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Bringing light to Haiti, one solar lamp at a time
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Interview with Niki Armacost of Arc Finance and Dominique Policard of Sogexpress about Arc Finance's Remittances Project in Haiti
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Where innovation pays off: Helping low-income Haitians access environmentally-friendly energy products
November 2012 FOMIN

Stima Systems' Group Microleasing Model - Promoting Payment and Reducing Risk at the Group Level
July 2012 Arc Finance Case Study

Arc Finance Podcast: Fiza Farhan, CEO, The Buksh Foundation
July 2012 Arc Finance Podcast

Using Energy Products and Other Initiatives to Spur Growth at a Philippine MFI
August 2012 Arc Finance Blog

How Women Are Powering Energy Access in Uganda
June 2012 Arc Finance Blog

Financing Sustainable Enery: An Optimistic View From Niki Armacost
July 11, 2012 Ashden Blog

Climate Scope 2012 Report featuring Arc's Haiti Remittances Project
July 2012 Inter-American Development Bank Report

Can The Microfinance Sector Help Deliver Clean Energy?
May 14, 2012 CGAP Blog

Managing Director and Co-Founder Nicola Armacost on Microfinance
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Sreyamsa Bairiganjan
Project Manager and Agent Model Specialist

Sreyamsa Bairiganjan

Srey serves as one of Arc's Project Mangers for India, bringing extensive experience in the social and cleantech enterprise engagement space with a special focus on Base of the Pyramid markets. Prior to joining Arc Finance, Srey was the Head of Enterprise Engagement and Research at New Ventures India, a program founded by the World Resources Institute. At New Ventures, Srey used a triple bottom line approach to mentor, support and estimate market potential for small-scale enterprises across Asia, Africa and South America. Srey forged partnerships with leading donors, clients, investors and NGOs globally, including UNDP, WWF, SEED, ADB, GIZ, to support promising environmental entrepreneurs with both financing and technical assistance. As Head of Enterprise Engagement at New Ventures, Srey worked with over 30 environmental entrepreneurs, helping his team to facilitate investments of close to US$49.43 million.

Srey has authored multiple reports focused on emerging markets, inclusive growth and entrepreneurship. His research highlights the investment and operational needs across Base of Pyramid markets with special focus on inclusive business models. Srey has presented his research at a range of universities including John Hopkins University, New York University, Duke University, Columbia University and University of North Carolina. Srey has also participated as an expert at various global fora, including the G20 Inclusive Business Forum in Germany, Rio +20 Corporate Sustainability Forum in Brazil, the International Business Forum in South Africa and the UNDP-UNESCAP Pro-Poor Public-Private-Partnerships (5Ps) workshop in Thailand. He has served as an expert on UNDP’s panel on investments and mentoring for small-scale energy enterprises across Laos and Cambodia and has juried the prestigious, international SEED Awards in London.

Prior to joining New Ventures India, Srey worked as a senior researcher at the Centre for Development Finance at the Institute for Financial Management and Research, a major Indian think tank focused on Base of the Pyramid issues. Srey completed a program in Investment Management at the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) of the Aspen Institute (USA) and graduated with a degree in Qualitative Research Techniques from the Institute of Rural Management (India).