Our

purpose is to universalize sanitation.

We are committed to the sanitation cause. We believe that social and environmental challenges are complex and that cooperation is the best way to tackle them.



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Our

purpose is to universalize sanitation.

We are committed to the sanitation cause. We believe that social and environmental challenges are complex and that cooperation is the best way to tackle them.




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Instituto Iguá was founded by Iguá Saneamento because it wanted to make a difference in the sector by maximizing the social and environmental impact of its activity.


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To this end, Instituto Iguá’s mission is ambitious: to help universalize sanitation in Brazil by driving innovation in the sector and sustainable development education. We operate on four fronts:

1. Promoting access to treated water and sanitation for vulnerable communities;

2. Stimulating the creation of innovative solutions for water and sanitation;

3. Developing educational initiatives regarding the importance of the water cycle;

4. Actively contributing to the public policy-making process for the sector.

We have an enormous challenge ahead of us and we know we cannot tackle it alone. We believe in articulation. We believe that sectors and players complement one another and, together, they can join investments, knowledge, and networks to promote a systemic transformation and maximize the social impact.

Water and sanitation in Brasil:

challenges


Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all is one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by the UN in the 2030 agenda. This goal is extremely relevant for Brazil because we are the 9th largest economy in the world and we rank 123rd in the world sanitation ranking.

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of the population does not have access to treated water, the equivalent to 35 million Brazilian citizens


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of the population does not have access to sewage collection and treatment, the equivalent to 100 million Brazilian citizens


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Olympic-sized swimming pools are equivalent to the volume of sewage disposed directly into nature every day in Brazil

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Venture Philanthropy Fund

A fund created to drive innovation and social and environmental impact in the sanitation sector. A meeting point for social investors, who want to help tackle the challenges associated with the water and sanitation cause, and impact entrepreneurs, who seek (financial and non-financial) support to drive and scale up the solutions developed to tackle these challenges.


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Initiatives


The Future We Want


The short film series called The Future We Want, created by The UN Global Compact Network Brazil, depicts the impact of the SDGs on people’s lives, showing the fundamental role of the business sector in this process. The first video tells the story of a village of 350 residents in western Pará. Fifteen businesses and organizations joined efforts to build a water treatment system for the villagers.




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