 2008, to assess and improve corporate. ESG reporting in emerging markets. EMDP has produced several reports on disclosure and has created a sign-on statement for investors to declare their support for emerging … … more


Water Brief for Business – The S.E.E. Change Initiative

Business Roundtable’s S.E.E. (Society, Environment and Economy) Change is “actively pursuing business strategies that combine traditional corporate goals of higher profit with lower cost, along with a strong commitment to environmental stewardship and social improvement.” For more information click here.