Finance Solutions Map

The Finance Solutions Map provides an overview of 100+ financial schemes dedicated to clean energy, water, and sanitation entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia.  The mapping presents publicly available information on a range of finance solutions.

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CambodiaIndonesiaLaosMalaysiaMyanmarPhilippinesVietnamOther SEA Countries
  Clean cooking  Clean energy  Clean water  Sanitation  Other
SeedEarly StageGrowth StageNot specified
  Crowdfunding  Debt  Equity  Grant  Guarantee  Mezzanine  Technical assistance
Development Bank Programme / Government fundFinancial InstitutionFor profit (impact, venture fund, etc.)Non-profit (impact, NGO, etc.)

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Insitor Seed Fund Insitor Partners

     
    
The Insitor Seed Fund is a South and Southeast Asia pilot impact fund. The Fund financed ten early-stage social businesses with operations in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and India through a mix of equity, mezzanine, and debt. Sectors include healthcare, education, energy, affordable housing, water and sanitation, and income-generating activities.

Countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage

Types of Finance: Debt, Equity, Mezzanine, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: For profit (impact, venture fund, etc.)

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Investing in Infrastructure (3i) 3i cambodia managed by Palladium

  
  
A five-year programme focusing on three sectors: water, electricity and financial services. The objective is to help small water and electricity companies to expand or improve their services and to connect households in regions that would otherwise be under serviced by providing investment subsidies. The 3i program is managed by The Palladium Group on behalf of DFAT.

Countries: Cambodia

Sectors: Clean energy, Clean water

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Grant, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: Development Bank Programme / Government fund

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Investing in Women DFAT

     
 
Investing in Women works with impact investors to help tailor their services to women’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). This initiative seeks to boost impact investment in women’s Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and increase women’s access to financing by facilitating: investment financing, operational support, gender lens ecosystem, knowledge building

Countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, Other SEA Countries

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Technical assistance

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Organization Types: Development Bank Programme / Government fund

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Kinara Kinara Indonesia

     
   
Kinara Indonesia, established in 2011, is an energetic early-stage venture capital firm focused on growing sectors within emerging markets. Kinara supports early stage entrepreneurs with improvements to product management, financial management, corporate governance, marketing and strategic management and importantly their access to markets and alternative business financing.

Countries: Indonesia

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt, Equity, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: For profit (impact, venture fund, etc.)

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Kiva Microfunds Kiva

     
 
Kiva Microfunds is non-profit organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries. Kiva’s mission is “to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.”

Countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, Other SEA Countries

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt

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Organization Types: Financial Institution

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KKP-E (machinery retrofitting) Bank BDP Bali

 
 
Credit facilities granted to farmers and farmers groups in the form of loans and working capital to retrofit machinery and develop alternative energy sourcing processes/facilities.

Countries: Malaysia

Sectors:

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt

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Organization Types: Financial Institution

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LGT Impact Ventures LGT Impact

     
     
LGT is the world’s largest privately-owned Private Banking and Asset Management group with USD 146.3 billion assets under management as of June 30th 2016. LGT Impact invests growth capital in companies with scalable solutions to societal challenges in the sectors financial inclusion, education, energy, health, and environmental technologies.

Countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Early Stage, Growth Stage

Types of Finance: Debt, Equity, Grant, Guarantee, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: For profit (impact, venture fund, etc.)

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Lighting Myanmar programme International Financial Corporation (IFC)

 
 
Launched in June 2016, the IFC-led Lighting Myanmar project is a key component of the Government of Myanmar’s National Electrification Plan, which aims to achieve universal access to sustainable electricity services by 2030. To support this goal, the project will assist international and Myanmar-based companies in creating a sustainable market for high-quality off-grid energy solutions, including solar lanterns, solar home systems, and potentially mini-grids.

Countries: Myanmar

Sectors: Clean energy

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Technical assistance

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Organization Types: Development Bank Programme / Government fund

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Livelihood Impact Fund Patamar Capital

     
   
Patamar Capital’s (formerly Unitus Impact) mission is to unlock better economic opportunities for Asia’s low-income communities by investing in and supporting early-stage, high-growth companies solving South and Southeast Asia’s most pervasive problems at scale. Patamar Capital’s global team based in Bangalore, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta and San Francisco has completed investments across six countries and sectors including agriculture, education, healthcare, financial services, and employee benefits.

Countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, Other SEA Countries

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage

Types of Finance: Equity, Mezzanine, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: For profit (impact, venture fund, etc.)

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Loan and loan guarantee programme National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED)

     
  
NFOSTED’s objective is to promote research and development of technology contributing to national economic growth and competitiveness. Amongst other things, it provides interest-free or low interest loans as well as loans guarantees for SMEs. NAFOSTED loans can cover a maximum of 70% of the total investment costs of a project.

Countries: Vietnam

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt, Guarantee

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Organization Types: Development Bank Programme / Government fund

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Loan products Ekphatthana Microfinance Institution (EMI)

     
 
EMI is one of the leading microfinance provider of quality and innovative financial and non-financial services towards economic empowerment of poor families in Lao PDR. EMI’s mission is to empower low and medium income households through the delivery of quality financial and non – financial services (i.e. develop savings behavior and responsible borrowing.

Countries: Laos

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt

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Organization Types: Financial Institution

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Lotus Impact Fund Lotus Impact

 
  
Lotus Impact targets early stage enterprises across Southeast Asia. Lotus Impact provides venture building services and impact capital to dedicated entrepreneurs seeking to transform value chains, innovate social solutions and develop new business models that reflect values of inclusion, innovation and impact.

Countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam

Sectors:

Enterprise Stages: Seed

Types of Finance: Equity, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: For profit (impact, venture fund, etc.)

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LotusHub Lotus Impact

 
  
Lotus Hub Company Limited is a social enterprise, a subsidiary of Lotus Impact Group. Lotus Hub identifies impact investing opportunities in agriculture and food related value chains that present a clear value proposition in dignified work, gender equality and non-extractive economics by providing acceleration services and placing investment capital into high-potential early stage social enterprises.

Countries: Vietnam

Sectors: Other

Enterprise Stages: Early Stage, Growth Stage

Types of Finance: Equity, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: For profit (impact, venture fund, etc.)

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MDV Venture Financing Malaysia Debt Ventures (MDV)

  
    
Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad (MDV) was established by the Government of Malaysia in 2002 with the objective of providing flexible and innovative loan and Islamic financing facilities to develop high-impact and technology-driven sectors of the economy, identified and prioritised by the Government as future engines of growth.

Countries: Malaysia

Sectors: Clean energy, Other

Enterprise Stages: Early Stage, Growth Stage

Types of Finance: Debt, Guarantee, Mezzanine, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: For profit (impact, venture fund, etc.)

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Mekong Brahmaputra Clean Development Fund L.P. Dragon Capital

   
 
MBCDF directly invests in renewable technologies across the region encompassed by the Mekong and Brahmaputra rivers. The fund ensures that each investment meets the ‘Triple Bottom Line’ principles of People, Planet and Profit – and positively impacts the environment. It specializes in private equity investments and seeks to invest in clean energy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, water and waste treatment. The fund seeks to invest across Vietnam, Thailand, Lao, Cambodia, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

Countries: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Other SEA Countries

Sectors: Clean energy, Clean water, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Equity

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Organization Types: For profit (impact, venture fund, etc.)

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Micro-Energy Credit Program People’s Credit and Finance Corporation

 
 
PCFC implements a Micro-Energy Credit Program that aims to support reforms and priority investments to improve the quality of life in rural areas through the provision of adequate, affordable and reliable energy services specifically the small-scale renewable energy solar home system/solar lanterns. The program is operationalized in partnership with viable microfinance institutions.

Countries: Philippines

Sectors: Clean energy

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt

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Organization Types: Financial Institution

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Microfinance AMRET

     
 
Amret is a leading microfinance institution in Cambodia serving micro, small and medium enterprises and low-to-middle-income populations with a focus on rural areas, agriculture and district and provincial cities.

Countries: Cambodia

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt

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Organization Types: Financial Institution

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Microfinance Chamroeun

     
 
Chamroeun Microfinance Plc. Is a microfinance institution in Cambodia that works to improve the livelihoods, skills, and self-confidence of poor families in Cambodia by providing responsible microfinance and complementary socio-economic services. It provides a wide range of loans including entrepreneurs loans, clean energy loans, and WASH loans, to individuals and groups who want to expand their businesses, acquire energy solutions or build WASH infrastructure.

