April Allderdice

April Allderdice
Co-Founder & CEO, MicroEnergy Credits

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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