Videos / 20 Jun 2013

Webinar: Water as a factor of outperformance

On 19th June 2013, Trucost hosted a webinar on the subject of ‘Water as a factor of outperformance’. The webinar was run in conjunction with our friends at Pax World.


How is water factoring in outperformance of investments?

Trucost calculates the natural capital cost of water consumption by the world’s largest companies is costing the global economy around US$1.9 trillion a year, around 2.5% of GDP. Our data shows that these water costs are already hitting the bottom lines of water intensive companies in the food, beverage and apparel sectors where margins and supply chains are tightly linked to agricultural commodities.

Along with Pax World Funds, we’ll examined how fund managers, asset owners and their advisors can compare water liabilities concealed within corporate value chains across the investment universe, despite low levels of reporting, in order to identify water outperformance today – and get ahead of the trend towards external water costs being more widely internalized through pricing, shortages and ultimately regulation.

Trucost calculates the natural capital cost of water consumption by the world’s largest companies is costing the global economy around US$1.9 trillion a year, around 2.5% of GDP. Our data shows that these water costs are already hitting the bottom lines of water intensive companies in the food, beverage and apparel sectors where margins and supply chains are tightly linked to agricultural commodities.

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