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

Kick-Off Lab | SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance

The SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance programme in South Africa includes two hands-on and highly collaborative Practitioner Labs, beginning with the Kick-Off Lab on 28th March 2019 at Diep in die Berg in Pretoria.

Kick-Off Lab | SEED Practitioner Labs Policy Prototyping

The SEED Practitioner Labs Policy Prototyping programme in South Africa includes three hands-on and highly collaborative Practitioner Labs, beginning with the Kick-Off Lab on 28-29th March 2019 at Diep in die Berg in Pretoria.

Kick-Off Lab | SEED Practitioner Labs Policy Prototyping

The SEED Practitioner Labs Policy Prototyping programme in Malawi will include three hands-on and highly collaborative Practitioner Labs, beginning with the Kick-Off Lab on 09-10 April 2019 in Lilongwe.

Kick-Off Lab | SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance

The SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance programme in Ghana includes two hands-on and highly collaborative Practitioner Labs, beginning with the Kick-Off Lab on 30th April 2019 in Accra.

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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:

SEED-supported enterprises applauded as green economy innovators at PAGE

Advancing inclusive and sustainable economies during 2019 PAGE Ministerial Conference
Published: 15 Jan 2019

Eco-inclusive enterprises get a stake in green economy agendas during GEC discussions

SEED advocates for SMEs in green economy agendas at GEC Global Meeting 2019
Published: 14 Jan 2019

Climate-smart innovation and how to adopt a polar bear

Blockchain-Based Conservation Fund prototyped at Practitioner Labs Climate Finance
Published: 21 Dec 2018

Joining forces for eco-inclusive Climate Action at COP24

SEED exihibition booth at COP24 in Katowice, Poland
Published: 19 Dec 2018

SEED exhibits innovation in Climate Action at COP24

SEED exhibition booth at COP24 highlights eco-inclusive Climate Action approaches
Published: 19 Dec 2018

Want to keep up to date on SEED programmes and innovative eco-inclusive enterprises?

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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