FEEDBACK REQUESTED: Caring for Climate and CEO Water Mandate Released Consultative Draft for Briefing Paper on Climate and Water Challenges

December 8 2015

Caring for Climate and the CEO Water Mandate are requesting feedback on a draft briefing paper that reviews the ways that climate change affects the water cycle and identifies links with energy production and potential risks to the business community. The paper highlights ways that businesses can manage water-climate risks strategically while contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals, including instituting new practices within their operations to manage climate risks and impacts, and engaging with governments, communities, and other stakeholders to put in place policies and ground-level practices. This paper presents a consultative draft open for comments. The paper will be finalized early 2016 as a contribution to the implementation of the SDGs.


Please send your comments and inputs to Stefanie Woodward at the Pacific Institute (

Stefanie Woodward
Stefanie Woodward works within Pacific Institute’s Corporate Sustainability Program and is an advisor to the CEO Water Mandate, a project of the United Nations’ Global Compact. Stefanie advances corporate water stewardship in the operations and supply chains through collective action in partnership with the United Nations, local governments, community groups, and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining the Pacific Institute, Stefanie analyzed supply chain vulnerabilities associated with the production of high-risk commodities at the World Wildlife Fund. She brings experience in corporate water stewardship, climate resilience, drought response, and coastal green infrastructure.

Stefanie has a B.A. in Anthropology and International Studies from the University of Arizona and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, focusing on corporate sustainability with an emphasis on adaptation to climate change, water resource and supply chain management.
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