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

SEED Low Carbon Award

Award Winners qualify for our Accelerator Support Programme

Apply by: 22 March 2021
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SEED Climate Adaptation Award

Award Winners qualify for our Accelerator Support Programme

Apply by: 22 March 2021
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Award Winners qualify for our Accelerator Support Programme

Apply by: 22 March 2021
 Join In

SEED Green SME Finance Training

Facilitating access to finance for agricultural green SMEs in Malawi Register by: 3rd November

SEED Climate Finance Training

Facilitating access to climate finance in Malawi Register by: 20th November

Scale Up Lab, India 2020 | SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance

Join us on 25th November for our digital Scale-Up Lab India 2020 to hear climate finance solution pitches, and learn how to get involved in driving forward these solutions!

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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:

Effective implementation of circular economies

Insights from SEED Practitioner Labs for Policy Prototyping 2020
Published: 03 Mar 2021

Call for Applications: SEED Awards 2021 offers support, visibility and funding up to €15,000 for social and environmental SMEs

Applications are now open for the search for innovative small and growing businesses delivering environmental, social and economic impacts.
Published: 01 Feb 2021

SEED Covid-19 Resilience Workshops and Grants (SEED Alumni Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

Supporting the Resilience of Eco-Inclusive Enterprises during and after the Covid-19 Pandemic
Published: 28 Jan 2021

SEED during COVID-19: Our programmes reimagined for the virtual format

How SEED has moved online during the pandemic
Published: 16 Dec 2020

Supporting MSMEs for Ghana’s transition to a Circular Economy: Solutions from SEED’s Policy Lab

Solutions from SEED’s Scale Up Lab for Policy Prototyping
Published: 09 Dec 2020

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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