Water company investing is the leading edge of climate adaptation investing, as the primary negative effect of climate change is the intensification of drought and flood.
Water Asset Management’s multi-decade focus on investing in companies that improve water supply reliability, water quality and flood mitigation squarely positions our portfolio for continued, long-term shareholder value creation. Investing in companies that ensure water quality; which directly benefits communities, industry, agriculture and environment; cuts through increasing ESG ambiguity and transcends changing definitions around what constitutes either Article 8 or Article 9 sustainability by the EU.
Along with the portfolio investing in businesses focused on solving water supply and water quality problems, WAM also has formed a partnership with WaterAid, one of the world's leading water charities, whose mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world. Since 1981, WaterAid has provided clean water and sanitation to more than 30 million people in the developing world.
We are passionate about our commitment to addressing climate-driven water issues like drought and flood, and it is gratifying to be able to leverage our expertise as fund managers to do this—and to include others in our efforts. Our partnership with WaterAid is an excellent complement to the work we do at WAM. Please contact us to learn more.