Events & Recognition
By Deepak Chitnis
January 19, 2014 The American Bazaar
December 2010 USAID SARI/E Success Story
By Ken Banks
August 27, 2013 Digital Diversity, National Geographic News
The Purpose Prize is the nation’s preeminent large-scale investment in people over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for social good. S3IDF’s Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Russell J. deLucia, was selected as a 2014 Purpose Prize Fellow.
In 2008, S3IDF won a Top Innovation Award for its Social Merchant Bank Approach in the Clean Energy Finance Solutions category at the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF). ACEF is a joint effort of the Asian Development Bank (ADB); United States Agency for International Development (USAID); the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate; the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation; the Governments of Australia, Japan, Spain, and Norway; and other co-sponsors.
S3IDF won the World Clean Energy Award in the NGO and Initiatives category in 2007 for its lighting initiatives in southern India. It was nominated by the Worldwatch Institute and selected by a jury with representatives from the World Economic Forum, WWF International, and the United Nations Environment Program.