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The CEO Water Mandate mobilizes business leaders to advance water stewardship, sanitation, and the Sustainable Development Goals – in partnership with the United Nations, governments, peers, civil society, and others.

Endorsers of the CEO Water Mandate recognize that they can identify and reduce critical water risks to their businesses, seize water-related opportunities, and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. The Mandate offers a unique platform to ...

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The CEO Water Mandate mobilizes business leaders to advance water stewardship, sanitation, and the Sustainable Development Goals – in partnership with the United Nations, governments, peers, civil society, and others.

Endorsers of the CEO Water Mandate recognize that they can identify and reduce critical water risks to their businesses, seize water-related opportunities, and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. The Mandate offers a unique platform to share best and emerging practices and to forge multi-stakeholder partnerships to address challenges related to water scarcity, water quality, water governance, and access to water and sanitation.

The Mandate Secretariat supports the initiative’s mission in many ways:

  • Develops research, guidance, and tools that advance corporate water stewardship
  • Convenes multi-stakeholder events to identify, explore, and solve key water challenges
  • Facilitates meaningful collective action to improve conditions in at-risk river basins around the world

The CEO Water Mandate Secretariat

The CEO Water Mandate is a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General and the UN Global Compact, implemented in partnership with the Pacific Institute. These key partners work together as the CEO Water Mandate Secretariat.

The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, with more than 12,000 corporate participants and stakeholders from more than 140 countries. The UN Global Compact is based on ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption.

The Pacific Institute is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research groups. The Institute creates and advances solutions to the world’s water challenges.

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Pacific Institute


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Businesses for Water Security in the Noyyal-Bhavani is a collaboration among the CEO Water Mandate and several apparel sector Mandate-Endorsing companies to advance apparel sector leadership in water stewardship. Apparel sector companies leading in sustainability have already made considerable progress ... Learn More

The Pacific Institute, in its role as co-secretariat for the CEO Water Mandate, coordinated a clustered pilot for setting site water targets in the Santa Ana River Watershed (SARW) in southern California. This helped test and inform global guidance under ... Learn More

The CEO Water Mandate launched this collaboration to help companies set water stewardship targets to both address their business-related water challenges and build the resilience of the broader catchment. Crucially, the pilot project informs target-setting through a local lens: because ... Learn More

In 2011, the CEO Water Mandate and UNEP worked with Levi, Nike, H&amp;M, and Nautica on a collective action project intended to improve corporate water management among apparel companies in Cambodia and Vietnam.The project’s overarching goal was to improve water ... Learn More

It is estimated that one in five people are employed in global supply chains. Corporations have the potential to play an influential role in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6, “ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for ... Learn More

The world’s first benchmark index to price financial water risk in equities due to their exposure to water. Financial water risk is a core portfolio risk. The model, waterBeta, prices water risk as an unsystematic volatility metric, relative to industry-specific ... Learn More

The world’s first responsible investment fund capturing sustainable, long-term alpha by mitigating financial water risk to advance UN Sustainable Development Goal #6 "Sustainable Management of Water". Learn More

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