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Toilet Board Coalition Rallies Global Businesses Around Sanitation Economy

According to the World Health Organization (WTO) 1 in 3 people don’t have access to a clean and safe toilet. The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC), along with LIXIL Group...

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Toilet Board Coalition Rallies Global Businesses Around Sanitation Economy

According to the World Health Organization (WTO) 1 in 3 people don’t have access to a clean and safe toilet. The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC), along with LIXIL Group...

Media Release: Toilet Board Coalition Announces its 2018 Toilet Accelerator Cohort

The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC), the world’s first business-led platform focused on accelerating the Sanitation Economy, has announced its new 2018 Cohort of the Toilet...

Big News: 2018 Toilet Accelerator Cohort

In an announcement made by the Toilet Board Coalition this morning, we were named as one of the 2018 Accelerator Cohort finalists. "These are the inspiring entrepeneurs and new...

Beauty in the Beast

“We have no interest in becoming a business” – I once heard the head of a sanitation organisation tell me. This word “business”, for so long seen as the enemy of social...

The Toilet Accelerator & Safi Sana Story

The Toilet Board Coalition sat down with the Cohort and Mentors of the 2017 Toilet Accelerator to find out a bit more about what they felt were the most valuable learnings in their journey together...

Announcing our new Toilet Accelerator Cohort 2018!

ANNOUNCING THE 2018 TOILET ACCELERATOR COHORT! The new 2018 Toilet Accelerator Cohort and the Toilet Board Coalition Selection Committee highlight the innovative projects we will work on together.

Are smart cities the answer to the urban sanitation crisis?

Cheryl Hicks and Nitin Paranjpe look at how an innovative approach to tackling the urban sanitation crisis – which involves testing the world’s most imaginative solutions – could...

A $62 billion business opportunity is hiding behind India’s toilet troubles

Three years after rolling out the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) campaign, which among other things aims to eradicate open defecation by 2019, India is far from solving its filth problem.

Regulatory reform: stacking the odds in favour of formal sanitation businesses

It is no secret that sanitation is a challenging area for formal businesses to profit from. The use of the term “formal” here is deliberate, and important – so what does it mean?...

The Circular Sanitation Economy - Disruptive Innovation Festival Panel

The Circular Sanitation Economy: The Commercial Case and Economics for the Biological Cycle in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Disruptive Innovation Festival and panel with...

Celebrate World Toilet Week with PSI and Toilet Board Coalition

Did you think how lucky you were today when you used the toilet? You probably didn’t but you should. You often only notice this habitual task when you have an urgent need and a restroom is...

Innovations to combat the spread of cholera in cities

Cholera is a common public health burden in cities across the developing world, and tackling the spread of cholera in low-income communities is of high priority for city authorities. Particularly...

The Circular Sanitation Economy - Faster to Scale

For those who read my occasional blog posts on the Circular Economy, I have been quiet for a while. A little like the sea receding before a tsunami wave, this was because of a huge effort in my role...

The Toilet Accelerator & Sanergy Story

The Toilet Board Coalition sat down with the Cohort and Mentors of the 2017 Toilet Accelerator to find out a bit more about what they felt were the most valuable learnings in their journey together...

The 2017 Toilet Accelerator from the Project Lead Perspective: Sandy Rodger

The Toilet Board Coalition sat down with the Cohort and Mentors of the 2017 Toilet Accelerator to find out a bit more about what they felt were the most valuable learnings in their journey together...

TBC India Round Table

Panel discussion highlighting our SMART SANITATION ECONOMY collaboration with the Pune Municipal Corporation and a focus on Sanitation Economy opportunities in India.

Media Release: New Sanitation Economy presents a multi-billion dollar business opportunity

· According to the Toilet Board Coalition, the Sanitation Economy presents a $US 62 billion opportunity in India alone by 2021, and if embraced, could be a significant part of the...

The Toilet Accelerator & Sanivation Story

The Toilet Board Coalition sat down with the Cohort and Mentors of the 2017 Toilet Accelerator to find out a bit more about what they felt were the most valuable learnings in their journey together...

