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2010 Global Ecolabel Monitor

This report summarizes the findings of the Global Ecolabel Monitor, a comprehensive survey on the performance and organisational structure of ecolabels around the world.

Full results are available at Ecolabelindex.com.

Surveying Risk, Building Opportunity

Financial Impacts of Energy, Water and Climate Risks on Real Estate in Asia

This report presents a framework to assess risks associated with energy security, water scarcity, and climate change for the real estate sector in Southeast Asia. It also discusses financial opportunities in the region’s growing green building market.

Over Heating

Financial Risks from Water Constraints on Power Generation in Asia

This report presents a framework for investors and analysts to assess the risk of impacts from water-related issues, including growing water scarcity and declining water quality, on thermal and hydroelectric power generation plants.

Financial analysts need tools to make better decisions about investments that depend on water.

As the world observes Water Day this year, a new and rather unlikely group is starting to pay more attention to issues of water risk and water quality: financial analysts. They must take into account a myriad number of factors when making decisions, adding up tiny details to look for hints of future performance. But something as basic as water can also have a huge impact on companies’ performance, and even today, water risk is missing from many investors’ calculations.

Bottom Line on Climate Bill Compliance

U.S. policymakers at the federal, regional and state level are discussing market-based policies
to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Below are answers to
commonly asked questions about the scope of such legislation and the costs and benefits for...

A new project will help identify and measure the water-related risks facing companies and their investors, and lead to better environmental decisions.

Water scarcity, water pollution and water competition are various risks that could significantly harm a company’s operations. Even so, they are often overlooked by investors, financial analysts and businesses. Piet Klop, Senior Fellow in WRI’s Markets and Enterprise program, answers questions about why water matters to companies.

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