WaterEquity puts capital to work to deliver universal access to safe water and sanitation.
A massive demand for safe water and sanitation exists among people living in poverty. Lack of affordable financing is the key barrier.
We believe that each person is equally worthy despite the cruel fact not all are equally valued.
A clear market opportunity aligns with an elemental human need. We are working to bridge the financing gap that separates
1 in 9 people from safe water,
and 1 in 3 from sanitation.1
Access to safe water reduces inequality and promotes economic development. Time spent gathering water accounts for an estimated 24 billion USD in lost economic opportunity each year.2
With safe water and sanitation, women can participate fully in economic activity. When all women work, global GDP is projected to rise by 28 trillion USD.3
For investors who believe markets can deliver financial returns while solving social challenges.
WaterEquity’s funds invest in a portfolio of financial institutions and enterprises in emerging markets—enabling them to scale, meet increasing market demand, and deliver access to safe water and sanitation.
See our Impact.
Water and sanitation investments deliver profound returns.
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Equal parts fund management excellence and proven capability in emerging markets.
The next hot investment is water: More than two billion people don’t have access to clean water or sanitation. Why can’t the market fix that?
"By 2050, one in four people will be living in a country affected by severe water shortages."
– United Nations
"Development in the 21st century needs to be about financing, not just pledges and giving."
– Judy Rodin, former President, Rockefeller Foundation
"The water management, supply & sanitation sector is currently financing only 15% of its needs."
– World Bank / UNICEF
"Between 55 to 68 percent of formal small and medium enterprises in emerging markets are either unserved or underserved by financial institutions."
– World Bank
"By 2030, under current water management and pricing regimes, water demand will exceed supply by about 40%."
– World Bank
"The water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation) as announced by the World Economic Forum, January 2017."
– Global Risks 2017 Report. World Economic Forum, 2017