Realizing an untapped opportunity.
A clear market opportunity aligns with an elemental human need. We are working to bridge the financing gap that separates 1 in 10 people from safe water, and 1 in 4 from sanitation.1
Fund management excellence.
Proven capability in emerging markets.
Today, 1 in 10 people—771 million—around the world lack access to safe water, and 1 in 4 people—1.7 billion—lack access to a toilet.1
Lack of financing is the key barrier preventing individuals from securing safe water or sanitation, and the infrastructure necessary to deliver it. Economists estimate there is a $1 trillion market opportunity for providing water and sanitation services to all people worldwide by 2030. 2
Our goal at WaterEquity has always been to build a sustainable, global capital market for safe water and sanitation that will directly reach those in need. There are two ways we believe, as an organization, the global capital markets can help solve this crisis. Addressing both solutions will allow us to make a huge impact.
Our Areas of Investment:
Our Investment Strategy
WaterEquity’s investment strategy is built upon the following fundamentals:
"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. The current investment fund – WCIF3 – will help empower millions around the globe to participate in ending the water crisis."
– Anne M. Finucane, Vice Chairman, Bank of America