Water: Risk, Opportunity and Sustainability 2018

London Stock Exchange • 10 Paternoster Square. London. EC4M 7LS

Event partner

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is a diversified international market infrastructure and capital markets business sitting at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group can trace its history back to 1698.

The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, a pan-European equities MTF. It is also home to one of the world's leading growth markets for SMEs, AIM. Through its platforms, the Group offers international business and investors unrivalled access to Europe's capital markets.

London Stock Exchange provides debt issuers with an excellent opportunity to access one of the largest pools of capital and to increase the profile of their issue. Issuers can choose to admit securities to trading on the Main Market (EU Regulated Market), the Professional Securities Market (Exchange Regulated Market) or the new International Securities Market (Exchange Regulated Market).

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We are an independent provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors.  We have deep expertise in the areas of risk and performance measurement that is based on more than 40 years of academic research, real-world experience and collaboration with our clients.

Our broad product line supports clients' needs across all major asset classes and provides them with a consistent way of looking at risk and performance from front to middle office.  We have a highly flexible business model that enables clients to select the individual products and services they need and integrate them into their own investment processes and methodologies.

  • Asset owners use our research, data, benchmarks and multi-asset class risk management tools to determine whether the managers they hire are delivering appropriate risk-adjusted returns
  • Chief investment officers use our extensive, high-quality data to develop and test investment strategies.  They also use our models and performance attribution tools to understand the drivers of return in their portfolios
  • Active managers rely on our factor models, data and portfolio construction and optimization tools to build portfolios and keep them aligned with their investment objectives
  • Passive managers use our index data, equity factor models and optimizer to construct their index funds and ETFs
  • Chief risk officers choose our risk management systems to understand, monitor and control risk in the portfolios they are safeguarding

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Verisk Maplecroft helps multinational organisations understand and manage the huge array of political, human rights and environmental risks that can undermine commercial value, damage brand reputation and disrupt global operations and supply chains.

We provide companies with a unique 360° perspective on these issues by combining the world's most comprehensive portfolio of global risk indices with on-the-ground insights, in-depth expert analysis and predictive data covering all key markets and sectors.

This holistic approach to risk enables our clients to map their risk exposure in forensic detail across 150+ issues and 198 countries. It helps them anticipate emerging country risks and supply chain disruptions, and empowers them to make better, business critical decisions based on data and analysis they can trust.

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organisation which believes in creating a world where people and nature thrive. Through a unique mix of open-source science and innovation, real-world solutions, and local-to-global partnerships, our goal is to unlock investment for nature. We are tackling climate change; conserving lands, waters and the ocean at an unprecedented scale; providing food and water sustainably, and helping make cities more sustainable.

WWF is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

Along with conservation projects in river basins across the world, WWF is working to redirect global financial flows into sustainable water projects by providing a variety of innovative financial solutions, and transform corporate water management by promoting water stewardship, use of the Water Risk Filter by companies and investors, and expanded collective action. For more information, panda.org/freshwater


Marketing partner

Eurosif is the leading pan-European sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) membership organisation whose mission is to promote sustainability through European financial markets. Eurosif works as a partnership of Europe-based national Sustainable Investment Fora (SIFs) with the direct support of their network which spans across over 400 Europe-based organisations drawn from the sustainable investment industry value chain.

These organisations include institutional investors, asset managers, financial services, index providers and ESG research and analysis firms totalling over €8 trillion in total assets. Eurosif is also a founding member of the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, the alliance of the largest SIFs around the world.

The main activities of Eurosif are public policy, research and creating platforms for nurturing sustainable investing best practices.


Global Water Intelligence publishes newsletters and reports providing an analysis and strategic data on the international water market. Its flagship publication, the monthly industry journal Global Water Intelligence (GWI), has established itself as the market-leading publication for developers, suppliers, financiers, governments, utilities and municipalities seeking information and analysis on water projects with an element of private sector participation. GWI tracks the bidding status of all new desalination, re-use and public private partnership projects giving you a chance to get involved. Our locally based water and financial journalists bring you every month an in-depth analysis of the industry, market profiles or need to know news stories to keep your business ahead of the competition. If you want to find out more about GWI and our other market intelligence please visit www.globalwaterintel.com. You can sign-up for a free trial of Global Water Intelligence, Water Desalination Report or DesalData.com and read executive summaries of our latest reports.