Inventory of Business Tools

This inventory maps existing business tools against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It allows you to explore commonly used business tools that may be useful when assessing your organization’s impact on the SDGs. Later additional types of tools will also be added.

You can use the filter below to explore tools for a specific SDG Goal. To continue working with the inventory in MS Excel, you can either download the full inventory or only the tools that match your search or filters.

About the inventory

The inventory classifies the tools in different categories. At this moment, the inventory includes only impact assessment tools, with more types of tools to follow.

The inventory is by no means complete, comprehensive or authoritative. The inventory is a work in progress and it will be expanded as soon as new tools are developed or identified. Please use the link of the bottom of the page to suggest additional tools that should be added to this inventory.

How to use the inventory

Companies can filter the tools by Type of tool and SDG. For each tools its source is provided as well as which organization(s) developed it, which SDG(s) it can be used for and a short description of the tool.

How the indicator sources were selected

The inventory was developed along with the SDG Compass, and includes feedback received during its consultation periods. The tools included in the inventory are global in nature and, in most cases, free of charge.

Please note that the inclusion of a tool in the inventory does not imply an endorsement by any of the SDG Compass partners.

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Tool Name & Description SDG Goals Tool Developer "Name","Description","SDG Goals","Tool Sources"

Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas

Aqueduct provides a comprehensive and granular database with global coverage of current and future water risk indicators, including measures of water supply, demand, stress and flood risk, among others. Aqueduct leverages the most recent science and climate models included in the IPCC AR5 to provide credible metrics that track water risks at a scale appropriate for developing sound business and investment strategies
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
WRI "Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas","Aqueduct provides a comprehensive and granular database with global coverage of current and future water risk indicators, including measures of water supply, demand, stress and flood risk, among others. Aqueduct leverages the most recent science and climate models included in the IPCC AR5 to provide credible metrics that track water risks at a scale appropriate for developing sound business and investment strategies","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, ","WRI"

ARtificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services (ARIES)

ARIES redefines ecosystem services assessment and valuation in decision-making. The ARIES approach to mapping benefits, beneficiaries, and service flows is a powerful new way to visualize, value, and manage the ecosystems on which the human economy and well-being depend.
15. Life on Land
The ARIES Consortium "ARtificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services (ARIES)","ARIES redefines ecosystem services assessment and valuation in decision-making. The ARIES approach to mapping benefits, beneficiaries, and service flows is a powerful new way to visualize, value, and manage the ecosystems on which the human economy and well-being depend.","15. Life on Land, ","The ARIES Consortium"

AWS International Water Stewardship Standard

The AWS International Water Stewardship Standard (AWS Standard) is an international, ISEAL-compliant, standard that defines a set of water stewardship criteria and indicators for how water should be stewarded at a site and catchment level in a way that is environmentally, socially, and economically beneficial. The Standard provides water stewards with a six-step continual improvement framework that enables sites to commit to, understand, plan, implement, evaluate and communicate water stewardship actions.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
Alliance for Water Stewardship "AWS International Water Stewardship Standard","The AWS International Water Stewardship Standard (AWS Standard) is an international, ISEAL-compliant, standard that defines a set of water stewardship criteria and indicators for how water should be stewarded at a site and catchment level in a way that is environmentally, socially, and economically beneficial. The Standard provides water stewards with a six-step continual improvement framework that enables sites to commit to, understand, plan, implement, evaluate and communicate water stewardship actions.","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, ","Alliance for Water Stewardship"

Base of the Pyramid Impact Assessment Framework (BoP IAF)

The Base of the Pyramid Impact Assessment Framework (BoP IAF) offers managers of ventures serving the poor a systematic process to assess—and enhance—the effects of their activities on their low-income stakeholders. Using a multidimensional lens to understanding poverty, it examines the positive and negative impact of the venture's activities on the economic, capability and relationship well-being of stakeholders in the value chain i.e. sellers (local distributors or producers), buyers (local consumers or agents), and the communities in which the venture operates.
1. No Poverty
The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan "Base of the Pyramid Impact Assessment Framework (BoP IAF)","The Base of the Pyramid Impact Assessment Framework (BoP IAF) offers managers of ventures serving the poor a systematic process to assess-and enhance-the effects of their activities on their low-income stakeholders. Using a multidimensional lens to understanding poverty, it examines the positive and negative impact of the venture's activities on the economic, capability and relationship well-being of stakeholders in the value chain i.e. sellers (local distributors or producers), buyers (local consumers or agents), and the communities in which the venture operates.","1. No Poverty, ","The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan"

Biodiversity in the Global Water Tool

The Global Water Tool (GWT) is a free, publicly available resource for identifying corporate water risks and opportunities which provides easy access to and analysis of critical data. It includes a workbook (data input, inventory by site, key reporting indicators, metrics calculations), a mapping function to plot sites with datasets, and Google Earth interface for spatial viewing.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
WBCSD "Biodiversity in the Global Water Tool","The Global Water Tool (GWT) is a free, publicly available resource for identifying corporate water risks and opportunities which provides easy access to and analysis of critical data. It includes a workbook (data input, inventory by site, key reporting indicators, metrics calculations), a mapping function to plot sites with datasets, and Google Earth interface for spatial viewing.","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, ","WBCSD"

Biodiversity Risk & Opportunity Assessment (BROA)

Companies with agricultural supply chains are using BROA to:

-Assess impacts and dependence on biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes
-Identify and prioritize risks and opportunities
-Work with local stakeholders and partners at a landscape level
-Create action and monitoring plans
15. Life on Land
Earthwatch Institute, Fauna & Flora International, Tropical Biology Association "Biodiversity Risk & Opportunity Assessment (BROA)","Companies with agricultural supply chains are using BROA to:-Assess impacts and dependence on biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes-Identify and prioritize risks and opportunities-Work with local stakeholders and partners at a landscape level-Create action and monitoring plans","15. Life on Land, ","Earthwatch Institute, Fauna & Flora International, Tropical Biology Association "

