Webinar: Understanding and Addressing Business Exposure to Water-Related Risks

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Water is the world’s most precious resource, fueling everything from the food you eat, to the cotton you wear, to the energy you use. Yet despite the critical role water plays for people and nature, it is a surprisingly finite resource. Less than 1% of the world's water is fresh and accessible. It is also threatened. Population growth, extreme weather, and changing consumption patterns are just a few of the myriad of forces putting freshwater systems increasingly at risk.

What this means for the private sector depends on where they operate and their industry. To help companies understand what changes in this resource means to their operations, a variety of tools, methodologies and approaches have emerged over the last few years. The landscape of water risk approaches and tools is vast and often complicated. Now, more than ever before, companies are using multiple methods together to understand their exposure to water-related risk. These resources are meant to be used at facility and corporate levels as well as throughout the value chain.

During this one-hour webinar, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Trucost, and Ecolab, attendees will learn about two methodologies in particular: the WWF Water Risk Filter and the Water Risk Monetizer. Through a private sector case study, attendees will learn how these tools can be used to understand a business’ exposure to environmental-related risk, and how to leverage the results to drive business and environmental value. 



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