SELECTING RESPONSIBLE WATER & SANITATION ENTREPRENEURS AND INVESTORS
Verification of integrity, accountability and human rights.
Evaluation of innovative responsible and sustainable business models.
Due diligence on local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Assessment of in-country water governance.
Based on practices of shared value creation, collaborative economy and social entrepreneurship, Waterpreneurs connects local entrepreneurs that have sustainable solutions for access to safe water and sanitation with impact investors, who can finance the scaling-up of their activities.
We identify established and mature market-based WASH entrepreneurs and projects, all over the world – currently a portfolio of 350+ SMEs;
We perform a preliminary due diligence:
Human rights check
Business model evaluation
Ecosystem due diligence
We support the most promising entrepreneurial projects to access capital through combining debt, equity and soft loans from public funds and private impact investing funds.
Beyond financial sustainability, compliance with human rights criteria is necessary to ensure positive social and environmental impact.
Market survey analysing 150 organisations from around the world. Objective: identify investment opportunities in the water nexus sector. This market survey has been incorporated in Waterpreneurs white paper: ”Innovative finance for water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH) market-based solutions” This white paper aims at being a tool for: • Impact investors who want to improve their understanding of the current state of the sector • Market-based entrepreneurs in the water nexus sector to gain visibil
Online training on the issues and opportunities related to the private sector involvement in urban water and sanitation delivery. This training emphasizes the crucial importance to respect human rights to water and sanitation.
Country assessments (Mali and Nigeria) of “water nexus” governance, in humanitarian context, using a combination of the OECD 12 governance principles and the IRC-Agenda for Change 9 systemic building blocks methodology, analysing all the key dimensions of governance, namely; legal framework, political leadership, infrastructure, transversal and integrated resource management, planning, finance, monitoring, accountability, learning and participation.
Help design an improved framework of key indicators (KPIs) to enhance the performance of WIPO GREEN and drive its evolution to its next level of maturity and impact. Analysed current situation taking into consideration key WIPO GREEN strategic documents, WIPO’s mandate and its current resources. Organised a brainstorming workshop with the WIPO GREEN team on WG’s current needs. Analysed options and make recommendations.
Training about the business and human rights to water and sanitation approach.
Promoted the Solar Impulse World Alliance objective to identify SDG6 potential innovations which could be selected as part of the World Alliance ‘1000 labeled solutions’.
Article about integrity management in the water nexus. “Enhancing and maintaining water integrity: the role investors can play”
Methodology to evaluate the contribution of social businesses to the SDGs - Selection of Indicators for SDG6. The Cerise SDG tool has been developed with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. https://cerise-spm.org/sbs/