How to Spend Water
by China Water Risk 10 December, 2014
This year we believe Christmas has come early. It is not just Xi’s carbon emissions promise but the Chinese government has adopted a “zero tolerance” stance towards pollution violations increasing regulatory risk. At the same time it has also introduced stimulus plans to encourage investment to clean water. This “carrot & stick” approach is meant “to force the economy to transform and upgrade”. The timing could not be better. Xylem’s 2014 Value of Water Index survey published in December shows that 99% of urban consumers says it’s important for the government to take urgent action to solve water. This month we have views from the President of Xylem China, give our thoughts on investing in Chinese waters and run through why it doesn’t pay to be naughty in 2015. Speaking of being naughty, are we inadvertently spending on “dirty water” by buying cheap clothes? We talked to fashion bloggers, editors of lifestyle magazines & other aspiring fashionistas to get their views. With the holidays fast approaching, think how you are spending on water and make it good investment … Happy Holidays!
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