Water Scarcity and Climate Change: Growing Risks for Businesses and Investors

Published: February 2009

Authors: Jason Morrison, Mari Morikawa, Michael Murphy, and Peter Schulte

Pages: 60

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Climate change threatens to undermine the basic functioning of societies around the globe, and large multinational companies are not immune to these risks. However, despite the enormous implications for potential losses, few companies prioritize water management and climate change mitigation in their business strategies. This report identifies water-related risks specific to eight industry sectors, and suggests ways companies can effectively align their water use practices with conservation and efficiency efforts.