Increasing investment in the clean cooking sector will be critical to realizing the Alliance’s goal of 100 million households adopting cleaner and more efficient stoves and fuels by 2020.  In order to drive investment into the sector, the Alliance is working to prepare the market for scale, support the development of commercially viable and scalable enterprises, and raise awareness in the investor community regarding opportunities within the sector.

To reach the Alliance’s goal, donors and investors must attract a billion dollars in investment to the sector, and funding and financing tools are needed to support clean cookstoves and fuels enterprises at different stages of development. This capital will range from early stage grant funding, to subsidized capital, to angel equity, and ultimately commercial capital. Financing needs and challenges will also vary along the industry supply chain.

 

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