WaterEquity's investments have positive, multifold social impact.

The impact of water and sanitation drives economic growth, supports healthy communities and ecosystems, enhances resilience to climate change, and promotes gender equality.

Enabling Growth. Scaling Impact.

WaterEquity’s investments target sustainable returns with high credit quality and social impact organized around the following components: 

WATER AND SANITATION

2.1M

people reached with safe water and sanitation

EXPANDING FINANCIAL INCLUSION

430K

microloans to low-income consumers

GENDER EQUALITY

98%

of individuals directly supported by our investments are women

Measuring Impact

WaterEquity follows industry best practices for measuring impact, including IRIS+, the Impact Management Project, Impact Frontiers, and the IFC Operating Principles for Impact Management. WaterEquity integrates impact measurement into every stage of its funds’ investment cycles. From pre-screening through Investment Committee approval, WaterEquity evaluates the impact of every investment across multiple dimensions to assess its fit with that fund’s impact objective and to determine impact projections.

Water and sanitation are key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The positive impact of water and sanitation connects these global goals by driving economic growth, supporting healthy communities and ecosystems, enhancing resilience to climate change, and promoting gender equality. We cannot achieve any individual SDG without also ensuring access to safe water and sanitation for all.

“Niagara Bottling is proud to be a contributing partner and foundational investor in WaterEquity. By supporting the sustainable growth of water and sanitation enterprises in emerging markets, we are accelerating an end to the global water crisis for hundreds of millions of women, children, and men.”

– Kristen C. Venick, Director of Corporate Giving, Niagara Bottling