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Sustainable Business Models for Rural Electrification


Anish Thakkar, Co-Founder and CEO, Greenlight Planet led a discussion on developing sustainable business models for base of the pyramid (BoP) markets based on his experience of selling life-changing, solar-powered lanterns to off-grid families in India and Africa. Mr. Thakkar shared Greenlight Planet's unique, and at times, challenging experiences developing products that can reach rural India profitably, and transforming its bootstrap team into a large-scale, sustainable organization and innovation powerhouse.

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