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Debra Tan

China Water Risk

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Tan heads CWR, a non-profit that aims to “mainstream” water and climate risks into financial decision-making and corporate strategies. She built CWR from an idea into a 'go-to' resource and a leader in the global climate water risk conversation. Today, CWR works with government-related bodies, corporates and financial institutions. Reports she has curated and written have been considered ground-breaking and instrumental in understanding not just China's but future global water challenges; they are cited by IGOs, financial research and mainstream media. Tan is published in environmental policy journals and sits on various committees including those of CDP, CDSB, global corporates and the judging panel of the UNPRI awards. She is a prolific speaker at water, investor & industry conferences as well as policy & academic forums. Previously, she spent over a decade in finance as a chartered accountant and investment banker. She spends her spare time exploring Himalayan glaciers.