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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Ruchi Soni

Program Manager, SEforALL

Ruchi Soni is a Program Manager at SEforALL where she leads the initiative on Results-based Financing and Universal Energy Facility.

Ruchi has over 14 years of experience in clean energy and decentralized last-mile electricity models. Prior to her role at SEforALL, she was the Manager of Energy Access at the UN Foundation, where she oversaw the Foundation’s involvement on mini-grids including the Mini-Grids Partnership and the Energy Access Practitioner Network. She has previously worked with the World Bank and ESMAP for nine years, where she was part of teams responsible for the design and scaling-up of commercially-viable and innovative business models for electricity access. She was also the program manager at wPOWER, a U.S Department of State initiative, where she directed program development, donor management and communication for wPOWER Hub’s impact.

Ruchi has worked on policy issues, authored several publications on energy issues and contributed to global knowledge flagship products at the World Bank, ESMAP – most notable in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Ruchi Soni
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Ruchi Soni
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Ruchi Soni
9:30 am-10:30 am
Breakout Room C

Can Results-based Financing Finally Unlock Exponential Growth in Investments, Markets, and Impact?

While clean cooking tool and fuel markets remain underdeveloped, predictable results-based payment streams present significant scope for companies to level up their current low returns on investment in clean cooking. By adjusting returns, clean cooking companies can achieve scale and operational viability faster, including by more reliably attracting more traditional forms of commercial capital. However, most companies have little visibility on what new outcome buyers need to deploy their capital, and thus the opportunity remains latent. Similarly, traditional promoters of clean cooking, including donors, generally tend not to know how best to engage with these outcome buyers.  

This session will present insights to help the sector develop the most effective approaches to unlock predictable results-based payment streams from high-value outcome buyers, including buyers in the voluntary carbon markets, buyers of social impact, and buyers in financial and capital markets seeking Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) returns through for example green lending or social impact bonds. 

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Speakers
Claudia Doets Managing Director, Special Projects, Cardano Development Services B.V.
Guillaume Fouchères Managing Partner, Canopy Energies
Antonio Guiso Regional Director, Africa, South Pole
Ruchi Soni Program Manager, SEforALL
Feisal Hussain Senior Director, Innovative Finance, Clean Cooking Alliance
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Ruchi Soni
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Ruchi Soni
Sessions by Ruchi Soni
Sessions by Ruchi Soni
Sessions by Ruchi Soni
9:30 am-10:30 am
Breakout Room C

Can Results-based Financing Finally Unlock Exponential Growth in Investments, Markets, and Impact?

While clean cooking tool and fuel markets remain underdeveloped, predictable results-based payment streams present significant scope for companies to level up their current low returns on investment in clean cooking. By adjusting returns, clean cooking companies can achieve scale and operational viability faster, including by more reliably attracting more traditional forms of commercial capital. However, most companies have little visibility on what new outcome buyers need to deploy their capital, and thus the opportunity remains latent. Similarly, traditional promoters of clean cooking, including donors, generally tend not to know how best to engage with these outcome buyers.  

This session will present insights to help the sector develop the most effective approaches to unlock predictable results-based payment streams from high-value outcome buyers, including buyers in the voluntary carbon markets, buyers of social impact, and buyers in financial and capital markets seeking Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) returns through for example green lending or social impact bonds. 

Watch this session.

Speakers
Claudia Doets Managing Director, Special Projects, Cardano Development Services B.V.
Guillaume Fouchères Managing Partner, Canopy Energies
Antonio Guiso Regional Director, Africa, South Pole
Ruchi Soni Program Manager, SEforALL
Feisal Hussain Senior Director, Innovative Finance, Clean Cooking Alliance
Sessions by Ruchi Soni
Sessions by Ruchi Soni