Sustainable energy (Environment)
Globally, 1.3 billion people do not have access to energy and another one billion only have limited access.
M-KOPA Solar is the newest addition to the Hivos-Triodos Fund portfolio at Triodos Investment Management. M-KOPA was founded in 2011 by former executives behind M-PESA, the world’s leading mobile payment platform. The company uses an innovative approach to give low-income households in East Africa access to power: it combines mobile payments with GSM sensor technology to enable households to buy a solar home system at an affordable price.
Hivos-Triodos Fund’s ambition is to significantly grow its portfolio in renewable energy in coming years.
Energy is a necessity in modern life but the current dependence on fossil fuels to provide it has a high environmental and social impact. We believe that a fundamental transition is needed away from a carbon based economy to a renewable one. By lending and investing in this sector we try to stimulate this transition, with our main focus on financing solar, wind and hydro energy.