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Water makes mark in investors’ minds

As the demand for water rises across many sectors and the potential for strained supply increases, its perceived value is rising to a level more in line with its great economic and political importance. As a result, investors are taking steps to measure water risk in their portfolios and engage with companies to promote responsible stewardship.

CalSTRS CIO backs long-haul investment

The investment community’s obsession with short-term earnings is detrimental but convincing investors to back the slow, patient money is a tough sell, according to the CIO of one of the largest US pension funds, Chris Ailman, speaking at the annual SASB conference.