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Water Unite Impact Graduates from Pilot Phase to Scale Up Phase at COP28

Fortifying  Water+ Investment Thesis

Dubai, [14/12/2023] — Water Unite Impact, a strategic partnership between the FCA-regulated impact investment manager Wellers Impact and the global non-profit Water Unite, proudly announces its successful transition from the pilot phase to the scale-up phase at the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai. This milestone reflects significant advancement in the organisation's mission to expand impactful initiatives on a broader scale.


Water Unite Impact has strengthened its investment thesis known as Water+, focusing on five core pillars crucial to effectively tackling water-related challenges:


  1. Access to clean water

  2. Access to toilets and sanitation services

  3. Wastewater circularity

  4. Plastic / solid waste circularity

  5. Water security


This strategic partnership combines the expertise and resources of both entities to strategically deploy funds into impactful investments across Africa and Asia, including Mr. Green Africa, Jibu, Sanivation and GREE Energy. These investments have already begun generating positive impacts, illustrating the effectiveness of the Water+ approach in addressing pressing water-related issues.

The issue of water scarcity continues to escalate, with projections suggesting that 52% of the world’s population will live in water-stressed regions by 2050, emphasizing the urgency for sustainable solutions.


COP28 marked the latest in a series of impactful events, including a webinar held on 22 November. During this webinar, Cyrille Antignac, Portfolio Manager of Water Unite Impact, Galen Welsch, CEO of Jibu, Martijn Proos, a member of the investment committee, and newly appointed Partner Usha Rao-Monari shared their findings and lessons learned from the pilot phase of the fund. The webinar recording can be accessed on demand here: Webinar Recording Link.


Building on the success of its pilot phase, backed by corporates Co-op, Elior PLC, Britvic PLC, and Nisa, Water Unite Impact is now actively inviting new Limited Partners (LPs) to join forces. This expansion will accelerate the organisation's ability to amplify its investments and broaden its impact by making a further 10 investments over the next two years.


For more information about Water Unite Impact and partnership opportunities, please visit


For media inquiries or further information, please contact:

Charlotte Macdonald - Social Media & Marketing Consultant





Wellers Impact is an FCA regulated impact investment manager founded in 2016 by a group of experienced investment professionals based in London and Kenya.  The Wellers Impact team have been involved globally in investment management, private equity, real estate development, impact investing and the charity sector for over 15 years.  The team’s first-hand experience has provided them with an invaluable understanding of the progress that is made possible through providing organisations in developing economies with sustainable financial solutions.


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