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Embracing the Challenges of Sustainable Industrial Development : Latest issue of Private Sector & Development

Embracing the challenges of sustainable industrial development
The industrial sector is often said to be essential to economic development, but it is also a source of much controversy (environmental impact, labor law compliance, creation of decent jobs, etc.). This is why PROPARCO wanted to devote the latest issue of its review Private Sector & Development to the questions raised by the industrial sector at a time when we are embracing sustainable development. The review lets researchers, economists, representatives of NGOs and business leaders have their say in order to shed light on these subjects, which are particularly topical during the current health and economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 epidemic.
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Solarise Africa lands $10m Series B investment to advance clean energy on the continent

Solarise
Nairobi, August 31st, 2020 - Energy Access Ventures (EAV) is pleased to announce a follow-on investment in Solarise Africa, a pan-African clean energy and energy efficiency leasing company. The round was led by French development finance institution, Proparco, which invested the USD equivalent of 4 million Euros in quasi-equity through the AFD Group EU-funded African Renewable Energy Scale-Up facility, alongside existing investors, EAV and EDFI ElectriFI, an EU-funded impact investment facility. EAV previously led the seed investment round in Solarise and is proud to continue to support the company as they lead the revolution towards smart distributed energy in Africa through innovative financing solutions.
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