Chris Neidl

Chris is the South Asia Project Manager for Arc Finance, a not-for-profit organization that advances energy access globally by building linkages between the microfinance and the rural energy sectors. Chris joined the Arc team in 2010 and now directs the organization’s South Asia portfolio. He is currently completing research for a Citi Foundation supported knowledge series that will document emerging practices in rural energy finance. Chris is based in Pune, Maharashtra, India.

By Chris Neidl


Can the Microfinance Sector Help Deliver Clean Energy?

Offering financial products that enable poor clients to purchase clean, low-carbon alternatives to kerosene, firewood and other conventional fuels is perhaps the most direct way in which microfinance can be mobilized to combat climate change and preserve ecological resources.