The unique approach of the Toilet Board Coalition
This brochure presents an open door into the unique approach of the Toilet Board Coalition, our business case, business view, and business opportunities in delivering sustainable sanitation to all - including messages from our Inaugural Chairman and Executive Director, our vision and mission, an introduction to our newly launched Toilet Accelerator and 2016 cohort, our theory of change and future outlook.
This report presents invaluable insights from the first year of the Toilet Board Coalition, including an overview of the TBC's current sanitation initiatives, learnings for organisations co-creating market-based projects and lessons for groups working towards combined social and business objectives.
This report focuses on understanding how new technologies and future sanitation models may be harnessed to accelerate the goal of increasing access to affordable, hygienic, economically and environmentally sustainable sanitation.
Sustainable sanitation solutions need to take both infrastructure – the hardware – and cultural barriers and behaviour – the software – into account. This report is about developing demand propositions for sanitation marketing – pulling people towards wanting a toilet in their homes. It’s about understanding the triggers, motivators and barriers to move from open defecation or a shared community toilet, to buying, installing and using a toilet at home. Using the Evo-Eco Model, created by Bob Aunger and Val Curtis of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Unilever’s 5 Levers of Change, the report features nine propositions and some creative ideas to bring them to life.
A number of market-based sanitation models have emerged in rural and urban areas to address the sanitation crisis, serving the Base of the Pyramid in a sustainable manner by offering improved solutions at a price that the poor are willing and able to pay. This report analyses two models that combine an aspirational value proposition for low-income families and a strong potential for financial sustainability: a) projects that facilitate the creation of a local, sanitation market in rural areas and b) enterprises servicing home mobile toilets in urban areas.
In 2016 the Toilet Board Coalition ran a Feasibility Study to explore the potential role of Sanitation in the Circular Economy. The following questions were at the centre of our inquiry:
- Are there products or materials of value being upcycled from toilet resources?
- Are there scalable business models to deliver sustainable supply of these products to the market?
- Is there commercial interest and demand from large industrial operations to become buyers into the system?
This paper presents the findings of our study in the form of a thought piece on the topic of sanitation in the Circular Economy. Our intent is to present a number of business opportunity spaces, where we believe that value has been left on the table and customer needs unmet, which we recommend are to be explored further in the decade ahead.
In 2016 the Toilet Board Coalition ran a Feasibility Study to explore the potential role of mobile and digital applications to drive efficiencies and consumer demand in sanitation business models operating in low-income markets. The following questions were at the centre of our inquiry:
- How are sanitation businesses operating in low-income markets using mobile and digital applications in their businesses today?
- How are sanitation businesses and entrepreneurs thinking about next generation opportunities for mobile and digital applications for their businesses in the future?
- What is needed to build the ecosystem for the digitisation of sanitation for the low income markets?
Is there commercial interest and demand from large industrial operations to become buyers and investors into the system?
This paper presents the findings of our study in the form of a thought piece on the topic of the digitisation of sanitation for all. Our intent is to present a number of business opportunity spaces, where we believe that value has been left on the table and customer needs unmet, to be explored further in the decade ahead.
It was a special honour to host over 250 leading businesses and stakeholders this past November in Mumbai at the Global Toilet Business Innovation and Investment Summit. We have ventured to capture the energy in the room in a brief report sharing the highlights and themes throughout the three days, Nov 15-17 2016.
Please take a moment to take a look and discover the inspiring businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem enablers accelerating THE BUSINESS OF SANITATION FOR ALL!
This report provides an overview of how, if current trends continue, the world will not meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target on sanitation. MDG 7c calls on countries to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. The report examines how access to improved sanitation facilities has a positive impact on other MDGs. It also takes a detailed look at how the lack of access to improved sanitation keeps people trapped in a cycle of poor health.
Everyone deserves the privacy, health benefits and dignity of a safe toilet, but this is especially true of women, who are often the most vulnerable to the effects of poor sanitation. This report examines how the lack of access to improved sanitation impacts women and girls – from dropping out of school with the onset of menstruation, which in turn impacts their economic prospects, to risking attack when they go out to defecate at night.
This report surveys emerging sanitation solutions, especially from the perspective of sanitation as a business. Having done a horizon scan of 41 approaches drawn from countries in Africa, Asia, South East Asia and Latin America, the writers selected 19 to feature in the report. These were chosen either because they used an interesting approach to demand creation or they demonstrated that they can have an impact on a large scale.
Cii, in advance of their National CSR Summit has produced a background paper highlighting approaches and applications towards effective CSR innovations.
Behaviour change has become a hot topic. We describe a new approach, Behaviour Centred Design (BCD), which encompasses a theory of change, a suite of behavioural determinants and a programme design process.
POOR SANITATION COST THE WORLD US$222.9 BILLION IN 2015