We work with entrepreneurs across Asia to bridge the financing and knowledge gap, fostering the growth of low-carbon clean energy and water solutions.
Through innovative funding schemes as well as partnerships with impact investors, donors, and for-profits, we help our members to scale their projects. We support NGOs and social entrepreneurs who operate on a market-based approach to provide affordable, locally-adapted, low-carbon solutions benefiting all communities, in particular the bottom of the pyramid and vulnerable populations. As a key network manager, we provide the expertise and resources needed to support and scale-up these projects as well as a platform for capacity building and South-South knowledge sharing.
Provide access to sustainable energy
people currently lack electricity to light their homes or conduct business
Provide access to cleaner, smarter solutions
people rely on wood, charcoal, or other polluting solid fuels for cooking and heating
Tackle the indoor air pollution from cooking with solid fuels
people killed each year due to household air pollution, many of whom are women and children
Provide access to to clean, safe, affordable drinking water
people lack access to improved drinking water and 1.8 billion people utilize unsafe sources
Make meaningful connections
We unlock new opportunities by connecting people, ideas and action.
From our staff to our projects, we bring diverse people together; connecting knowledge and expertise and collaborating with organizations we could choose to compete with. As a cooperative we link our success to our members’ success. Working toward a shared vision, we achieve outcomes none of us could achieve alone. We are stronger together, and we are strongest when our connections are based on respect and mutual investment.
See the big picture
Our bold vision for development is based on enabling change that lasts.
By understanding the wider context, we can be more effective. It’s why we’ve developed a global approach that tackles climate change and poverty together. It’s why we understand the perspective of the project developer and the investor. It’s why we focus on supporting solutions that will live on. And it’s how we help our members see further down the line and scale up their impact.
Find better ways
Our challenge is always changing, and we’re devoted to finding ever better ways to tackle it.
We’re always exploring new ways to get the best result. Whether that’s a higher carbon price for our members or repurposing crowd-funding platforms for new markets. It means being confident to take the lead and to look beyond the simple quick-fix to find a smarter, lasting solution. Our commitment to finding the best approaches means our projects are trusted to deliver high quality, reliable outcomes.
Show our impact
By showing our impact we can change what people think is possible.
We measure our success by the difference we make for our members and the communities they support. Sharing our impacts keeps us transparent and accountable. We don’t just tell people in Cambodia why our water filters work, we invite them to try them and see for themselves.
It’s only by doing what we say we will that we build trust in our approach and inspire others to join us on our journey.
We develop and manage innovative financing solutions that blend traditional development funding, debt finance, impact investment, and climate finance. We work with a range of financial partners to target poverty and climate change and overcome market barriers and financing gaps.
We maximize impact for our financial partners through tailored funds, targeting sustainable development, climate change mitigation, and poverty reduction.
We find, develop, and manage new ways to finance sustainable development outcomes.
As a not-for-profit with expertise in project due diligence, market assessment, and results-based finance, we help our partners manage risk while maximizing their impact on the ground.