Toilet Board Coalition Recognizes Global Sanitation Businesses as Accelerator Graduates
Feb 7, 2024
 

Ten Kimberly-Clark Leaders Served as Cohort Mentors in 2023

The Toilet Board Coalition, founded in 2015 to accelerate business solutions to the sanitation crisis, honored 12 global sanitation businesses addressing the sanitation crisis as 2023 graduates of its Accelerator program. The Accelerator matches corporate mentors with businesses that are leading innovation in sanitation and driving progress to achieve access to sanitation and hygiene for all by 2030.

The Accelerator offers guidance for business model development, contact with investors, business advice through expert mentors and the opportunity for sanitation entrepreneurs to engage and build a long-term relationship with Toilet Board Coalition members and partners over a 12-month period. Kimberly-Clark is a founding member of the Toilet Board Coalition. Ten Kimberly-Clark leaders served as mentors for the 2023 cohort entrepreneurs.

According to the latest report from the Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in 2022, 1.5 billion people lacked safe health services, including 419 million who practiced open defecation. The Accelerator program, in its ninth year, has 70 graduates impacting more than 3 million people daily. Accelerator businesses serve low-income areas across Asia, Africa and – for the first time in 2023 – Latin America.

Kimberly-Clark is recognizing the leaders who invested their time as mentors for the latest Accelerator graduates:

Arena Recycling: Sandra Rojas

Brixsan: Natalia Tobón & Silvia Kaneku

Cresa: Shaon Ahsan & Marcela Rendón

INORA: Alma Alejandro

M&S Agroindustria: Segundo Perez & Paola Grimberg

Servicios Y Soluciones A&S: Eduardo Nieto & Mario Cuevas

Kimberly-Clark's active collaboration with the Toilet Board Coalition reflects its global commitment to improving sanitation and addressing the problem on a large scale. By supporting projects focused on prosperity and circularity in the sanitation economy, the company demonstrates its vision and contributes positively to the dignity of life, cementing its role as an agent of change.

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