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David Grant replied to member's discussion How can we harness business to close the energy gap in Africa?
"The broader economic impacts are stark though. A recent stat from the South African Department of Public Enterprises is that “Load shedding ... costs the economy anywhere between 20 billion rand to 80 billion rand (approximately 1.6 - 6.6…"
Jun 30, 2015
David Grant replied to member's discussion How can we harness business to close the energy gap in Africa?
"All our facilities have on-site generation capacity where there is a likelihood of power interruption, so we have not had any production impacts. There are of course costs associated with the capital outlay of buying on-site generators and…"
Jun 30, 2015
David Grant replied to member's discussion How can we harness business to close the energy gap in Africa?
"This is a timely discussion! This is a newspaper excerpt from today - "Zambia has started rationing power supply to mines, an industry source said on Tuesday, as Africa’s second-biggest copper producer struggles to meet electricity…"
Jun 30, 2015
David Grant replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"Thank you for the opportunity to engage, it has been a great conversation. David"
Jun 24, 2015
David Grant replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"I agree with your point - and also think we also have a role to work in a co-ordinated way with government -  I have seen a few instances of multiple partnerships in one watershed trying to pull government in different directions,…"
Jun 24, 2015
David Grant replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"I think the Strategic Water Partners Network (WRG Partnership) is doing some good work in this area, albeit at a high level. They have a number of work streams that fall under the partnership umbrella looking to on the one hand safe guard water…"
Jun 24, 2015
David Grant replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"I would like to highlight the SWFF, I think this is a really brilliant initiative on the part of USAID and I think certainly gives the stimulus needed to get some innovative ideas off the ground. "
Jun 24, 2015
David Grant replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"For me the key word in this question is scale. We have seen many water partnerships develop over the past few years which have been very successful in their own right but a lot are, at best, pilot scale. I don’t want to underplay this, as it…"
Jun 24, 2015
David Grant replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"Absolutely agree with this point. There is the tendency to focus on one or the other when in fact the entire system needs to be taken into consideration in order to function properly. "
Jun 24, 2015
David Grant replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"In terms of barriers to progress I would say that some of the lessons we have learnt (repeat of the blog on this site - with apologies) are the following: Engage and mobilise prospective partners through inclusive, evidence-based dialogue. Take the…"
Jun 24, 2015
David Grant replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"I think that any partnership that is hoping to achieve success needs to engage with government for long term sustainability. I say this due to the fact that whatever is being considered on the ground will invariably have some relationship with…"
Jun 24, 2015
David Grant replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"It all depends on the context of the water risk that you are seeking to address, but there are a variety of successful models that we are starting to see. For example, if there is a need to address cross cutting water issues at a national or state…"
Jun 24, 2015
David Grant replied to member's discussion How can partnerships with business increase access to safe, clean water for all?
"Hi, I am David Grant, Senior Manager for Water Risk & Partnerships at SABMiller."
Jun 24, 2015
David Grant is now a member of Business Fights Poverty
Jun 19, 2015

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Job Title
Senior Manager: Water Risk & Partnerships
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SABMiller plc
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Website:
http://www.sabmiller.com
About my work:
I lead the group water strategy for SABMiller, particularly focusing on understanding and quantifying water risk and developing partnerships to mitigate these risks.
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Environment, Governance and Transparency, Measuring Impact, Partnerships, Social Enterprise, Technology, Water, Women and Business, Youth Enterprise

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