Founded in 2012, we are leading experts and pioneer investors in the off-grid sector. We believe that building commercially successful businesses is the best approach to sustainable socio-economic impact in underserved emerging markets. We also believe building businesses that provide clean energy is the best strategy for fighting climate change.
Our sector-defining publications and analysis underscore our commitment to a collaborative approach to accelerate the development of the sector.
Our foundational purpose is to improve lives regardless of race, religion, gender, creed, sexual orientation, physical or mental limitations or background. We encourage and celebrate the entire variety of human experience in our work and around the world. We believe that dignity is a basic human right and one we uphold.
Through human and financial capital, Persistent invests in and advises early stage commercial businesses in emerging markets that:
- Use commercial discipline to deliver sustainable socio-economic impact
- Promote and proliferate renewable energy
- Provide essential products and services to customers
- Create economic opportunities for individuals in local communities