Our Head of CSR, Prajna Khanna, looks back at 2019, and some key moments, to get inspired for the next year (and decade)
We’ve just finished turning the lights out on 2019, a year marked by tumultuous world events that saw global temperatures and tensions rise, and societies become increasingly polarized. It was enough to trigger pangs of despair – even in an eternal optimist like me!
I started in this role in 2015, when an estimated 1.6 billion people in the world were living off-grid or underserved by the grid. In the four years since, that figure has almost halved to 860 million people as per the State of Electricity Access Report of the World Bank (SEAR).
This is an incredible leap forward, one partly facilitated by the maturation of the solar sector in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as India’s rapid rural electrification program.