Green technologies are often not yet proven in the markets in Asia and Africa, so that commercial banks and equity funds are reluctant. Innovative financing is required. An important customer segment of green technologies are people in remote rural areas. They cannot be reached via conventional distribution channels - therefore innovative business models are required so that the green technologies provide a critical customer value and become affordable.
The mask will become a second skin. People will breathe with it and the mask will not keep them from breathing.
Image: Amunga Eshuchi and Cyrus Kabiru
C-Stunners Photography Series (Edition of 10)
Nairobian Baboon (2012)
30 x 20” C-type print
Sustainable development at large-scale requires the engagement of the private sector, as the financial means of governments are limited. Business models and financing schemes have to be developed, which make green solutions affordable and at the same time allow the private sector to get a reasonable and attractive return.
Governmental initiatives and international cooperation projects can provide an important impulse for the development of green technology markets, through demonstration of the feasibility of the technologies and of proper business models.
Cooperation with public stakeholders and multipliers are crucial for creating the overall enabling environment for sustainable solutions. Only through networks and cooperation with various stakeholders developed solutions can be adapted to local needs. The introduction and dissemination of innovative green technologies require joint efforts of private corporates, public sector, NGOs/donors and the finance sector, so that private investment is unlocked.
We promote the cooperation of diverse stakeholders through a dialogue where the parties listen to each other, try to understand each other, and interact with respect.
Sustainable solutions do not only include the technology, but also a proper business model, which allows the deployment. The business model has to be developed in close consideration of the local socio-economic conditions, as well as of the respective cultures in the target market.
We do intensive fieldwork for you - to understand the mindset and socio-economic dynamics on the ground, and to develop feasible business models.