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 funds have deployed more than $140 million in capital towards solving the water and sanitation crisis.

WaterEquity stands apart from other asset managers in the impact investment space because of our knowledge of the water and sanitation space, and our deep financial experience. Our Investment Management team is comprised of individuals with decades of banking, financial institution, and microfinance experience and an unparalleled understanding of the water and sanitation sector. This unique combination of expertise in financial services and water and sanitation enables WaterEquity to identify investment opportunities with an  attractive mix of risk-adjusted financial returns, social returns, and water and sanitation impact.



people reached with safe water and sanitation



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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.

Representative Investors

“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

“Access to safe water is integral to helping the global economy move forward. Our investment in WaterEquity is an example of how Bank of America is able to deploy capital to support innovative, scalable solutions that address global challenges.”

– Anne M. Finucane, Bank of America Vice Chairman