Translating Climate Finance into Climate Action on the Ground: Leveraging the Potential of Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises
Read the report to learn about how SMEs help their local communities adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Read more
Mapping Enterprise Resilience to COVID-19
The report outlines six essential resilience factors and good practices that SEED’s eco-inclusive enterprises have employed in weathering COVID-19, and how governments and intermediaries can lend support. Read more
We support enterprises across sectors that generate positive environmental, social and economic impacts. These eco-inclusive enterprises stimulate sustainable development to reduce poverty and combat environmental degradation. The small and growing enterprises that we work with at SEED lead our global transition to a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable green economy.
Meet one of our SEED Award Winners
“Amatola Wild Trout Fishery” is the first recreational fly-fishery in South Africa owned and managed by a local community. Set up by a partnership between a NGO and a research institution, the fishery brings a high-end market tourism activity into a rural area, while focusing on skills training and job creation for local people and environmental improvement by sustaining water quality and wild trout populations.MEET MORE ENTERPRISES SUPPORTED BY SEED
Our programmes follow the logic that socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable innovation is generated through collaboration. At SEED, we are convinced that true value is created when diverse stakeholders join together to share knowledge, expertise and a passion for generating market-based solutions with environmental, social and economic benefits. Our programmes catalyse the innovative capacities of entrepreneurship and equip small and growing enterprises with the tools and resources to start-up and scale-up. We actively build a collaborative ecosystem – through prototyping labs, events and research – that mobilises financial institutions, policy-makers, NGOs and other key stakeholders to multiply the contributions of eco-inclusive entrepreneurship to sustainable development.
Some of our Direct Enterprise Support impacts:
of all SEED Award Winners continue to be in business after five years
Results of the 2015 Flagship Report
Direct jobs created by SEED-supported enterprises
Results updated in 2018 annual reporting
Some of our Ecosystem Support impacts:
Upcoming SEED Workshops and Events
The Go4SDGs & SEED Regional Practitioner Labs for Policy Prototyping (Policy Labs) showcase break-through replicable policies and policy programmes. The Labs stimulate the development of innovative policy instruments that create enabling environments for green and social impact enterprises.
In the SEED Library you can find the latest news and blog articles, all our publications, case studies, Symposium and SEED Award Winner videos, toolkits and event reports. All library items are tagged with specific topics (e.g. Business Model Replication), relevant Sustainable Development Goals, target countries or SEED Programmes. We are sure you will gather useful insights into eco-inclusive entrepreneurship and our work at SEED when doing a tour through our library. Find below the latest news and blog articles:
SEED joins the World Sustainable Development Summit on mainstreaming climate finance solutions in SMEs
Our SEED Founding Partners launched SEED during the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. The SEED Hosting Partner is responsible for the operational management of all SEED Programmes. Our SEED Partners provide considerable financial support and/or significant in-kind contributions each year. Some Partners are also represented on the SEED Board, where they apply their extensive experience to guide the strategic direction and implementation of SEED programmes.