We build partnerships across the social investment ecosystem (with a wide range of foundations, corporates, investors, development agencies, governments and NGOs) to support pioneer social enterprises on their journey to scale and sustainability.
Beyond these, we also form long-term partnerships at a strategic level to incubate new ideas, demonstrate the viability of market-based solutions and support the growth of new inclusive markets.
We are particularly grateful for the innovative work of the following organisations:
The UK Department of International Development (DFID)
The UK Department for International Development has committed funding to Shell Foundation (over the course of four years running up to 2018) to develop new technologies and business models to improve energy access in Africa and Asia and catalyse job creation through the SME sector in the Middle East.
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)
The OPEC Fund for International Development and Shell Foundation have partnered since 2011 to innovate new routes to market for modern energy products such as affordable solar lights and clean cookstoves in rural Africa and Latin America – a major barrier to scale for energy enterprises serving low-income communities.