Initiated in 1994, the UNEP FI Global Roundtable is now widely recognized as a major global agenda-setting event in sustainable finance. This event offers an opportunity for leaders of the financial world and environmental experts to come together to discuss and exchange views on sustainability issues and “responsible” financing.

Session 6: A steady flow: hedging water risks for buyout capital markets

Water risks have so far been low for investors and financiers, due to regulatory protection in many countries. However, governements, which need to address the needs of many stakeholders, will find it more costly to sustain and shield shareholders and financiers over the long term. Financial institutions therefore should take a closer look at water issues in water-intensive sectors in emerging market economies.

This session will feature Kirsty Jenkinson, Director of WRI's Markets & Enterprise Program.