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What We and Our Partners Achieved
Since [we met] Smart Power India, … we have benefited by replacing diesel aeration with solar energy. Our income has now increased, and the best part is, this solution is eco-friendly. We no longer need to run here and there to procure diesel. This has freed us to focus on improving the quality of production.Bijay Kumar SwainShrimp Farmer
Closing the Global Financing Gap
We have been deliberate in targeting investments that generate economic opportunity around the globe. These investments have created access to financial services, generated revenue-based financing to underfunded and underrepresented entrepreneurs, restored forests, and assured water quality for farmers and communities threatened by wildfire, and much more. To learn more about this work through our Zero Gap Fund, read our annual State of the Portfolio report, with the latest to be published in July 2023.
What we learned
Our quest to promote opportunity around the world, both through our energy work but also our efforts to improve global systems, has offered multiple lessons.
The bigger the goal, the more complex the partnerships. Such partnerships, like GEAPP, must be built around shared incentives and require steady vigilance to maintain momentum.
For example, we must consider factors such as discovering a viable market, achieving product-market fit, and establishing a clear strategy for scaling if we want to create successful investment products.
We also learned a neutral party is crucial when identifying a viable, modern infrastructure that addresses global economic reform. Such reform will be challenging since the global financial architecture in place today is an agreed framework that has evolved to keep consensus across many countries with often disparate interests.
Finally, we’re currently seeking ways to reduce lag time and address community needs faster, as infrastructure development can often face long lead times and longer waits for impact.
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We assessed where we could have the greatest impact, and then set out to find the solutions and the partners to accelerate access to testing and vaccines for everyone.
We helped transform food systems in ways that help people produce and eat Good Food—food that is nutrient-dense, regeneratively grown, and equitably supplied and accessed.
Impact Report - Reflecting on three years of impact and insight.