Investing in Tomorrow’s Climate Solutions, Today.

Pioneer Facility: Call for applications NOW OPEN!
Be a catalyst for change and scale your low-carbon solution with Nexus for Development.

$50,000 - $500,000

Flexible Debt Financing

No Collateral

Categories that we fund

Empowering Progress: Diverse Categories We Support for Sustainable Impact.

Clean Energy

Nexus sparks a brighter, sustainable future in Southeast Asia by spearheading clean energy initiatives.

Clean Water

Nexus champions clean water accessibility in Southeast Asia, promoting health and sustainability through impactful initiatives.

Waste Management

Nexus drives environmental progress in Southeast Asia through innovative waste management strategies.

About Pioneer Facility

We are the fund manager for the Pioneer Facility, a developing economy impact investment fund that provides short to medium term debt capital to private growth-stage enterprises. We have disbursed $3.5m to growth-stage enterprises.

Initiatives in Southeast Asia that focus on energy, water, waste management and agriculture solutions that benefit low-income underserved communities. Through our strategic investments, we aim to catalyze positive change, foster innovation, and contribute to the overall well-being of the communities we serve.

Pioneer Facility impacts

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Eligibility criteria

Climate focused social enterprise

Social enterprises producing and distributing sustainable climate positive solutions in Southeast Asia

Growth stage

We fund companies ready to take their solutions to the next level, must be 2+ years operational and ready to scale

Reach underserved communities

Our investments are driven to solutions that benefit low-income, underserved communities

Get your Social Enterprise Funded

Application Process

We provide access to finance for impactful climate entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia


Pioneer Facility is a tailored unsecured debt financing for working capital needs or CAPEX, suitable for companies with 2+ years of early operations, revenue-generating, ready to scale the business to the next level and have the capacity to repay the loan in full in 3 years. We are trying to fill the missing middle, and help social entrepreneurs who have difficulty accessing traditional finance.

After you submit your application, we will long list a selection of companies to submit further information to us. Then the shortlisted ones will be invited to Virtual Selection Week where our team will meet with you to better understand your business stage, funding needs and uses. The DD process will take approximately 2-3 months depending on the size of the loan request.

We understand the challenges entrepreneurs face, providing access to finance to impactful businesses underpins our investment mandate hence we do not require any form of collateral or guarantee.

Clean energy, clean water, clean cooking, sanitation solutions, waste management, sustainable agriculture

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