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World Water Day – An opportunity, also for investors (infographic)

World Water Day brings together governments, companies and individuals around the world to celebrate water and promote awareness of the global water crisis. The 2021 edition focuses on the value of water – for households, culture, agriculture, business and the natural environment.

What can investors do? They can integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations across their investments; act as good stewards; support responsible business conduct; and help promote awareness of what can be done in achieving a more sustainable world

Our infographic highlights the importance of water and the diverse and resilient opportunities that investing in water presents [1].

Infographic showing that less than 1% of water is potable and accessible, less than 2.75% of the water on earth is fresh water. 3 billion people worldwide lack basic handwashing facilities at home and 61% is the proportion of the funding gap in some countries for achieving water and sanitation targets.

[1] To learn more about BNP Paribas Asset Management investment solutions that seek to address the water crisis, visit your local BNPP AM website.

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