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edie launches new business guide on water efficiency

edie has today (9 November) launched a new business guide explaining the benefits of focusing on water efficiency to reduce costs and improve resiliency as part of wider sustainability strategies.

The Business Guide to Water Efficiency

With water resources under increasing pressure from climate change, population growth and nature loss, it’s clear that water efficiency has an essential role to play in ensuring we have enough water for people, the economy and the environment – now, and in the future.

Nations, cities and regions will announce major new collaborations today, while corporates will be pushed to disclose water risks to the financial sector

COP26: String of water companies join Race to Zero, 700 corporates asked to disclose water risks to investors

Several big announcements on water resilience and efficiency are being made at COP26 today (5 November) by nations, businesses and platforms including CDP and the High-Level Climate Champions. Here, we round up the headlines.

The UN report finds that the costs of adaptation look set to reach the higher end of $140-$300bn each year by 2030

UN: World facing 'gathering storm' with tenfold increase needed in climate adaption finance

As world leaders champion new decarbonisation strategies at COP26, a new report from the UN has called for an urgent increase in finance that is focused on adapting to the impacts of the climate crisis, with current economic flows requiring a "step change" to protect developing countries.

SDG Spotlight: How Businesses Can Achieve Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation

edie's latest SDG Spotlight report provides a detailed progress update on how businesses are transforming operations, services and supply chains to deliver Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation across the globe.

The report warns that businesses must do more to minimise water extraction, accelerate replenishment and eliminate pollution

CDP: Water risk costs for corporates five times higher than cost of action

Some $301bn of business value is at risk because of water stewardship challenges, yet it would take corporates just $55bn to deliver appropriate mitigation and adaptation initiatives.

Partnerships in space to avoid the 'jaws of death' on Earth

Last year, Sir James Bevan, the chief executive of the Environment Agency, warned that within 25 years England could face endemic water shortages. Or as he put it, speaking to The Guardian at the Waterwise conference, "the jaws of death".

The pandemic has presented new challenges and opportunities for addressing food waste

WRAP: UK food sector 'needs to pick up the pace' on waste

UK businesses diverted £300m worth of food from waste this year, but the sector needs to accelerate action if it is to meet the Courtauld Commitment's environmental targets for 2025.

The Resilient Cities Network's director of innovation and project development Braulio Eduardo Morera will lead the new initiative

P&G and Electrolux among corporate members of major new water security alliance

Businesses including Procter & Gamble (P&G), Electrolux and Suez have joined a new initiative aimed at uniting the private, public and third sectors with policymakers in a collective drive to tackle water scarcity.

A tale of resilience: The evolution of water stewardship

Resilience is the word of the year. Covid-19 has challenged the resilience of our local communities and global systems. But this is not a new concept for sustainability professionals. We have made huge strides in applying a resilience lens to corporate water efforts for many years now.

he 1,051 companies contacted account for $8trn in market capitalisation and are estimated to emit more than 4,800 megatonnes of carbon

Investors target Facebook, Nintendo and other business giants over climate disclosure

More than 1,000 multinational companies have been contacted by a group of more than 100 investors, calling for relevant data on environmental performance and stewardship to be disclosed to CDP.


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