Investor Solutions & City Resolutions
by China Water Risk 17 January, 2019
In 2018, more than 50% of natural disasters were water-related. The true value of water is in some cases, literally slapping the world in the face. We kick off this year with three investor solutions and three city resolutions to fast track to a sustainable future.
Investor water risk tools are advancing. Ceres has their Investor Water Toolkit as their Hugh Brown Jr. introduces but they are also exploring ways to visually assess portfolio risks. Then there is the first global water risk index by LIMEYARD TSC, which as TSC’s founder, Thomas Schumann says, helps with allocation decisions.
But it’s not just about risk as Oxford University’s Dr Alex Money shares a new blended finance investment option that can deliver high financial, environmental & social returns.
Cities meanwhile are busy learning from Day Zero, becoming low carbon and drinking without waste. All notable goals that cities globally could add to their New Year resolutions.
Cape Town has bought some time but are they really past Day Zero? Ahmed Khan from the Department of Environmental Affairs dives in & shares lessons learned. In China, low carbon cities are ramping up. Get the latest and see who is doing best in our interview with Professor Andreas Oberheitmann of FOM University. And at home, the HK Single Use Beverage Packaging Working Group recently launched its position paper. Sophie Le Clue of ADM Capital Foundation, group member, outlines their strategies & actions.
2019 is the year for climate ‘ambition’, so aim high when you’re setting your resolutions & targets.
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