Dr. Greg Allgood is the Founder of the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program at Procter & Gamble and Vice President of World Vision Water at World Vision. Allgood was with P&G for 26 years and led P&G’s efforts to provide safe drinking water in the developing world, led P&G’s global emergency response efforts, and was the key relationship holder for P&G with the Clinton Global Initiative, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, WHO, USAID, World Vision, PSI, and CARE. 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 area of water quality.
In 2012, Allgood was named as one of top 100 marketers in the world by Internationalist Magazine for helping to shape P&G’s global image, was a co-winner of the Economist Social Innovation Award for one of the world’s most impactful developments, and was honored as Distinguished Alumni of the Year by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. In 2009, he won the Humanitarian Award from Action Against Hunger, the World Technology Award for the Environment, and the Making a Difference Award from the Possible Woman Association. In 2008, he was named as an Internationalist of the Year by Internationalist Magazine for helping shape P&G’s global image and received the Breakthrough Innovation Award from Popular Mechanics. In 2007, he received the Strategic Vision Award from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and International Health Communication Gold Medallion from Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Communication Programs. In 2007, he won the American Express Members Project for his entry on safe drinking water resulting in $2 million for UNICEF to provide safe drinking water.
In 2012, the CSDW Program that Allgood led won the US Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence and the Global CSR Award. In 2009, the CSDW Program received the Global Citizen Award from US Doctors for Africa. In 2007, the CSDW 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 EPA Children’s Health Excellence Award. In 2005, the CSDW program received the Stockholm Industry Water Award.
Dr Allgood is co-chair of the advocacy and communications working group of the WHO and UNICEF International Network to Promote Household Water Treatment. He is a frequent lecturer on public private partnerships, sustainability, and safe drinking water in the developing world.