Bringing clean energy to India's rural poor consumers creates cascading economic and social benefits, in addition to profits.
This piece originally appeared in The Economic Times (India).
Is it possible to do good in the world while also making a profit? A growing group of investors, known as “impact investors”, believe that it is.
The under-served rural Indian market offers opportunities for investors to support the sustainable energy solutions of the future.
WRI’s new report, in collaboration with CDF-IFMR, looks at the market potential for clean and renewable energy in rural India.
SBA Hydro is just one of the many companies starting to bring clean energy to India’s rural poor.
This piece is adapted from a speech that was delivered on June 25th at the 5th Asia Clean Energy Forum: Meeting the Technology Transfer Challenge. The forum, hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Resources Institute, is the premiere knowledge sharing platform on best practices in policy, technology, and finance for clean energy in the Asian region.
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At first glance, the lineup of products and services on display at this year's New Ventures India Investor Forum seemed to reflect traditional Indian knowledges and practices. Banana-leaf materials, light posts, and packaged Indian foods were some of the offerings on display by entrepreneur finalists.