New report details how businesses can help deliver clean water and sanitation post-Covid-19

Pictured: A health centre worker carrying water in Ethiopia. Image: WaterAid/ Genaye Eshetu


SDG Spotlight reports map out exactly how the business community can collectively achieve the SDGs through the scope of individual goals. In this latest report in the renewed series, sponsored by The Qatar Foundation, edie explores how businesses can contribute to Goal 6 in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Featuring an exclusive industry viewpoint from the senior research director at the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute’s (QEERI) Water Centre, Dr Jenny Lawler, and an exclusive foreword from WaterAid’s senior private sector advisor Hannah Greig, the report provides a snapshot of global progress towards SDG 6 so far and best-practice advice for businesses looking to advance water stewardship across their value chains. 

Specifically, the report combines an array of real-life case studies with expert viewpoints, key facts and stats. There is also an analysis of how SDG 6 intersects with other Global Goals, inspiring businesses to avoid unintended negative consequences and generate positive outcomes across the sustainability agenda. 

Greig writes: “In a climate-stressed and Covid-vulnerable world, investment in water, sanitation and critically hygiene in people-centric supply chains and the communities that surround them will form the foundation of operational continuity and long-term resilience.” 


With less than 10 years to meet the SDGs, action is still not happening at the speed or scale required – despite a groundswell of ambition and action from organisations of all sectors and sizes. These reports are, therefore, designed to empower you with the insight, inspiration and motivation needed to achieve what are undeniably business-critical goals.

edie will publish more SDG Spotlight reports, focussing on different goals, in the coming months.

edie Staff

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