How a partnership led an outdoor equipment company to start a new division

Years ago, PATH approached outdoor equipment company Mountain Safety Research to partner with them on adapting their water purification systems to serve the base of the pyramid. That collaboration led MSR to launch a global health division where they can experiment with bringing modified existing products, or entirely new ones to developing country markets.

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  • Catherine Cheney

    Catherine Cheney is a Senior Reporter for Devex. She covers the West Coast of the U.S., focusing on the role of technology, innovation, and philanthropy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. And she frequently represents Devex as a speaker and moderator. Prior to joining Devex, Catherine earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University, worked as a web producer for POLITICO and reporter for World Politics Review, and helped to launch NationSwell. Catherine has reported domestically and internationally for outlets including The Atlantic and the Washington Post. Outside of her own reporting, Catherine also supports other journalists to cover what is working, through her work with the Solutions Journalism Network.