Renewable World: Fighting poverty and climate change with 1% for the Planet

Written by Rachael B. - December 7, 2023

1% for the Planet is a global network with thousands of businesses and environmental organisations working together to support people and the planet.

We’ve been a member of 1% for the Planet since 2018, giving 1% of our revenue each year, to support a range of environmental charities and non-profits, all united by the mission of having a more positive impact on the planet. 

As we approach the end of 2023, we are highlighting our main partners for the 2022/23 financial year, and we’re excited to profile our 2023 charity of the year, clean energy organisation, Renewable World.

Renewable World is committed to tackling extreme poverty in East Africa and South Asia, by providing remote communities with a clean and sustainable source of energy. 

They specialise in developing and deploying effective ways of bringing a range of different off-grid renewable energy solutions (from solar and wind, to hydro and biogas) to the most remote and underserved communities.

Empowering local communities

With several projects in Kenya and Nepal, Renewable World’s work provides a way out of poverty by providing the means to empower communities.

By providing access to clean energy sources, which can be used to pump clean water into villages, light up homes so children and adults can study in the evening and to power small businesses, Renewable World’s work supports more income generating opportunities for sustainable growth. They are also training local farmers to adopt climate-smart agricultural techniques and pass on their knowledge to future generations.

Powering people and planet

By 2026, Renewable World’s ambition is to have enabled over 200,000 people to transform their lives and tackle climate change through clean energy, allowing both people and planet to thrive.

As their 1% for the Planet partner, we were honoured to work with Renewable World to launch their new website this year, to support this vital work, by increasing their profile, so as to further engage their existing audience, and to inspire and attract more funding and new partners to help them achieve their goals. 

If you’re inspired by this post, you can learn more about Renewable World on their brand new website. If you’re curious about what it means to work with a partner through 1% for the Planet, head over to their website to learn more.