Sustainability

[Podcast] Beyond the scope of access to energy

For ~2 B people, clean, affordable, and reliable energy is a luxury. This poses fundamental issues and we need to work together to immediately address the core issues of energy poverty, socio-economic development, and climate change.

Beyond the Scope is a sustainability podcast series from Schneider Electric that goes beyond the obvious in support of positive and collective climate action. This episode will dive deep into how energy poverty affects both lives and economies, and the role of fair energy access and security holistic policies in place to show how the energy transition can foster sustainable economic growth, create jobs, and improve welfare.

Episode 3: Beyond the scope of access to energy

Energy poverty affects both lives and economies, however, with fair energy access and security holistic policies in place, the energy transition can foster sustainable economic growth, create jobs, and improve welfare.

Who is affected and how? What are the current solutions, and obstacles to solving the issue? Join this episode to understand why access to energy should be a fundamental human right, and how important it is to the global ecosystem and climate race. Now with #COP27 approaching soon, Schneider’s Access to Energy program is particularly relevant in the #COP27 setting, as it brings affordable renewable power solutions and education to rural and remote communities in emerging countries in Africa and elsewhere.

Join our series host Sumit Bose, journalist and founder of future Net Zero, our Schneider Electric expert: Albert Fuchet, Vice President of Access to Energy Global Business, and our guest speaker Ajaita Shah founder of Frontier Market on this new episode of Beyond the scope.

Guests

Albert Fuchet, Vice President of Access to Energy Global Business

Schneider Electric’s commitment to connecting 100 million people in 2030 with green electricity through dedicated products offers and solutions. Albert has been with Schneider Electric for more than three decades. He was appointed as Vice President for Access to Energy Global Business in 2021 after a successful role of Cluster President, Schneider Electric Anglophone Africa since 2017. 

Ajaita Shah founder of Frontier Market

Founder of Frontier Market, Ajaita Shah, 15+ years in rural India through microfinance, rural distribution, marketing, gender-inclusive business models, and technology. Recipient of Forbes 30 Under 30, Digital Women of the Year. Speaker at UN Summit, on social entrepreneurship, digital inclusion, and gender smart investing. Graduated from Tufts University, Board of Frontier Innovations Foundation and SHINE Invest.


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