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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Synergy Social Ventures Synergy Social Ventures Limited

     
  
Synergy Social Ventures Limited supports entrepreneurs in developing solutions to social and environmental problems through short- and long-term capacity building and funding. Providing early stage funding to high potential social ventures in the form of grants, repayable grants and investments, the goal is to leverage philanthropic funding to its full potential and recycling funds whenever possible and reinvesting in new ventures.

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, Technical assistance

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

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The RISE Fund

  
 
The Rise Fund is committed to achieving social and environmental impact alongside competitive financial returns. It seeks to partner with creative entrepreneurs and build successful businesses that drive meaningful, measurable and positive change. The Rise Fund focuses on investments in seven sectors in which independent research has shown that impact is both achievable and measurable in quantitative terms: education, energy, food and agriculture, financial services, healthcare, information and communication technology, and industrials and infrastructure.

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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The Stove Auction Mekong SNV

 
   
The Stove Auction is a market mechanism developed by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and funded by GIZ Energising Development (EnDev) that facilitates the local sale of advanced biomass stoves between stove suppliers (“Sellers”) and local distributors and retailers (“Buyers”); an innovative approach to accelerate the market for advanced biomass stoves in Southeast Asia. The Stove Auction will operate in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.

Countries: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

Sectors: Clean cooking

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

Types of Finance: Grant, Guarantee, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: Development Bank Programme / Government fund

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Truestone Impact Fund LP Truestone Impact Investment

     
  
The Truestone Impact Fund invests globally in primarily private equity and/or private debt. Each investment is focused on providing a positive and measurable social and/or environmental impact. Whilst the Fund has a global remit its focus is on frontier markets. The Fund invests in sectors such as sustainable agriculture, education, renewable/ clean energy, financial services (including finance for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and microfinance), health care, housing and community facilities and water.

Countries: Laos

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

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

Types of Finance: Debt, Equity

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

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Uberis Impact Fund Uberis Capital

     
      
UBERIS Capital’s mission is to help address some of the world’s intractable poverty and environmental related problems by supporting entrepreneurs who strive to solve such problems. As impact investors, Uberis offers funding and a range of hands-on support to early-stage, mission driven ventures. Uberis helps entrepreneurs through the provision of technical assistance and patient capital and offers investors an attractive balance of financial and social returns by sourcing quality growth ventures with real impact.

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

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

Enterprise Stages: Early Stage, Growth Stage

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

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

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UOB Venture Management Impact Investing UOB Venture Management Private Limited (UOBVM)

     
 
UOB Venture Management Private Limited (UOBVM) is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Overseas Bank (UOB) Limited, one of Asia’s leading international banking and financial groups. Operational since 1992, UOBVM has provided financing to more than 100 privately held companies through direct equity investment, mainly in Southeast Asia and Greater China. UOBVM’s investments include responsible investing where communities are enriched through its ESG policies and impact investing.

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

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

Enterprise Stages: Growth Stage

Types of Finance: Equity

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

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Vietnam Biogas Programme Government of Vietnam and SNV

 
 
The Vietnam Biogas Programme was founded in 2003 by SNV, aiming to effectively exploit biogas technologies and develop a commercially viable biogas sector in Vietnam. SNV provides technical assistance to the implementer of Vietnam Biogas Programme, the Department of Livestock Production under Vietnam’s Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development. Since 2013 the programme has been supported by Energising Development (EnDev), and started introducing Results-Based Financing (RBF) mechanism to deploy the full potentials of biogas enterprises.

Countries: Vietnam

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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Vietnam Climate Innovation Centre (VCIC)

    
   
VCIC supports entrepreneurs and small enterprises to develop technological innovations and new business models offering commercially viable products and services that foster climate change adaptation & mitigation. Qualifying entrepreneurs are supported with grants, mentoring, training, business advisory services, and fundraising, at all the stage of their entrepreneurial journey from ideation, incubation, commercialization, to market development. VCIC is supported by the World Bank, InfoDev, DFAT, and DFID.

Countries: Vietnam

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

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

Types of Finance: Equity, Grant, Technical assistance

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Organization Types: Development Bank Programme / Government fund

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Vietnam Environmental Protection Fund (VEPF) Government of Vietnam

    
  
The Vietnam Environmental Protection Fund (VEPF) from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) supports conservation and pollution control projects through a variety of financial mechanisms including soft loans, interest rate support, clean development mechanism, and price subsidies. Eligible projects are such that invest in waste management, emissions reduction, nature conservation and biodiversity protection. VEPF loans can cover up to 70% of a project’s investment costs. The VEPF was established in 2002; since then it has spent VND 1 trillion (EUR 41.2 million) for over 180 projects.

Countries: Vietnam

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

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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Vietnam Green Credit Trust Fund (VGCTF) Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre

    
  
The Vietnam Green Credit Trust Fund (VGCTF) supports medium and long-term investments to SMEs in cleaner production technology with a positive impact on the environment and contributing to the sustainable development of Vietnam. The VGCTF cooperates with three commercial banks (Techcombank, Asia Commercial Bank, Vietnam International Bank) to provide loan guarantees and performance-based grants. Projects qualify if they are related to climate change mitigation and adaptation, energy efficiency, fuel switching, low-carbon development, water efficiency and technology change. VGCTF is coordinated by the Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre.

Countries: Vietnam

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

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

Types of Finance: Grant, Guarantee

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Organization Types: Development Bank Programme / Government fund

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Village Capital

     
    
Village Capital finds, trains, and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems by building communities around entrepreneurs and their ventures to improve opportunities for growth and success. Targeted sectors include agriculture, energy, education, health, and financial services. The program provides entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow a successful business: training in team management, customer discovery, building a solid financial plan, preparing to take on investment, as well as the opportunity to build a network.

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: Debt, Equity, Mezzanine, Technical assistance

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

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Villgro

     
   
Villgro is India’s oldest and one of the world’s largest social enterprise incubators. Established in 2001, Villgro incubates early-stage, innovative, for-profit social enterprises in Education, Health, Agriculture and Energy sectors, among others, that have an impact on the lives of the poor. Apart from India, Villgro also supports social enterprises in Kenya, Philippines and Vietnam.

Countries: Philippines, Vietnam

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

Enterprise Stages: Seed, Early Stage

Types of Finance: Equity, Grant, Technical assistance

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

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Water for Every Resident (WATER) Program Development bank of the Philippines

 
 
WATER Program is the umbrella program for the bank’s water supply projects.  Its objective is aligned with the thrust of the National Government as defined under the Philippine Water Supply Sector Roadmap prepared by the national Economic Development Authority which aims, among others, to ensure adequate long-term availability of and accessibility to potable water.

Countries: Philippines

Sectors: Clean water

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

Types of Finance: Debt

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Organization Types: Development Bank Programme / Government fund

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Yetagon credit Proximity Designs

  
 
Yetagon Credit is the in-house small-asset financing arm of Proximity Designs’ irrigation and energy products. It provides simple financing to help rural families purchase those products through two types of asset financing: one is a simple, five-month installment product loan; a second includes product financing, plus a modest amount of investment capital.

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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