Today more than a billion people – nearly one sixth of the world’s population – still live without access to electricity.

In order to bring clean energy to these hard-to-reach areas we have to raise awareness, mobilize finance, advocate for solutions, and build a community that can close the investment gap.

Shine is building a new community of philanthropic, development and faith partners to mobilize new forms of capital, scale resources and generate momentum for achieving Sustainable Development Goal Seven (SDG 7) – universal access to clean, affordable, and reliable energy by 2030.

We are a campaign that aims to accelerate dramatically energy solutions to power homes, healthcare clinics, schools and new businesses in energy poor areas. By mobilizing and equipping our partners to deploy a growing array of investments, grants and programs we work to solve a global problem at the local level.  Together, we can multiply resources and ensure that we finally put last mile communities first.

As a broad coalition of partners, Shine focuses on four main strategies:

unlock financing

Unlock Financing

We increase the flow of highly-aligned capital between mission-based investors and viable businesses/initiatives that incubate, grow and scale solutions. We increase energy access grantmaking by donors from diverse sectors.



We advocate for policies and participate in advocacy initiatives, that support distributed renewable energy and clean cooking solutions. We support principle-based advocacy for distributed solutions, removing access barriers while protecting human rights and the environment.

champion solutions

Champion Solution

We champion solutions through communications that lift up the vision and values of energy access enterprises and leaders.

build a community of practice

Build a Community of Practice

Connecting our partners and community leaders to develop sustainable energy solutions that support local capacities and community-based approaches to benefit education, health and development.


Shine’s values-driven mission is rooted in the frameworks of international human rights law. These principles position Shine to support the work of stakeholders directing finance to clean energy access and amplify the voice and visibility of local communities demanding clean energy around the world.



Shine Staff

Fletcher Harper | Shine Interim Campaign Director

Fletcher Harper
Interim Campaign Director

mark correnti | Shine Managing Director, Investments

Mark Correnti
Managing Director, Investments

dwayne linville

Dwayne Linville
Director of Operations

Emira Woods - Shine Senior Program Consultant

Emira Woods
Senior Program Consultant

Executive Committee

Ellen Dorsey
Wallace Global Fund

Fletcher Harper

Olivia Coldrey
Sustainable Energy for All

Jeffrey Prins
IKEA Foundation

Steering Committee

Ajaita Shah
Frontier Markets

Sheela Oparaocha

Dario Denicola

William Brent
Power for All

Sandra Smithey
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Sasanka Thilakasiri
Oxfam America

Davida Wood
World Resources Institute



The Shine Campaign is a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.