Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

Regardless of whether a company is in manufacturing or services, all types of business actions have environmental consequences. Historically in Pakistan and in many parts of the world, companies have been unchecked in their extraction of natural resources, ethics in supply chains, and pollution. This is still true in many respects in Pakistan, where for example, almost 88% of industrial wastewater in Karachi was untreated in 2019. Continuing with these unsustainable practices will be disastrous for our country’s ecology, its people, and economy.

Companies can break this pattern by practicing environmental stewardship. This refers to a company’s understanding and management of its direct and indirect impact on the environment. Today, forward looking companies recognize that practicing environmental stewardship translates to a market advantage, access to new capital, cost savings, and a better reputation.

CERB aims to engage with businesses on the topics of water stewardship, waste management, energy, and air quality. As part of the SDG leadership programme, CERB also manages awareness sessions and workshops on SDG targets for SDG 6: clean water and sanitation, SDG 7: affordable and clean energy, SDG 9: industry, innovation, and infrastructure, SDG 12: responsible consumption and production, and SDG 13: climate action.

Take a look at our resources below to learn from industry leaders in Pakistan on environmental stewardship. If you are interested in a training at your organization, please check our services page. We are open to collaborating with companies on creating awareness and imparting best practices. Please reach out to the relevant team member here for a discussion.

Publications

Publication

Decoupling Growth from Impact on the Environment: Baseline Survey of Environmental Stewardship in the Business Sector of Pakistan

By: Fatima Fasih, Nazish Shekha (Senior Research Associate), PwC Pakistan

Business Case for Climate Action

The Economics of Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific Region

By: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and The Pacific

Cleaner Production

From Doing Better To Doing Enough: Anchoring Corporate Sustainability Targets In Science

By: C. Cummis, DC: World Resources Institute and Mars Incorporate, K. Rabinovitch, P. Reig. 2016. “From Doing Better to Doing Enough: Anchoring Corporate Sustainability Targets in Science.” Working Paper. Washington, Putt del Pino, S., S. Lake

Cleaner Production

The GHG Protocol Corporate Standard: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard

By: World Business Council of Sustainable Development, World Resources Institute

Past Events

December 10, 2020

Webinar on ‘Corporate waste management – Mobilizing partnerships for recycling’

Hosted with SDG 12 leader ICI Pakistan Limited

July 21, 2020

Webinar on “Addressing wastewater”

Hosted with Alliance for Water Stewardship with panelists from Soorty Enterprises, ICI Pakistan Limited, LUMS, and AWS China.

From Our Blog

Jul 2020

Business and biodiversity – Why does it matter, and how to contribute and report on it

By: Farwah Shariff (Programme Manager - Sustainable Development)

Apr 2020

COVID-19 and the environment – a brief respite or an omen?

By: Farwah Shariff (Programme Manager - Sustainable Development)

Mar 2019

World Water Day: Leaving No One Behind

By: Abdullah Khilji

Mar 2019

How Could Ethical Business Practices Help Water Issue?

By: Muhammad Talib Uz Zaman

Jan 2019

Air Quality, Health and Industry

By: Fatima Fasih

Mar 2018

World Water Day at CERB – How do you prepare for future business risks?

By: Nazish Shekha (Senior Research Associate)