The Columbia Water Center launched the ESG, Water and Emerging Risks Network (EWER), bringing individuals from the private, public and academic sectors, to define a robust and applicable process for assessing and disclosing water risks, based on pertinent metrics and evolving data sources by:
- Characterizing the blindspots and limitations of ESG frameworks and the resulting water and financial risks.
- Developing data platform solutions to assist disclosures of corporations and their use by the financial community.
- Providing a roadmap to quantify and disclose stewardship efforts and contributions to the SDGs.
- Assessing and addressing the knowledge gap within the corporate and financial communities regarding water risks.