Countries: Cambodia

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt

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Organization Types: Financial Institution

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Microfinance Hattha Kaksekar

     
 
Hattha Kaksekar Limited (HKL) is a microfinance institution and a deposit-taking institution in Cambodia. HKL provides lending services to individual and MSMEs which aim to start up and extend their existing businesses. Potential borrowers are able to apply for loans size up to 50,000 USD (equivalent to other currencies). With a flexible terms and conditions, HKL provides competitive interest rate and convenient repayment method.

Countries: Cambodia

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt

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Organization Types: Financial Institution

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Microfinance Kredit Microfinance Institution

     
 
KREDIT Microfinance Institution Plc (KREDIT) is a microfinance institution providing financial services and training to low-income earners (mostly farmers and entrepreneurs) in rural Cambodia. KREDIT offers individual loans for expanding businesses, purchasing household goods or home improvements. Other loans are designed for small enterprises or groups of borrowers. KREDIT also offers savings products, as most of its clients want to save but cannot afford to save the minimum amount required by banks.

Countries: Cambodia

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt

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Organization Types: Financial Institution

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Microfinance Lanka Orix Leasing Company Microcredit

     
 
LOLC (Cambodia) Plc. (“LOLC”) is a microfinance institution with a social vision and a business orientation that provides entrepreneurs and families at the base of the socio-economic pyramid with the economic opportunities to transform the quality of their lives and their communities through the provision of effective and sustainable client empowering financial services.

Countries: Cambodia

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt

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Organization Types: Financial Institution

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Microfinance VisionFund

  
  
VisionFund Cambodia is the only licensed Microfinance Institution in Cambodia that has a global network of 30 countries with a social mission to improve the lives of children by offering small loans and other financial services to poor families. Working in partnership with World Vision, VisionFund empowers its clients to grow successful businesses that enable children to grow up with improved health and education.

Countries: Cambodia

Sectors: Clean energy, Clean water

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt, Equity

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Organization Types: Financial Institution

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National / Provincial Credit Guarantee Funds Vietnam Development Bank

   
 
The Government of Vietnam has set up credit guarantee funds for SMEs to facilitate their access to credit for production and business. The Vietnam Development Bank guarantees a maximum of 85% of the total loan volume per project. In addition to the national VDB fund, over 20 credit guarantee funds were set up at the provincial level in 2014. The guarantees are managed by the Vietnam Development Bank at the national level and different provincial authorities under the supervision of the Ministry of Finance at the provincial level.

Countries: Vietnam

Sectors: Clean energy, Clean water, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Guarantee

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Organization Types: Development Bank Programme / Government fund

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National Biodigester Programme III (NBP III) Government of Cambodia and SNV

 
   
The National Biodigester Programme (NBP) is a government owned programme initiated by the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation. The objective of the programme is to establish a permanent domestic biodigester sector on a commercial market basis for the dissemination of biodigesters as an indigenous, sustainable energy source in selected provinces in Cambodia.

Countries: Cambodia

Sectors: Clean energy

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt, Grant, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: Development Bank Programme / Government fund

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Nexus Climate Funds Nexus for Development

    
  
Nexus’ Climate Funds support project developers that are interested in increasing their revenue through carbon finance. In order to access the carbon market, a project must first undergo a certification process that will verify its carbon savings. The cost of this process can be prohibitive for maturing organizations.The fund offers loans at competitive interest rates for carbon-related work which can be repaid from the sale of the carbon credits once a project is operational.

Countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, Other SEA Countries

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Other

Enterprise Stages: Early Stage, Growth Stage

Types of Finance: Debt, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: Non-profit (impact, NGO, etc.)

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Nordic Climate Facility Nordic Development Fund

     
 
The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is the joint development finance institution of the five Nordic countries. NDF provides financing and knowledge for climate change and development activities primarily in low-income countries spanning Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) is a challenge fund set up in 2009 to finance innovative climate solutions and business concepts in developing countries. Funding can be accessed in collaboration with a Nordic institution.

