Climate change, population growth and economic development have led to growing competition for water resources. As a result, water has become increasingly scarce and costly. Unfortunately, water governance has not been a priority, and corporate action is often disproportionate to the magnitude of the issue. This can present an unexpected source of financial risk for companies and investors.
On World Water Day in March, Ecolab launched an enhanced version of the Smart Water Navigator (SWN). The SWN, powered by S&P Global Trucost intelligence, is a free, publicly available online tool that guides companies in their journey toward smarter water management. Organizations can use the tool to adopt practices that reduce risk by tackling underlying local, shared water challenges.
Join S&P Global for Beyond ESG with Water Risk and hear from Steven Bullock, Global Head of ESG Product Innovation & Analytics for S&P Global and Emilio Tenuta, Senior VP & Chief Sustainability Officer of Ecolab as they discuss:
- The state of global water supply and demand
- Why water mismanagement represents an unexpected source of financial risk for companies and investors
- How tools such as the Smart Water Navigator can be used by companies to adopt practices that reduce water risk
- What best practice looks like for companies in their journey towards smarter water management
S&P Global's 'Beyond ESG' webinar series focuses on providing corporates and investors with the tools and insights they need when building and refining their ESG playbooks. Featuring interviews and discussions with experts, decision-makers, and visionaries in the ESG community, these webinars will go beyond ratings and scores to help see the possibilities in building a sustainable future while meeting the expectations of an evolving market.