Sustainability shapers on water depletion and living with the ups and downs

In this episode of Sustainability shapers, Piet Klop, Head of Responsible Investment at PGGM, delves into the pressing concern of water depletion. Learn more about Piet himself including how he feels about the importance of connection to nature.

Discover how PGGM manages water risk in its portfolio, exploring metrics, engagement, and opportunities aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. Piet emphasises the need for the financial sector to address location-specific risks and reflects on the challenge of ecosystem degradation. Join us for an insightful conversation with this sustainability leader.

Well, I think water is an interesting issue because it’s closely related, obviously, to climate change and to ecosystem breakdown, to overpopulation and all these other mega problems. And it’s got this immediacy that not every other issue has. If climate change is a shark, water would be its teeth.

Piet Klop, Head of Responsible Investment at PGGM

We all got educated, at least financial analysts got educated, with this idea that things will revert to the mean, go back to normal. That attitude doesn’t sit very well with the system risks we are exposed to. Things can actually break down, forever. Nature doesn’t do bail-outs.

Piet Klop, Head of Responsible Investment at PGGM

Related pages

Tool: World Resources Institute- Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas

Research paper: PGGM- Sustainable Development Investments (SDIs) Taxonomy & Guidance

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