Water-related disclosure: Understanding your business impacts; risks and opportunities
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
About the CPD course
Water is foundational to life on Earth. As competition for water grows due to greater socio-economic demand; the water system is experiencing significant changes in availability; accessibility and quality. In particular; businesses are beginning to experience financial impacts associated with the degradation of water which; in combination with climate-related risks; create systemic risk to the financial system. With an increasing understanding of these risks; regulators are prioritising mainstream disclosure of environmental information in an effort to drive action. As such there is an increasing demand for high quality; decision-useful water-related information for investors to allocate capital to effectively instigate change.
The Carbon Disclosure Project is a global organization, with regional offices and local partners spanning 50 countries. There are now companies, cities, states and regions from over 90 countries that disclose to CDP. CDP runs the global environmental disclosure system. Each year CDP supports thousands of companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their risks and opportunities on climate change, water security and deforestation. Over the last two decades the CDP have created a system that has resulted in unparalleled engagement on environmental issues worldwide.