Beyond the bottom line
Positive environmental and social outcomes for the future water industry and its long term investors.
The investment industry has been evolving over the last decade. It now stands at a turning point: as society becomes more aware of, and concerned about, the environmental and social challenges, so are investors increasingly looking to put their capital to use for the benefit of the environment and society.
There is a growing pool of investors that believe there is an incremental value to be created in these investments. Water companies can tap into these long term investors by focusing on positive environmental and social outcomes. But long term investors require some things in return. And they put water utilities on the spot.
Alina Donets is a Portfolio Manager and Vice President Equity Research Analyst at Allianz Global Investors GmbH.
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