Countries: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Early Stage, Growth Stage

Types of Finance: Grant

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Organization Types: Development Bank Programme / Government fund

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Oasis Fund Bamboo Capital Partners

  
 
Bamboo Capital Partners is a private equity firm specialising in investing in essential services sectors in emerging economies. By using a market-oriented approach to fill gaps where government and philanthropy may not be equipped to serve effectively, they deliver social and environmental gains to their investors, while achieving above market returns. The Oasis fund’s objective is financing businesses serving low income people in sectors such as energy, healthcare, housing and education.

Countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam

Sectors: Clean energy, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Equity

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Organization Types: For profit (impact, venture fund, etc.)

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Off Grid Bazaar

 
   
Off Grid Bazaar is an innovative and interactive online platform designed by Gham Power Nepal to scale the implementation of off-grid solar-based projects that serve small-holder farmers in rural Nepal. The fund blends debt and grants to fund pre-qualified solar irrigation projects. After registering on the online platform, investors browse Gham Power approved project listings and access impact metrics. Read the full Case Study

Countries: Other SEA Countries

Sectors: Clean energy

Enterprise Stages: Early Stage, Growth Stage

Types of Finance: Crowdfunding, Debt, Grant

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Organization Types: Non-profit (impact, NGO, etc.)

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Oikocredit

  
   
Oikocredit is a social impact investor and worldwide cooperative that works to promote sustainable development through investments. Oikokredit focuses its investments on financial inclusion, agriculture and renewable energy.

Countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam

Sectors: Clean energy, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt, Equity, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: Non-profit (impact, NGO, etc.)

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Partnership for Change

   
      
Together with its local partners Partnership for Change focuses on identifying talented individuals and entrepreneurs who can help create sustainable development in their local communities. Pcf’s approach to achieving social change is often described as venture philanthropy, whereby financial contribution is based on a pragmatic principle where donations, loans, guarantees and direct investments, are provided depending on what will be most effective in each project.

Countries: Myanmar

Sectors: Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt, Equity, Grant, Guarantee, Mezzanine, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: Non-profit (impact, NGO, etc.)

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Peace and Equity Holding Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF)

     
    
Peace and Equity Holdings, (PEH) Inc. is a 100% owned corporation of Peace and Equity Foundation that was established to accelerate the growth of enterprises to achieve sustainability through responsible investments. PEH aims to support sustainable progress by providing private equity funds to enterprises that provide economic and social development to communities and that adapt environmental protection. PEF financing includes term loan, credit lines, joint ventures, equity partnerships and grants for non-revenue activities.

Countries: Philippines

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt, Equity, Grant, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: Non-profit (impact, NGO, etc.)

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Phitrust Phitrust Asia

   
    
Phitrust Asia is an impact investment company focusing on Southeast Asia, a region where social entrepreneurship is emerging and developing rapidly. Building many partnerships and targeting two high growth and large impact sectors, healthy food and access to energy, Phitrust Asia efficiently contribute to that development in countries like Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar, and make investments in high potential enterprises in terms of social and environmental impact, financial sustainability and profitability.

Countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt, Equity, Mezzanine, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: For profit (impact, venture fund, etc.)

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Pioneer Facility Nexus for Development

  
 
The Pioneer Facility invests in commercially-viable growth-stage enterprises working in clean energy, water, and sanitation that benefit low-income populations in Southeast Asia.

Countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, Other SEA Countries

Sectors: Clean energy, Clean water

Enterprise Stages: Growth Stage

Types of Finance: Debt

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Organization Types: Non-profit (impact, NGO, etc.)

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Proximity Finance Proximity Designs

  
 
Proximity Designs was launched in 2004 with the commitment to create a social business for Myanmar’s underserved rural families. Proximity Finance provides four innovative loan products that help farmers, migrant workers and small business owners stabilize their finances, get rid of high interest debt, and launch themselves into an upward financial spiral for good.

Countries: Myanmar

Sectors: Clean energy, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt

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Organization Types: Non-profit (impact, NGO, etc.)

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Reduction of GHG Emission through Promotion of Commercial Biogas Plants Government of Cambodia and UNIDO

 
  
A project that will promote investments in commercial biogas-based rural electricity enterprises with the creation of a revolving fund under the Ministry of Environment (MoE) of Cambodia. The fund would provide soft loans at lower interest rate (when compared to that of the existing commercial bank loan interest in Cambodia) so as to cover the operational expenses. This revolving loan facility will be accessible to the identified demonstration pilots.

