Commitment to Action

BoP HUB: Designing Business to End Poverty

Commitment by

World Toilet Organization

In 2011, the World Toilet Organization committed to creating a new global organization to unleash the purchasing power of the developing world, while simultaneously leveraging entrepreneurship as a tool for social justice. This organization, the Base of the Pyramid Hub (BoP Hub), will serve as a gateway for large-scale business ventures, technologists, and manufacturers to access new global markets with products and services such as off-grid energy, infrastructure, transportation, low-cost housing, food, water, sanitation, education, and lifestyle products. By tapping into this neglected marketplace through BoP Hub, the World Toilet Organization aims to raise awareness about the new economic opportunities for business growth and sustainable job creation in developing countries, and also empower those at the base of the pyramid with improved lifestyles, economic opportunity, and choice.

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Commitment

BoP HUB: Designing Business to End Poverty

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value

$1,200,000

Region

Asia

Countries

BANGLADESH, CAMBODIA, CHINA, INDIA, INDONESIA, MYANMAR, NIGERIA, PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE, SOUTH AFRICA

Commitment by

World Toilet Organization

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Fazle H. Abed, A.T. Kearney, BoP Hub, World Economic Forum, Republic of Singapore, BRAC, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Ashoka: Innovators For The Public, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, World Entrepreneurship Forum