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Business Strategy for Water Challenges

From Risk to Opportunity, 1st Edition

By Stuart Orr, Guy Pegram


78 pages

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pub: 2014-11-01
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Water is a resource under increased stress, with its management now cited as one of the greatest risks to business continuity and growth.

This concise guide for professionals offers strategic steps for developing a corporate water stewardship strategy. It will enable you to: define business water risks, and the opportunities associated with those risks; explore, through sector-specific profiles, risks associated with regulation, reputation, external response and engagement, and physical incidents; develop a clear plan and process for creating, managing and mainstreaming a corporate water strategy; identify several initiatives and new risk tools that your company can use to stay on top of best practice in water management.

With the advent of risk tools, and a growing list of testaments around business risk from water, we are now able to respond more appropriately to how this resource is impacted by and impacts upon business.

Use this book as your guide as you begin to build your company's strategy around water.

Table of Contents

Abstract and keywordsAbout the authors


1. Introduction

1.1. From risk to opportunity – From ad hoc to strategy

1.2. What is different about water risk?

1.3. What is the state of our water resources?

1.4. What are we trying to achieve?

1.5. Appreciating water’s real value

2. What is business water risk?

2.1. Regulatory, reputational and physical incidents and definitions

2.2. Explore sector risk profiles

3. Strategic steps to developing a corporate water stewardship strateg

y3.1. The process of developing a corporate water strategy

3.2. Mainstreaming the water strategy

3.3 Strategic framework for water stewardship

3.4. Specific considerations for the corporate water strategy

3.5. Some potential risk implications of external response and engagement

4. Going forward – OpportunitiesImportant initiatives and tools


About the Series


DōShorts are a collection of concise, high-quality books for professionals, including a guide to the circular economy, the use of digital media in brand-builidng, integrated reporting, and how-to guides on producing a sustainability report, measuring a building's energy use, and valuing natural and social capital. They address one sustainability challenge at a time and can be read in 90 minutes. We aim to make those 90 minutes deliver value on a par with an expert seminar or master class.

The collection includes practical how-to guides as well as framework pieces and business briefings that give an expert overview of cutting edge developments in a wide range of fields.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
NATURE / Natural Resources
SCIENCE / Environmental Science