d.light More Than Money

Ned Tozun, CEO, d.light

"Since 2009, Shell Foundation and d.light have partnered together on a of variety projects including "last mile" distribution in India, working capital support in Africa, and accelerating innovation and research and development in off-grid energy.

Shell Foundation has evolved from a funder to a partner – providing us with timely and responsive support to our business needs, ranging from legal advice to industry expertise. Our partnership continues to deepen and broaden. As we look into the future, we see an ongoing opportunity to work together to advance energy access and bring power to tens of millions more people’s lives."


Simon Desjardins, Former Portfolio Director, Access to Energy

"We have been supporting d.light since the founding team moved to India. Early on, we helped d.light identify and test go-to-market models in India with new types of distributors and awareness raising campaigns, including microfinance institutions.

In 2011 we shifted our support to Africa, where we supported the development of new marketing models and improved data collection. Today, we are supporting d.light globally by developing new entities to support its working capital needs, conducting joint advocacy activities, enhancing their R&D process through leveraging expertise from Shell, and growing their global distribution network."

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