May 11th 2022
🚀 Today Cyclo Power Factory changes its name and becomes Wattsgood!
Since mid-2021 ENGIE RASSEMBLEURS D'ENERGIES has been supporting the growth of this #ESUS accredited start-up whose vision and values we fully share.
Because our energy can preserve our planet's energy, we wish Wattsgood a long life and success
April 15th 2022
ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies is very happy to disclose its 2022 Impact Report. It illustrates how the entrepreneurs we support worked hard to tackle social and climate challenges in 2021 and what lies ahead to settle these issues
December 22, 2021
ENGIE Rassembleurs d'Energies supports the start-up TEEBIKE, a player in sustainable mobility combining circular economy and inclusion.
ENGIE Rassembleurs d'Energies is pleased to announce the completion of a seed investment in the French start-up TEEBIKE. This is the fund's first investment in the theme of sustainable mobility. Rassembleurs d'Energies will support TEEBIKE in its development and growth in France and Europe to participate in the dissemination of this model of green and inclusive mobility.
TEEBIKE offers the first electric, connected and universal front wheel that electrifies the bike you've always loved. With its electrified wheel solution, Teebike combines a product that is easy to install , without the need for a professional, and rooted in a logic of circular economy, everyone can reuse their bike and transform it reversibly into an electric bike.
It is therefore a second electric life that is made possible for the bike you have always loved, by generating less CO2 and less waste .
TEEBIKE is also active in the reconditioning of bicycles, while promoting integration . Indeed, the company recovers bicycles intended for the recycling center and reconditions them after having trained people in integration within the framework of a partnership with the Apprentis d'Auteuil.
Through this partnership with the Apprentis d'Auteuil, a hundred integration jobs will be created by the end of 2024.
This project thus combines strong environmental and social impacts :
Environmental impact: gain of 100kg of CO2 between the Teebike solution and the impact of the production of an electric bike
Impact on waste limitation: 20kg of waste recycled per Teebike wheel (average weight of bikes recovered)
Social impact: creation of 9 jobs including 8 in integration by reconditioning workshop
November 3rd 2021
🌍 ENGIE RASSEMBLEURS D'ENERGIES is proud to contribute to the development of a shared approach on #ImpactFinance by signing the pledge proposed by@Finance for Tomorrow ! Support the committed actors by signing the pledge! !
September 21st 2021
[💸Fundraising] The social enterprise SOLAR BROTHER raises €500k to accelerate its development in France and abroad.
SOLAR BROTHER's ambition is to disseminate this clean and innovative technology to as many people as possible, by opening up its technology to emerging markets and by committing to an ESUS approach, is fully in line with the Rassembleurs d'Energies strategy. #technology #solar #energy
We wish them every success 🎉
July 15th 2021
🎉Of the 4,000 certified B Corporations worldwide, ENGIE RASSEMBLEURS D'ENERGIES is among the top 5% of B Corporations in the impact area of customer satisfaction! The service offered to disadvantaged customers is indeed at the heart of our mission. We owe this success to all the companies we work with, who work every day to provide sustainable and affordable solutions to over 5.5 million beneficiaries. We dedicate this "Best For The World™" recognition to the committed entrepreneurs we accompany and congratulate all our colleagues #BFTW2021.🚀 #entrepreneurs #responsibleinvestment
July 12, 2021
QARNOT is invited to the Elysée!
The Director General and co-founder, Miroslav Sviezeny, intervened on the stage of the Great Exhibition. Find his speech here.
June 25th 2021
Axibio measures the impact of the deployment of its offer in a high school. The results confirm the benefit of this virtuous innovative solution.
June 18th 2021
It's not everyday that a company is recognized as an industry leader on the global stage. Today, Husk Power was spotlighted in the annual REN21 Global Status Report (GSR) on renewable energy. Husk growth was singled out as a clear indicator that the #minigrid sector is starting to achieve scale. Husk is grateful to its funders including FMO - Dutch entrepreneurial development bank Swedfund International Shell and ENGIE RASSEMBLEURS D'ENERGIES for helping them to get here.
9 Juin 2021
Engie Rassembleurs d’Energies est heureux d’annoncer son second investissement en amorçage dans
Cyclo Power Factory. Cette start-up créée en 2017 s’est fixée pour mission de créer une communauté d'éco-sportifs contre le dérèglement climatique et la précarité énergétique. La technologie, embarquée dans des équipements de cardio training, transforme l'effort sportif en électricité verte qui est ensuite réinjectée sur le réseau. L’expérience sportive devient ludique et au service de la sensibilisation à la sobriété énergétique ainsi qu’aux écogestes. Un pourcentage des revenus est reversé à des associations luttant contre la précarité énergétique. La solution peut être déployée lors d’évènements, dans des salles de sport ou des écoles. Grâce à sa rémunération éthique, sa lucrativité limitée du capital et sa gouvernance démocratique, Cyclo Power Factory vise l’obtention de l’agrément ESUS d’ici mi 2022.
ENGIE Rassembleurs d'Energies publie son annuel Rapport de Progrès pour 2021, qui reprend les réalisations du fonds au cours de 2020, une présentation synthétique des entreprises du portefeuille à date et ses ambitions pour l'année à venir.
Husk Power Systems, the leading rural energy company operating renewable minigrids in Asia and Africa, announced that it has achieved two industry firsts: surpassing 100 community minigrids, and serving more than 5,000 micro-enterprise customers.
Husk Power has demonstrated its resilience by achieving zero service disruption and providing emergency financial support to existing and new customers during the pandemic .
ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies, closed its first “early stage” investment in France with Axibio. This social start-up collects and processes biowaste in order to value it into biogas. Axibio provides an integrated short-cycle solution that participates in the methanation value chain throughout the entire French territory. Its integrated digitized solution enables to monitor waste collection, to track how it is valued and report food waste indicators. Within schools that it reaches, Axibio also raises awareness on food waste and climate change.
June 25th 2020
On 25 June 2020, ENGIE Rassembleurs d'Energies invited the entrepreneurs of its portfolio to participate in a virtual interactive Entrepreneurs' Lab. The second edition of the Entrepreneurs Meeting was a success as over 15 entrepreneurs of RDE’s portfolio joined from all around the world from Australia to America through India, Africa and Europe. The various sessions covered the reflexion over RDE's "Rasion d'Etre" and "Purpose", the entrepreneurial responses to the recent crisis, carbon compensation and innovation spirit within the enterprises of the portfolio. The various worshops mobilized both skills and knowledge from ENGIE employees, from external partners and from the entrepreneurs in an attempt to demonstrate the benefits of collective intelligence to overcome challenges.
How firms and social businesses are facing Covid-19 crisis : the example of Qarnot Computing.
For a week now, in partnership with Groupe Casino, Qarnot has been actively participating in the Foldingathome initiative to support research on the Covid-19. They offer more than 200 high performance servers from ScaleMax, the two companies' joint venture dedicated to intensive computing.
For any initiative which aims at accelerating scientific research about COVID-19, Qarnot will offer free computing power.
How firms and social businesses are facing Covid-19 crisis : the example of HUSK.
HUSK is mobilized to support rural indian populations in this tough context of sanitary crisis. HUSK team has already completed distributing 2,000 food grain packet to 2,000 families in need accross 40 villages in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
How companies are seeking solutions to the Coronavirus crisis: the example of Frontier Markets
A pioneer in the last mile distribution business in India, the company has adapted to ensure the survival of its business while helping the Indian population in this exceptional health crisis, using its existing network of Sahelis (women entrepreneurs) to distribute essential products.
Read more on the American Indian Foundation website
With Qarnot computing, ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies turns data into a free heat source for social housing
ENGIE Rassembleurs d'Energies has completed the acquisition of a minority stake in French company Qarnot Computing through its fundraising operation, alongside with the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Casino participations France, and A/0 Proptech.
Created in 2010, Qarnot is the first company to have developed a computing heater using microprocessors as a heat source, allowing to reduce by 80% the carbon footprint of HPC (high performance computing) operations, and providing a free source of heating for social housing. This acquisition manifests the willingness of ENGIE Rassembleurs d'Energies to support companies promoting circular economy
ENGIE Rassembleurs d'Energies, the ENGIE B.Corp corporate fund, acknowledges the climate emergency and signs the B Lab climate Manifesto. This ambition notably aims for carbon neutrality by 2030.
Rassembleurs d'Energies undertakes to disseminate within its organization a philosophy and behaviors in line with the objectives and will endeavor to promote them among its stakeholders.
This approach is aligned with the investment strategy of the fund which promotes low-carbon solutions for the benefit of the greatest number through the acquisition of shares from committed social entrepreneurs.
November, 27th, 2019
ATEC* Biodigesters (ATEC), an Australian Social Enterprise, has raised US$1,600,000 in a Series-B equity round to rollout the world’s first PAYGO (pay-as-you-go) model for biodigesters as well as to expand its operations from Cambodia to Bangladesh.
he investment was made by a consortium of investors, led by ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies and consisting of Fondation Ensemble, IIX Growth Fund and Phitrust Asia.
September, 18th, 2019
ENGIE Rassembleurs d'Energies has finalized the acquisition of a minority stake in a fundraising event organized by Gecco, a company in the social and solidarity economy sector that collects and recovers waste from the catering sector in the North of France for more than 10 years. Gecco has established a local sector for the recovery of used food oils in biofuel and bio-lubricant.
News "Les Echos" of October 09, 2019
Created in 2007, the company has developed with the University of Lille-I a process for the transformation of used cooking oils into biofuel. With € 1.3 million in funding, Gecco is building a new unit that will increase its production capacity from 400 to 5,000 liters of biodiesel per day.
News flash from 4 September 2019
For the second time after 2017, ENGIE Rassembleurs d'Energies has received the Best For The World award. The list of BestForTheWorld2019 winners, distinguished by B.Corp, was unveiled on 4 September 2019. ENGIE Rassembleurs d'Energies is proud to be among the top 10% in the Customer category. This category evaluates the impact of a company on its disadvantaged customers and ensures that the products or services offered by the company strive to meet social or environmental challenges (improving health conditions, preserving the environment, promoting the economic activity of individuals or communities, or financing companies engaged in these missions).
Press release of march, 28th, 2019
ENGIE Rassembleurs d'Energies has recently been certified B Corp ™ by B Lab. The investment fund with social and environmental impact of ENGIE is thus the first subsidiary of the Group to join the community of B Corp companies, numbering 63 in France.
Press release of January, 10th, 2019
During the last quarter of 2018, ENGIE's Rassembleurs d'Énergies fund invested in 2 companies: the first, ENVIROFIT, in the diffusion of clean cooking solutions around the world and the second, FRONTIER MARKETS, in the distribution on the last mile of solar appliances in rural areas in India.
On 18 and 19 December 2017, ENGIE Rassembleurs d'Energies brought together for the first time all entrepreneurs in its portfolio. This meeting was an opportunity for them to exchange their best practices with each other but also to benefit from the expertise and know-how of ENGIE teams who came to participate in the different workshops on impact measurement, governance and control, financing or the legal framework and human resources.
On this occasion Isabelle Kocher, Paulo Almirante and the other members of the investment committee were able to meet each of the entrepreneurs from four continents and discuss with them their business models and their experience in the field of access to sustainable energy for everyone.