Building healthier communities with Khainza Energy
Khainza Energy produces high-quality methane for cooking fuel from organic waste. We caught up with founder Arthur to hear how SEED Support has helped change his business & what Khainza is up to these days. Read More
Special Focus: Business Development Service+
In this five-part special focus blog series, we spoke to a number of BDS providers who share with us the work challenges they face in their local countries, how the SEED Tools have benefitted their work & more. 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.
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
Bringing together around 100 entrepreneurs, policymakers, financial institutions, business development service providers and others to celebrate thejourneys of eco-inclusive enterprises and collaboratively mobilise support for building the capacities of socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable entrepreneurship in Southern Africa
The Scale-Up Lab is the second highly collaborative Lab of the SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance programme in Ghana and includes a public showcase of co-created climate finance product prototypes.
The final phases of the SEED Practitioner Labs Policy Prototyping programme in Malawi will begin with the Scale-Up lab on 23rd October 2019 at Umodzi Park in Lilongwe.
Join the SEED Scale-Up Lab on 29th October in South Africa, which includes a public showcase of innovative policy and climate finance prototypes.
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:
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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.