Building a Resilient in Power Sector

Building a Resilient Power Sector is a comprehensive report that analyzes climate impacts on power systems, explores how to better forecast weather and long-term climate risk, and shares companies' best practices from around the world.
13. Climate Action
WBCSD "Building a Resilient in Power Sector","Building a Resilient Power Sector is a comprehensive report that analyzes climate impacts on power systems, explores how to better forecast weather and long-term climate risk, and shares companies' best practices from around the world.","13. Climate Action, ","WBCSD"

Children’s Rights in Impact Assessment

Children’s Rights in Impact Assessments’ is designed to guide companies in assessing their policies and processes as they relate to their responsibility to respect children’s rights and their commitment to support children’s rights. This tool should be used as part of ongoing assessments of human rights impacts, as outlined in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The criteria it offers can be used to review critical areas of potential or actual impact on children’s rights, based on the Children’s Rights and Business Principles.
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
Danish Institute for Human Rights, UNICEF "Children's Rights in Impact Assessment","Children's Rights in Impact Assessments' is designed to guide companies in assessing their policies and processes as they relate to their responsibility to respect children's rights and their commitment to support children's rights. This tool should be used as part of ongoing assessments of human rights impacts, as outlined in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The criteria it offers can be used to review critical areas of potential or actual impact on children's rights, based on the Children's Rights and Business Principles.","8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, ","Danish Institute for Human Rights, UNICEF"

Corporate Ecosystem Services Review

This report is a structured methodology that helps managers proactively develop strategies to manage business risks and opportunities arising from their company’s dependence and impact on ecosystems. 
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
12. Responsible Consumption
15. Life on Land
WBCSD, WRI "Corporate Ecosystem Services Review","This report is a structured methodology that helps managers proactively develop strategies to manage business risks and opportunities arising from their company's dependence and impact on ecosystems. ","8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, 12. Responsible Consumption, 15. Life on Land, ","WBCSD, WRI"

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) (under development)

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark will rank the top 500 globally listed companies on their human rights policy, process and performance. However, for companies, the tool includes a (draft) list of indicators which is comprehensive and helpful to companies working with broad human rights.
1. No Poverty
3. Good Health
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
Aviva Investors, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, Calvert Investments, EIRIS, The Institute for Human Rights and Business, VBDO. "Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) (under development)","The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark will rank the top 500 globally listed companies on their human rights policy, process and performance. However, for companies, the tool includes a (draft) list of indicators which is comprehensive and helpful to companies working with broad human rights.","1. No Poverty, 3. Good Health, 4. Quality Education, 5. Gender Equality, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, 10. Reduced Inequalities, 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities, ","Aviva Investors, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, Calvert Investments, EIRIS, The Institute for Human Rights and Business, VBDO."

Corporate Water Gauge

A context-based metric for assessing the ecological sustainability of an organization’s water use.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
Center for Sustainable Organizations "Corporate Water Gauge","A context-based metric for assessing the ecological sustainability of an organization's water use.","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, ","Center for Sustainable Organizations"

Data Basin

Data Basin is a science-based mapping and analysis platform that supports learning, research, and sustainable environmental stewardship.
15. Life on Land
Conservation Biology Institute "Data Basin","Data Basin is a science-based mapping and analysis platform that supports learning, research, and sustainable environmental stewardship.","15. Life on Land, ","Conservation Biology Institute"

Eco-Synergy

Eco-Synergy™ is a design philosophy, combined with a set of analytic tools, which helps companies to systematically identify beneficial synergies between their operations and the surrounding ecological resources. The approach is based on a mutual value proposition: Industrial systems can be designed to work in harmony with natural ecosystems, so that both can flourish. Through a better understanding of the relationship between supply chain operations and the supporting natural resources, business managers can reduce operating costs, avoid adverse environmental impacts, raise capital productivity, and thus increase shareholder value while enriching the environment.
12. Responsible Consumption
Ohio State University "Eco-Synergy","Eco-Synergy™ is a design philosophy, combined with a set of analytic tools, which helps companies to systematically identify beneficial synergies between their operations and the surrounding ecological resources. The approach is based on a mutual value proposition: Industrial systems can be designed to work in harmony with natural ecosystems, so that both can flourish. Through a better understanding of the relationship between supply chain operations and the supporting natural resources, business managers can reduce operating costs, avoid adverse environmental impacts, raise capital productivity, and thus increase shareholder value while enriching the environment.","12. Responsible Consumption, ","Ohio State University"

Eco4Biz

Eco4Biz features a decision tree, composed of two questions corporate managers might ask themselves: At what scale would you like to carry out an assessment, i.e. global, landscape (including individual site and portfolio of sites), or product level? What outputs would best support your decision-making, e.g. a map (including supporting reports), a quantitative value, or a score showing priority areas? Tools are identified as primarily focusing on either ecosystem services (such as provisioning, regulating and cultural services), or biodiversity. The toolkit will be updated on a regular basis to keep pace with developments as more companies proactively measure, manage and mitigate their impact and dependence on nature.
15. Life on Land
WBCSD "Eco4Biz","Eco4Biz features a decision tree, composed of two questions corporate managers might ask themselves: At what scale would you like to carry out an assessment, i.e. global, landscape (including individual site and portfolio of sites), or product level? What outputs would best support your decision-making, e.g. a map (including supporting reports), a quantitative value, or a score showing priority areas? Tools are identified as primarily focusing on either ecosystem services (such as provisioning, regulating and cultural services), or biodiversity. The toolkit will be updated on a regular basis to keep pace with developments as more companies proactively measure, manage and mitigate their impact and dependence on nature.","15. Life on Land, ","WBCSD"

Ecosystem Services Review in Impact Assessment (ESR for IA)

The Ecosystem Services Review for Impact Assessment (ESR for IA) provides practical instructions to environmental and social practitioners on how to incorporate ecosystem services throughout environmental and social impact assessment.
15. Life on Land
WRI "Ecosystem Services Review in Impact Assessment (ESR for IA)","The Ecosystem Services Review for Impact Assessment (ESR for IA) provides practical instructions to environmental and social practitioners on how to incorporate ecosystem services throughout environmental and social impact assessment.","15. Life on Land, ","WRI"

