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AVPN August Webinar: Access to Energy, and Its Rippling Impact on the Other Sectors

06 September 2018

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The off-grid solar industry was born from the demand for energy access among the more than one billion people who lack access to electricity worldwide. Early innovators and investors in this space were impatient with government grid extension and saw off-grid solar technology as an opportunity to “leapfrog” business-as-usual electrification approaches. This access has influenced outcomes in many areas, from lighting to refrigeration, to livelihood potential in areas with limited infrastructure and opportunities.

In a report released in January 2018, AVPN member Dalberg analysed the sector, including the range of impact it has had on the lives of its end customers. Fellow member, Acumen, has been investing in patient capital to serve the base of the pyramid and is now using lean data to measure and manage the impact of access to energy across various sectors.

Through the webinar, Dalberg and Acumen:

  • presented an analysis of the energy sector through their respective research studies;
  • explored impact measurement tools that cover the breadth and depth of impact created;
  • evaluated the impact that energy devices have on end consumers.

References

A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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We see social investment as a continuum that encompasses everything from philanthropy and venture philanthropy to impact investing, CSR and sustainable investment. We call this the “Continuum of Capital”.

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