Welcome

Pit Pure Power is an internationally focused advisory established by Daphne Pit with the aim of accelerating the transition towards a more sustainable planet, society and economy.

Through the work of Pit Pure Power, I pursue my two personal dreams:

To help sustainability become mainstream

To help achieve energy access for everybody everywhere

This is done by strengthening social enterprises and assisting sustainable start-ups in a tangible way, increasing their impact and supporting them to become more successful. Additionally Pit Pure Power helps investors to find investor-ready, sustainable enterprises.

My expertise lies in business advice, business mentoring,  increasing impact, pipeline scouting and investment readiness. Pit Pure power has a large, international network including social enterprises, energy access companies, NGO’s, funds and foundations.

Pit Pure Power

Pit

That is me; Daphne Pit. I believe in a sustainable way of doing business as the only way forward. As mother of three teenagers, I feel that it is not only my passion, but even more my duty to help speed up the transition to a sustainable society.

With over 15 years experience in sustainability, in both the corporate and non-corporate sectors, I am now working directly with organisations focused on increasing their social or sustainable impact in the world.

I have expertise in the fields of:

  • social enterprises
  • energy access in India, Nepal and Africa
  • impact investment
  • sustainable value chains
  • project and program management

Pure

Pure and true to my beliefs in all that I do. No-nonsense and straightforward. Result-driven. Impact first.

Pure also stands for a pure world. Where ecology, society and economy are all equally important and benefit from each other in a pure and honest way.

Power

The power to grow as an entrepreneur, to strengthen your business, to increase your impact. The power to transform.

But power is also energy. Electricity. Light. Heat. Sunlight. Wind power. Sustainable energy. Where Pit Pure Power aims to make a difference

Partners

I bring along a large, international network including social enterprises, energy access companies, NGO’s, funds and foundations, and partner organisations that I can turn to for expertise.

Within my network, I can reach out to many experienced people and organisations to help me and you realise your goals of increasing impact.

Pit Pure Power is proud partner of the Alliance for Rural Electrification and of MVO Nederland.

Supporting You

Are you a social enterprise ready to grow and increase your impact?

Are you an energy access company ready to scale up?

Are you an impact investor looking to grow your pipeline or assess your projects?

Or are you looking for knowledge sharing or inspiration?

Or any other organisation working towards a more sustainable world?

But you are not quite sure how to take that next step?

Then Pit Pure Power is the right place for you

To help you reach that next level in your organisation, business, pipeline, market, or finance structure. In a straight forward and result driven way, Pit Pure Power supports you increasing your impact.

Increasing Your Impact

Pit Pure Power supports you in different areas of growth, to increase your impact. Whether you are a (social) enterprise, a not-for-profit organisation, an impact investor or an actor in the field of energy access, together we can work in a result-driven way to realise your goals.

Examples of what Pit Pure Power can do for you are

For social enterprises and energy access companies:

Business Advice and mentoring

Scaling up impact

Helping towards investment readiness


For impact investors

Due diligence services

Scouting for suitable pipeline opportunities

Supervisory board membership for portfolio companies


Other activities

Program or project management

Inspirational or knowledge sharing events and workshops


Examples of projects where Pit Pure Power is supporting in increasing impact

GOGLA, the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association, is an independent, not-for-profit industry association, representing over 130 members as the voice of the off-grid solar energy industry and promoting the solutions they offer.
Daphne is supporting GOGLA as senior advisor for energy access on several strategic projects.


By hedging currency risk, TCX contributes to more sustainable development in emerging and frontier markets.
Pit Pure Power supports TCX in business development for the Off Grid Energy sector in Africa.


FairMatch Support is launching customer of Pit Pure Power (fairmatchsupport.nl). Pit Pure Power supports in building a robust, replicable and future proof franchise organisation to increase impact. FairMatch Support develops sustainable supply chains. From their offices in The Netherlands and West Africa they support companies in finding new sources and producers in finding new markets.


The Electrification Financing Initiative (electrifi.org) is supporting private sector investments, electrifying underserved areas in developing and emerging countries, aiming to ensure access to sustainable energy for all. Daphne supports the investment team in the project selection, due diligence processes and proposal writing. ElectriFI is funded by the European Commission and Power Africa with an initial amount of EUR 115 million.


Daphne works with the Mlinda Foundation (mlinda.org) to scale their impact. Mlinda is working in the rural areas of India to introduce an environmentally sustainable and affordable village wide mini-grids. Together, we look at standardization of data to facilitate processes towards financiers, as well as how to come to a scalable business model with long term, sustainable impact.


Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship (millercenter.org) is one of three Centers of Distinction at Santa Clara University. Miller Center accelerates global, innovation-based entrepreneurship in service to humanity. Daphne works as a business mentor for their Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) Programs, with a focus on energy access entrepreneurs.


For Nyenrode Business University, Daphne will be a guest lecturer for the Green Finance Academy (nyenrode.nl)Also for Nyenrode Business University, Daphne will be a business mentor for the course Social Entrepreneurship (nyenrode.nl) (leergangsociaalondernemen.nl)


Daphne joined the pool of experts of Women on Wings (womenonwings.com). Women on Wings’ goal is to co-create one million jobs for women in rural India. They provide business mentoring to Indian social entrepreneurs that create employment for women in rural India. Dutch experts share their time and skills pro bono with the partners in India.