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NBIM Water Seminar

4 July, 2012

Water-Intensive Companies in Asia and Australia: Benefits of Managing and Reporting on Water-Related Risks and Opportunities


Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) seeks to safeguard its investments in more than 8,000 companies worldwide by promoting good corporate governance and high social and environmental standards. Increasingly scarce water supplies represent growing risks for companies with water-intensive processes and supply chains in Asia and Australia. How these companies manage water-related risks and business opportunities is of increasing interest to long-term investors. Failure to manage these risks and opportunities may adversely affect a company’s financial results and, consequently, the interests of long-term investors.

Participants in this half-day NBIM Water Seminar can expect a balanced and insightful discussion on the need formanaging, measuring and reporting on water-related risks and opportunities, both from a company and an investor perspective.

Host: Anne Kvam, Global Head Ownership Policy, NBIM

Seminar moderator: Marcus Norton, Head of Investor CDP and CDP Water Disclosure

Keynote: Upmanu Lall, Director, Columbia Water Center

Investor perspectives on water-related risks and opportunities:

  • Loïc Dujardin, Senior Analyst, NBIM, Norway
  • Piet Klop, Senior Advisor Responsible Investment, PGGM, The Netherlands
  • Yong Chye Lee, Portfolio Manager, GIC, Singapore
  • Yoo-Kyung Park, Senior Investment Advisor Sustainability & Governance, APG, Hong Kong1
  • Xavier Desmadryl, Global Head of ESG Research, HSBC Global AM, Hong Kong

Company perspectives on water management and reporting

  • Owen Hegarty, Vice Chairman, G-Resources, Hong Kong
  • Edwin Mongan, Vice President Environment and Climate Change, BHP Billiton, Australia
  • Hemant Bakshi, Executive Director, Home & Personal Care, Hindustan Unilever, India
  • Peter Sjovall, Chief Financial Officer, Asian Bamboo, Hong Kong
Venue: Cassia Junior Ballroom 3211/3212, Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore

Time: 09:00AM – 14:00PM

For full agenda and biographies of speakers and panelists please click here

Please contact us at [email protected] if you are interested in this event


4 July, 2012
Event Category:


Singapore, Singapore