Aligning with SDG 6: An Investor Guide on Basin Water Security Engagement
The 2020 Global Risk Report authored by the World Economic Forum (WEF) lists water crises as one of the top risks in terms of impact. Entire industries are highly dependent on large quantities or high-quality water. Assets exposed to water-related risks as reported by companies to CDP in its Global Water Report 2019 amount to USD 425 billion. While those risks are being recognised by many investors, not many consider the effects of their investment and financing decisions on water quantity and quality in the longer term or engage actively with investee companies. Investors have the possibility to play an active role in contributing to solving the water crisis at scale by aligning with SDG6. South Pole has released a new report, which was commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment:
The engagement guide illustrates how investors can play an active role to support the resolution of the water crisis. This guidance focuses on how institutional investors can have a positive impact on basin water security through engagement and is designed as a practical step-by-step framework.
In our upcoming Webinar on 17th of August South Pole, the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, Ceres and Actiam will introduce you to the concept of water alignment and how you can create a positive impact in water basins. We will have a welcoming intro by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and ACTIAM will present a case study.