WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) & Waste Management

Top 10 Impact Investment Ideas

Join us on 18 November 2021 at 3 – 4 PM as we unveil 10 Impact Investment Ideas in the WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) & Waste Management sector

What to expect:

  • Listen to industry impact leaders and their expertise from the WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) & Waste Management Impact community
  • Future trends & opportunities
  • Top 10 For-Profit business ideas that can attract impact Investments
  • How India can achieve Goal-6 of UNSDGs
  • Innovative ideas to create a profitable startup and spread impact
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Immense progress has been made in increasing access to clean drinking water and sanitation in India but more needs to be done.

  • Joint monitoring programme (JMP) on water, sanitation and hygiene by the World Health Organization and UNICEF released July 1, 2021 stated that at least 15 percent of the total population in India defecates in the open.
  • India generates 62 million tonnes of waste every year, of which less than 60% is collected and around 15% processed.
  • 77% of waste is disposed of in open dumps, 18% is composted and just 5% is recycled
  • 19% of world’s people without access to clean water live in India
  • More than 50% of the population has no access to safe drinking water and about 200,000 people die every year for lack of access to safe water.
  • It is estimated that waterborne diseases have an economic burden of approximately USD 600 million a year in India.

    The Impact leaders from the WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) & Waste Management community with their experience in the sector have come together to solve these problems for India by unveiling the top 10 Impact Investment ideas that will dictate the decade and help India achieve Goal-6 of the UNSDGs. The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s SDG Index Report 2019 places India at a rank of 115 out of 162 countries. 

    SDG 6—ensuring inclusive access to clean water and sanitation facilities is of paramount importance as it is  closely associated with a) health, in terms of water-borne infections and hygiene-related diseases; b) food security, for access to irrigation facilities; and c) livelihoods for millions of people across the globe, especially in the developing world. 

    COVID-19 has demonstrated the critical importance of sanitation, hygiene and adequate access to clean water for preventing and containing diseases. The ideas to be unveiled hold the key to achieve high standards in these areas. 

    The envisaged long-term impact is the integration of these impact ideas into  state investment agendas and impact policies for SDGs, generation of employment  opportunities and galvanization of the impact start-up ecosystem.

    Join us at this exciting session and interact with our IFP leaders to invest for a sustainable future and get ahead in the Indian Impact Revolution. See you at the event!

    How to Join us:

    The Log-In Link for the webinar will be emailed to you after registration. You are further requested to login a few minutes prior to the scheduled start of the event.

    Webinar Details:
    Date: 18 November 2021
    Time: 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm IST
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    Impact Leaders

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    Abhinav Akhilesh

    KPMG

    Abhinav Akhilesh

    KPMG

    Abhinav Akhilesh is a Partner with KPMG in India, leading their WASH and Social & Rural Development practices. He is a published author on social programming, social enterprises, and sanitation ecosystem. Abhinav is an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School of Government and IIM Lucknow.

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    ALN Rao

    Exigo Recycling

    ALN Rao

    Exigo Recycling

    A.L.N. Rao is the CEO-Exigo Recycling. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker, panelist, mentor, & advisor in Recycling/Refurbishing/Retail industry. He is associated as core committee/ council member with NITI Aayog, CII, R2-TAC, R2, MRAI, MAIT. Mr. Rao held leadership positions in Attero Recycling, Aditya Birla Retail & Videocon group.

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    Ambar Mitra

    Microsoft

    Ambar Mitra

    Microsoft

    Ambar Mittra has 21+ years experience in executive roles globally in Financial Planning & Analysis, Process Excellence, Operations and Business Analytics, Divestiture, and Integration Management. He was on Board of Directors at CoreNet Global. Currently, he is working as Regional Head, Real Estate and Facilities in Microsoft India.

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    Manik Dhingra

    Shoonya

    Manik Dhingra

    Shoonya

    Manik Dhingra is the co-founder of Shoonya and Eywa Environmental Service Foundation. Shoonya implements market-based solutions to enable; diversion of waste from landfills and reclamation of landfills. While Eywa focuses on empathetic leadership development for the waste management sector.

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    Manoj Gulati

    Water.org

    Manoj Gulati

    Water.org

    Manoj Gulati has 27 years of experience in IT, supply chain & development sector globally.  He was Senior Director- SE Asia & Country Director-India at SightLife. He was associated with Gartner Inc. & is Member of Steering Committee, India Sanitation Coalition-FICCI and Chair-Credit Financing Taskforce.

