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.
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Next Application Deadline - 27 February 2022
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
Call for Climate and Clean Energy Projects: Next Deadline 22 February 2022
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 […]Read further
PFAN featured in ‘Powering the Future: Clean Energy Innovation in Developing Markets’ at COP26Read further
Winners of PowerACE 2021
On October 28 2021, 12 start-up businesses made their business plan pitches followed by probing questions from a panel of judges, namely Jayson Koh of EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy, Claire Curry of BloombergNEF, and Peter du Pont of PFAN Asia Regional Coordinator The 2021 winners have been selected: 1. WeavAir, which has developed a sensor-based, IoT […]Read further
Gender-Smart Practices in Climate Entrepreneurship Support: Insights from an ecosystem workshop
Authors: Elisabeth van Holthe tot Echten (PFAN), Marko van Waveren Hogervorst (PFAN), Renée Hunter (Value for Women), Silvia Emili (Value for Women) Gender equality and a just, inclusive and equitable energy transition are two global goals that are intimately linked, and mutually reinforcing. There is a vibrant ecosystem of organisations that support and invest […]Read further
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.