2009-2011 Study of Eco-Inclusive Enterprise Performance (Year 2)
An Investigation of the Triple Bottom Line Performance of Micro and Small Social and Environmental Enterprises in Developing Countries: Year 2
In 2009, SEED and IISD started a three-year study of the performance of social and environmental micro enterprises, with two key questions in mind. The first area of investigation was whether it is possible to determine if and how such enterprises are making contributions to social, environmental and economic progress within their communities. The second research focus was which enabling factors and barriers support or impede these contributions.
The research is based on those enterprises who have applied for SEED Awards. This report covers year two of the study, drawing on data from Cohort 2, which comprises of the applicants for the 2010 SEED award. The report provides an analysis of the full Cohort, noting any variations from Cohort 1, and with particular attention to the African respondents within the Cohort; a gender analysis of the full Cohort, comparing responses from women-led enterprises to those led by men; a focus on South African respondents, for SEED South Africa: the first national SEED programme; and an analysis of the 2010 SEED Winners data, compared to the full Cohort.
You can read a summary of the research report here.