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    Sustainable Investments

Energy Access funds: projects that take action

Within Access to Energy, Schneider Electric created the Schneider Electric Energy Access (SEEA) impact-investing fund. It supports small and medium companies with innovative energy access solutions.

The company also supports the Energy Access Ventures Fund that will invest of €60 million to transform lives and stimulate economic development across Africa by providing access to electricity for a million people. This fund is jointly backed by Schneider Electric, CDC Group, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), European Investment Bank, FISEA-PROPARCO, OFID, and AFD-FFEM.
  • Energy Access Ventures Fund

    Launched with five partners, the Energy Access Fund will transform lives and stimulate economic development across Africa by providing electricity access solutions. Its goal is to reach a million people by 2020.

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  • Helping people build better lives

    Chênelet is putting disenfranchised people back to work building energy efficient, eco-friendly homes. Schneider Electric Energy Access fund (SEEA) participates to the Social eco-housing branch.

    Since 2009, Schneider Electric Energy Access fund has invested on the following companies

    France (2011)

    Caisse solidaire
    Nord Pas-de-Calais
    Social Savings and Loans to create jobs and social, environmental or cultural activities

    Foncière Chênelet
    Social eco-housing, integration of unemployed people into the labour market

    Solasyst - LVD Energy
    (ex-La Varappe)
    Integration into the working world. SEEA contributes to the sustainable construction activity

    Financial and technical support to local micro-financing structures, in emerging countries

    Support of business creation in France through micro-finance. SEEA contributes with specific focus on electricians

    East Africa (2013)
    Pay-as-you-go solar energy solution for households and small businesses distributed through mobile operators

    West Africa (2013)
    Pay-as-you-go solar decentralized power stations sized for home and small businesses

    Simpa Networks
    India (2012)
    Pay-as-you-go solar systems for households and small businesses

    Senegal (2011)
    Solar irrigation and products for rural populations


    Tanzania (2014)
    SunFunder, a  financing company that specializes in companies seeking to increase energy access in emerging countries


    Amped Innovation
    Design of radically affordable products that address these basic human needs.