Chief Liquidity Series – Issue 1: Agribusiness (geography- and sector-specific water materiality briefings for financial institutions)

Published October 2009

Chief Liquidity Series - Issue 1: Agribusiness (geography- and sector-specific water materiality briefings for financial institutions)

The water scarcity challenge is widespread and of global magnitude, but the exact nature of water pressures, regulatory frameworks, and suitable responses vary across regions and sectors; therefore, addressing the challenge requires focused attention locally. Building on the generic Water-related Risk Management Guidelines developed by UNEP Finance Initiative in 2007, the Chief Liquidity Series seeks to provide concrete guidance at the local level – each issue looking at a specific sector across a set of particularly exposed geographies. As such, they aim to close a gap often found in financial institutions between ambitious environmental policies at the group level but lacking awareness and know-how in daily interactions with clients and investees. This first issue sheds light on the water challenges faced by agribusiness actors in Australia, India, South Africa, Brazil and the Mediterranean Basin and provides guidance on the questions financial institutions should ask to better handle the water challenges in these and similar regions themselves. Subsections:

Published: 2009 | by: UNEP IF

Chief Liquidity Series – Issue 1: Agribusiness (geography- and sector-specific water materiality briefings for financial institutions) (5.4 MB | 72 pages)