Lesley Marincola

Founder and CEO

Angaza


Nominated by Andy Karsner

Angaza

Bio

Lesley Marincola is the Founder and CEO of Angaza, an organization that uses pay-as-you-go to make energy products affordable. Globally, more than 1.2 billion individuals remain off the electric grid, and sub-Saharan Africa bears a disproportionate share of this burden. Over 600 million people—nearly two-thirds of the region’s population—lack access to electricity. From locations in San Francisco and Nairobi, Lesley leads Angaza in providing local support to the global and local Kenyan communities. She holds an MS in mechanical engineering from Stanford, and was named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” and one of Businessweek’s “Best Young Entrepreneurs.”  

 

Projects

The Green Bundle

The Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet

The market for green products has expanded rapidly over the last decade, but most consumers need something more than eco-benefits to motivate their purchases. Magali A. Delmas and David Colgan argue that many green products now offer the total package—a “green bundle” that checks the environmental box, but also offers improved performance, health benefits, savings,...