Our Vision

is eco-inclusive.

Socially inclusive

Socially inclusive

Environmentally sustainable

Environmentally sustainable

Economically viable

Economically viable

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.

Our Programmes

are collaborative.

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:
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of all SEED Award Winners continue to be in business after five years

Results of the 2015 Flagship Report

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Direct jobs created by SEED-supported enterprises

Results updated in 2018 annual reporting

Some of our Ecosystem Support impacts:
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Business Development Support Advisors trained & active on our BDS+ Platform
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Stakeholders participated in SEED Events to champion eco-inclusive entrepreneurship

Upcoming SEED Workshops and Events

BDS+ Training of Trainers

Learn how to support the growth and success of eco-inclusive enterprises through our toolification approach

Apply by: 09 July 2019

Workshop Location: Pretoria , South Africa

Workshop Date: 23 Jul - 25 Jul 2019

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Our Library

Our Library

shares insights.

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:

Designing policy instruments to benefit green and social enterprises in Southern Africa

A sneak peek into SEED Policy Prototyping Labs
Published: 07 Jun 2019

Cool clean tech to tackle climate change

South African entrepreneurs are taking climate change seriously at SEED South Africa Symposium 2019
Published: 30 Apr 2019

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SEED Partners

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.

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