Countries: Cambodia

Sectors: Clean energy

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: Development Bank Programme / Government fund

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Regional Investment Support for Entrepreneurs (RISE) Swisscontact

     
 
RISE provides pre- and post-investment technical assistance (TA) for social impact entrepreneurs through a pool of vetted consultants. The RISE TA Facility is innovative as it integrates services in a “one-stop shop” and operates through an enterprise repayment model. This repayment mechanism delays payment for TA service to a pre-determined time in the future when enterprises have improved their cash flow. Read the full Case Study

Countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Technical assistance

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Organization Types: For profit (impact, venture fund, etc.)

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Renewable Energy For Wiser and Accelerated Resource Development (REWARD) Programme Land Bank of the Philippines

 
 
The REWARD programme aims to provide financial assistance to entities that are engaged in renewable energy projects in support to the Philippines government’s call to develop energy sources such as: biofuel, biomass, hydropower, wind projects, geothermal, solar photovoltaic, solar water heaters and co-generation.

Countries: Philippines

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Enterprise Stages: Growth Stage

Types of Finance: Debt

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Organization Types: Development Bank Programme / Government fund

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Rural Electricity Fund (REF) Government of Cambodia and Electricite Du Cambodge (EDC)

 
    
The Rural Electrification Fund (REF) is one of the most important tools of the Cambodian government for meeting its rural electrification targets. It was established in 2004 with funding from the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility. The REF financially supports rural households as well as private electricity suppliers to improve electricity infrastructure in rural areas. Both renewable and non-renewable energy technologies are eligible. Funding is provided through interest-free loans, grants and loan guarantees.

Countries: Cambodia

Sectors: Clean energy

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt, Grant, Guarantee, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: Development Bank Programme / Government fund

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Sarona Frontier Markets Fund Sarona

  
  
With a rich history stretching back to 1953, Sarona has extensive experience investing in Frontier and Emerging Markets. Sarona’s ambition is to use this experience to deliver top-quartile returns by investing growth capital in private equity funds and companies that benefit local communities and the environment. The investments focus on small to mid-market companies providing goods and services to meet the growing needs of the rising middle class in these markets.

Countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam

Sectors: Clean energy, Other

Enterprise Stages: Growth Stage

Types of Finance: Debt, Equity

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Organization Types: For profit (impact, venture fund, etc.)

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Scaling Up Renewable Energy in low Income Countries Program (SREP) Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) under the Climate Investment Fund (CIF)

 
  
The Scaling Up Renewable Energy in low Income Countries Program (SREP) is designed to demonstrate the economic, social and environmental viability of low carbon development pathways in the energy sector in low-income countries. It supports scaled-up deployment of renewable energy solutions like solar, geothermal, and biomass to increase energy access. SREP offers grant financing, blended with IDA and other concessional financing, to leverage other public and private sector resources.

Countries: Cambodia

Sectors: Clean energy

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Grant, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: Development Bank Programme / Government fund

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SEAF Women’s Opportunity Fund

  
  
SEAF is an emerging market private equity fund manager targeting both financial returns and significant social impact by providing capital, capacity building, and a global network to support small and medium-sized business expansion. As an impact investor, the firm is particularly focused on women’s economic empowerment and gender equality, equal opportunity in health and education, clean energy and smart solutions, sustainability in agribusiness, financial and technological inclusion, and displaced and migrant lens investing.

Countries: Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam

Sectors: Clean energy, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Equity, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: For profit (impact, venture fund, etc.)

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Shift Challenge Fund – CleanStart United Nations Capital Development Fund

 
   
UNCDF’s CleanStart programme co-invests in early stage innovations from financial institutions, distributed energy service companies and other providers of wholesale or retail financing for clean energy. The goal is to fill a “missing middle” in energy financing, as well as facilitate access to additional, more commercial financing for proven business models to scale. By 2020, CleanStart aims to invest US$26 million in 6 countries to set 500,000 people on a clean energy pathway. UNCDF’s CleanStart programme co-invests in early stage innovations from financial institutions, distributed energy service companies and other providers of wholesale or retail financing for clean energy. The goal is to fill a “missing middle” in energy financing, as well as facilitate access to additional, more commercial financing for proven business models to scale. By 2020, CleanStart aims to invest US$26 million in 6 countries to set 500,000 people on a clean energy pathway.

