The Impact Investors’ Blind Spot: Local Clean Energy Entrepreneurs In Kenya

Impact investors have been criticized for investing mainly in foreign-owned clean energy access companies and ignoring local entrepreneurs in Africa. This working paper looks at the investments made by impact investors in clean energy access in Kenya, which has been the hub of renewable energy access investment in Africa. Local Kenyan-origin entrepreneurs have been building different types of businesses that focus on distribution of products and implementation of clean energy systems.