How would you improve the lives of people in crowded cities if you had $1 million? Students will have the chance to answer to this question at the Hult Prize competition, hosted for the first time at UNSW.
Pollinate Energy is a social enterprise that aims to bring solar lighting to millions of India’s poor. The company was co-founded with two UNSW graduates, Ben Merven and Monique Alfris, who studied renewable energy engineering before using their skills to set up the company with three friends.
In Australia, we have supply of impact investment funds and demand from social enterprises, but we do not have the social and market infrastructure to connect the two, write Markus A Höllerer and Danielle Logue.