USEFUL LINKS > Alliances & Partnerships

  • The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) A global coalition of regulators, investors, companies, standard setters, the accounting profession and NGOs, that share the view that communication about businesses’ value creation should be the next step in the evolution of corporate reporting.

  • Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas created by WRI and the Aquaduct Alliance  provides companies with comprehensive, high-resolution picture of water risks worldwide.

  • Global Water Partnership The Global Water Partnership’s vision is for a water secure world. Our mission is to support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels.

  • Water & Food  The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) has included over 100 research-for-development projects and involved more than 400 partners.  This work is done in river basins where 1.5 billion people – amongst whom half of the poorest people on Earth – live.

  • China Greentech Initiative China-international collaboration platform of 100+ organizations, focused on identifying, developing and promoting green technology solutions in China.

  • Sustainable Apparel Coalition An industry-wide group of leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, manufacturers, non-governmental organizations, academic experts and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world

  • American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) US national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies and their suppliers

  • BSR – Apparel, Mills & Sundries Working Group Leading apparel and retail companies have come together with their strategic mill and sundry suppliers to set a consistent set of expectations and to achieve fair, safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly working conditions.

  • International Energy Agency (IEA) IEA is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 28 member countries and beyond.

  • BSR – Food, Beverage and Agriculture BSR works with a broad range of agriculture, food, and beverage companies to integrate corporate responsibility into core business strategies

  • Principles for Responsible Investment The United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment provide a voluntary framework by which all investors can incorporate ESG issues into their decision-making and ownership practices and so better align their objectives with those of society at large

  • World Economic Forum Water Initiative Section on the WEF website dedicated to water security

  • Coalition of Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) US-based network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change

  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development A CEO-led, global association dealing with exclusively with business and sustainable development

  • Water Stewardship Initiative A stakeholder funded process that aims to turn the idea of water stewardship into a reality

  • Water Footprint Network WFN was established in 2008 aiming to coordinate efforts to further develop and disseminate knowledge on water footprint concepts, methods and tools

  • CDP Water Disclosure gathers critical water related information on behalf of 354 investors to drive investments towards sustainable water use

  • Water Brief for Business- S.E.E. Change Initiative The aim of the Water Brief is to raise awareness of member CEOs and motivating them to look seriously at how their companies use and affect water resources and what role they can play in addressing the water challenge

  • United Nations Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative A global partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme and the global financial sector

  • Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility ICCR seeks a global community built on justice and sustainability through transformation of the corporate world by integrating social values into corporate and investor actions

  • Green Choice Alliance A coalition of Chinese NGOs which promotes a global green supply chain by pushing large corporations to concentrate on procurement and the environmental performance of their suppliers

  • Global Reporting Initiative Organisation which developed and maintains a widely used sustainability reporting framework

  • Global Environmental Management Initiative An organization of leading companies dedicated to foster global environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability excellence through the sharing of tools and information to help business achieve environmental sustainability

  • Future 500 Organisation linking corporations and NGOs to advance sustainability

  • CEO Water Mandate A public-private initiative designed to assist companies in the development, implementation and disclosure of water sustainability policies and practices

  • Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) – Sustainable Water Group Partnership of companies committed to managing water use and wastewater discharge in global textile supply chains

  • Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA) Not for profit, membership association dedicated to promoting corporate responsibility and sustainable investment practice in the Asia Pacific region

  • Alliance for Water Stewardship The Alliance aims to establish a global water stewardship program that will recognize and reward responsible water managers and users by creating opportunities for enhanced community standing and competitive advantage

  • Global Water Tool Tool developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development for companies and organizations to map their water use and assess risks relative to their global operations and supply chains

  • Life Cycle Initiative International Lifecycle Initiative partnerships for a Sustainable World set up by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Society for Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry (SETAC)