Hennes & Mauritz / World Wide Fund for Nature

#SIWISofa: Water, Sustainable business and China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Wednesday 30 August | 10.00-10.30 | Room: Exhibition Hall
China's OBOR/ BRI expansion plan

In the new Chinese international business expansion strategy Belt and Road Initative (BRI), Chinas’ textile industry and water policy faces a paradox, needing to expand business and develop more sustainable practises on national and global level. WWF expects increased environmental pressure on water in all BRI related areas. National policy changes supported by BRI will grow China’s big business connections, for example it may have impact on H&M supply chain. As water stewardship champions are raising the bar on industry transformation and work in collective action with decision makers, we examine the opportunities for harnessing BRI for global impact reduction.