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Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
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Partners: CEO Water Mandate
Ceres
China Health Care Association
China Water Risk
Equarius Risk Analytics LLC
Thomas Schumann Capital
Countries: United States of America
Regions: Delaware River
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
International Cooperation and Capacity Building (SDG 6.a)
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Stakeholder Participation (SDG 6.b)
Water-Related Disaster Management (SDG 11.5)
Sustainable Production (SDG 12.4)
Project Tags:
Includes tags from the project and its locations.
Water-Related Vulnerability Assessments
UN Climate Change Summit 2019
Services Needed: Communications & outreach
Financial support
Research & analysis
Technical assistance
Benefits Provided: Water Quantity: Supply augmentation
Water Quantity: Demand reduction
Risk and Uncertainty: Water supply reliability
Risk and Uncertainty: Reputation
Desired Partners: Academic Institution
Business
Business Association
City
Government
NGO / Civil Society
UN Entity
Social Enterprise
Investor
Financial Institution
Project Type: Assessment
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2017  »  Ongoing
Project Website: www.thomasschumann.com
Project Investment: $1000000.00
Tech Provider: Equarius Risk Analytics LLC
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 97%

Project Overview

The world’s first benchmark index to price financial water risk in equities due to their exposure to water. Financial water risk is a core portfolio risk.

The model, waterBeta, prices water risk as an unsystematic volatility metric, relative to industry-specific benchmarks. Rather than forcing asset managers to make their own interpretations of operational reports and resource management scenarios, the index translates the key metrics of water risk into financia...

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The world’s first benchmark index to price financial water risk in equities due to their exposure to water. Financial water risk is a core portfolio risk.

The model, waterBeta, prices water risk as an unsystematic volatility metric, relative to industry-specific benchmarks. Rather than forcing asset managers to make their own interpretations of operational reports and resource management scenarios, the index translates the key metrics of water risk into financial measures that can be accurately and effectively incorporated into financial models. Asset managers require transparency to make decisions.

Project Results

waterBeta is based on share pricing, curated corporate financial accounting, and voluntary disclosures of environmental risk attributes. Where data are unavailable, learning models are used to impute sector-specific values. The Water Risk Index allows the asset manager to make allocation decisions based on probabilistic financial indicators of corporate and portfolio risk. At the individual security level are three critical research steps to obtain a comprehensive pictu...

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waterBeta is based on share pricing, curated corporate financial accounting, and voluntary disclosures of environmental risk attributes. Where data are unavailable, learning models are used to impute sector-specific values. The Water Risk Index allows the asset manager to make allocation decisions based on probabilistic financial indicators of corporate and portfolio risk. At the individual security level are three critical research steps to obtain a comprehensive picture of water risk pricing:

1) Understand corporate water dependency and localized water security

2) Integrate water dependency and security data with financial accounting metrics

3) Correlate temporal water events with short-term Value-at-Risk (VaR) metrics

Water risk pricing of securities reverberates in cost of capital assumptions, corporate growth rates, cost of operations, and debt-to- EBITDA ratios, potentially affecting credit rating. A granular understanding of the probability of decreased valuations due to water- related risks creates an impetus for focused investor engagement strategies towards water sustainability.

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The CEO Water Mandate mobilizes business leaders to advance water stewardship, sanitation, and the Sustainable Development Goals – in partnership with the United Nations, governments, peers, civil society, and others. Endorsers of the CEO Water Mandate recognize that they can ... Learn More

Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. We bring unique capital market solutions to many water-related challenges. We are changing the way that businesses and utilities manage water, and the way that investors consider water risk in their ... Learn More

The unit care for China Health Industry. We also concern about healthy water. Water culture is a long story in China and effect on Chinese people for generations. We keep a watchful eye on healthy water in China also in ... Learn More

China Water Risk is a non-profit initiative designed to help investors, businesses and individuals understand and mitigate risk around water. Learn More

Thomas Schumann Capital is sponsor of Water Risk Index, the world's first benchmark index to price financial water risk in securities due to their exposure to water. Financial water risk is a core portfolio risk. The firm also sponsors Water ... Learn More

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