Innovations and Solutions in Water/Sanitation (2/2/11)
Tomorrow is the first forum in our 2011 Global CSR Issue Series, and the focus is on safe water and sanitation solutions around the globe. Can't attend in person? A live stream will be available here during the event, and you can tweet your questions for the panelists to BCLC's Twitter handle (@ChamberBCLC) or email them.
More about the forum — In partnership with the World Business Council in Sustainable Development, we're approaching this forum from the standpoint of how the private sector partners with the NGO and public sectors to go beyond philanthropy to increase access to safe drinking water and improve sanitation in frontier markets.
Confirmed to speak at the Forum on Water Innovations and Solutions:
ITT's Bjorn von Euler, Director of Corporate Philanthropy
Summit on the Summit's Emerald Munoz-Zemedku, Production & Media Coordinator
Water for People's Katie Scolari Borden, Director of Resource Development
WBCSD Water Project's Joppe Cramwinckel, Managing Director
MCC's Dr. Barbara Hayes, Director of Infrastructure, Department of Compact Operations
Solving the persistent water and sanitation problems in Africa alone would have a total economic benefit of $22 billion annually — this is clearly an important global development issue with immense potential for private-sector participation. To register for or watch the forum, go here.