Founders’ Business Seminar at World Water Week 2007

World Water Week 2007, 14 August | Stockholm, Sweden

This year’s Founders’ Seminar, co-convened by the Stockholm Water Foundation, SIWI, ITT Corporation, UNEP FI, the WBCSD and Siemens, focused on how to make sustainable water use everybody’s business, linking the financial sector, business and other stakeholders in the water sector. It discussed and explored issues around how to improve and increase investments, operations and collaboration for sustainable provision and use of water. The question that lay at the heart of the discussion was: what are the roles and responsibilities of water-exposed businesses and the financial institutions backing them in ensuring overall water sustainability?


  • Robert Lamb, Director, One Planet Pictures (Moderator)
  • Anders Berntell, Executive Director, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
  • Jürg Gerber, Chief Operating Officer, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Claus Conzelmann, Vice President, Safety, Health & Environment, Nestlé
  • Per-Inge Birgersson, President, ITT Water and Wastewater Sweden
  • Mark Garrett, CEO-designate, Borealis
  • Daniel Solberg, Chairman of SCAs Water Management Network, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA)
  • Paul Clements-Hunt, Head of Unit, UNEP Finance Initiative
  • Johannes Schmidt, Managing Director, Siemens Financial Services GmbH
  • Kajetan Hetzer, Sustainability Analysis, SNS Asset Management
  • Sasja Beslik, Head of Responsible Investment, ABN AMRO Asset Management
  • Ulrik Weuder, Beta Portfolio Manager, ATP