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Philip Wilson
Philip Wilson, Executive Director, Ecofiltro, Guatemala - Ecofiltro produces a clay-based filter used to purify contaminated drinking water.

The Ecofiltro, made of clay, sawdust and colloidal silver, is an effective, economic and ecological alternative to water purification. With its controlled pore size, it allows water to pass, but traps bacteria, parasitic cysts and faecal residues. It eliminates smell and colour, and keeps the water refreshingly cool. It can be produced in any developing country. Filters are sold to urban populations at a profit, which allows the company to lower the cost for rural populations.

Blog Entries by Philip Wilson

Kinder Capitalism: An Idea Worth Pondering

(3) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 6:51 PM

I was very fortunate to meet Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammed Yunus at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 in Davos.

He challenged us to think about how business and the social entrepreneur can bring many solutions to society. He challenged the present model of...

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The Future of NGOs

(3) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 8:41 AM

Today I participated in my first Open Forum in Davos. The topic was the future of NGOs and the panellists represented persons from the impact investment community to foundation directors to representatives of government institutions.

The main discussion centred on whether NGOs are really serving their purpose of solving...

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