Staggering global growth has created an urgent need for investment in water infrastructure, technology, and services in order to maintain water supply to industries and populations alike. This is the wake-up call for a significant increase in funding for the utilities sector.
Additionally, there is also huge demand for a greater understanding of operational impact of water within corporates and the business strategies required to help mitigate and manage water security in the future.
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Register to network with 100+ delegates including Heads of SRI, Chief Investment Officers, Heads of ESG and CROs from pension funds, endowments and other institutional investors. This event is also attended by fund and investment managers, heads of water-reliant corporates, water utilities and governments, water-technology providers, sustainability indices and rating agencies.
We are offering a 25% discount to attend this event. Please use VIP code: EUROSIF25. This applies to the early bird rate if booked before 24 February 2017.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Cyrus Lotfipour, Vice President, ESG Research (US), MSCI
- Namita Vikas, Group President & Managing Director, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking (YES BANK)
- Piet Klop, Senior Advisor, Responsible Investment, PGGM
- Simone Dettling, Programme Manager, UNEP Finance Initiative
- Stephen Ross, Director Capital Markets Solution, RMS
- Yannick Motz, Project Manager, Economic Development and Employment Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- More to be confirmed soon
Benefit from a packed agenda – highlights of the 2017 programme include:
- The importance of water to long-term business sustainability
- Water security, water stress measurement and business continuity in the future
- Methods and strategies for investing in water
- Water risks – the metrics that matter for global investors
- Water utilities & infrastructure – assessing funding requirements and financing approaches (including PPP) to meet future demand from business and local communities
- Water risks in the portfolio – a pension fund perspective
- Climate bonds and building water resilience in developing countries
- Identifying and managing water risks beyond the fence line
- Investing in water using ETFs and indices
- Water reporting methodologies and the impact on corporate water stewardship
- Looking forward to the future – dangers, opportunities and progress