John Moyer is Director of Portfolio Development for Water.org's social impact investing unit, WaterEquity. He oversees investments in water and sanitation enterprises and financial institutions, including deal sourcing, due diligence, and structuring. Throughout his career, John has worked to promote market-based economic development by expanding access to finance among underserved households and businesses, particularly micro, small and medium enterprises. Prior to joining Water.org, he worked at Alternative Credit Technologies and CHF International (now Global Communities) supporting financial institutions in Africa and the Middle East before launching his own consulting firm, Catalyst Development Finance. His work included designing retail credit and savings products, negotiating debt and equity investments in financial institutions, and deploying partial loan guarantees to increase lending to underserved businesses.
Since joining Water.org, John led market entry into Southeast Asia, building the infrastructure and local partner network to launch the WaterCredit initiative in three new countries. He also designed locally-customized program models to expand Water.org’s work with water utilities, banks, and financial cooperatives in Indonesia.
Commitment to Water.org
“Access to clean water and healthy sanitation are amongst our most basic human needs, and the ongoing lack of access faced by billions is deplorable. Water.org's commitment to face this challenge alongside the poorest is truly inspirational. And the organization complements its commitment with a healthy dose of creativity, pushing itself to develop modern, cost-effective solutions. Water.org's business models have tremendous potential to get the private sector involved through social and commercial investments rather than donations, empowering the poor as clients and moving beyond traditional models of philanthropy.”
MA, Johns Hopkins University, International Economics and International Development
BA, Cornell University, Applied Economics and Management