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Navigating Muddy Waters: Securing Investment Returns under Carbon and Water Constraints



Posted on 20 November 2012
Cover of the Navigating Muddy Waters: Securing Investment Returns under Carbon and Water Constraints report
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This report series, Navigating Muddy Waters: Securing Investment Returns under Carbon and Water Constraints, is a collaboration between WWF, Carbon Tracker, SinCo and Trucost to assess carbon and water risks for South African investors, and sustainable investment opportunities. This report forms Part 5 of a five-part series.

Climate change and water scarcity are two of the main drivers that governments, civil society and business need to seriously address in the transformation of the global economy into one that is resource-efficient, low carbon, resilient and equitable. As a significant provider of financial capital, institutional investors play an important role in our ability to shape this transformation. On the other hand, these same investors face material financial risks if they are exposed to companies that are unprepared for this socio-economic transition.

The aim of the reports is to provide empirical research to investors in and regulators of the securities markets that can guide policy and investment strategies to support the transition to a resource-efficient, low carbon, resilient and equitable global economy. 
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