Financing the Future: Accelerating investment in inclusive, sustainable energy systems

Date: 
12 Jun 2018
Host: 
Ashden Trust

The Ashden Conference 2018 promises to be a really exciting event

Many of the barriers to financing sustainable energy, and particularly off-grid access, are widely recognised. Decentralised solutions receive just 1% of energy access finance that is being tracked. Lender requirements and transaction costs, along with the lack of local currency financing and challenging policy environments remain key obstacles. Barriers to finance are even greater for women entrepreneurs. 

This year’s conference will shine a light on those pushing the agenda forwards; on innovative financing solutions being pioneered within the sector and the opportunities that Ashden winners, and others, present to the finance community. These examples will be used as a starting point to discuss how to scale up such approaches and dismantle the barriers to thriving, inclusive sustainable energy systems globally.

Location: Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0RN

Confirmed Speakers

Lucie Klarsfeld-McGrath, Project Director, Hystra

Nico Tyabji, Director of Strategic Partnerships, SunFunder

Leslie Labruto, Global Energy Lead, Acumen

Surabhi Rajagopal, Principal Analyst, SELCO Foundation

Abyd Karmali, Climate Finance Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Lucy Stevens, Senior Policy and Practice Advisor, Energy and Urban Services, Practical Action

Dario Traum, Senior Associate, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Richard Gomes, Director - Market Development, Shell Foundation

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