Global water use has doubled in the last 40 years. This increase in demand for water, alongside the effects of climate change, mean businesses need to take action to manage their water use.
With water risks growing, it is estimated that the costs to businesses of doing nothing are almost five times higher than actively addressing the issue.
Last year, we partnered with WWF to provide technical assistance to further enhance their Water Risk Filter – a free online tool that provides assistance to organisations in assessing and responding to water risks.
In this ESG Podcast episode, CDC’s Zinhle Tshabalala and Ariane Laporte-Bisquit from WWF discuss the Water Risk Filter, how you can use it, and why businesses and investors should be turning their attention to water risks if they’re not doing so already.