Urja Unlimited provides solar energy business solutions to rural entrepreneurs, empowering them to earn livelihoods through providing solar energy to rural community. Ours is therefore a clean energy + livelihoods venture that has a triple bottomline impact. We build & implement solutions that allow solar energy to be installed as a product OR a service. Over 75,000 villages in India lack access to energy, which forces a majority of the rural community to remain trapped into poverty.
After seven months reviewing 927 entries from 99 countries on six continents, our panel of experts from Unilever, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and Ashoka have selected the top seven sustainability solutions. Each will win €10,000, a place on a bespoke accelerator programme in Cambridge, and the chance to pitch to a panel of judges at Unilever HQ in London next month.