Toilet Board Coalition

The Toilet Board Coalition is a public-private partnership that brings together some of the world’s most dynamic companies, multilaterals, NGOs, and business minds. The Toilet Board Coalition is a business platform enabling private sector engagement; connecting large and small companies through their Accelerator program; and ensuring close collaboration between private, public and non-profit sectors, with the common goal to accelerate the business of sanitation for all. It was formed in 2014 by four corporate members – Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, Firmenich, and LIXIL – together with a partnership council comprising leading international organizations. Since its founding, the Coalition has grown to engage a wide variety of corporate partners, a strong network of product and service providers that have come through their Accelerator & Innovation Lab programs and a diverse network of investors.

The Toilet Board Coalition works with businesses, investors and governments to scale market based solutions to universal access to sanitation while strengthening efforts around climate change, biodiversity, public health and gender equity.

The Coalition has pioneered a shift towards a new approach to sanitation – the sanitation economy – which harnesses the valuable resources and information within sanitation systems and builds on innovative business models and strategic collaborations to provide sustainable sanitation products and services to everyone, everywhere.

In 2016, the Toilet Board Coalition launched the Accelerator program, a unique program to accelerate promising sanitation business models to scale with guidance from multinational corporations. They endeavour to demonstrate that sanitation can be delivered through the market at scale; that there is vast business opportunity that has been, so far, virtually un-tapped; and that success for sanitation businesses can have significant impact on health and development outcomes. They provide business capacity building to accelerate to scale and operate at scale. The program endeavours to de-risk investments in the sector and has the potential to reduce transaction costs by providing soft due diligence for investors.

To date, 93% of Accelerator alumni have secured investment or partnership with a multinational to scale their business through the program. As of November 2021, the Toilet Board Coalition will have mobilized over $30m towards scaling market based approaches to SDG 6.2. 

For more information on the Toilet Board Coalition, visit their website here.