Energy is critical to sustainable development; it affects all aspects of life including health, education, income generation and community services, yet approximately one third of the world’s population lacks access to this fundamental resource. Every day, critical thinkers around the world are exploring business ideas to tackle this challenge but face an uphill struggle to bring these concepts to market, as investing in new, unproven technologies carries high risk and very often little support in underdeveloped markets.
people live without electricity
people lack access to basic sanitation
of urban air pollution in emerging markets can be attributed to vehicle emissions
of the world's 500 million small holder farmers lack access to modern energy solutions