Rich Thorsten Chief Impact Officer

Rich leads the team responsible for working with financial institutions, water and sanitation enterprises, and other sector leaders to empower millions of people in need with access to safe water and sanitation. He works to find effective ways to empower people and catalyze finance to improve the security, health, and welfare of those living in poverty worldwide.

Rich’s 25+ year career has included programmatic and leadership roles at Water.org and U.S. conservation organizations. Rich holds a master’s and a doctorate degree in planning, with a focus on water and sanitation in developing countries.

”I believe our advances come from combining the audacity of imagination with the compassion of the human spirit. I take great pleasure in working with our practitioners to bring these together in the design and execution of our powerful solutions for life-changing impact.”