Careers at SunFunder

We are solving the key finance bottleneck for solving energy access and climate change

*The problem* Around 750 million people globally have no access to grid electricity, while economies are stunted by unreliable power, but solar energy can solve a large part of the problem. However, a key bottleneck for many companies in the off-grid solar sector is the availability of scalable and appropriate debt financing. This is also the case for many other climate investments in emerging markets.

*Our solution* SunFunder provides loans for clean energy companies and other climate interventions that serve people and businesses in emerging markets, particularly in Africa and Asia. We do this by offering investors diversified, high-impact, fixed income blended finance opportunities in our debt funds. We were the first mover a decade ago, have the most extensive track record of emerging market distributed solar investments (60 companies financed) and have pioneered market-leading solutions.

We prioritise our people, diversity, and promote work-life harmony. We offer a unique work culture for an ambitious company that strongly encourages a healthy life-work balance, and an opportunity to work with a fun, passionate and talented international team. Qualities that are important to us: a positive attitude, intellectual curiosity, low-ego, and a good sense of humour.

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to source and deploy low-cost financing for solar projects to make clean, safe, affordable energy accessible to all.

Verified by Escape

Escape's take on SunFunder

Sunfunder are solving the key finance bottleneck for solving energy access and climate change across the world's emerging markets. They're scaling too, and bringing clean energy and climate investments all across Africa and Asia. Alongside their incredible mission they prioritise diversity and people, encouraging a healthy work/life balance and the opportunity to work with a passionate, talented and international team. An exciting and growing company that have so far provided clean energy access to 10m people.

Stats we are proud of

  • 16

    nationalities in our team.

  • $165m

    closed for around 60 solar companies.

  • 1m

    tons of CO2e emissions mitigated annually.

  • 10m

    people impacted with improved clean energy access.

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 38
  • 55
    % Female


  • Flexible Working

    Whether your child's ill, you're waiting for a package, or you have some deep-focused work to do, we all work from home from time to time. We encourage everyone to work from home when you need to.

  • Retreats

    London, Nairobi, Paris and remote colleagues closely connected through annual retreat in Nairobi and other travel.

  • Holiday

    28 days of holiday a year (inc UK public holidays), and we encourage you to use them all up! It's a marathon, not a sprint.

  • Pensions

    Pensions, with up to 6% employer contribution.

  • Maternity and paternity leave

    Well-paid maternity and paternity leave.

  • Learning and training

    We'll contribute towards training courses and conferences that help you learn and grow in your role here.

  • Dog friendly

    Astra is our London office dog and we always welcome more.

  • Cycle-to-Work

    We are registered under the Cycle-to-Work scheme, so you can buy a bike and accessories tax-free.