The Champion of the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program
Dr. Greg Allgood is the Director, Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program at Procter & Gamble and Senior Fellow in Sustainability. Dr. Allgood has been with P&G for 24 years and leads P&G’s efforts to provide clean drinking water in the developing world. He has a PhD in Toxicology from North Carolina State University and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where he did research in the water area.
The focus of the P&G Children's Safe Drinking Water Program is provision of clean drinking water through a novel household water treatment product called PUR Purifier of Water. In 2007, the program received the Ron Brown US Presidential Award for Corporate Citizenship, the United Nations Association Global Leadership Award, the Grainger Challenge Bronze Award for Sustainability, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Children’s Health Excellence Award. The inventors of the PUR product were recognized as Inventor’s of the Year in 2006, the program won the Stockholm Industry Water Award in 2005 and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) World Business Award in 2004.
Dr. Allgood was named as an Internationalist of the Year in 2008 by Internationalist Magazine. He received the 2007 Strategic Vision Award from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and was co-recipient of the 2007 International Health Communication Gold Medallion from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communication Programs. He won the American Express Members Project for his entry on safe drinking water in 2007 resulting in $2 million for UNICEF to provide safe drinking water. He was recognized as Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 2006 from his alma mater, the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Dr. Allgood is chair of the advocacy and communications working group of WHO’s International Network to Promote Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage. He serves on the Advisory Boards of the Global Health Working Group of the Clinton Global Initiative and Aquaya Institute. He is a frequent lecturer on public-private partnerships, sustainability, and safe drinking water in the developing world.