Driving Innovative Financing to Scale the Cookstoves and Fuels Sector

Tuesday, April 4th: 15:00 - 16:00 - Building 313

HOST: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Businesses in the clean cooking sector require long-term investment to increase production capacity, expand distribution reach, finance working capital, extend end-user credit, hire management, and support growth initiatives. Unfortunately, this capital has typically been lacking, as many companies do not fit the requirements of commercial banks, development finance institutions, or impact investors. However, the sector is beginning to mature and perceptions are changing as innovative technologies and business models help spur the sector to scale. Representatives from the cookstove sector, as well as the commercial and philanthropic investment community, will hold an interactive discussion to discuss the merits of grant and investment mechanisms (including results-based finance) to drive investment into the cooking sector.  

Peter George Director, Investment Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
April Allderdice Chief Executive Officer MicroEnergy Credits
Jonathan Cedar CEO and Co-Founder BioLite
Boston Nyer Co-Founder and the General Manager Burn Manufacturing
Nick Quintong Chief Executive Officer PayGo Energy