- xix, 147 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Grant, David,
- Contents: Introduction -- Part I. The basics : 1. Why water and business value -- 2. Valuing water -- Part II. Corporate water stewardship : 3. Water stewardship strategy -- 4. Reputational risk -- 5. Water stewardship and brand value -- Part III. Value beyond water stewardship : 6. Creating abundance.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: The tangible value of increased water efficiency, reuse and recycling and improved social license to operate are moving more companies to adopt water stewardship strategies. This book frames an expanded strategy for water stewardship and business value creation, including brand value, that benefits a range of stakeholders including consumers, customers, investors and employees. The book shows that until recently the linkage between full business value and water stewardship has been missing from the corporate agenda. This linkage and value creation from a leading water strategy is increasingly important to socially responsible investors and "aspirationals" who value companies that have a social mission or focus to their overall business strategy. In general the largest portion of a company's market capitalization is intangible value and understanding how a water strategy contributes to this intangible value is essential. The authors include case studies and a framework or path forward to guide companies as they seek to build leading water strategy that goes beyond water stewardship to drive full business value from this investment. The book established the linkages and value from an integrated water and business strategy and an approach for companies to follow--back cover.