Food Loss and Waste Protocol

The Food Loss & Waste Protocol (FLW Protocol) is a multi-stakeholder effort to develop the global accounting and reporting standard for quantifying food and associated inedible parts removed from the food supply chain (referred to for simplicity sake as ‘food loss and waste’). It will enable a wide range of entities - countries, companies and other organizations - to account for and report in a credible, practical and internationally consistent manner how much food loss and waste is created and identify where it occurs, enabling the targeting of efforts to reduce it.
12. Responsible Consumption
WRI "Food Loss and Waste Protocol","The Food Loss & Waste Protocol (FLW Protocol) is a multi-stakeholder effort to develop the global accounting and reporting standard for quantifying food and associated inedible parts removed from the food supply chain (referred to for simplicity sake as 'food loss and waste'). It will enable a wide range of entities - countries, companies and other organizations - to account for and report in a credible, practical and internationally consistent manner how much food loss and waste is created and identify where it occurs, enabling the targeting of efforts to reduce it.","12. Responsible Consumption, ","WRI"

GEMI Local Water Tool (LWT)

The tool helps companies assess impacts, risks and opportunities, and manage water-related issues at specific sites; to provide a common and consistent “visualization platform” for internal and external communication; to provide interconnectivity between global and local water risk assessments and a uniform approach between site assessments; and to form a central repository of information to create reports for multiple water questionnaires.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
GEMI, CH2M, WBCSD, IPIECA "GEMI Local Water Tool (LWT)","The tool helps companies assess impacts, risks and opportunities, and manage water-related issues at specific sites; to provide a common and consistent "visualization platform" for internal and external communication; to provide interconnectivity between global and local water risk assessments and a uniform approach between site assessments; and to form a central repository of information to create reports for multiple water questionnaires.","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, ","GEMI, CH2M, WBCSD, IPIECA "

Gender Equality Principles self-assessment

The Assessment Tool is a diagnostic tool developed to assist companies in implementing and promoting the GEP. It allows companies to:
• Establish a baseline,
• Identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement,
• Leverage extensive indicators and resources, and
• Set concrete goals and objectives to strengthen gender-related policies, practices, and organizational culture.

Progress can also be measured and compared by different divisions and over time.
The Assessment Tool is for a company’s internal review only. Companies do not receive a final grade or total score.
5. Gender Equality
San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, Calvert Group Ltd., Verite "Gender Equality Principles self-assessment","The Assessment Tool is a diagnostic tool developed to assist companies in implementing and promoting the GEP. It allows companies to: • Establish a baseline,• Identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement,• Leverage extensive indicators and resources, and• Set concrete goals and objectives to strengthen gender-related policies, practices, and organizational culture. Progress can also be measured and compared by different divisions and over time. The Assessment Tool is for a company's internal review only. Companies do not receive a final grade or total score.","5. Gender Equality, ","San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, Calvert Group Ltd., Verite"

GHG Protocol

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. A decade-long partnership between the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the GHG Protocol is working with businesses, governments, and environmental groups around the world to build a new generation of credible and effective programs for tackling climate change.

It serves as the foundation for nearly every GHG standard and program in the world - from the International Standards Organization to The Climate Registry - as well as hundreds of GHG inventories prepared by individual companies.

The GHG Protocol also offers developing countries an internationally accepted management tool to help their businesses to compete in the global marketplace and their governments to make informed decisions about climate change.
13. Climate Action
WBCSD, WRI "GHG Protocol","The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. A decade-long partnership between the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the GHG Protocol is working with businesses, governments, and environmental groups around the world to build a new generation of credible and effective programs for tackling climate change.It serves as the foundation for nearly every GHG standard and program in the world - from the International Standards Organization to The Climate Registry - as well as hundreds of GHG inventories prepared by individual companies.The GHG Protocol also offers developing countries an internationally accepted management tool to help their businesses to compete in the global marketplace and their governments to make informed decisions about climate change.","13. Climate Action, ","WBCSD, WRI"

Global Forest Watch

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an interactive online forest monitoring and alert system designed to empower people everywhere with the information they need to better manage and conserve forest landscapes. Global Forest Watch uses cutting edge technology and science to provide the timeliest and most precise information about the status of forest landscapes worldwide, including near-real-time alerts showing suspected locations of recent tree cover loss. GFW is free and simple to use, enabling anyone to create custom maps, analyze forest trends, subscribe to alerts, or download data for their local area or the entire world. Users can also contribute to GFW by sharing data and stories from the ground via GFW’s crowdsourcing tools, blogs, and discussion groups. Special “apps” provide detailed information for companies that wish to reduce the risk of deforestation in their supply chains, users who want to monitor fires across Southeast Asia, and more. GFW serves a variety of users including governments, the private sector, NGOs, journalists, universities, and the general public.
15. Life on Land
WRI "Global Forest Watch","Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an interactive online forest monitoring and alert system designed to empower people everywhere with the information they need to better manage and conserve forest landscapes. Global Forest Watch uses cutting edge technology and science to provide the timeliest and most precise information about the status of forest landscapes worldwide, including near-real-time alerts showing suspected locations of recent tree cover loss. GFW is free and simple to use, enabling anyone to create custom maps, analyze forest trends, subscribe to alerts, or download data for their local area or the entire world. Users can also contribute to GFW by sharing data and stories from the ground via GFW's crowdsourcing tools, blogs, and discussion groups. Special "apps" provide detailed information for companies that wish to reduce the risk of deforestation in their supply chains, users who want to monitor fires across Southeast Asia, and more. GFW serves a variety of users including governments, the private sector, NGOs, journalists, universities, and the general public.","15. Life on Land, ","WRI"

Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability 2.0

The Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability was created to provide the consumer goods and packaging industries with a much needed common language with which to discuss and assess the relative sustainability of packaging. That common language consists of a framework and a measurement system. The metrics presented in the report deliver the measurement system, which, alongside the framework, offer a standardised way to address a range of business questions about packaging sustainability, either within a company or between business partners.
12. Responsible Consumption
The Consumer Goods Forum "Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability 2.0","The Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability was created to provide the consumer goods and packaging industries with a much needed common language with which to discuss and assess the relative sustainability of packaging. That common language consists of a framework and a measurement system. The metrics presented in the report deliver the measurement system, which, alongside the framework, offer a standardised way to address a range of business questions about packaging sustainability, either within a company or between business partners.","12. Responsible Consumption, ","The Consumer Goods Forum"

