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Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy

United Kingdom

Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy practical, local energy solutions that cut carbon, protect the environment, reduce poverty and improve people’s lives.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Europe Impact: Income/Productivity Growth


cdw Stiftungsverbund gGmbH


In 2011 the founders and principal shareholders of SMA Solar Technology AG Dr. Ing. E. h. Gunther Cramer Peter Drews and Reiner Wettlaufer set up the today's foundation cdw Stiftung.The cdw Stiftung gGmbH is the operational unit of the cdw Stiftung. It develops implements and promotes all projects.The Foundation Network aims to promote the spread of renewable energy companies in developing countries and to support the region of North Hessen. In doing so we are predominantly operational but also provide support we focus mainly on our own initiatives and projects. However we also support third party projects that we believe tie in sensibly with our own activities. We want to tackle the issues we have chosen to focus on by means of several key projects. Additional support measures supplement our key projects.

Type: Foundation Geography: Germany Impact: Access to Energy


Climate Neutral Group

South Africa

Climate Neutral Group is a Dutch organization established by the Face Foundation and Triodo Bank to supply CO2 credits to businesses through sustainable forestry projects. The website includes an online CO2 meter to measure company emissions associated with driving and flying as well as information on programs to reduce emissions and receive carbon credits.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: South Africa Impact: Other Social Impact Objective


Ecosystem Integrity Fund

United States of America

The Ecosystem Integrity Fund ( EIF ) is a venture capital firm that invests in early stage companies contributing to environmental sustainability.The movement toward environmental sustainability is making incremental improvements to the largest industries in the world. Over the next several decades the economy will be transformed by this movement.Sustainability is fundamentally about making things better more efficient more functional less toxic less costly. This is the next phase of the Industrial Revolution.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact:


Energy Savers

United States of America

Energy Saver is your source for information about saving energy and using renewable energy. From the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Building the new clean energy economy. Reducing nuclear dangers & environmental risks. Expanding the frontiers of knowledge via innovative scientific research.

Type: Government Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Energy




ENGIE develops its businesses (power natural gas energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take up today s major energy and environmental challenges meeting energy needs ensuring the security of supply fighting against climate change and maximizing the use of resources. The Group provides highly efficient and innovative solutions to individuals cities and businesses by relying on diversified gas supply sources flexible and low emission power generation as well as unique expertise in four key sectors independent power production liquefied natural gas renewable energy and energy efficiency services.ENGIE employs 152900 people worldwide and achieved revenues of 74.7 billion in 2014.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Access to Energy


Equilibrium Capital

United States of America

Equilibrium Capital is a global asset management platform of sustainability-driven real asset strategies, funds, and products. Sustainability is their core principal and is in everything that they do. Equilibrium Capital generates institutional quality returns and sustainable alpha through their investor-operator team model that combines the asset management capability of sophisticated investors with the on-the-ground experience of world-class operators. With offices in San Francisco, Portland, and London, Equilibrium Capital globally operates on the Equilibrium Platform to achieve scale and efficiency. As a company, they: • Build and innovate investment products • Manage and operate portfolios of productive real assets • Administer and structure their portfolio to deliver transparency and value • Raise and scale capital from institutional and other investors Equilibrium Capital operates as an integrated platform of market leading sustainability real asset products, funds and strategies.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services


JCS Investments


JCS Investments Limited is a leading wholesale microfinance equity fund adviser in Ghana. The social investment philosophy, that aim to work with socially responsible MFIs that provide well tailored products designed to strengthen the economic prospects of the poor.

Type: Fund Manager Geography: Ghana Impact: Access to Financial Services



United States of America

Mosaic is the first peer to peer lending platform for solar power. Mosaic provides borrowers access to affordable solar loans investors opportunities to invest in renewable power and clean energy supporters the power to spread wealth from the sun to their communities. Mosaic is enabling thousands of people to profit from the ongoing transition to a better energy future.

Type: Corporate Geography: Northern America Impact: Access to Energy




Obviam has been managing the Swiss DFI for almost 20 years and as part of its mandate been mobilizing private capital to invest alongside public institutions into Impact investments in developing countries. Over the years Obviam has raised private funds from large Swiss banks and is now launching a LSE Impact Investing fund to mobilize retail investment into these same markets. The LSE vehicle IMPACT INVESTMENT TRUST PLC will be the first emerging market listed Impact FoF providing retail clients diversification liquidity and commercial returns through one platform.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: South-Eastern Asia Impact: Income/Productivity Growth




SNV is an international not for profit development organisation. They believe that no one should have to live in poverty and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. We aim to make a lasting difference in the lives of people around the world.Starting out in the Netherlands over 50 years ago we work in over 30 countries in Africa Asia and Latin America. Our global team of advisors work with local partners to equip communities businesses and organisations with the tools knowledge and connections they need to increase their income and gain access to basic services empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

Type: Fund Geography: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Community Development


World Institute of Renewable Energy

WIRE the World Investors in Renewable Energy supports the development of the renewable energy sector providing advisory services to the project sponsors and arranging the financing for those projects aligned with the harmonised investment criteria.This platform is sponsored by major public and private sector investors and supported by key actors from divers horizons industrial financial services the environment aiming primarily at providing a full service through to financial close for renewable energy projects in the Mediterranean area Africa and most arid/semi arid countries. WIRE is founded by the Principality of Monaco with its long lasting commitment towards environmental issues being highly praised and respected and Centuria Capital Group which provides its established experience as investment advisor and asset manager for the account of Sovereign Wealth Funds. The two founders have joined forces to establish the missing link between the world of global investors and the moving framework of Renewable Energies.WIRE offers several servicesIdentification and evaluation of appropriate renewable energy projects in the targeted domains and world regions with recommendations to investors and fund providersAdvisory as to the structuring and the financing of renewable energy projects from the high level matrix through due diligence to the sourcing of equity and quazi equity long term project financing facilities and financial close.)The follow up and reporting to the related partiesSupport as to private placements and IPOsOrganization of knowledge sharing and information dissemination events

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Asia Impact: Access to Energy


Wunder Capital

United States of America

Wunder is an online investment platform that allows any accredited investor to access investment-grade solar projects across the country. Not only does this new and transparent way of investing in renewables represent a terrific opportunity for investors, it is also transforming the solar industry and helping to solve the current energy crisis.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services