Investing for Large-Scale Impact

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  • Focus on a few programmesSelect the right partnersIncubate, pilot, scale-upProvide business development assistance Leverage Shell value-adding resources as appropriateTarget triple-bottom line sustainabilityMeasure, validate and report success/impactHave a clear exit strategy
  • Focus on a few programmesSelect the right partnersIncubate, pilot, scale-upProvide business development assistance Leverage Shell value-adding resources as appropriateTarget triple-bottom line sustainabilityMeasure, validate and report success/impactHave a clear exit strategy
  • the “4 F’s” refer to – Friends, Family, Fools and Foundations…
  • Catalyst:Smart SubsidyBusiness ExpertiseAccess to NetworksLinks to corporatesLeverage Funding
  • Investing for Large-Scale Impact

    1. 1. Investing for large scale impactAnuradha Bhavnani, Regional Director, Shell Foundation
    2. 2. Investing for large scale impactApril 2013Anuradha BhavnaniRegional Director
    3. 3. SF is an independent charity that catalysesscalable & sustainable enterprise-based solutions to globaldevelopment challenges.Energy access and mobilityWe work with afew strategic partnerson issues aligned toenergy and mobilityWho we are ?We deploymore than money topilot, scale-up andreplicate solutionsWe leverage ourindependent but linkedrelationship with Shellwhere appropriate
    4. 4. Sustainable business solutions to development challenges These challenges are large and needs pioneering market based solution Going to scale and impacting lacs / millions and not thousands New solutions / catalyst . Nurture Innovative entrepreneurial approaches Need for money and Business Thinking Market building – building entrepreneurs / sector pioneers and creating awider eco system Patience , time and investment are key to creating new partnershipsSector reformIncubate Pilot Scale
    5. 5. Enterprise-based Approach Catalytic: identify new model / incubator with a market based solutions Focus: on a few challenges build strategic partners Co-develop new customer-based solutions Social and Environmental impact Target financial-viability Provide “more than money” to achieve viable growth Measure impactSector reformIncubate Pilot Scale
    6. 6. Lessons learned / reasons for failures• People make initiatives successful- Useful to have a pilot/test phase- Some partners only want money, but need wider support- There must be aligned vision from the outset- Choose co-investors like friends – carefully !- Ensure fair/accurate communications- A big difference between partnerships and “projects”- Partner relationships take time and effort to succeed

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