Water Stress: A Global Risk Analysis for Financial Markets

Abstract Water scarcity and droughts are expected to be major problems in future decades. Accordingly, the aim of this paper is to evaluate what is currently possible in order to quantify water scarcity-related risks with the currently available data. The research focuses on the possibilities to determine hazard, exposure, and sensitivity for publicly traded companies on a global scale. The …

Into the Blue

Liesel van Ast Natural Capital Declaration Programme Manager, Global Canopy Programme     Water as a critical resource is virtually invisible to capital markets. Yet the landmark international climate-change agreement adopted in Paris in December 2015 invites financial institutions to provide information on how climate finance will incorporate “climate-proofing.”[1] The deal aims to strengthen the global response to climate change …