Shell Foundation is a UK-registered charity established by the Shell Group in 2000 to create and scale new solutions to global development challenges. We apply business thinking to issues of access to energy and sustainable mobility – supporting a portfolio of social enterprises and market institutions with patient grant funding and extensive, high-touch business coaching and support.
The Global LEAP Awards COVID-19 Update
To mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the off-grid solar sector, the Global LEAP Awards team has been working closely with stakeholders to support companies participating in our competitions and results-based financing programs.
The Global LEAP Awards Announce 2019 Solar E-Waste Challenge Winners
Competition winners will receive between $50,000-$200,000 in grant funding to implement projects over a 12-month period.
Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Challenge Nomination Results by the Numbers
The Global LEAP Solar E-Waste Challenge received 159 applications to implement projects in 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Why Off-Grid Energy Matters
This report offers a deep dive into off-grid energy market insights drawn from 35,000 interviews of customers served by 49 off-grid energy companies spanning 17 countries
Awards Programmes: Lessons Learned and Best Practices
Awards programmes are a valuable tool to asses the relative qualities of technologies or business models. While the majority of these programmes utilize competitions and prizes, many variations exist. This report discusses a variety of different programmatic models and includes content based on the experience of administering the Global LEAP Awards.
2015 Global LEAP Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey
Between 18 December 2014 and 13 January 2015, Global LEAP conducted an online survey of energy access professionals – including members of the United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioners Network and the International Finance Corporation’s Lighting Global community – on the market and potential for off-grid appliances.