The Private Financing Advisory Network is a global network of climate and clean energy financing experts, which offers free business coaching and investment facilitation to entrepreneurs developing climate and clean energy projects in emerging markets.
Our goals are to build clean energy markets one business at a time, mitigate climate change and mobilise private investment in support of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals. Initiated by the UNFCCC and the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) in 2006, PFAN is hosted jointly by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP).About PFAN
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We work with you
Entrepreneurs & Businesses
The experts in our network offer free, personalised one-on-one coaching and targeted introductions to investors, providing a fast-track to investment.
Investors & Financial Institutions
We have a pipeline of investment-ready climate and clean energy projects selected for economic viability, environmental sustainability and social impact.
Consultants & Advisors
We are always on the lookout for new consultants who would like to be part of our global community and work with our exciting, high-potential projects.
Ready to get started?
Are you looking for funding for your climate or clean energy project or to scale up your existing business? PFAN’s expert network of advisors can help you get there. Selected PFAN projects undergo intensive one-on-one coaching to perfect their business plans, financial structures and investment pitches. Once investment-ready, projects may be invited to present at PFAN and partner events, or receive tailored investment facilitation services.
Latest News & Events
PFAN's Interactive Annual Progress Report
The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 had severe consequences on economies and societies around the globe. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, PFAN extended tailored coaching support to a further 157 projects in 2020, successfully increasing the number of supported climate and clean energy projects by 30% compared to 2019. We also […]Read further
Vacancy Announcement – PFAN Intern (40 h/week)Read further
Launch of the Pakistan Private Sector Energy Project cooperation between USAID and UNIDO
In partnership with the United States Government, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) officially launched the Pakistan Private Sector Energy Project on 3 February at a dedicated virtual event which brought together key stakeholders from the private and public sector. PFAN will play in integral part in this programme by expanding the portfolio […]Read further
PFAN at Energy Week Central Asia & Mongolia 2021
PFAN is an official Knowledge Partner for the Energy Week Central Asia & Mongolia 2021 virtual conference. The high-level international Energy Week Central Asia & Mongolia 2021 investment conference will take place virtually from 27-29 April, bringing together the authorities, project operators of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Mongolia, as well as IFIs/DFIs and […]Read further
I signed up to PFAN with the mission of ensuring that by the time we are done with the training process, we would have the team that could develop investment-ready projects.
Energy Storage and Transportation
In addition to helping us with our pitch deck and messaging, we are also grateful to PFAN for introducing us to other ecosystem partners.”
The investors we met through PFAN are our main investors. We are grateful to PFAN for helping us get here!
The one-to-one mentorship and training sessions provided by PFAN were central to Atomberg’s development and ability to pitch the BLDC motor – the innovative technology behind the fans.
PFAN helped us think through fundraising, and being introduced to potential funders was hugely helpful.
Cambodia, Philippines & Indonesia
Plug-and-play smart DC microgrids
PFAN put us in front of an audience of people who aren’t your typical venture capital investors. This exposure at an early stage helped us in planning our growth trajectory.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development, while adhering to the following four strategic objectives: creating shared prosperity, advancing economic competitiveness, safeguarding the environment, and strengthening knowledge and institutions. In the pursuit of its mission, UNIDO supports entrepreneurship and facilitates innovation in low- and middle-income countries, while also ensuring that this enhances their progress towards a low-carbon and climate resilient future.
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is an international non-profit based in Vienna, Austria. REEEP designs and implements tailor-made financing mechanisms, utilising targeted injections of public funding to build dynamic, sustainable markets and ultimately make clean energy and energy efficiency technology accessible and affordable to all. REEEP invests primarily in disruptive approaches led by small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) players in low- and middle-income countries, facilitating market- and community-led energy transitions.