WHO WE ARE

Water Unite is an ambitious non-profit organisation, still in start-up mode. We could not have got this far without the invaluable advice and support of the following people and organisations: 

LEADERSHIP

Duncan Goose

Founder

Duncan has a background in the marketing sector having worked for a number of communication agencies in London, specialising in the FMCG space and later in business development. It was a 2-year motorbike trip around the world that opened his eyes to the challenges many counties and their communities face. Being caught in Hurricane Mitch in October 1998 which killed over 10,000 people and did $6bn of damage became a catalyst for change for him.

Duncan’s passion for brands and marketing and interest in the then emerging world of Corporate Social Responsibility led to the development of a bottled water brand called One which has now donated over $25m to fund clean water and sanitation programmes in Sub Saharan Africa, impacting on over 3.4m people.

It was a speech at 10 Downing Street in 2015 to a group of supporters and CEO’s that led to the development of Water Unite – an idea based around One, but pulling together the retail and bottling sectors globally around the shared idea of a 1 cent per litre micro-levy on bottled water sales. An idea, which if achieved at scale, could raise up to $5bn a year to be used for catalytic investments in the water, sanitation and waste management sectors.

Duncan has been awarded many times for his work including receiving an Honorary Doctorate.

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Lord Malcolm Bruce

Usha Rao-Monari

Vice-Chair

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Dr Alessandra Buonfino

Dr Paul Greener

Christopher K. Sellers

Special Advisor

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CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION PARTNERS

Co-op UK

The One Foundation

The Osprey Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation

The Stone Family Foundation

The Vitol Foundation

WITH ADVICE AND INPUT FROM

AAR Group 
African Development Bank
Ahold
Akvo
Amazon
Asia Society
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Australian Government
Bidvest Foodservice Group Ltd
Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd
Carrefour Group
Casino Group
CDC Group plc
charity:water
Coles Group Ltd 
Comic Relief
Compass Group
CVS Health
Danone
Danone Foundation
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
Department for International Development, UK
Diageo plc
Diageo plc
Earth Institute
Edeka
EFBW
Emory University
Ericsson Group
Federal Ministry of Water
Resources, Nigeria
futureau consulting limited 

Gates Foundation
Gerolsteiner Brunnen Gmbh & Co. Kg
Global Citizen
Global Development Professionals Network
Global Environment & Technology Foundation
Global Ethics Ltd
Global Health Investment Fund
Global Water Practice, World Bank Group
HEB
Hilton
ICA
IGD
International Finance Corporation
IRC
Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
KROGER
Lien Aid
Lions Head Global Partners
Merlo Group
Minbuza
Ministry of agriculture, irrigation and water development, Malawi
Ministry of Public Works, Liberia
Musgrave Group
Nestle Waters
Newman’s Own Foundation
Niagara Water

Office of UN Secretary General
Oshun Partnership
Overseas Development Institute
Oxfam GB
Pepsico
PSI
Rabobank
Rewe Group
Rural Water Supply Network
Safe Water Network
Sainsbury’s
Sanitation and Water for All
SIDA
Simavi
Sobeys
Spadel
Sustainable Development Goals Fund
Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Swedish International Development Corporation Agency (SIDA)
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Tesco
The Coca-Cola Company
The Co-operative Group
The Global Poverty Project
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)

The Rockefeller Foundation
The Stone Foundation
The Partners
UN Global Compact
UN Water
UNICEF
United Nations
US Fund for Unicef
USAID
Vitol Group
WALGREENS
WalMart
Water & Sanitation for Urban Poor (WSUP)
Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), World Bank
Water for People
Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council
Water Witness International
Water.org
Wateraid
Wateraid America
Wesfarmers
World Health Organization (WHO)
Women for Water Partnership
Woolworths
World Bank Group
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Zenith International