Re: ETHOS time and topics
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You kindly turned me on to an lengthy video interview with the new CEO of the Clean Stove Alliance. Unfortunately, I was so irritated at hearing it all again - attached to some truly huge numbers (as in $4 billion a year in investment), that i could not refrain from commenting. (Their new, "rebranded" website is a model of repackaging. Same spiel, same 100 million target, same 3 billion suffering unfortunates and same promises to energize rapid ramp up to scale, etc., etc.) The result of my rant was that the editor pulled it and asked to turn it into an actual article.
One of my bigger points was that the stove movement has lang since escaped the Alliance and is not only innovating quite nicely, thank you very much, but also developing sustainable business models. Don't get a fat head, but I cited a couple of your efforts, not least the Uganda stove project and Juntos. To my chagrin, they fell in the editing, but know that I didn't diss the stoving effort itself, just bemoaned the inept gorilla in the room.
Here's the link.