A LEAP OF FAITH

February 27, 2020
2020 is a leap year, so today we’re gifted with an extra day to do as we wish, including the traditional, and now probably redundant, opportunity for women to turn the tables and propose to men.   But here at Water Unite we have another proposal in mind. One that...
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By Chris Sellers (CEO) Originally posted on LinkedIn: In a week when the Davos World Economic Forum gets under way and the movers and shakers from the world of politics and finance jet in to listen to Greta Thunberg talk, it’s worth remembering the words of another teenage...
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[Steve Murrells, CEO of The Co-op, and Catherine Roe, CEO of Elior UK, signing the Water Unite compact]...
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Water Unite is proud to co-sponsor two of the eight awards of the Alquity Transforming Lives Foundation supporting innovative plastics schemes in India and Kenya. The 2019 winners will benefit from up to $600,000 (£498,000) in investments. We will be awarding $50,000 (£42,...
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By Usha Rao-Monari (Vice-Chair)  Originally posted on LinkedIn: In preparing to attend the World Water Week gathering in Stockholm, I am encouraged by the growing consensus and recognition of the central role that water plays in all aspects of social and economic develo...
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Originally posted by Borgen Magazine:  For millions of people around the world, water scarcity is a grave problem that can affect every aspect of daily life. Without clean and plentiful water, crops and animals die, which leads to starvation for the peopl...
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Generous support from the Rockefeller, Osprey, Stone Family and Vitol Foundations enabled the feasibility and initial set up phase of Water Unite. Co-op, the UK’s largest community retailer, has signed a Partnership Compact as a pioneer partner - every branded bottle sold ...
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On World Water Day 2018, partners in a new global investment fund for water will unveil Water Unite – a purpose-driven brand uniting individuals and companies against water poverty and plastic pollution.  Participating partners in Water Unite are harnessing fast-...
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Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Chair of the Sanitation and Water for All partnership, has hosted a meeting of some of the world’s major bottled water brands and retailers to discuss Water Unite. Based on the concept of directing one cent per litre from bottle...
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Co-op UK has become the first company to join the Water Unite initiative.

The Co-op UK already donates money from the sales of its own-label bottled water, but will extend its commitment to donate a penny per litre from all branded water it sells across its 2,600 stores in the UK to contribute to the initiative. Steve Murrells, Group Chief Executi...
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