Countries: Cambodia, Myanmar, Other SEA Countries

Sectors: Clean energy

Enterprise Stages: Early Stage, Growth Stage

Types of Finance: Debt, Grant, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: Development Bank Programme / Government fund

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SME Development Scheme (SDS) Malaysia’s SME Bank

 
 
SME Bank of Malaysia supports SMEs through the provision of a wide range of loans. SME Development Scheme (SDS) is meant to facilitate access to financing for local SMEs to further develop their business and accelerate their growth. SDS assists SME’s in their growth stage, focusing on sectors such as Green Technology, engineering services, shipbuilding and other National Key Economic Areas (NKEA).

Countries: Malaysia

Sectors:

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt

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Organization Types: Financial Institution

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Social Entreprise Fund Foundation for Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI)

     
     
The social enterprise investment fund is aimed at primary cooperatives, cooperative federations, community-based organizations, alliances/network of civil society organizations, private enterprises, and community financial institutions. FSSP’s social enterprise investment fund consists of project loans, asset management products, equity contribution and grants.

Countries: Philippines

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt, Equity, Grant, Guarantee, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: Non-profit (impact, NGO, etc.)

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Social Investment Fund for Cambodia Arun LLC

   
   
ARUN LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in seed stage and impact investments that invests in social entrepreneurs who tackle social problems such as poverty in developing countries. Not only providing funds, ARUN supports the investees with other types of support they need in order to increase the investment value of their enterprises. ARUN employs a system where investors themselves become involved in the firm’s operation and further its impact on the society.

Countries: Cambodia, Other SEA Countries

Sectors: Clean energy, Clean water, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage

Types of Finance: Debt, Equity, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: For profit (impact, venture fund, etc.)

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Social Venture Challenge Social Venture Challenge Asia

     
 
The DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia is an Asia-wide competition for social enterprises, open to any member of the public. Organised by NUS Enterprise and DBS Foundation, the Challenge aims to identify and support innovative new ideas and existing social ventures that have the potential to generate positive, scalable and sustainable social impact. It aims to raise awareness of social entrepreneurship and build a robust community of social entrepreneurs and capacity builders across Asia.

Countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Grant

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Organization Types: Non-profit (impact, NGO, etc.)

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Social Venture Fund (SVF) Mercy Corps

   
    
Mercy Corps’ Social Venture Fund provides early-stage financing and post-investment support to create and grow scalable, self-sustaining businesses that improve people’s lives in an enduring way. Mercy Corps launched the Social Venture Fund (SVF) in 2015 to fill a critical gap in the impact investing market for seed and early stage social venture startups. In its first year, SVF completed six investments, becoming one of the most active early stage impact investors in both Indonesia and Kenya.

Countries: Indonesia

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage

Types of Finance: Debt, Equity, Mezzanine, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: Non-profit (impact, NGO, etc.)

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Solar Empowerment Fund (SEF) Sunfunder

 
 
SunFunder is a solar finance business with a mission to unlock capital for solar energy in emerging markets. It aggregates capital through the Solar Empowerment Fund, a private debt offering that gives accredited investors an opportunity to invest in a diversified portfolio of off-grid and grid deficit solar projects. Sunfunder provides short-term inventory and project finance loans to solar energy companies to help scale deployments of solar energy systems and catalyze growth in the sector.

Countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam

Sectors: Clean energy

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Debt

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Organization Types: For profit (impact, venture fund, etc.)

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Spark Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Development

     
 
Spark Center for Social Entrepreneurship Development in Vietnam is part of the Local Capacity Development Facility, initiated by SNV. The center identifies enterprises engaged in innovative business with social value and facilitates the scaling-up of that solution for sustainable and lasting impact through the provision of technical assistance.

Countries: Vietnam

Sectors: Clean cooking, Clean energy, Clean water, Sanitation, Other

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth Stage, Not specified

Types of Finance: Technical assistance

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Organization Types: Non-profit (impact, NGO, etc.)

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