Introducing the Sanitation Economy

Sanitation is every business’s business. The Sanitation Economy presents vast potential for global economic growth while addressing one of the most urgent grand challenges of our time,...

The Toilet Accelerator & The Biocycle Story

The Toilet Board Coalition sat down with the Cohort and Mentors of the 2017 Toilet Accelerator to find out a bit more about what they felt were the most valuable learnings in their journey together...

Flushing Out Sanitation Market Failures

A third of the world’s population — 2.4 billion people — live without sanitation facilities. Not having access to even a basic toilet exposes millions of men, women, and children to...

2017 Toilet Accelerator Mentor & Cohort Round Table

The 2017 Toilet Accelerator Cohort and Mentors discuss their experience in the Accelerator programme and their insights into the future of the Sanitation sector. On the panel: Sandy Rodger -...

The Toilet Accelerator & Samagra Story

The Toilet Board Coalition sat down with the Cohort and Mentors of the 2017 Toilet Accelerator to find out a bit more about what they felt were the most valuable learnings in their journey together...

IN DEPTH: People Power Processing Organic & Human Waste

Globally, millions live without sanitary toilets and with food and organic wastes rotting in the street. Maxine Perella explains how those health hazards could in fact be resources.

ACCELERATING THE SANITATION ECONOMY: The Fortune in our Toilets

November is a special month in the world of Toilets. Each November we join together with our global stakeholders to shine a spotlight on a very important grand challenge?—?addressing the global...

Join the TBC team!

The Toilet Board Coalition is currently looking to fill three positions in India for a January 2018 start. Applications must be received by 2 November 2017. 

Join us to make safe toilets save lives! - Firmenich CEO Gilbert Ghostine

Firmenich CEO, Gilbert Ghostine, reflects on WBCSD's Council Meeting and the opportunity to present a keynote on how business can be a force for good and a catalyst for the SDGs....

The rise of the sanitation economy: how business can help solve a global crisis

Sanitation economy models promise potential in water efficiency, food security and climate resilience 

Toilet Board Coalition Announces New Chairman, Vice-Chair and Board Appointments

The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC), the world’s first business-led platform focused on accelerating market-based sanitation solutions, has appointed Charlie Beevor, Global Vice-President...

The Quest To Use Big Data And Community Toilets To Create A Model For Building Urban Sanitation

In the Indian city of Pune, tricking out community toilets with Wi-Fi and sensors could be the way to create a modern waste management system and become a “smart sanitation city.”

How we are helping to address the global sanitation crisis

Charlie Beevor, Unilever’s Global VP of Household Cleaning, recently attended World Water Week in Stockholm. Here he explains why and how we are involved, and the particular focus of our...

Pune looks to become world’s first smart sanitation city

The Toilet Board Coalition and Pune Municipal Corporation, India have announced a new collaboration towards making the metropolis the world’s first smart sanitation city.The...

PMC partners with TBC to become ‘Smart Sanitation City’

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has announced that it is collaborating with the Toilet Board Coalition (TBC) to make Pune the first ‘Smart Sanitation City’ in the world. The city...

Pune looks to become world’s first smart sanitation city

The Toilet Board Coalition and Pune Municipal Corporation have announced a new collaboration towards making Pune, India, the world’s first smart sanitation city.The Toilet...

Announcing the Pune Smart Sanitation City Project!

In support of the Indian government’s Swachh Bharat sanitation campaign and Smart Cities initiative, the Toilet Board Coalition (TBC) and the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) announce a new...

Toilets Need More Loving

An even bigger challenge than toilet-building is the lack of ongoing maintenance for the toilets after they have been built

The Developing World Is Turning Its Poop Problem Into A Resource

Waste-management systems in Africa and India could soon outstrip those in the developed world in terms of sustainability and efficiency.

Toilet Board Coalition and Sankalp Forum launch new Challenge for the Sanitation Sector in India

The Toilet Board Coalition partners with Sankalp Forum, creating a call for business solutions challenge for its 2018 Toilet Accelerator India Edition. The partnership aims to identify and showcase...

Join the Toilet Board Coalition at World Water Week this August in Stockholm!

