- The billionaire's Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator, conceived at last year's One Planet Summit in Paris, has been launched to finance and scale startups in 26 Caribbean countries and territories.
- Next up: the group is building a shared framework for measuring impact in opportunity zones.
- The U.K.-based startup’s model is to use parametric, or “event-based” flooding parameters to cover small businesses located in flood-risk areas.
- The app-based bus company runs bus routes for individuals and companies in major Indian cities, including Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
It’s going to take years for utilities’ grids to reach remote villages in Africa, if they ever do. Standalone solar home systems are filling some of the gap. But in many cases local “mini-grids” that can power businesses, schools and other loads are the least-cost option with the broadest social and economic benefits. Investors put
- “Our initiative aims to identify and nurture fintech start-ups to generate innovative ideas which will help make financial products and services more accessible to this critical mass of Indians,” said JP Morgan’s Kalpana Morparia
- The initiative has now backed 20 companies with $100,000 each, provided tailored technical assistance and delivered access to a dedicated network of investors.