About Us

Our Vision

Nexus for Development envisions a world where all communities benefit from access to clean energy and water.

Our Mission

Nexus for Development drives access to finance in developing economies across Asia to increase sustainable energy and water resource development, advance low-carbon solutions, and scale local implementers.

Our Story


February 1


Nexus for Development is registered as a Charity in Singapore by an alliance of development organizations with an aim to create an organization that addresses barriers to carbon finance

February 1


Nexus for Development is recognized in Cambodia as an international NGO based on MOUs with the Ministries of Environment and Foreign Affairs 

February 1


Climate Energy Revolving Fund (CERF) is initiated as a pilot fund made possible through grant contributions from international partners REEEP, the Austrian Government and the Blue Moon Fund.

February 1


Pioneer Facility, the innovative debt facility, is launched with the support of three major investors: FFEM, Phitrust, Lorinet foundation.  

February 1


Nexus delivers its largest issuance of carbon credits to date from a biogas project in Vietnam measured at over 1M tonnes of CO2 avoided from the project.

February 11


Nexus celebrates its 10th anniversary and incorporate its knowledge activities under the so-called Leveraging Innovative Finance Together, aka LIFT program 

Our Work

Innovative Finance

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 to overcome market barriers and financing gaps. 


We manage a network of 20 NGOs and social enterprises who work to deliver low-carbon solutions in Asia to vulnerable populations. We provide the expertise and resources needed to support the scale-up of their clean energy and water projects. Our long-term goal is to grow our network of like-minded organizations and continue to provide a space for capacity building and South-South knowledge sharing.

Our Impact


finance mobilized

for NGOs, Social Enterprises and entrepreneurs


working in Asia

individual beneficiaries

from supported projects


of CO2 reduced

co-benefit value

of total net positive impacts

Our activities with our partners contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as Global Goals, to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Access to basic services improved in the households of 2,3M people

Safe drinking water provided to 1.8M+ people

Access to clean energy provided to 500k+ households

2,000+ people employed and trained

5 M tCO2 reduced

Our Carbon Footprint

Nexus for Development estimates its carbon footprint in accordance with the GHG Protocol. In 2018, Nexus carbon footprint was 64 tonnes of CO2 (tCO2) emissions.

Nexus has been effectively limiting some of its footprint activities.

  • Nexus staff lives within 4.2km of our office in Phnom Penh and many cycles to work.
  • Our paper supply is sourced from sustainably managed plantations that are carbon negative, sequestering carbon using fast-growing tree species in unused farmland.
  • Office coffee is organic and locally sourced.

In addition to internal efficiency measures and initiatives, Nexus offsets its emissions by purchasing high-quality, Gold Standard carbon credits from a collection of its member projects.