Corporate social responsibility
Integrating Elpis Solar under your Corporate Social Responsibility portfolio of impact investments ensures transparency and visibility of your charitable contributions. By working with us you guarantee the delivery of highly impactful services at the community level, and align your contributions with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. By adopting a matched funding approach, we maximise the impact of your contribution while ensuring that your proceeds directly go towards improving the wellbeing of off-grid communities. We plan to open up the impact investment space for refugee camps and off-grid communities by launching an online impact investment and carbon offset marketplace, where voluntary carbon offsetting certificates will allow you to capture in real-time the benefits delivered by your solar-powered devices you fund.
We enable employment opportunities in refugee camps by inviting interested camp residents to run their own "solar-charging business". Thereby our local entrepreneurs gain valuable skills and income, whilst some of the proceeds cover operational and maintenance costs. This allows for a sustainable financing mechanism that further increases the impact we make, whilst also ensuring there is community ownership over our devices.
Do you have a digital product or service that you think could be of benefit to refugees? If so we're are building an open-source platform that allows anyone to upload their digital services, and stream them directly to refugees. Beyond essential services we enable our users to access digital content without needing to be online, and thus enable organisations and individuals to engage with a hard to reach customer segment.