Waterpreneurs operates within a hybrid governance model:
- A limited liability company (LLC) offering consulting services.
- A nonprofit association essentially designing and standardizing the “Innovate 4 Water” marketplace series for acceleration of deployment
All profits generated by the LLC are reinvested in social purpose projects through the association.
Waterpreneurs aims to help solve the problems raised by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on the water nexus, human rights, security and peace. Waterpreneurs acts as a catalyst and mobilises versatile expertise and a global network of influential key stakeholders to accelerate collaborations between existing platforms and scale-up impact in the water nexus, at a local and global scale.
Access to basic services in the water nexus, leaving no one behind;Local responsible market-based organisations at the heart of sustainable development;Impact investing as a part of the solution to solve global problems;Global alliances and platforms collaborating for acceleration of impact.
Focus on the water nexus, human rights, security and peace.
Catalyst: fostering interactions between global and local players from the private sector, the public sector and the civil society to create opportunities and attract finance for innovative impactful local solutions.
Multiplier: Waterpreneurs approach is systemic and creates local peer-to-peer interactions for global impact. This is achieved via a multi-stakeholder approach leading to the development of local clusters of solution providers who deliver impact in natural and human ecosystems
Innovate 4 Water
"Innovate 4 Water" marketplaces bring together key water nexus stakeholders, such as large and small-scale private and public service providers, youth and women entrepreneurs, impact investors, governmental and non-governmental organizations, UN agencies, incubators, and accelerators, to build dynamic local ecosystems who can channel responsible finance towards job creation in impactful solutions, thus contributing to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Find out more about Innovate 4 Water here.
Joint the Water Nexus Network
Publications by Waterpreneurs
- White Paper // Impact Investing for Water - Innovative Finance for Scaling-up “Water, Sanitation and Hygiene” (WASH) Market-based Solutions
Address: Waterpreneurs is hosted at Impact Hub Geneva; 1 rue Fendt - 1201 Geneva - Switzerland