The Benefits of Smart Sanitation on a Global Level

The Chief Operating Officer of the The Toilet Board Coalition sat down with Mediaplanet to discusses the underdiscussed gloabl sanitation crisis. 

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The Benefits of Smart Sanitation on a Global Level

The Chief Operating Officer of the The Toilet Board Coalition sat down with Mediaplanet to discusses the underdiscussed gloabl sanitation crisis. 

The Hidden Potential of Toilets

Could we be flushing valuable resources down the toilet? The Toilet Board takes a look at the opportunities for business and sanitation lurking where no one has looked.

The European Space Agency and the Toilet Board Coalition partner to leverage space technologies to accelerate the Sanitation Economy in developing markets

We are proud to announce our new Strategic Project partnership with the European Space Agency - ESA and the Toilet Board Coalition partner to leverage space technologies to accelerate the Sanitation...

Veolia joins the Toilet Board Coalition bringing expertise on Circular Sanitation & Smart City Business Solutions

The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC), the world's first business-led platform focused on accelerating the Sanitation Economy, welcomes Veolia, global leader in optimised resource management, to its...

Attracting Investment and Talent in India’s Sanitation Sector: Takeaways from Mumbai Apr 18 Roundtable

The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC) and Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group convened key stakeholders in India’s sanitation sector on 23rd April, 2018 in Mumbai, India. The roundtable discussion was...

MOBILE SOLUTIONS FOR SANITATION: REMOVING BARRIERS TO SHARING OF PUBLIC TOILETS

Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Peer-to-peer (P2P) business models such as these...

5 ways the Fourth Industrial Revolution could end water insecurity

The global water and sanitation crisis is not a new story. Each World Water Day we review the sobering statistics with which we are becoming all too familiar: the expected 40% gap in global water...

Toilet Board Coalition Sankalp Highlights

As the Accelerator Manager at the Toilet Board Coalition, I attended the Sankalp Africa Forum, Nairobi, 1-2 March 2018. Sankalp brings together entrepreneurs, investors, corporates...

LIXIL to Provide UN-Habitat with Sanitation Facilities for Kalobeyei Refugee Settlement

Tokyo, Japan – LIXIL Corporation (LIXIL), a global leader in the housing and buildings industry, announced today it has been awarded a contract by UN-Habitat to provide its Green Toilet System...

CEO Leadership on the Global Sanitation Crisis: Action Agenda for the Sanitation Economy Set in Davos

As world leaders gathered to discuss economic, social and political agendas at the recent World Economic Forum, a group of business leaders met to develop an Action Agenda to address the global...

Davos Media Release: Global CEOs support new Action Agenda for the Sanitation Economy

Toilet Board Coalition’s ecosystem development work in the multibillion dollar Sanitation Economy draws CEO supportUnilever, LIXIL Corporation, Kimberly-Clark, TATA Trusts and Firmenich CEOs...

ISO Focus: The Troubling Talk of Toilets

The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC), based in Geneva, Switzerland, is catalysing on the new vision of “the sanitation economy” – a new business-led approach that creates an ecosystem...

The Sanitation Economy: The New Economy Set to Tackle SDG 6.2

The news often reports the desperate lack of access to safe sanitation faced by a staggering 2.3 billion people globally. Around the world, one in three people still lacks access to a toilet, and...

The Hidden Potential of Toilets

Could we be flushing valuable resources down the toilet? The Toilet Board takes a look at the opportunities for business and sanitation lurking where no one has looked.

Fixing The World’s Sanitation Is A Big Business Opportunity

In the world of impact capitalism, opportunities don’t come much bigger than sanitation. More than 2 billion people go without the dignity of a decent daily toilet; two-thirds of the...

This futuristic toilet could save lives – and it’s closer than you think

North Carolina could one day be known as the birthplace of a futuristic toilet that can convert human waste into water, a puff of smoke and a dusting of ashes.Scientists at RTI International and Duke...

A Call to Action for Global Businesses to Accelerate the Sanitation Economy

The Sanitation Economy - by Charlie Beevor & Cheryl Hicks21 November 2017, Pune India: On World Toilet Day, we have launched our call to action for our fellow global business leaders to join...

Where there’s muck

Learning how to master effluent is becoming a surefire way to make a financial splash. Some 80 percent of the world’s wastewater goes untreated, causing health and other societal problems....

On World Toilet Day, UN Highlights Human Rights Challenge for SDG Target 6.2

19 November 2017: The UN, governments and civil society observed World Toilet Day 2017, with messages focused on the theme, ‘Toilets and Wastewater,’ which stressed the need for safe...

Designing For People, Not Problems, Will Help Us Tackle The Global Sanitation Crisis

Toilets have transformed the way we live today. From health, to safety, to convenience - being able to access a toilet from the comfort of our own home no longer seems like a luxury. That’s why...

There’s big business in solving India’s toilet crisis

Sanitation facilities in India are super bad. And because of that, there’s a $62B market for global and local companies to help fix the problem.According to the Toilet Board...

Circular ideas can improve sanitation

New research reveals that adopting circular economy principles could lead to improved sanitation products and services for communities worldwide.Today is World Toilet Day, and...

Enabling the private sector to provide affordable sanitation services in Bangladesh

Utilities and local governments struggle to deliver safely managed sanitation to residents at the scale required to serve everyone in the city.Sanitation SMEs have a critical role to play in helping...

World Toilet Day 2017: Where does our poo go? Looking at wastewater through the lens of the Circular Sanitation Economy

November is a special month in the world of Toilets. Each November global stakeholders come together to shine a spotlight on a very important grand challenge – addressing the global sanitation...

On World Toilet Day, Human Waste Makes a Comeback

“Flush and forget.”“Out of sight, out of mind.”With the invention of sewered sanitation, this has been the attitude of many of us to our wastewater. Since the health of our...

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...

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