Global Access Strategy & Opportunities in Sanitation

How the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Firmenich are partnering to ensure safe sanitation for all.

August 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Virtual: Webinar

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Sarah d'Arbeloff joins the STeP team on August 1 from 9-10 am EDT to speak about Firmenich’s partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support the new sanitation economy — estimated at $200 billion globally, with $62 billion in India alone by 2021. Sarah brings insights and perspective to help participants understand

  • the Gates Foundation and their Global Access Strategy, and
  • the concern around odor issues associated with toilets.

Through a co-financing agreement available to partners with revolutionary ideas —the Foundation's Global Access Strategy — Firmenich is working to discover, develop and commercialize malodor suppressing technologies. Sarah will highlight

  • Firmenich's work addressing sanitation odors, and
  • how Firmenich navigated the Global Access Strategy to ensure creative sanitation solutions make a difference for those most in need -- while achieving business objectives.

Sarah will also share how the Foundation’s support enables Firmenich to leverage their strengths to help solve one of the world’s toughest problems – increased usage of toilets – and eventually pursue opportunities to commercialize their innovations in developed markets.