Industrial wastewater treatment

Waste Water Plant

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Industrial wastewater treatment
Self-sufficient private water treatment plants.
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.
Waste Management
Business Model Description

Invest in self-sufficient private water treatment plants adjacent to or embedded into large institutional facilities like social housing, hospitals and schools.

Expected Impact

This initiative intends to improve sanitary conditions and provide a wider access to drinking clean water.

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).
> 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.
Medium Term (5–10 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.
> USD 1 billion
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
> USD 10 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Clean water and sanitation (SDG 6)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Good health and well-being (SDG 3) Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12) Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11)
Sector Sources
  • 1) El Nuevo Siglo (2020) -Requieren $342 billones para cubrir necesidades de infraestructura. Accessed February 8th 2021 ( 2) Financial Times (2020) - Colombia pushes ahead with ambitious infrastructure plan. Accessed February 8th 2021 3) ANI (2020) Audiencia Pública de Rendición de Cuentas 4) DNP (2018) Objetivos de desarrollo sostenible. Accessed February 8th 2021 5) Procolombia (2019)OPPORTUNITIES TO INVEST IN INFRASTRUCTURE IN COLOMBIA. Accessed February 8th 2021 6)DANE (2018) Mujeres Rurales en Colombia
IOA Sources
  • 7)USAID (2016) – Análisis sectorial del agua en Colombia. Accessed May 3rd 2020 (link) "8) CONPES 3918 (2017) - Estrategia para la implementación de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS). Accessed Jun 10 2020 " 9) MinVivienda (2018) – Plan director de agua y saneamiento báscio. Accesado Junio 12 2020 10) Instituto Nacional de Salud (2016) – Carga de enfermedad ambiental en Colombia. Accessed June 15 2020 11) DNP (2018) Objetivos de desarrollo sostenible. Accessed February 8th 2021 12) DNP (2017) – Plan Nacional de Desarrollo 2018-2022. Acceso Mayo 2, 2020 (link) 13) MinCiencias (2015) - Colciencias entrega proyectos innovadores de agua potable en Risaralda. Accessed June 2nd 2020 14) Iagua (2020) Colombia anuncia nuevas medidas desde el sector de agua potable para prevenir el coronavirus. Accessed February 8th 2021 16) FuturoSostenible (2016) – Tasas Retributivas por vertimientos puntutales. Accessed August 15th 2020 17) DNP (n.d.) Agua Normatividad. Accessed February 8th 2020 18) MinVivienda (2019) – El Gobierno de Colombia aprueba inversiones para proyectos de agua y saneamiento en Cundinamarca. Accessed June 10 2020 19) Semana (2020) Colombia contrató crédito para el Programa de Agua Potable de La Guajira. Accessed February 8th 2020 28) Gualteros (2019) - Cobertura saneamiento básico en municipios de Colombia. Accessed June 2nd 2020 (link)