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Working at Nexus as an intern, I’m discovering innovative financial models to unlock renewable energy potential in Southeast Asia.
Often the lack of resources is not the biggest challenge, connecting the right people is. Our priority is creating those connections in order to support sustainable businesses and scale up our global impact.
Nexus combines some of the most efficient recent developments in climate management and human development, addressing both the needs of project developers and funders. I find it very exciting to contribute to this vision and to help build straightforward and sustainable partnerships.
Unlimited growth from limited resources is not sustainable. At Nexus we support projects that explore the new path towards global sustainable development.
Working with Nexus is very meaningful to me. Nexus is helping the environment and people which benefits everyone.
Nexus is a place where ideas, resources, and passionate people come together. Working with local actors, we help bring lasting social, economic, and environmental change. I work to strengthen this network by matching resources with technical expertise to enhance low-carbon development projects.
I’m inspired by the work that Nexus and its members are doing to improve people’s lives in the face of poverty and climate change. I help unlock new opportunities for Nexus members by connecting people, ideas, and funding to be able to scale up these sustainable development projects.
Our member’s projects are delivering to high standards: environmental, social and economic added-value. My mission is to help them scale impact through carbon finance and key partnerships.
Nexus has a small, but enthusiastic team who are genuinely committed to their mission. I have the opportunity to connect with different actors in the field, working together towards a common goal.
Working for Nexus gives meaning to my work. I am building a bridge to connect our projects to communities to create positive environmental, social and economic effects.
Working for Nexus means helping the global environment. At Nexus, we provide both the technical expertise for carbon accounting and the related necessary funds to support a diverse range of projects, especially clean water and clean energy.
Working at Nexus as an intern, I’m discovering innovative financial models to unlock clean energy investments in Southeast Asia.
Joining Nexus, to me means joining other people around the world and being part of a bigger network working together for a better environment.
I enjoy working in a collaborative and dynamic environment that is Nexus, where I can utilise my skills and knowledge in contributing to a positive purpose.
Nexus has the most inspiring mission of any organization I’ve worked for and finds the best ways to make development sustainable.
Being part of Nexus, I’m joining a passionate and enthusiastic team in promoting sustainable development regarding environmental change, while at the same time I’m developing my skills and knowledge.
Jochen Nimtschek is a principal with the SE Asia office of Bain & Company, one of the leading global consulting firms. For the past 10 years he has advised clients in Europe and Asia-Pacific on corporate and business strategy, market entry and operational improvement issues, especially in the financial services industry as well as the IT services industry.
Rafael Melo is CFO at MPS, a startup joint venture between MasterCard and Smart Hub that process transactions initiated via the mobile channel. Previously, Rafael was Regional Finance Director, Asia Pacific for Embraer, a global MNC and the 3rd largest manufacturer of commercial, executive and military airplanes. Based in Singapore since 2007 and with 13 years’ experience in finance roles, Rafael holds a degree in Civil Engineering from UFMG in Brazil and MBA from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in the US.
Dr. Priyadarshini Karve has developed biomass energy technologies for rural areas since 1991. She has worked as a researcher and project co-ordinator at Nexus member Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI) for over 15 years. Dr. Karve has received several national as well as international honours including the World Technology Award 2005 in Environment Category, awarded by the World Technology Network, New York.
Yakub Hossain is the Deputy Executive Director of Village Education Resource Center (VERC), a national NGO in Bangladesh. He has been working with VERC since the late seventies promoting livelihood technologies with special expertise on cookstoves and other related subjects with Approtech Asia in Philippines and ARECOP in Indonesia. He plays a leading role in Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA) and is a Country Convenor of FANSA Bangladesh. He is also associated with a number of civil society networks in the country as a vibrant development activist.
Nathan Cole is a Managing Director of TerraClear based in Thakhek, Lao PDR Since 2005. He completed a Masters in International Agricultural Development, Community Development in 2004 and has a background as a Crop and Soil Scientist. Nathan is committed to the ceramic water filter project to improve the accessibility to clean drinking water to people in Lao PDR.
Rachel Pringle is the General Manager for Hydrologic Social Enterprise Co Ltd. Rachel has been in Cambodia since 2012, with key areas of work including social enterprise development, microfinance initiatives, and carbon finance. Rachel has more than 10 years professional experience in environmental consultancy, enterprise development, and finance. She holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Environmental Engineering.
Waste Enterprisers received the 2013 BMW Foundation Young Leader Award (to COO, Tim Wade), which recognizes Young Leaders who chart new paths and who start and develop exemplary initiatives for the common good in their professional or private lives.
SNV World received the 2012 Energy for Life Award, which promotes renewable energy as a tool towards poverty alleviation and sustainable development as to improve the quality of life in Europe and in developing countries.
Sustaintech received Sankalp 2009 Emerging Award for Environment and Clean Energy. The award brings recognition to the most innovative and sustainable enterprises that are doing business across India.
The Biogas Project received the World Energy Award 2012 – Humanitarian category in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The project uses energy to improve people’s lives, which aligns with the stated mission of the 2012 World Energy Forum.
Eco-watch Institute won the first prize of Yunnan Provincial Science and Technology Award in 2006.
Argonomes et Vétérinaires sans Frontières received the Grand Prize of the Foundation Ensemble in 2011 for the Program for Sustainable Management of Water Resources and Land, in Peru.
Small Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development received the 2007 World Clean Energy Award in the “NGO and Initiatives” category for its lighting projects in South India.
Sustaintech (2013), Waste Enterprisers (2011), and CEDAC (2005) have received the SEED Award, rewarding the most promising, innovative, and locally led start-up social and environmental entrepreneurs in countries with developing and emerging economies.
The International Energy Globe Awards recognize projects that make careful and economical use of resources and employ alternative energy sources. GERES received awards in 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2014. Hydrologic won the award in 2013. The Biogas Project received the award in 2006.
These awards are granted by the agency of the federal government of the United States charged with protecting human health and the environment. ARTI (2005) and GERES (2007) received US Environmental Protection Agency Awards.
The Ashden Awards rewards and promotes local sustainable energy solutions in the UK and the developing world. Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI) received the award in 2002 and 2006, Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity (GERES) in 2006 and 2009, The Centre for Rural Technology in Nepal in 2007, The Biogas Program for Animal Husbandry Sector of Vietnam (Biogas Project) in 2010, and Hydrologic in 2012.