Water.org Receives $1.2 Million for Global Water Delivery Campaign

February 10, 2015  |  by

Stella Artois has announced a $1.2 million grant to Water.org in support of an initiative to end daily, time-consuming journeys to collect water by women in the developing world. According to the company, women around the world spend a collective two hundred million hours a year collecting clean water for their families. The company’s Buy…

Lessons Learned Providing Seven Billion Liters of Clean Drinking Water in the Developing World

May 19, 2014  |  by

More than 1,600 children still die every day from diseases caused by drinking unsafe water. At P&G, we believe we can help make a difference in the global water crisis. P&G is committed to the long-term, not-for-profit provision of clean water in the developing world and is engaged in the global drinking water crisis in…

The Strategic Role of a Corporate Foundation in the Social Sector

March 10, 2014  |  by ,

Investing in the social and environmental sector is not only a responsibility of the business sector; it is also strategic. This guiding principle provides the basis for FEMSA Foundation’s approach towards social investment. Decision-making for increased effectiveness and efficiency During a field visit as part of the design evaluation for Water Links in Honduras. In…

H&M Conscious Foundation Awards $27.9 Million to UNICEF, WaterAid, and CARE

February 14, 2014  |  by

The H&M Conscious Foundation, the Stockholm-based philanthropic arm of clothing retailer H&M, has announced grants totaling SEK 180 million (approximately $27.9 million) to three international relief organizations in support of early education initiatives, efforts to improve access to clean water, and initiatives to strengthen women’s rights around the world. The grants include $9.3 million to WaterAid and its local partners in…

Caterpillar Foundation Awards $8.3 Million to Water.org

October 22, 2013  |  by

Water.org has announced a $8.3 million grant — the largest single funding commitment in its history — from the Caterpillar Foundation to expand its WaterCredit initiative to Indonesia, the Philippines, and Peru. Using microfinance tools, the WaterCredit initiative makes it possible for a family living in poverty to secure a small loan to pay for construction of a water connection…

Investing in WASH at Work: The Private Sector Signs On

September 23, 2013  |  by

In an effort to improve the health and productivity of their employees worldwide, several large multinational companies have signed the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) “Pledge for Access to Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at the Workplace.” WBCSD’s  pledge calls on companies to provide access to WASH for employees across the globe within…

Coca-Cola Commits $3.5 Million to United States Water Partnership

June 25, 2012  |  by

The Coca-Cola Company has announced a $3.5 million commitment to the United States Water Partnership, a public-private partnership launched on World Water Day 2012 by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Announced at the Rio+20 Conference in Brazil, the partnership is designed to unite American expertise, knowledge, and resources and mobilize those assets to address global water challenges, with a…

Unilever Establishes Global Foundation

February 10, 2012  |  by

Unilever, a multinational conglomerate based in the United Kingdom and Netherlands, has announced the launch of a global foundation that will work to improve the quality of life for people around the globe through the provision of improved hygiene, sanitation, access to clean drinking water, and basic nutrition. Announced last month at the annual meeting…