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ESG Allocations in Light of the UN's Water Conference

  • ,  Senior Investment Writer |
  • 27 Mar 2023
  • Updated 28 Mar 2023


What can investors do to create a better world?

With the United Nations' Water Conference at the top of ESG investors' agendas, this collection of insights offers investors further reasons to consider sustainable principles. The research is particularly important today when ESG sceptics are growing in number.

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For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in certain geographies

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For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in the EMEA region

Exposure to Green, Social and Sustainability (GSS) bonds at country level typically allows for financing of large-scale strategic infrastructure, such as water projects.

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Universal Access To Clean Water And Sanitation (BNP Paribas AM)

Water stress is growing across all continents. Poor infrastructure contributes to water stress and could represent an opportunity for investors.


Portfolio Risk and the ESG Effect: Pulling back the veil (Special Report, 2023)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in certain geographies

Northern Trust Asset Management’s latest ‘Risk Report – ESG Special Edition’ is an important contribution to the ESG conversation, as it reveals fascinating insights into the impact of ESG exposure to portfolio risk.