Dry sanitation technologies

Dry sanitation technologies

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Dry sanitation technologies
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Business Model Description

Develop and provide self-sufficient dry on-site toilets in peri-urban and informal settlements that are outside the network of a wastewater treatment system.

Expected Impact

Foster access to safe sanitation while saving valuable water sources.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
20% - 25% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Long Term (10+ years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
9-10 million people still need access to sanitation services.
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
USD 1 million - USD 10 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
No Poverty (SDG 1) Clean water and sanitation (SDG 6)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9) Climate Action (SDG 13)
ECOLOO toilet in action
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Case Study: ECOLOO offers water-free biological toilets improving sanitation and saving lives
ECOLOO, a UNDP Business Call to Action (BCtA) member, specializes in sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene solutions and provides sustainable and affordable toilets to low-income communities.
Sector Sources
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IOA Sources
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