Will water become a traded commodity on the stock market?
Global consumption of almost every commodity has increased dramatically over the past century, and this trend looks set to continue aggressively into the foreseeable future.
Demands of a growing and richer global population, especially in emerging economies, depletes increasingly scarce natural resources.
With anticipated supply challenges, the general contention is that the world has entered a period of intensified resource stress.
Concerns around energy security and price, growing food challenges – security, gene modification - and water scarcity create new risks and opportunities.
Customer awareness and stakeholder expectations are steeply rising with regards to sustainable sourcing and efficient use of resources.