GRI Water Performance Indicators

Getting to grips with sustainability reporting can seem like a leap into uncharted terrain for the uninitiated. With GRI’s G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, it is more a journey of discovery, helping organizations to focus their sights on setting goals, measuring performance and managing change in order to implement better practices.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
Global Reporting Initiative "GRI Water Performance Indicators","Getting to grips with sustainability reporting can seem like a leap into uncharted terrain for the uninitiated. With GRI's G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, it is more a journey of discovery, helping organizations to focus their sights on setting goals, measuring performance and managing change in order to implement better practices.","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, ","Global Reporting Initiative"

Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation

This first-of-its-kind framework enables companies to consider the actual benefits and value of the ecosystem services they depend upon and impact, giving them new information and insights to include in business planning and financial analysis.

This will support improved business decision-making by creating more alignment between the financial, ecological and societal objectives of companies. The Guide was developed through an 18-month process of close collaboration with 4 partner organizations – ERM, IUCN, PwC and WRI – and fourteen WBCSD member Road Testers.
15. Life on Land
WBCSD, WRI, ERM, IUCN, PwC "Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation","This first-of-its-kind framework enables companies to consider the actual benefits and value of the ecosystem services they depend upon and impact, giving them new information and insights to include in business planning and financial analysis.This will support improved business decision-making by creating more alignment between the financial, ecological and societal objectives of companies. The Guide was developed through an 18-month process of close collaboration with 4 partner organizations - ERM, IUCN, PwC and WRI - and fourteen WBCSD member Road Testers.","15. Life on Land, ","WBCSD, WRI, ERM, IUCN, PwC"

Guide to investing in locally controlled forestry

It is a primarily a tool for practical action – providing guidance on how to structure enabling investments and prepare the ground for asset investments that yield acceptable returns and reduced risk, not only for investors, but also for local forest right-holders, national governments and society at large. After providing strong justification for this approach, the guide sets out a framework for structuring investments with tactical advice for building the partnerships necessary for successful ILCF. The core of the guide is a roadmap to successful ILCF that covers the business stages of proposition, establishment, validation, preparation, negotiation and performance management – with practical advice for both investors and forest right-holder groups. Case studies of successful ILCF and a range of useful templates and sources of further information are provided.
15. Life on Land
Growing Forest Partnerships initiative, FAO, IIED, IUCN, TFD, World Bank "Guide to investing in locally controlled forestry","It is a primarily a tool for practical action - providing guidance on how to structure enabling investments and prepare the ground for asset investments that yield acceptable returns and reduced risk, not only for investors, but also for local forest right-holders, national governments and society at large. After providing strong justification for this approach, the guide sets out a framework for structuring investments with tactical advice for building the partnerships necessary for successful ILCF. The core of the guide is a roadmap to successful ILCF that covers the business stages of proposition, establishment, validation, preparation, negotiation and performance management - with practical advice for both investors and forest right-holder groups. Case studies of successful ILCF and a range of useful templates and sources of further information are provided.","15. Life on Land, ","Growing Forest Partnerships initiative, FAO, IIED, IUCN, TFD, World Bank"

High Conservation Value (HCV) Resource Network

The HCV approach is the process in which High Conservation Values are identified, managed and monitored in forestry and agricultural production.

HCVs are biological, ecological, social or cultural values which are considered outstandingly significant or critically important, at the national, regional or global level.
15. Life on Land
The HCV Resource Network "High Conservation Value (HCV) Resource Network","The HCV approach is the process in which High Conservation Values are identified, managed and monitored in forestry and agricultural production. HCVs are biological, ecological, social or cultural values which are considered outstandingly significant or critically important, at the national, regional or global level. ","15. Life on Land, ","The HCV Resource Network"

Human Rights and Business Country Guide

The Human Rights and Business Country Guide provides country-specific guidance to help companies respect human rights and contribute to development. The Country Guide provides a systematic overview of human rights issues for particular attention by companies. For each issue, the Guide provides guidance on how to ensure respect for human rights in company operations or in collaboration with local suppliers and business partners.
2. Zero Hunger
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
10. Reduced Inequalities
Danish Institute for Human Rights "Human Rights and Business Country Guide","The Human Rights and Business Country Guide provides country-specific guidance to help companies respect human rights and contribute to development. The Country Guide provides a systematic overview of human rights issues for particular attention by companies. For each issue, the Guide provides guidance on how to ensure respect for human rights in company operations or in collaboration with local suppliers and business partners. ","2. Zero Hunger, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, 10. Reduced Inequalities, ","Danish Institute for Human Rights"

Human Rights Compliance Assessment

The Human Rights Compliance Assessment (HRCA) is a diagnostic tool designed to help companies detect potential human rights violations caused by the effect of their operations on employees, local residents and all other stakeholders.
2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
10. Reduced Inequalities
16. Peace and Justice
Danish Institute for Human Rights, Human Rights & Business Project, Confederation of Danish Industries (DI),Danish Industrialization Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) "Human Rights Compliance Assessment","The Human Rights Compliance Assessment (HRCA) is a diagnostic tool designed to help companies detect potential human rights violations caused by the effect of their operations on employees, local residents and all other stakeholders.","2. Zero Hunger, 3. Good Health, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, 10. Reduced Inequalities, 16. Peace and Justice, ","Danish Institute for Human Rights, Human Rights & Business Project, Confederation of Danish Industries (DI),Danish Industrialization Fund for Developing Countries (IFU)"

Human Rights Impact Assessment and Management (HRIAM)

