Hot on the heels of SE4ALL’s call for more industry involvement, comes another this week from SREP. While individual companies have stepped up to the plate funding joint and individual energy access initiatives, there still remains a hesitancy. On the company side, the money is there – even a medium sized enterprise’s corporate social responsibility fund would dwarf many a govt or NGO’s resources. Nor is there much doubt about the benefits – in starkest terms more customers. However, doubts remain about transparency and accountability. We have tried in Smart Villages to open more conversations with industry and the first word that always comes up is outcomes. We have looked at creating acceptable models for this work and encourage others to realise its importance.