JOIN THE TOILET BOARD COALITION AT SIWI’S WORLD WATER WEEK IN A SPECIAL EVENT ‘BUSINESS APPROACHES TO WASTE TO RESOURCE MODELS’The Toilet Board Coalition, a business led...

LAST CALL for Toilet Accelerator Applications 2018 Cohort?—?Deadline 30 April!

BE A PART OF THE #NEXTBIGTHING!The Toilet Board Coalition is a business platform enabling private sector engagement; connecting large and small companies through their Toilet Accelerator; and...

LIXIL’s SATO toilet finalist in World Changing Ideas Awards

TOKYO – LIXIL Corp., a global manufacturer in housing and building materials, products and services, announced its SATO toilets have been selected as a finalist for Fast...

THE TBC’S TOILET ACCELERATOR SELECTED BY FAST COMPANY 2017 WORLD CHANGING IDEAS AWARDS

Geneva, March 27, 2017 —Fast Company has announced the winners of its premiere World Changing Ideas Awards, which honour businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that offer innovative...

The Firmenich Malodor Control Project

Firmenich is tackling the global sanitation crisis with cutting-edge innovation and expertise, developing breakthrough malodor control technologies to ‘Reinvent the Toilet Experience.’

OFFICIAL OPENING FIRST SAFI SANA FACTORY IN GHANA ON MARCH 15

Dutch-Ghanaian social venture Safi Sana (2017 Toilet Accelerator Cohort) opens first POO POWER FACTORY in Accra- Ashaiman on March 15th, 2017.Ghana’s first ever Poo Power plant...

TOILET SUMMIT NOV. 2016 HIGHLIGHTS REPORT NOW AVAILABLE!

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...

Are For-Profit Toilets The Solution To The Global Sanitation Crisis?

 After six years and many different business models, toilet startup Samagra is gaining traction in India by offering services along with clean facilities—for a fee.

Applying The Circular Economy To Toilets Could Speed Up Global Sanitation

There's a lot of money in people's poop. If the developing world finds ways to harvest it as they add toilets and plumbing, it will be far ahead of us in monetizing an important...

Sanitation in the Circular Economy – or how to better Bazalgette?

London is proud of its sewers. In 1848 and 1853 cholera outbreaks killed 25,000 Londoners, and 1858 was described as the “Great Stink.” The disease was poorly understood, but the smell...

How mobile tech improves global sanitation: Research brief on the Digitization of Sanitation

The mobile phone boom of the last decade has given rise to the often-repeated fact that more people worldwide have access to a phone than to a toilet. The statement is usually meant to be a jarring...

The power of partnerships and mobile to tackle the sanitation gap

On 19 November, World Toilet Day reminded us that 2.4 billion people, or one in three people worldwide, don’t have access to a private and safe toilet. This has a deep social and economic...

Dispatch from the Future of Sanitation - 1st Global Toilet Business Innovation Summit

NOV 23, 2016 By Sarah SmithOn November 15-17 The Toilet Board Coalition hosted the 1st Global Toilet Business, Innovation, and Investment Summit in Mumbai,...

Bringing sanitation to India’s slums

Access to sanitation is a basic human right. Yet tragically, 2.4 billion people lack access to a proper toilet. As part of Unilever’s commitment to addressing the sanitation crisis, through its...

Eight ways to make innovation work for water and sanitation

What are the inventive solutions that will bring access to taps and toilets to millions? Our expert panel share their thoughts 1 | Think beyond waste Innovation can play a massive role...

Meet The Toilet Company That Thinks It Can Fix India's Sanitation Problem

With India’s low rankings on the global sanitation index, a number of companies have cropped up to take on the toilet market – Svadha, a social venture, is one of these.Focused on water...

#NextBigThing

On World Toilet Day 2016 we are proud to release our first film highlighting the transformative power of entrepreneurship - particularly in sanitation. We believe the 2.4bn people in need of improved...

WORLD TOILET DAY 2016: Global Business Summit Flushes Out Growth Opportunities In Sanitation

- 1st Global Toilet Business, Innovation and Investment Summit investigates smart toilets, sanitation in the circular economy, and catalyses new...

World Toilet Day 2016: USAID Announces Partnership with Toilet Board Coalition

Public-private partnerships have significant potential to accelerate progress toward the water and sanitation targets of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. On World Toilet Day (November 19), as...

