Media Release: 17 November 2017

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 Accelerator programme. Five innovative businesses in the areas of toilet innovation, smart sanitation and the circular economy will receive 12-months of business support through the programme’s first India Edition.

Biomass Controls, Blue Water Company, GARV, Tiger Toilets, Toilet Integration

The TBC, founded in 2014, is a global business platform enabling private sector engagement, connecting large and small companies, and amplifying business opportunities across the emergent sanitation sector; smart, sustainable business solutions to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6, ’Sanitation for all’.

“We believe that the business opportunities of the decade lie within the Sanitation Economy; there is a fortune in our toilets!” says the TBC’s Executive Director, Cheryl Hicks. “Future sanitation systems hold the promise of a robust marketplace of solutions for sectors beyond toilets and waste management, like agriculture, food, water, energy, health and more.”

In 2016 the TBC launched the Toilet Accelerator programme to support entrepreneurs in low-income markets to scale commercially sustainable sanitation business models. Its inquiries into Sanitation in the Circular Economy and the Digitisation of Sanitation have led to new evidence and insights into Circular Sanitation Economy business models and pilot projects to demonstrate the 1st Smart Sanitation City — see 2017 reports, The Sanitation Economy in India and The Circular Sanitation Economy: New Pathways to Commercial and Societal Benefits Faster at Scale.

The Toilet Board Coalition members are: Agence Francaise de Developpement, Asian Development Bank, Brac, Confederation of India Industry, Firmenich, Kimberly-Clark, LIXIL Corporation, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Population Services International (PSI), TATA TRUSTS, UKAID, UNICEF, Unilever, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), WaterAid, Water Reseach Commission (WRC), Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), World Bank

Toilet Board Coalition inquiries, please contact:

Alexandra Knezovich: or +41 79 454 54 25 in Geneva.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Katie Eustace from MullenLowe salt: or +44 20 8870 6777 in London.

About Toilet Board Coalition

Founded in 2014, The Toilet Board Coalition was created by sector leading businesses to bring a business view, approach and new solutions to the global sanitation crisis. They aim to bring speed and scale, by working in partnership with the global sanitation community, to achieve universal access to sanitation by 2030.

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