01 Oct '11, 3pm

Social Innovation to Deliver Clean Drinking Water for the World's Poor #SocEnt

Social Innovation to Deliver Clean Drinking Water for the World's Poor #SocEnt

Paul Polak has been a social entrepreneur long before the term came into vogue. He designs socially innovative products for millions of people who are a part of the "Bottom of the Pyramid" (BoP). Polak established a social enterprise called International Development Enterprises (IDE) in 1981 to seek solutions through business and social innovation for the BoP. Water has been the focal point of Polak's attention these days. Water-access continues to remain one of the thorniest issues for the developing world, despite the presence of public water utility boards, privatized water companies, and a combination of the two. More than 2.5 billion people around the world still lack access to clean drinking water, which is often the underlying cause of diseases in the developing countries. Polak has come up with a socially innovative design to help those who cannot afford to buy cle...

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