Food & Water
As weather continues to swing outside of its historical pendulum, it’s harder and harder to plan for both large and small agriculture. It is also more difficult for all businesses attached to the agricultural industry to project earnings.
Financial strategy is inextricably bound with natural resources. As serious as financial debt can be, environmental debt is especially threatening because it’s impact and debt is often irreconcilable. In 2011, The World Economic Forum released a report indicating that water scarcity was the number two threat to the world’s financial health, just behind financial market instability as number one. As glaciers and snow at high altitudes disappear due to warmer weather, less fresh water flows down to watersheds. Water is needed for survival, agriculture and energy.