“The Toilet Board Coalition’s work on Sanitation Economy highlights the immense business opportunities of providing universal access to safe sanitation. Smart businesses will recognise that Global Goal 6 needs to be a key part of their growth strategy.”

Paul Polman Chief Executive Officer Unilever

“The continuous improvement of sanitation systems globally is central to the business priorities of Kimberly-Clark. Our work with the Toilet Board Coalition, as a founding member, seeks to accelerate the business opportunities associated with achieving universal access to sanitation, including new ways to optimise value from the system, while unlocking new and renewable resources for our supply chains, and new information about human health and hygiene. We hope that our peers in the global business community will join us in this important work.”

Rishi Dhingra Vice President Global Family Care Brands Kimberly-Clark

“As a catalyst for the Sanitation Economy, the Toilet Board Coalition (TBC) is effectively mobilizing business leaders to tackle one of today’s greatest public health challenges. As a leader in the science of smell with breakthrough malodor control technologies, we are committed to playing a key role in the Sanitation Economy.”

Gilbert Ghostine CEO Firmenich

“As a pioneer in sanitary ware and toilet technology, LIXIL believes everyone should have access to safe sanitation. By considering the Sanitation Economy as a marketplace and integrating this into the core business strategy, companies can unlock unprecedented social change at the same time as tapping into this emerging business opportunity.”

Kinya Seto President and CEO LIXIL Group Corporation

“Tata Trusts has participated in a robust manner in the planning and implementation of the Government of India's country-wide Swachh Bharat Mission. We are witnessing every day how communities benefit when governments, philanthropies, corporates, and innovators work together. This is a unique model which needs whole-hearted support, and is worthy of emulation.”

R Venkataramanan Managing Trustee of Tata Trusts TATA Trusts

“Veolia is committed to fully leverage our skills, know-how and business network to lead to the needed scaling up of local entrepreneurial initiatives to reach the shared ambition of accelerating the Sanitation Economy and bringing a major contribution in tackling the sanitation crisis."

Laurent Auguste Senior Executive Vice President Development Innovation & Markets Veolia
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Founded in 2014, the TBC is a unique business-led partnership with the ambition to address the global sanitation crisis by accelerating the Sanitation Economy. The TBC is enabling private sector engagement; connecting large and small companies; and ensuring close collaboration between private, public and non-profit sectors with the common goal to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6), universal access to sanitation.

The TBC runs the Toilet Accelerator, the world’s 1st accelerator programme dedicated to sanitation entrepreneurs in low-income markets.

The members of the Toilet Board Coalition believe that accelerating the Sanitation Economy will deliver significant impact to business and society. 

Our Goal

To catalyse a robust business sector delivering universal access to sanitation.

Our Mission

To accelerate business solutions that deliver sanitation at scale by innovating at the social, economic and organisational levels.

Meet the coalition members


Charlie Beevor Global Vice President, Household Cleaning Brands at Unilever, TBC Chairman
Dr. Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat Global Head of Sustainability, Firmenich, TBC Vice-Chair
Cheryl Hicks TBC Executive Director & CEO
Jon Lane Former head of the WSSCC, TBC Vice-Chair

Steering Committee Members

Pascale Guiffant Sustainable Development & Reputation Deputy Director, TBC Independent Director
Rohit Pathak Global Brand Director, Domestos at Unilever
Jin Song Montesano Chief Public Affairs Officer (CPAO) LIXIL Corporation
Prabhat Pani Project Director - Tata Water Mission, Tata Trusts
Neil Macleod Former Head of Water and Sanitation of the eThekwini Municipality, Durban S. Africa, TBC Independent Director
Virgilio Rivera Managing Director, Ayala, President of Manila Water, TBC Independent Director
Simon Bibby WASH Adviser at DFID
Portia Persley Deputy Director, E3 Bureau/Water Office at USAID
Jenny Lewis Vice President, Foundation at Kimberly-Clark
Lu Shen Senior Urban Development Specialist at Asian Development Bank
Rajeev Kher Founder of Saraplast Pvt Ltd, TBC Independent Director
Rishi Dhingra Global Sector Leader, VP, Global Family Care at Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Laurent Auguste Laurent Auguste, Senior Executive Vice President Development Innovation & Markets, Veolia

Partnership Council Members

Sarah d'Arbeloff Global Technology Business Development at Firmenich
Olivier Crespi Reghizzi Project Manager Water and Sanitation Division at AFD
David Shimkus Programme Director at Global Sanitation Fund
Erik Harvey Head Programme Support Unit at WaterAid
Jonathan Hague Vice President R&D Homecare Discover at Unilever
Lewis Temple Chief Executive Officer BRAC UK at BRAC
Lizette Burgers Senior Advisor Water & Sanitation Section at Unicef
Alexis Morcrette Head of Innovation and Consumer Needs at Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor
Pete Dulcamara Vice President Corporate Research & Engineering at Kimberly-Clark
Sophie Tremolet Senior Economist at World Bank
Val Curtis Director of the Environmental Health Group at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
K. Jawaharlal Director at Confederation of Indian Industry
Daigo Ishiyama Director of Global Product Design and Development, SATO at LIXIL Corporation
John Sauer Senior Technical Advisor of WASH programs at Population Services International
Jay Bhagwan Executive Manager: Water Use and Waste Management Water Research Commission

Previous chairmen

Jean-Laurent Ingles General manager of Unilever Vietnam, Honorary & Founding Chairman of the Toilet Board Coalition
Madhusudhan Rao Global EVP at Unilever, 2015-2016 Chairman of the Toilet Board Coalition
Mauricio Troncoso Former Vice President & Managing Director Western Europe at Kimberly-Clark, 2016-2017 TBC Chairman

Secretariat Team

Cheryl Hicks Executive Director & CEO
Sandy Rodger Chief Operations Officer
Venugopal Gupta Director Accelerator Programme India
Sunil Agarwal Director Pune Smart Sanitation City Project
Floriane Goy Accounting & Administrative Manager
Alexandra Knezovich Programme & Communications Manager
Claire Balbo Accelerator & Pipeline Manager
Kelsey McWilliams Strategic Projects - India & Impact Reporting
Jasmine Burton Interim Communications Manager & Associate Manager of Programmes
Michael TS Lindenmayer Smart Sanitation & Digital Health Co-Lead
James Dornan Sanitation Economy Specialist


BCCC Administrative Partner
GSMA Pipeline Partner
Intellecap Event Partner
Impact Hub Administrative Partner
Mullenlowe Salt Media Partner
Salesforce Administrative Partner
Global Citizen Media Partner
The Water Network Media Partner
SuSanA Pipeline & Media Partner
CEWAS Pipeline Partner
Waterforeveryone Media Partner
ANDE Network Partner
Waterpreneurs Network Partner
Wash4Work Network Partner
Corporate & Tax Advisors Administrative Partner
Global Handwashing Partnership Network Partner
Ethical Markets Media Partner
WIPO Network Partner

"Every member of the Toilet Board Coalition has different backgrounds and skills, but we all share two things: a determination to develop innovative solutions to the sanitation crisis and an unequivocal belief that there is a clear role for businesses to play in creating these and taking them to scale."

Jean Laurent Ingles,
General Manager of Unilever Vietnam and Honorary Chairman of the Toilet Board Coalition

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