Description/achievement of initiative
GDF SUEZ has launched an initiative to support social entrepreneurs to provide sustainable access to energy for all.
GDF SUEZ-Rassembleurs d'Energies uses 3 complementary approaches: Investment via a social investment fund to support social entrepreneurs; donations via the "Solidarity through Energy" branch of GDF SUEZ Foundation, for micro-projects enabling sustainable energy access to support NGOs and associations and finally skills sponsorships that put employees' technical knowledge and expertise to work supporting the projects of social entrepreneurs, NGOs and associations. Since 2010, several prototype projects were launched (Mali, Vietnam, Peru, Bangladesh, etc). The projects will pursue the objective of delivery both strong social and environmental impacts.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
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