HRIAM is designed to be a practical tool that enables companies to identify, understand, and evaluate actual or potential human rights impacts of a project at each stage of development and operations. This approach links human rights assessment to existing management processes.
2. Zero Hunger
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
10. Reduced Inequalities
International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), International Finance Corporation (IFC), United Nations Global Compact "Human Rights Impact Assessment and Management (HRIAM)","HRIAM is designed to be a practical tool that enables companies to identify, understand, and evaluate actual or potential human rights impacts of a project at each stage of development and operations. This approach links human rights assessment to existing management processes.","2. Zero Hunger, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, 10. Reduced Inequalities, ","International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), International Finance Corporation (IFC), United Nations Global Compact"

Impact Measurement Framework

igdIMPACT is the Initiative for Global Development’s (IGD) practical, business-oriented approach to impact measurement. Designed with direct input from businesses, sector-specific measurement frameworks help companies map potential (or realized) impacts to key business drivers and performance metrics. Sector-specific frameworks are currently available for the agribusiness, financial services, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), information and communications technology (ICT), and power sectors.
2. Zero Hunger
Initiative for Global Development "Impact Measurement Framework","igdIMPACT is the Initiative for Global Development's (IGD) practical, business-oriented approach to impact measurement. Designed with direct input from businesses, sector-specific measurement frameworks help companies map potential (or realized) impacts to key business drivers and performance metrics. Sector-specific frameworks are currently available for the agribusiness, financial services, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), information and communications technology (ICT), and power sectors.","2. Zero Hunger, ","Initiative for Global Development"

Impact Reporting & Investment Standards (IRIS)

IRIS is the catalog of generally-accepted performance metrics that leading impact investors use to measure social, environmental, and financial success, evaluate deals, and grow the credibility of the impact investing industry.
1. No Poverty
2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption
13. Climate Action
14. Life Below Water
15. Life on Land
16. Peace and Justice
17. Partnerships for the Goals
Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) "Impact Reporting & Investment Standards (IRIS)","IRIS is the catalog of generally-accepted performance metrics that leading impact investors use to measure social, environmental, and financial success, evaluate deals, and grow the credibility of the impact investing industry.","1. No Poverty, 2. Zero Hunger, 3. Good Health, 4. Quality Education, 5. Gender Equality, 6. Clean Water and Sanitation, 7. Affordable and Clean Energy, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 10. Reduced Inequalities, 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities, 12. Responsible Consumption, 13. Climate Action, 14. Life Below Water, 15. Life on Land, 16. Peace and Justice, 17. Partnerships for the Goals, ","Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)"

Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT for Business)

IBAT, the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool, has established itself as the go-to biodiversity screening tool for a range of financial institutions, including the International Finance Corporation, The World Bank, and a number of Equator Principles Financial Institutions and OECD Export Credit Agencies, allowing rapid review against their respective environmental and social standards and safeguards. IBAT has also become a key tool for leading companies drawn from the oil & gas and extractives sectors as they look to better understand their exposure to biodiversity risks, implement appropriate mitigation strategies and compile information for sustainability reports. IBAT provides a preliminary risk screening on biodiversity. It integrates information on globally recognised biodiversity, drawing upon the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, Key Biodiversity Areas (priority sites for conservation) and The World Database on Protected Areas (covering nationally, regionally and internationally recognised sites, including IUCN management categories I-VI, Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance and World Heritage sites). Through an interactive mapping tool and associated tool kits, users are able to easily and quickly identify biodiversity risks and opportunities within a project boundary or potential area of investment.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
14. Life Below Water
15. Life on Land
IUCN,BirdLife International, Conservation International,UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre "Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT for Business)","IBAT, the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool, has established itself as the go-to biodiversity screening tool for a range of financial institutions, including the International Finance Corporation, The World Bank, and a number of Equator Principles Financial Institutions and OECD Export Credit Agencies, allowing rapid review against their respective environmental and social standards and safeguards. IBAT has also become a key tool for leading companies drawn from the oil & gas and extractives sectors as they look to better understand their exposure to biodiversity risks, implement appropriate mitigation strategies and compile information for sustainability reports. IBAT provides a preliminary risk screening on biodiversity. It integrates information on globally recognised biodiversity, drawing upon the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, Key Biodiversity Areas (priority sites for conservation) and The World Database on Protected Areas (covering nationally, regionally and internationally recognised sites, including IUCN management categories I-VI, Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance and World Heritage sites). Through an interactive mapping tool and associated tool kits, users are able to easily and quickly identify biodiversity risks and opportunities within a project boundary or potential area of investment.","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, 14. Life Below Water, 15. Life on Land, ","IUCN,BirdLife International, Conservation International,UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre"

Integrated Valuation of Environmental Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST)

InVEST is a suite of software models used to map and value the goods and services from nature that sustain and fulfill human life. If properly managed, ecosystems yield a flow of services that are vital to humanity, including the production of goods (e.g., food), life-support processes (e.g., water purification), and life-fulfilling conditions (e.g., beauty, recreation opportunities), and the conservation of options (e.g., genetic diversity for future use). Despite its importance, this natural capital is poorly understood, scarcely monitored, and, in many cases, undergoing rapid degradation and depletion. InVEST enables decision makers to assess quantified tradeoffs associated with alternative management choices and to identify areas where investment in natural capital can enhance human development and conservation.
15. Life on Land
Natural Capital Project "Integrated Valuation of Environmental Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST)","InVEST is a suite of software models used to map and value the goods and services from nature that sustain and fulfill human life. If properly managed, ecosystems yield a flow of services that are vital to humanity, including the production of goods (e.g., food), life-support processes (e.g., water purification), and life-fulfilling conditions (e.g., beauty, recreation opportunities), and the conservation of options (e.g., genetic diversity for future use). Despite its importance, this natural capital is poorly understood, scarcely monitored, and, in many cases, undergoing rapid degradation and depletion. InVEST enables decision makers to assess quantified tradeoffs associated with alternative management choices and to identify areas where investment in natural capital can enhance human development and conservation.","15. Life on Land, ","Natural Capital Project"

Interactive River Basin Database

interactive database of the river basins
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
14. Life Below Water
Pacific Institute "Interactive River Basin Database","interactive database of the river basins","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, 14. Life Below Water, ","Pacific Institute"

