WaterEquity taps into the power of global capital markets to create a solution that can tackle the scale of the global water crisis. Through the combination of catalytic philanthropy and social impact investments, WaterEquity scales a solution that accelerates access to safe water and sanitation for the world’s poor. Better yet, it engages those in the water crisis to help solve the crisis, creating a solution that not only sustains, but transforms lives.
Building on Water.org’s years of experience and proven impact through WaterCredit, WaterEquity identifies investment-ready enterprises able to serve the water and sanitation needs of the world’s poor. This pipeline of potential investments may include microfinance institutions, product manufacturers and water utilities.
WaterEquity will connect social impact investors with enterprises that have the potential to reach hundreds of millions of people who lack access to safe water and sanitation.
Deploy millions in social investment capital to enterprises serving the water and sanitation needs of the world’s poor. As an example, an investment in a WaterEquity fund enables us to provide debt capital to microfinance institutions providing small and affordable loans to poor households helping them connect to piped water networks or install a toilet in their homes.
The capital is spread over multiple geographies, business models, and market segments. This allows for expanded impact while diversifying the exposure of the overall portfolio.
We use the generally-accepted performance metrics for impact investing established by IRIS. These help measure social, environmental, and financial performance as we report back to investors.
Catalytic philanthropy can be a powerful tool for correcting market failures. But to amplify its impact, we must tap into additional sources of capital for those enterprises that are poised to scale water and sanitation solutions. WaterEquity will deliver this new capital, empowering millions more people to secure these services than philanthropy alone.
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WaterCredit Investment Fund 3 (WCIF3) is projected to provide safe water and sanitation solutions to 4.6 million people over 7 years. And generate a positive financial return for investors.