(Copenhagen, 16-17 May 2011) – The UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate, in partnership with the Pacific Institute, this week convened its seventh working conference – an event that took place in the context of “Global Compact Week” in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The conference drew more than 100 experts and practitioners from business, finance, civil society, Government, the UN, and other interests. The first day, co-convened with the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment, focused on the topic of corporate water risk and discloure. On 17 May, the multi-stakeholder discussions addressed the Mandate’s two other priority workstreams: public policy in relation to planned on-the-ground collective action projects; and water and human rights. On the afternoon of 17 May, the CEO Water Mandate held a joint session with the UN Global Compact’s Caring for Climate initiative to explore potential synergies between the two platforms and the energy-water nexus.
A full report of the working conference will be issued in the coming weeks.