ISO14000 Series

The ISO 14000 family of standards provides practical tools for companies and organizations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
12. Responsible Consumption
13. Climate Action
International Organization for Standardization "ISO14000 Series","The ISO 14000 family of standards provides practical tools for companies and organizations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities.","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, 7. Affordable and Clean Energy, 12. Responsible Consumption, 13. Climate Action, ","International Organization for Standardization"

Measuring Impact framework methodology

Measuring Impact Framework designed to help companies understand their contribution to development and use this understanding to inform their operational and long-term investment decisions.
1. No Poverty
WBCSD, IFC "Measuring Impact framework methodology","Measuring Impact Framework designed to help companies understand their contribution to development and use this understanding to inform their operational and long-term investment decisions.","1. No Poverty, ","WBCSD, IFC"

Measuring Socio-Economic Impact

The guide has been developed to help business perform 3 essential tasks:
1) To define and articulate the business case for socio-economic impact measurement within their organization;

2) To understand the essentials of impact measurement theory and communicate with internal and external stakeholders on the subject, including on the terminology;

3) To navigate the landscape of measurement tools, and identify those that best meet companies’ needs. The guide profiles 10 existing tools tailored to business needs, dissected on the basis of functionality, fit for purpose, cost and complexity of implementation, and examples of their application in practice.
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
WBCSD "Measuring Socio-Economic Impact","The guide has been developed to help business perform 3 essential tasks:1) To define and articulate the business case for socio-economic impact measurement within their organization; 2) To understand the essentials of impact measurement theory and communicate with internal and external stakeholders on the subject, including on the terminology; 3) To navigate the landscape of measurement tools, and identify those that best meet companies' needs. The guide profiles 10 existing tools tailored to business needs, dissected on the basis of functionality, fit for purpose, cost and complexity of implementation, and examples of their application in practice.","8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, ","WBCSD"

Normative Biodiversity Metric (NBM)

The Normative Biodiversity Metric methodology assesses the land a company owns with a measure of ecosystem pristineness combined with a measure of endangered species presence.  These variables give each piece of land a score.  Businesses report on changes of the biodiversity score on their owned land annually.  
15. Life on Land
Ecometrica "Normative Biodiversity Metric (NBM)","The Normative Biodiversity Metric methodology assesses the land a company owns with a measure of ecosystem pristineness combined with a measure of endangered species presence. These variables give each piece of land a score. Businesses report on changes of the biodiversity score on their owned land annually. ","15. Life on Land, ","Ecometrica"

Poverty Assessment Tools

USAID Poverty Assessment Tools (PATs) are free, easy to use tools for assessing poverty levels of any group of people. Development practitioners use PATs to assess their success at reaching out to poor and very poor people, to compare poverty levels of those who are engaged in different practice areas, or track changes in poverty level over time. Each PAT survey consists of 10-25 questions. Results can be analyzed in our custom data entry templates or within your own analysis software.
1. No Poverty
USAID, EGAT, MD, The IRIS Center at the University of Maryland "Poverty Assessment Tools","USAID Poverty Assessment Tools (PATs) are free, easy to use tools for assessing poverty levels of any group of people. Development practitioners use PATs to assess their success at reaching out to poor and very poor people, to compare poverty levels of those who are engaged in different practice areas, or track changes in poverty level over time. Each PAT survey consists of 10-25 questions. Results can be analyzed in our custom data entry templates or within your own analysis software.","1. No Poverty, ","USAID, EGAT, MD, The IRIS Center at the University of Maryland "

Progress out of poverty Index (PPI)

The Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI®) is a poverty measurement tool for organizations and businesses with a mission to serve the poor. The PPI is statistically-sound, yet simple to use: the answers to 10 questions about a household’s characteristics and asset ownership are scored to compute the likelihood that the household is living below the poverty line – or above by only a narrow margin. With the PPI, organizations can identify the clients, customers, or employees who are most likely to be poor or vulnerable to poverty, integrating objective poverty data into their assessments and strategic decision-making.
1. No Poverty
10. Reduced Inequalities
Grameen Foundation "Progress out of poverty Index (PPI)","The Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI®) is a poverty measurement tool for organizations and businesses with a mission to serve the poor. The PPI is statistically-sound, yet simple to use: the answers to 10 questions about a household's characteristics and asset ownership are scored to compute the likelihood that the household is living below the poverty line - or above by only a narrow margin. With the PPI, organizations can identify the clients, customers, or employees who are most likely to be poor or vulnerable to poverty, integrating objective poverty data into their assessments and strategic decision-making.","1. No Poverty, 10. Reduced Inequalities, ","Grameen Foundation"

Social Hotspots Database/Portal (SHDB)

The SHDB project offers an online database that allows users to browse data on social risks by sector, country, or risk theme. There are 227 countries and 57 economic sectors to choose from. The data comprehensively addresses social issues on human rights, working conditions, community impacts and governance issues, via a set of nearly 150 risk indicators grouped within 22 themes. Risks are also expressed, whenever relevant, by country and sector.
3. Good Health
5. Gender Equality
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
10. Reduced Inequalities
16. Peace and Justice
New Earth + Walmart, Sustainability Consortium, UNEP "Social Hotspots Database/Portal (SHDB)","The SHDB project offers an online database that allows users to browse data on social risks by sector, country, or risk theme. There are 227 countries and 57 economic sectors to choose from. The data comprehensively addresses social issues on human rights, working conditions, community impacts and governance issues, via a set of nearly 150 risk indicators grouped within 22 themes. Risks are also expressed, whenever relevant, by country and sector.","3. Good Health, 5. Gender Equality, 6. Clean Water and Sanitation, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, 10. Reduced Inequalities, 16. Peace and Justice, ","New Earth + Walmart, Sustainability Consortium, UNEP"

Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit

The toolkit provides guidance for financial institutions to better manage risks related to investments in forestry and industrial projects that have forest impacts.
15. Life on Land
WBCSD, PwC "Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit","The toolkit provides guidance for financial institutions to better manage risks related to investments in forestry and industrial projects that have forest impacts.","15. Life on Land, ","WBCSD, PwC"

