Jul 14, 2014

New study on water as a financial risk

Nordea Asset Management and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) have collaborated in conducting a scoping study that analyses how Swedish companies manage their water-related risks.

The study investigates the extent to which Swedish companies are aware of the risks exposed by water scarcity and water-related hazards, such as flood and drought and analyses the companies capacities to managing these risks. As the availability of water affects the possibility of business continuity, facility expansion, and entrance into new markets. Inability to manage extreme water hazard risks, such as droughts or floods, could impose serious cost implications for businesses. The Water as Financial Risk Platform at Swedish Water House specifically looks at how water can impose various types of risks to businesses throughout their value chains.