GOTO Thirsty Multinationals Corporate Water Risk and Return
There is no substitute to water as a factor of production. But the risks associated with delay, disruption or denial of supply are often poorly understood. This session engages with corporate water risk, an increasingly dominant aspect of corporate stewardship.
A panel – drawn from globally recognised experts – will present their perspectives. But this session is principally about audience engagement. Questions are not merely welcomed: they are mandatory. This is a unique opportunity to connect with specialist practitioners.

Laurent Bellet, Water and Energy Advisor, EDF Group

Piet Klop, Senior Advisor – Responsible Investment, PGGM

Cate Lamb, Head of the Water Programme, Carbon Disclosure Project

Alexandre Le Vernoy, Analyst: Water & Food Resources, SABMiller plc

Conor Linstead, Freshwater Specialist, WWF-UK

Felix Ockborn, Sustainability Advisor, Sustema Environmental Management in Stockholm and Sustainability Manager, Bergans of Norway

Moderated by Dr Alex Money, Research Fellow, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford.

Water risk is of course not new. But the dynamics that drive the supply and demand of water resources in corporate supply chains are evolving rapidly. Corporate water risk derives from a mosaic of interdependent variables including demographics, urbanisation, globalisation, climate change and pollution. The World Economic Forum now classifies water crises as the world’s biggest risk in terms of impact over the next ten years.

In this session, experts from industry, finance, and policy advisory will place corporate water risk into the context of stakeholder engagement. They will present the challenges faced, and invite you to debate the potential solutions. If you have an interest in investment management, corporate activity, policy making, or sustainability issues, make sure that you’re part of the discussion!
Date: 1 June 2015, 13:30 (Monday, 6th week, Trinity 2015)
Venue: Saïd Business School, Park End Street OX1 1HP
Venue Details: Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre
Speakers: Dr Alex Money (University of Oxford), Laurent Bellet (EDF Group), Piet Klop (PGGM), Cate Lamb (Carbon Disclosure Project), Alexandre Le Vernoy (SABMIller plc), Conor Linstead (WWF-UK), Felix Ockborn (Bergans of Norway)
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Host: Dr Alex Money (University of Oxford)
Part of: GOTO (Global Opportunities and Threats: Oxford)
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editors: Andrew Haith, Anne Bowtell, David Moore