Sustainable Procurement Guide for Wood and Paper-based Products

The Guide is designed to help sustainability and procurement managers make informed choices on the forest products they buy. It identifies key issues that underpin responsible procurement of wood and paper-based products, provides resources and advice that address each issue. This toolbox helps to develop and implement procurement policies that reduce risk and create transparency throughout supply chains and ultimately support sustainable forest management.
15. Life on Land
WRI, WBCSD "Sustainable Procurement Guide for Wood and Paper-based Products","The Guide is designed to help sustainability and procurement managers make informed choices on the forest products they buy. It identifies key issues that underpin responsible procurement of wood and paper-based products, provides resources and advice that address each issue. This toolbox helps to develop and implement procurement policies that reduce risk and create transparency throughout supply chains and ultimately support sustainable forest management.","15. Life on Land, ","WRI, WBCSD"

The Anti-Bribery Checklist

This checklist is based on TI's Business Principles for Countering Bribery and is designed for companies to assess their anti-corruption policy, implementation and monitoring and review mechanisms. It should be read in conjunction with Transparency International's Self-Evaluation Tool.
16. Peace and Justice
Transparency International "The Anti-Bribery Checklist","This checklist is based on TI's Business Principles for Countering Bribery and is designed for companies to assess their anti-corruption policy, implementation and monitoring and review mechanisms. It should be read in conjunction with Transparency International's Self-Evaluation Tool.","16. Peace and Justice, ","Transparency International"

The Bribe Payers Index

The Bribe Payers Index ranks the world’s wealthiest countries by the propensity of their firms to bribe abroad and looks at which industrial sectors are the worst offenders. The index is based on the views of thousands of senior business executives from developed and developing countries.
16. Peace and Justice
Transparency International "The Bribe Payers Index","The Bribe Payers Index ranks the world's wealthiest countries by the propensity of their firms to bribe abroad and looks at which industrial sectors are the worst offenders. The index is based on the views of thousands of senior business executives from developed and developing countries.","16. Peace and Justice, ","Transparency International"

The Ceres Aqua Gauge

To help equity investors better understand and engage with companies concerning their water management issues, and to provide guidance to companies seeking to build or strengthen their corporate water strategy and management approach.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
Ceres with WBCSD, Irbaris, Investor Responsibility Research Centre (IRRC) "The Ceres Aqua Gauge","To help equity investors better understand and engage with companies concerning their water management issues, and to provide guidance to companies seeking to build or strengthen their corporate water strategy and management approach.","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, ","Ceres with WBCSD, Irbaris, Investor Responsibility Research Centre (IRRC)"

Think.Eat.Save Guidance version 1.0

Think.Eat.Save: Reduce Your Foodprint was launched in January 2013, by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and a number of diverse stakeholders, including the UK-based Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). The purpose of Think.Eat.Save is to raise awareness about the need to reduce food waste, as around one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally (FAO, 2011) and this has significant negative financial, environmental and social impact.
12. Responsible Consumption
UNEP, FAO "Think.Eat.Save Guidance version 1.0","Think.Eat.Save: Reduce Your Foodprint was launched in January 2013, by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and a number of diverse stakeholders, including the UK-based Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). The purpose of Think.Eat.Save is to raise awareness about the need to reduce food waste, as around one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally (FAO, 2011) and this has significant negative financial, environmental and social impact.","12. Responsible Consumption, ","UNEP, FAO"

True Cost of Water

The TCW tool calculates a composite cost per gallon or m3 that incorporates direct and indirect costs, as well as monetized implications of water-related risks.  It is a tool used to make informed business case decisions on water projects
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
Veolia "True Cost of Water","The TCW tool calculates a composite cost per gallon or m3 that incorporates direct and indirect costs, as well as monetized implications of water-related risks. It is a tool used to make informed business case decisions on water projects","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, ","Veolia"

True Cost of Water Toolkit

BIER provides several tools and publications related to water stewardship in the beverage industry: True Cost of Water Toolkit; Performance in Watershed Context; A Practical Perspective on Managing Water-Related Business Risk and Opportunities in the Beverage Sector; A Practical Perspective on Water Accounting in the Beverage Sector; World Class Water Stewardship in the Beverage Industry: Water Efficiency and Beyond. The True Cost of Water Tool helps companies calculate the true cost of the water they use on a facility by facility basis.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) "True Cost of Water Toolkit","BIER provides several tools and publications related to water stewardship in the beverage industry: True Cost of Water Toolkit; Performance in Watershed Context; A Practical Perspective on Managing Water-Related Business Risk and Opportunities in the Beverage Sector; A Practical Perspective on Water Accounting in the Beverage Sector; World Class Water Stewardship in the Beverage Industry: Water Efficiency and Beyond. The True Cost of Water Tool helps companies calculate the true cost of the water they use on a facility by facility basis.","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, ","Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER)"

UN Global Compact – Oxfam Poverty Footprint

A partnership-based assessment tool that enables companies and civil society partners to understand impacts on poverty all along a companies value chain. The Poverty Footprint provides a comprehensive overview of factors that influence poverty, helps companies establish pro-poor business strategies, and promotes greater corporate transparency and meaningful stakeholder engagement.
1. No Poverty
3. Good Health
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
10. Reduced Inequalities
16. Peace and Justice
Oxfam, UN Global Compact "UN Global Compact - Oxfam Poverty Footprint","A partnership-based assessment tool that enables companies and civil society partners to understand impacts on poverty all along a companies value chain. The Poverty Footprint provides a comprehensive overview of factors that influence poverty, helps companies establish pro-poor business strategies, and promotes greater corporate transparency and meaningful stakeholder engagement.","1. No Poverty, 3. Good Health, 4. Quality Education, 5. Gender Equality, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, 10. Reduced Inequalities, 16. Peace and Justice, ","Oxfam, UN Global Compact"

Understanding and Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment

This document is intended as a conceptual guide, rather than an operational tool kit. Economic empowerment is a complex process, and the general framework presented here will have to be adapted to meet the needs of specific projects.
5. Gender Equality
ICRW (International Center for Research on Women), DFID UK (Department for International Development), The ExxonMobil Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation "Understanding and Measuring Women's Economic Empowerment","This document is intended as a conceptual guide, rather than an operational tool kit. Economic empowerment is a complex process, and the general framework presented here will have to be adapted to meet the needs of specific projects.","5. Gender Equality, ","ICRW (International Center for Research on Women), DFID UK (Department for International Development), The ExxonMobil Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation"

WASH Pledge Self-Assessment Tool; WASH Pledge for Access to Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at the Workplace

The WASH Pledge Self-Assessment tool assembles 32 provisions on best practice on the provision of WASH to their employees, allowing companies to evaluate each site and establish a baseline. By signing the WASH Pledge companies commit to: implementing access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene at the workplace at an appropriate level of standard for all employees in all premises under their control within three years after signature.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
WBCSD "WASH Pledge Self-Assessment Tool; WASH Pledge for Access to Safe Water, Sanitation andHygiene at the Workplace","The WASH Pledge Self-Assessment tool assembles 32 provisions on best practice on the provision of WASH to their employees, allowing companies to evaluate each site and establish a baseline. By signing the WASH Pledge companies commit to: implementing access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene at the workplace at an appropriate level of standard for all employees in all premises under their control within three years after signature. ","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, ","WBCSD"

Water Footprint, Neutrality, & Efficiency Umbrella Project

Since 2009, UNEP has been implementing a project to enhance water efficiency and water quality management through the refinement of water footprinting and water neutrality methodologies, their testing and applications in developing country industries and in water stressed areas. The specific objectives of the project include the following:
-To refine methods and management tools for the water footprint and water neutrality concepts;
-To build capacity and to raise awareness among the public and private sector in order to apply the water footprint and neutrality concepts on a larger scale and with greater consistency;
-To demonstrate the applicability of harmonised concepts in enhancing water efficiency and improving water quality in high water impact and water dependent industries and in water stressed regions.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
UNEP "Water Footprint, Neutrality, & Efficiency Umbrella Project","Since 2009, UNEP has been implementing a project to enhance water efficiency and water quality management through the refinement of water footprinting and water neutrality methodologies, their testing and applications in developing country industries and in water stressed areas. The specific objectives of the project include the following:-To refine methods and management tools for the water footprint and water neutrality concepts;-To build capacity and to raise awareness among the public and private sector in order to apply the water footprint and neutrality concepts on a larger scale and with greater consistency;-To demonstrate the applicability of harmonised concepts in enhancing water efficiency and improving water quality in high water impact and water dependent industries and in water stressed regions.","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, ","UNEP"

Water Impact Index

The Water Impact Index (WIIX) calculates a composite metric in gallons or cubic meters equivalent that quantifies the net impact of activities on local water resources. It integrates volume, quality.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
Veolia "Water Impact Index","The Water Impact Index (WIIX) calculates a composite metric in gallons or cubic meters equivalent that quantifies the net impact of activities on local water resources. It integrates volume, quality.","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, ","Veolia"

Water Risk Filter

A practical tool that will help investors understand and analyze their exposure to water-related business risks during the scanning and due diligence phases, and/or integrated in portfolio monitoring
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
WWF "Water Risk Filter","A practical tool that will help investors understand and analyze their exposure to water-related business risks during the scanning and due diligence phases, and/or integrated in portfolio monitoring","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, ","WWF"

Water use assessment within LCA

The tool provides industrials with a coherent framework within which to measure and compare the environmental performance of products and operations regarding freshwater use, and related environmental consequences.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
UNEP, SETAC Life Cycle Initiative "Water use assessment within LCA","The tool provides industrials with a coherent framework within which to measure and compare the environmental performance of products and operations regarding freshwater use, and related environmental consequences. ","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, ","UNEP, SETAC Life Cycle Initiative"

Water4Biz

The first online guide specifically designed to help businesses manage water more sustainably by providing them with an overview of water tools and initiatives which they can use or engage with.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
WBCSD, IUCN "Water4Biz","The first online guide specifically designed to help businesses manage water more sustainably by providing them with an overview of water tools and initiatives which they can use or engage with.","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, ","WBCSD, IUCN"

WBCSD Global Water Tool

The Global Water Tool (GWT) is a free, publicly available resource for identifying corporate water risks and opportunities which provides easy access to and analysis of critical data. It includes a workbook (data input, inventory by site, key reporting indicators, metrics calculations), a mapping function to plot sites with datasets, and Google Earth interface for spatial viewing. The Global Water Tool has also been customized to individual sectors, notably the cement, power utilities, and the oil & gas sectors (versions available for download on the WBCSD website). The India Water Tool (IWT) is also available on the website.
3. Good Health
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
15. Life on Land
WBCSD "WBCSD Global Water Tool","The Global Water Tool (GWT) is a free, publicly available resource for identifying corporate water risks and opportunities which provides easy access to and analysis of critical data. It includes a workbook (data input, inventory by site, key reporting indicators, metrics calculations), a mapping function to plot sites with datasets, and Google Earth interface for spatial viewing. The Global Water Tool has also been customized to individual sectors, notably the cement, power utilities, and the oil & gas sectors (versions available for download on the WBCSD website). The India Water Tool (IWT) is also available on the website.","3. Good Health, 6. Clean Water and Sanitation, 15. Life on Land, ","WBCSD"

WFN Water Footprint Assessment Tool

The Water footprint is an indicator of freshwater use that looks at both direct and indirect water use of a consumer or producer. The Water Footprint Assessment involves quantifying the water footprint, assessing its sustainability and impacts, and formulating response strategies. The Water Footprint Assessment Tool helps users to perform water footprint assessments at the geographical level (e.g. river basin) and at the product or facility level (including supply-chain).
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
Water Footprint Network "WFN Water Footprint Assessment Tool","The Water footprint is an indicator of freshwater use that looks at both direct and indirect water use of a consumer or producer. The Water Footprint Assessment involves quantifying the water footprint, assessing its sustainability and impacts, and formulating response strategies. The Water Footprint Assessment Tool helps users to perform water footprint assessments at the geographical level (e.g. river basin) and at the product or facility level (including supply-chain). ","6. Clean Water and Sanitation, ","Water Footprint Network"