PFAN – Private Financing Advisory Network
The Private Financing Advisory Network is a global network of climate and clean energy financing experts that aims to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs developing climate and clean energy projects and private sector investors.
PFAN achieves this by:
- providing free business coaching to projects, increasing the chances of attracting investment; and
- growing its investor outreach.
PFAN organises investment forums to showcase selected investment-ready projects to groups of investors and provides one-on-one investment facilitation services to investment-ready projects, shortening the path to further growth.
Our goals are to build clean energy markets one business at a time, mitigate climate change and mobilise private investment in support of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals.
As technology prices continue to fall, clean energy projects become more profitable and the appetite of investors for such projects grows. Now is a time of enormous potential for the development of clean energy capacity around the world. There are many entrepreneurs out there with great ideas for clean energy and climate adaptation projects that are economically viable. However, especially in low- and middle-income countries, the projects and the investment tend to have difficulty finding each other:
- Entrepreneurs simply may lack the connections to find investment, or may be unsure of what investors look for in a business plan.
- Investors may find it difficult to assess investment opportunities in markets they are not familiar with.
PFAN bridges this gap by helping entrepreneurs build their businesses and present them in a language investors will understand and be interested in. We then help investors find and recognise the potential of these businesses.
Who funds PFAN?
PFAN is funded by the Governments of Australia, Austria, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the United States.
PFAN hosting structure
PFAN is hosted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). Its Secretariat is based in Vienna.
Wagramer Strasse 5 (Vienna International Centre, Room D-1861)
1400 Vienna, Austria