Kimberly-Clark Renews Commitment To Help Solve Global Sanitation Crisis

Through its Sustainability 2022 efforts, company aims to increase access to clean, safe, sustainable sanitation to 10 million people by 2022 DALLAS, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/...

A Giant Japanese Toilet Company Is Making A Toilet For The 2.5b People Who Lack One

Lixil makes a lot of fancy toilets, but its new SaTo model (part funded by the Gates Foundation) is for places without sewers, where lack of sanitation is causing disease and death.

Smells of Success : Bill Gates & TBC Member Firmenich on tackling malodor

Bill Gates on his experience visiting Toilet Board Coalition Member Firmenich's headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland to learn, and experience, how they are tackling malodor. 

The Poop Guy & Girl Pee Finder

From IT to S-H-I-TMeet India’s unique Poop Guy, Swapnil Chaturvedi—the man who left the American dream behind and returned to India to work in his own words, “from IT to...

Flushed with innovative solutions

As the global sanitation crisis deepens and conversations on how to tackle the situation abound, the city hosted a Global Toilet Business Innovation and Investment Summit with around 200 speakers,...

TBC Announced New Chairman & Board Members

The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC), the world’s first business-led accelerator for market-based sanitation solutions, has appointed Mauricio Troncoso of Kimberly-Clark Corporation as chairman,...

Global Sanitation Business, Innovation & Investment Summit

Celebrate World Toilet Day with us this year in Mumbai, India at the first Business Summit on Sanitation. 

World Water Week Toilet Board Coalition Session

The Business of Sustainable Water & Sanitation for the PoorSunday 28 August, 9-10:30AM StockholmAchieving SDG6, universal access to sanitation and water by 2030, requires a business...

Firmenich and Global Compact Network Switzerland take action for water and sanitation

Geneva, Switzerland, June 1, 2016 – Demonstrating its commitment to sustainability, Firmenich proudly hosted the Global Compact Network Switzerland’s (GCNS) General Assembly, followed by...

Question: What do mobile, circular economy and affordable housing have in common? Answer: New business opportunities for inclusive business in the sanitation sector

"A critical feature of the Toilet Board Coalition is its ability to be entrepreneurial, both in identifying bold challenges and in bringing top minds to the table to help solve them. The true...

First Toilet Business Accelerator Launched in 2016!

In January 2016 The Toilet Board Coalition launched the first corporate accelerator program to facilitate private sector engagement and mentorship to sanitation businesses and entrepreneurs serving...

Corporate ‘Toilet Coalition’ Takes Care of Business of Sanitation

BY MARINA LEYTES, IMPACT ALPHA     MARCH 16, 2016 For the Toilet Board Coalition, a new toilet innovation accelerator, taking care of business is just...

Celebrating World Toilet Day

November 19th, 2015 – The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC) – the world’s first business-led accelerator for market-based sanitation solutions – has appointed Cheryl Hicks as its...

Toilets for 2.4 Billion – the Business Opportunity of the Decade

Triple Pundit - Thursday, Nov 19th, 2015By Cheryl Hicks, Executive Director, Toilet Board CoalitionIt is unacceptable that, in 2015, 1 in 3 people globally do not have access to a safe and...

Kimberly-Clark Takes on Toilet and Sanitation Access

This article was first published by Triple Pundit on November 18th 2015

The Toilet Board Coalition welcomes Cheryl Hicks as first Executive Director

The Toilet Board Coalition is delighted to announce the appointment of Cheryl Hicks as our inaugural Executive Director. Cheryl brings a wealth of invaluable experience to the Toilet Board, with over...

Unilever Helps Lead Coalition To Solve The Global Sanitation Crisis

By Jon Springer, published in FORBES ASIA, on DEC 9, 2014  2.5 billion in the world have inadequate sanitation. For businesses, that’s 2.5 billion opportunities to increase...

World Toilet Day: business steps in to tackle open defecation with affordable toilets

By Tim Smedley, published in THE GUARDIAN on 19 November 2014  One billion people live with no alternative to open defecation, the newly launched Toilet Board Coalition says...

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