1. What is it that you are most passionate about?
I’m passionate about catalyzing innovations to bring access to modern energy services to underserved populations around the world.
2. What do you enjoy most about teaching and/or what excites you about being a professor at MIIS?
I love the curiosity and energy that MIIS students bring to class. It’s very rewarding to share our approach and work to a group of students who are interested in getting involved in the social enterprise sector.
Simon runs Shell Foundation’s Access to Energy Program, which has the goal of helping to provide access to modern energy services for the poor. Before joining the Shell Foundation in 2008 Simon has worked globally in a broad range of business and development roles, with experience in start-ups, multinationals and NGOs.
I have held positions at Shell, High Street Media, UNDP, Hewlett-Packard and Scotia Capital.
Courses offered in the past four years.
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This course will focus on key challenges and methods in scaling a social enterprise from seed stage to growth —from a funder’s perspective. The course will address blended capital (public/private/grant), venture assistance, corporate partnerships, hiring and team-building strategies, partner selection methods, and will draw from case studies of leading emerging market enterprises, including M-Kopa, Husk Power Systems, d.light design, IntelleGrow, and GroFin.
Spring 2013 - MIIS, Summer 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS
Summer 2012 - MIIS
Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS