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Public Comment Period Extended on Guide for Business Engagement in Water-Related Public Policy
Comment Period Now Open Through September 4

(New York, 7 August 2009) – At the request of the initiative’s stakeholders, the public comment period for the draft annotated outline of The CEO Water Mandate’s best practice guide on corporate engagement in water-related public policy has been extended through September 4th.

The guide ultimately aims to provide principles, concepts, practical steps, and case examples that can facilitate companies' responsible engagement with water policy in a manner that reduces business risks while advancing policy goals and positively impacting nearby communities and ecosystems.

The public, stakeholders, and other interested parties are invited to provide input at this initial stage in the guide's development. Comment should be submitted to PolicyEngagementGuide@pacinst.org by September 4, 2009. Comments received before August 14th will be compiled and presented anonymously to stakeholders and endorsing companies attending the Mandate’s upcoming working conference at World Water Week in Stockholm. These comments will help inform the discussion among endorsing companies and stakeholders regarding the guide and related work.

This guide is a project of The CEO Water Mandate – an initiative established in 2007 under the auspices of the UN Global Compact to advance water stewardship in the private sector.

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