15 - 17 June 2016

Exploring Sustainable Industrial Water use in China

The second edition of the Industrial Leaders forum was kicked off with the launch of CDP's first water report focused on China. Including the analysis of 100 companies. The report provides insight into the water challenges companies face and how they are responding.

The report finds, among other things that water is a critical issue facing companies currently, with 24% reporting exposure to risk within their direct operations or supply chain. Despite challenges, there are also opportunities resulting from water. CDP can exclusively reveal that 31% of Chinese companies report opportunities. The report launch was facilitated by CDP along with an expert panel discussion with high level water sustainability leaders. They discussed the report's findings and the case for action by corporations, investors and policy makers.

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ILF Programme 10 June 2015

Opening and Keynote Speech by CDP
Sue Howells, Chief Operation Officer - CDP London

Topic: Launch of CDP report 'The Case for Corporate Water Disclosure in China'

Interactive Panel Discussion

CDP  Coca Cola       

Who joined the ILF panel discussion
Captains of industry from leading companies such as Coca Cola and CDP presented their water stewardship and practical solutions.

CDP - Sue Howells, Co-Chief Operating Officer

Panel members
Mckinsey & Company - Geoff Gage, Partner
Suez Environment - Jean-Pierre Maugendre, Director of Sustainable Development Projects
Coca-Cola - Jasmine Tian, Sustainability Director, Greater China and Korea
CDP - Rusong Li, China Programme Director
Robeco - Ronnie Lim, Senior Investment Specialist


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Round Table Session (Invitation only)

For more in-depth dialogue the ILF hosted an invite-only roundtable discussions with the experts that participated in the forum. 

  1. From Commodity and risk to competitive advantage - facilitated by Geoff Gage, Partner- McKinsey & Company
  2. Building the field - how CDP’s work on water is catalysing market opportunities - facilitated by Sue Howells, Chief Operating Officer- CDP
  3. Collective Actions for Share Water Challenges Water Stewardship - facilitated by Zhenzhen Xu, Operations Officer- IFC
  4. How can a global investor (a) assess water risks across a range of industries, and (b) invest in solution providers? - facilitated by Ronnie Lim, Senior Investment Specialist - Robeco

Supporters ILF

In 2015 the Industrial Leaders Forum was organised with the help of supporters.

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