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January 26, 2021

Positive Business Models – Q&A with Julia Grant

A positive innovative business defines a need and a way to help a particular cause that leads to only positive outputs. More traditional businesses also define a given need but whilst that may help people, their sole purpose isn’t to make the company an overall positive benefit. The traditional business model has a single point of focus to their everyday operations - profit - whilst social impact entrepreneurs have to combine their twin focuses of purpose with profit. It’s a constant balancing act that old school businesses haven’t needed to make.

January 21, 2021

Agriculture Meets Clean Energy Entrepreneurship in Uganda

YESRUD is a youth-led farming and energy CBO intent on creating income generating opportunities for its residents in the eastern district of Kumi, Uganda. Their outreach is in the form of farmer groups, a type of nonprofit group formed by local smallholder farmers with a co-operative oriented goal of accessing extension services, like easier and better access to market, credit, farming technologies, mobilization and even policy formulation.

December 8, 2020, New Energy Nexus

Climate Fintech Report: An Emerging Ecosystem of Climate Capital Catalysts

New Energy Nexus report is one of the first to showcase the specific intersection of digital financial technology and decarbonization, known as Climate Fintech.

December 07, 2020

Leading Renewable Players Urge Governments to Re-align Recovery Measures with Paris Agreement

In a renewed call to action, over 100 leading renewable energy players, as members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Coalition for Action, urge governments to correct course. By placing a renewables-based energy transition at the heart of an economic recovery from COVID-19, governments can foster bring economic resilience and secure a climate-safe future.