How Foundations can use Program-Related Investments to Address Water Challenges

Report focusing on the need for capital in the water sector and how foundations can address water issues through program-related investments (PRIs).


Recommendations highlight how foundations can use their capital to support water initiatives using PRIs. Foundations can increase the impact of their philanthropy by promoting further education and research efforts, influencing policy makers, taking on more risk, and seeding new business models. In incorporating PRIs into a foundation’s water-related strategy, there are opportunities to invest in water trading programs, product research and development, social enterprises, social impact bonds, and note programs. Foundations can also strengthen their internal capacity by increasing collaboration between program and endowment staff as they develop innovative PRIs together.

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