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    Naina Lal Kidwai

    ISC, FICCI

    Naina Lal Kidwai

    ISC, FICCI

    Naina Lal Kidwai is Chairman Advent India Advisory board and past  President of Ficci and CEO and Chairman of  HSBC India. She chairs the India Sanitation Coalition and  Ficci Water Mission and has authored 3 books including the bestseller  “Survive Or Sink: An Action Agenda for Sanitation, Water, Pollution, and Green Finance”

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    Natasha Patel

    ISC

    Natasha Patel

    ISC

    Natasha Patel has 30+ years  experience in financial services globally. Since 2018, she is focussing in development sector, building strategic philanthropy dialogue for Dasra & subsequently steered ISC, creating & implementing social sector initiatives between investors, grantees, intermediaries including the Government around enhancement of private sector funding in WASH

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    Nikhil Sawhney

    Triveni Group

    Nikhil Sawhney

    Triveni Group

    Nikhil Sawhney is the VC & MD-Triveni Turbines & Director-Triveni Engineering. He is the VP-All India Management Association & on the Board of Governor-IIM Calcutta. He helped found CII-Triveni Water Institute & is Trustee-Tirath Ram Shah Charitable Hospital, the Emmanuel College India Trust & the Ananta Aspen Center, Member-Trilateral Commission & various Government of India led bilateral CEO forums. He is Fellow & Co-Chair-Ananta Aspen-led India-Israel Forum.

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    Nimish Shah

    Toilet Board

    Nimish Shah

    Toilet Board

    Nimish Shah is accomplished environmental sustainability and health-focused business leader. He heads the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials, India dedicated to protecting public health through rigorous testing, improved standards, and certification of WASH systems & solutions. He has authored a book “Swaccha Bharat for Swastha Bharat”

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    Pawan Sachdeva

    Avendus Capital

    Pawan Sachdeva

    Avendus Capital

    Pawan Sachdeva has ~27 years of work experience spanning across the public market investing, water-related public policy, and gas pipeline laying. Currently, he is Director of Avendus Capital Pte Ltd, Singapore, and Non-Executive Director of Water Management International Pte Ltd Singapore.

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    Pranshu Singhal

    Karo Sambhav

    Pranshu Singhal

    Karo Sambhav

    Pranshu Singhal founded ‘Karo Sambhav’ which designs & implements circular solutions for multiple waste streams. He won ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 India’  award by Schwab Foundation, sister organization WEF. He was Director-Digital Learning, Microsoft & Head-Sustainability, Nokia. He is an Aspen-,  Ashoka-, Chevening- & Aspire Circle-Fellow.

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    Rajeev Kher

    Saraplast & Kalyani CleanTech

    Rajeev Kher

    Saraplast & Kalyani CleanTech

    Rajeev Kher concentrates his efforts in providing migrant clientele high-quality toilets & cleaning services since 1999, now recognized as an industry standard and profitable business model. Rajeev served on the Board of Directors at Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) – first Indian & first Asian on this coveted forum.

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    Venugopal Gupta

    Toilet Board Coalition

    Venugopal Gupta

    Toilet Board Coalition

    Venugopal Gupta is the Director of Accelerator and Investments at TBC. He has over twenty years of experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive in the corporate sector. Venu holds an MBA from INSEAD.

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    Vineet Rai

    AAVISHKAAR

    Vineet Rai

    AAVISHKAAR

    Vineet Rai is the Founder and Chairman of Aavishkaar Group, an Impact Investment Platform impacting millions using an entrepreneurship-based development approach. The Group includes Aavishkaar Capital, Arohan, Ashv Finance, Intellecap & Sankalp, has 7K+ employees & manages assets in excess of US $ 1.2 Billion. Vineet has received numerous Global awards and serves several International reputed advisory boards.

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    Wilma Rodrigues

    Saahas Zero Waste

    Wilma Rodrigues

    Saahas Zero Waste

    Wilma Rodrigues is the founder and CEO of Saahas Zero Waste (SZW), a social enterprise that implements holistic, zero waste solutions across India. She believes that in the 21st-century businesses must not just talk but deliver on environmental and social impact.

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