Untapped Potential

There are 748 million people worldwide who do not have access to safe drinking water, and 2.5 billion who lack access to improved sanitation. Several non-profits and for-profits in Washington state are partnering to increase access to clean water and therefore improve lives globally. These NGOs and companies have contributed to over 2 billion people gaining access to improved drinking water since 1990, and they will continue efforts to help the world reach Sustainable Development Goal 6 by 2030 — ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Global Washington member FSG understands the power of NGO/Business partnerships. Below is an excerpt from a blog titled Untapped Potential written by Arani Kajenthira Grindle, Senior Consultant at FSG, that touches on opportunities around shared value and water.

Shared Value and Water

In conducting our work, we have come to recognize that companies have ample opportunity to influence water access and availability in their relative operational spheres, addressing a clear social challenge in a manner that allows for business returns across all three levels of shared value creation.

Click here to read the full article on FSG’s site.