Helpful sources

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Coronavirus / COVID-19 related sources

Industry and general information sources

General information

Multilateral / Government / Development Banks

  • IFC / World Bank, in particular projects: (West Africa) ROGEP, ECREEE

  • World Bank-affiliate, Climate Innovation Center (Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Ethiopia etc.)

  • CDC group: UK's development finance institution

  • AfDB: African Development Bank

  • ADB: Asian Development Bank

  • FMO: Dutch Development Bank

  • GIZ: German Development Agency

  • KfW: German Development Bank

Funding sources

Aggregators / links to other funding sources


Debt funding / Project financing

Equity funding

Early stage

  • Acumen: early-stage, impact-focused equity fund

  • Bamboo Capital Partners: impact investing platform, focused on seed to growth stage funding

  • BEAM: from Bamboo Capital Partners

  • Blue Haven Ventures

  • ElectriFi: focus on energy access in emerging markets

  • Khosla Impact

  • Funderbeam

  • Crowdcube: UK crowdfunding platform for European companies

  • Seedrs: UK crowdfunding platform for European companies

  • Mustard Seed

  • Shell Foundation: focus on access to energy

  • Gaia Impact Fund

  • Persistent Energy

  • ADAP Capital: invest in innovative early-stage entrepreneurs to eradicate extreme poverty

  • Bridges Fund Management: US focused impact investor

Later stage

Strategic / Corporate investors (not exhaustive, indicative of most active corporate investors)

Grant funding

Technical resources

Other resources

General, Accelerators and Incubators

For Fund Managers

Impact monitoring