Analysis
December 2021

Financial Implications of Addressing Water-Related Externalities in the Meat Sector

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Jenna Stewart, Paul Reig, Kirsten James, Virginie Galas, Murray Birt, Krithika Ekambaram, and Gyanendra-P Jaiswal
Originally published by
Ceres

Ceres, with insights from the Valuing Water Finance Task Force and Investor Working Group, collaborated with water risk consultant Bluerisk, sustainability intelligence provider S&P Global Sustainable, and the asset manager DWS Group to estimate the financial materiality of addressing water externalities for three companies in the packaged meat industry. This guide aims to inform investors interested in understanding the financial materiality of addressing water-related externalities in the packaged meat industry, applying the proposed methods to other portfolio companies in the packaged meat or other industries, and using the results to inform their engagements with companies on water.

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March 2022
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Samantha Fahrbach, Andre Fourie, Naabia Ofosu-Amaah, Kari Vigerstol, Paul Reig, and Ross Hamilton
Analysis
December 2021
by
Jenna Stewart, Paul Reig, Kirsten James, Virginie Galas, Murray Birt, Janamejay Kumar, and Gyanendra-P Jaiswal
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May 2021
by
Paul Reig, Tien Shiao, Kari Vigerstol, Christina Copeland, Alexis Morgan, Colin Strong, Ross Hamilton, Rylan Dobson, and Sara Walker