Business and Financial Models Workshop

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Questions:

  • It is generally considered that private enterprises and independent power producers have a key role to play in bringing sustainable energy-enabled businesses to un-served rural communities.
  • What are the main opportunities and challenges in establishing viable business and financial models for these organisations, and what innovative approaches are emerging to meet these challenges?
  • What support can governments and development agencies usefully provide?

Definitions:

  1. Social enterprises or Inclusive businesses – product or service which is socially beneficial
  2. Inclusive markets – industries that create jobs and affordable goods and services

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Questions:

  • It is generally considered that private enterprises and independent power producers have a key role to play in bringing sustainable energy-enabled businesses to un-served rural communities.
  • What are the main opportunities and challenges in establishing viable business and financial models for these organisations, and what innovative approaches are emerging to meet these challenges?
  • What support can governments and development agencies usefully provide?

Definitions:

  1. Social enterprises or Inclusive businesses – product or service which is socially beneficial
  2. Inclusive markets – industries that create jobs and affordable goods and services

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Questions:

  • It is generally considered that private enterprises and independent power producers have a key role to play in bringing sustainable energy-enabled businesses to un-served rural communities.
  • What are the main opportunities and challenges in establishing viable business and financial models for these organisations, and what innovative approaches are emerging to meet these challenges?
  • What support can governments and development agencies usefully provide?

Definitions:

  1. Social enterprises or Inclusive businesses – product or service which is socially beneficial
  2. Inclusive markets – industries that create jobs and affordable goods and services

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11:00
Smart Villages: setting the scene

Bernie Jones and John Holmes, Smart Villages Initiative
09:30
Discussion Session

Chair: James Cohen, Green Africa Power

Investment models for off-grid energy in developing countries – Andrew Reicher, Berkeley Energy, London

SIM technology as a key enabler of businesses in the rural environment of smart villages, Michael Nique, GSMA, London

Azuri’s experience, Simon Bransfield-Garth, CEO Azuri

Business models for homebased electricity services, Terry van Gevelt, Cambridge
12:30
New business models – EKOCENTERS and EKOCOALITION

Derk Hendriksen, Vice-President, Coca Cola Company
13:00
Lunch
14.00
Building inclusive businesses: New ideas, Sam Parker, Director, Shell Foundation

Chair: Bernie Jones
14:30
Business models in practice: off-grid RE success stories in developing countries

Subhes Bhattacharyya, De Montfort University, Leicester
15:00
Business models in practice: off-grid RE success stories in developing countries

David Lecoque, Alliance for Rural Electrification, Brussels
15:30
Investment models for distributed manufacturing in developing countries

Sir Mike Gregory, Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge
15:50
Break
16:15
Elevators

Chair, Brian Heap, Senior Adviser, Smart Villages

A sustainable hybrid energy system: The financial case – Thomas Grant and Tom Miller, Cambridge Energy Partners

Off-grid villages in China – Eden Yin, Judge Business School, Cambridge

The public sector’s role on the supply side- Alistair Wray, Senior Energy Adviser, DfID
17:00
Key points

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