Eric Stowe is the Founder and CEO of Splash, a nonprofit organization that’s bringing safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs to over 400,000 children living in urban poverty across Asia and Africa every day. Splash’s work focuses extensively on bringing the resources of public, private and social sectors together to create scaled and lasting models of WASH success across some of the world’s largest and poorest cities.
Since 2007, Mr. Stowe’s NGO has been spearheading a new model for international development—one that challenges the way the WASH sector thinks about transparency, philanthropy, collaboration and impact. Mr. Stowe’s ideas have been shared through publications in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Forbes, CS Monitor, Wired, and more. Today, Mr. Stowe manages his growing organization of 70+ international staff from Seattle, Washington.
09 Jun 2017
This session will focus specifically in inclusive business models in the water, hygiene and sanitation sector and delve into some of the key challenges in scaling these models as well as showcase some of the new approaches to ensure women participation in the value chain. The session will also discuss the role of corporates, impact investors and philanthropists in supporting the growth of inclusive businesses.