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.
Insights From The Solar E-Waste Challenge Halfway Point
This piece gives insights into the inaugural Solar E-Waste Challenge projects and demonstrates the urgent need for sustainable and scalable solutions.
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.
Innovations in Off-Grid Solar E-Waste Management
This report presents case studies on the first round of the inaugural Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Challenge, offering detailed analysis of eight projects addressing growing e-waste levels from the off-grid solar sector 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.