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Thirsty planet

 A technician checks a valve before water is pumped into a tanker train. The water will be supplied to the drought-hit city of Chennai in India.
A technician checks a valve before water is pumped into a tanker train. The water will be supplied to the drought-hit city of Chennai in India.

Access to water is a worrisome challenge for people throughout the world. The United Nations’ 2019 world water development report estimates that over 2 billion people live in countries facing high water-availability stress.

What is finance professionals’ role in the planet’s water crisis? They are crucial in helping organisations see opportunities to innovate, manage risks, and contribute to the good of their communities and a sustainable future.

— By Alexis See Tho, an FM magazine associate editor