Renewable Energy

We are committed to powering communities with renewable energy.

Around 1 billion people around the world lack access to modern energy, such as electricity. And around 3 billion use dirty fuels like charcoal or kerosene for cooking, which pollutes their homes and causes severe health problems.

The United Nations says access to energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. The problem of energy access is so urgent and influences so many of the factors necessary for a decent quality of life that the United Nations has urged countries to eliminate energy poverty by 2030.

We support a wide range of partners working on renewable-energy projects in some of the world’s poorest communities. We invest in renewable-energy programmes where we can benefit the most people—mainly in parts of Africa and Asia—so families can have the energy they need to run businesses, study after dark and develop better community services.

We aim to make renewable energy access easier, quicker, more affordable, cleaner and more inclusive. We want to enable people in impoverished communities to develop an income and assets in a green and inclusive way.

We believe that renewable-energy companies and investors should work closely with the communities they serve and search for solutions that are centred around the needs of the many.