October 23 - 26, 2018
Location: San Francisco, California
Country: United States

The Alliance will moderate a session during SOCAP 2018 entitled "The Invisible Hand That Feeds? Leveraging Markets to Serve Base of Pyramid Customers in the Clean Cooking Sector." The panel discussion will describe how a market-based approach has pulled in new investments, catalyzing an increase in technological and business model innovation. We will discuss the challenges that exist in reaching out to, and serving, the world’s poorest and most remote customers, and conclude by sharing recent learnings on building an ‘impact industry’ from the ground up, pulling from two new reports:

a)           University of Michigan, WDI: “Accelerating an Impact Industry: Lessons from Cookstoves”, published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review

b)           Accenture: “Financing Growth in the Clean Cookstoves and Fuels Market: An Analysis and Recommendations”


Peter George, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Sachin Rudra, Acumen

Gabriella Oken, Accenture Development Partnerships

Colm Fay, William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan

Shrikant Avi (Moderator), Global Alliance for Clean Cookstove