Davinia Cogan
Energy 4 Impact

Davinia Cogan is a programme nanager at Energy 4 Impact, a nonprofit which seeks to reduce poverty through accelerated access to energy in sub-Saharan Africa, where she researches the role of financial innovation in the energy access sector. Davinia is also a Research Affiliate of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School. 

Previously she held positions in investment management at ING Australia before moving out of mainstream finance and into the social impact investment space. She holds a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Sydney and a bachelor’s in business from the University of Technology – Sydney.

Articles by Davinia Cogan

  • Davinia Cogan

    Too Risky for the Crowd? Assessing the Potential of Crowdfunding for Energy Access

    Crowdfunding raised $77 million for energy access between 2015 and the end of June 2019 – and the industry is on pace to generate over $200 million in crowdsourced financing by 2020. But despite this growth, Davinia Cogan at Energy 4 Impact points out that crowdfunding remains on the periphery of discussions about energy access finance. With the sector's estimated $33 billion in commercial capital needs, she explores whether – and how – the crowd can be part of the financing mix.

    Energy, Investing
    crowdfunding, energy access, SDGs
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