Jun 27, 2014
Type: Factsheet
Increasing investment in the clean cooking sector will be critical to realizing the Alliance’s goal of 100 million households adopting cleaner and more efficient stoves and fuels by 2020. Creating a thriving global market for clean cookstoves and fuels will require significant capital from a range of players for enterprises at each stage of the cookstove supply value chain – research and development, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and financing. The types of support needed range from early stage grant funding for start-up costs, to subsidized capital, angel equity investment, and ultimately commercial capital. In order to drive investment into the sector the Alliance is working to prepare the market for scale, support the development of commercially viable and scalable enterprise, and raise awareness in the investor community on the opportunities within the sector. The Alliance’s strategy to increase investment in the sector focuses on several key areas:
  • Identifying Enterprises with the Potential to Scale
  • Enterprise Capacity Building
  • Supporting Innovation and Inclusive Value Chains
  • Smart Grants to Bridge the Pioneer Gap
  • Access to Working Capital
  • Engaging Investors to Broker Investment
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