17 Aug '11, 12pm

GE, Coke Among Industry Leaders Launching Water Risk Mapping Project

GE, Coke Among Industry Leaders Launching Water Risk Mapping Project

For a company like Goldman Sachs , water represents a potential risk lurking in its investment portfolio. For GE , it may also offer a potential business opportunity to help its clients overcome their challenges. Both companies joined the World Resources Institute to launch the Aqueduct Alliance . They've just added Bloomberg , The Dow Chemical Company , Talisman Energy and United Technologies in a bid to develop a new database and mapping tool that will help companies and governments make more informed water-related decisions. Interviews with sustainability leaders at WRI and its partner companies spelled out just how complex water issues are for industry. "There's more to water risk than just supply," said Robert Kimball, the Aqueduct Project's communications and outreach coordinator. Kimball pointed to the reputational risks that may arise from the perception that a com...

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