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Liquid Assets: Impact Investing in the Water Sector

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Liquid Assets: Water is a hot issue in investing circles these days. Once considered a free natural resource, water is increasingly a focus for finance and speculation—hardly surprising in a world where water stress is a reality, global demand for water is on the increase and investment in water-related infrastructure is urgently needed.

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Funding Water and Sanitation Business at the Bottom of the Pyramid

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The global water and sanitation crisis claims more than 3 million lives every year, mostly in communities at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid. But what can impact investors do to help? Guest blogger Katie Bessert reports on research into new ways to fund SMEs in the water and sanitation sector.

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Banka BioLoo: One Woman-led Business Wins with Sanitation Solutions

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Sanitation facilities in India are alarmingly poor with over 600 million people—half of India’s population—having no access to toilets. People are forced to defecate in the open and this poses health hazards and leads to water contamination across the country. Banka BioLoo is a prize-winning social enterprise set to change all that.

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CLEAN DEALS: SANITATION SECTOR ACTIVITY ON MAXIMPACT

Sanitation may not be the most glamorous part of the social benefit sector but it’s potentially big business: Current estimates value the market for products and services at $80 billion over ten years. With this incentive, businesses are starting to take up the sanitation challenge. Several of the most promising innovators are listed on Maximpact today.

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