April Allderdice is the co-founder and CEO of MicroEnergy Credits. MicroEnergy Credits provides the missing link connecting the carbon markets and the growing microfinance market in developing countries. Using internet and mobile phone technology MicroEnergy Credits aggregates carbon offsets from the clients of Microfinance Institutions and sells them to the carbon markets, enabling better and cleaner energy choices for the market at the bottom of the pyramid. MicroEnergy Credits won the 2008 Global Social Venture Competition for a business model that is “Game Changing” for the poorest. April is an alumni of McKinsey and Company, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Columbia Business School and Wesleyan University. She was also a founding member of Grameen Shakti, the renewable energy business of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, which has enabled 650,000 people to light their houses, schools and businesses with solar energy.
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