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Sharing experiences and insights from promoting entrepreneurship for sustainable development.

We also feature guest articles from SEED Partners and other leading voices in the field of entrepreneurship for sustainable development and regularly share selected external blog articles as reading recommendations. The views expressed by individual authors on this blog do not necessarily represent the views of SEED. SEED is not responsible for and disclaims any and all liability for the content of articles written by contributors to the blog and for that posted as curated blog articles. Are you interested in writing a guest article for the SEED Blog? Contact us via info@seed.uno.

SEED Hub Malawi: Contributing to Creating a Better Malawi

Published: 12 February 2024
UMODZI Consulting is a leading managing consulting firm with activities that span across all sectors of the economy and include business start-up, incubation, research, project design and management, facilitation of workshops, mentorship and coaching, among others. Read more

SEED Hub Indonesia: Strengthening the Enterprise Support Ecosystem

Published: 07 February 2024
Instellar is a pioneer of social impact advisory in Indonesia and the only one with a B Corporation™ certification. Their team is focused on accelerating social innovation in organisations through consultancy, programme, and investment by incorporating three main excellences: impact, communication, and operation. Having impacted more than 270 social enterprises since 2017, Instellar has been a driving force in developing the impact ecosystem in Indonesia. Read more

KLYN Consulting Partners with SEED to Strengthen the SME Ecosystem in Zambia

Published: 22 November 2023
KLYN Consulting (KLYN) stands as a distinguished Management Consultancy and Business Advisory firm based in Lusaka, Zambia. Specialising in the delivery of tailored entrepreneurship and enterprise development support to Small and Medium Enterprises, KLYN has been a dedicated SEED implementing partner in Zambia since the initiation of SEED eco-inclusive enterprise support activities in 2019. The organisation has actively collaborated with all three SEED Accelerators and three SEED Catalysers. Read more

Qubix Robotics: Pioneering Sustainable Innovation in Malawi

Published: 20 November 2023
Qubix Robotics, 2023 SEED Climate Adaptation Award runner-up and a ground-breaking start-up in Malawi, is making waves by bringing together technology, environmental sustainability, social inclusivity, and education in a remarkable way. The company is committed to delivering unique and sustainable manufacturing solutions, setting itself apart as the first environmentally friendly and socially inclusive start-up in Malawi to start developing digital manufacturing machines locally. Read more

Eco-Inclusive SMEs facilitating transformative change at HLPF 2023

Published: 19 July 2023
At the occasion of HLPF 2023, an event on "Eco-Inclusive SMEs facilitating transformative change for Nature, Climate, Circular- and Agrifood-Systems delivering towards the SDGs" was organised by SEED and the Government of Flanders. With localising the SDGs being one of the main focuses of HLPF 2023, the SEED event was probably the only one involving SMEs, delivering on the ground with and for local communities, facilitating needed transformative change for resilient ecosystems and societies, and for a green economy. Read more

SEED Female Entrepreneurship Month

Published: 22 March 2023
In honour of the International Women’s Day on 8th March, we kicked-off the SEED Female Entrepreneurship Month social media campaign. We're celebrating SEED-supported enterprises that are led by women or empower women through their inspiring work. Read more
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SEED Contributed to the Arab Region Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) 2023

Published: 31 January 2023Authors: Supapim Wannopas
Urgent action is needed to secure the environmental commons, reverse environmental degradation, and support human well-being. The role of Green SMEs in this process cannot be overstated, as they have the potential to bring about positive societal change for a resilient future. Read more
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4 years of supporting climate-smart and socially inclusive enterprises in Thailand

Published: 22 November 2022
Established in 2018, the SEED Thailand Hub was instrumental in the implementation of the Global SEED Symposium and the Green Recovery Ecosystem Builder Programme Southeast Asia Cohort. Read more
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SEED-Insights from COP27

Published: 14 November 2022
On 10 and 11 November, 2022, SEED hosted several high-level events during COP27. SEED presented the Sustainable SME Action Agenda, a joint SEED, GO4SDGs and UNEP Report outlining the critical next steps of action to scale Green SME Support. Finally, the Coalition for Innovation, Circularity and Entrepreneurship was launched, a catalyser for scale up and impact. Read more
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Join us at COP27 in Sharm-El-Sheikh

Published: 01 November 2022
From 9th – 11th November, 2022, SEED will host and participate in several high-level events during COP27. SEED will host and participate in several side-events to highlight the potential and raise awareness about the challenges for eco-inclusive small and medium-sized enterprises, the gamechangers of on-the-ground climate action, as well as the need and opportunities for scale up and impact through the “Coalition for Innovation, Circularity and Entrepreneurship”. Read more
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Insights from the LAC Future Lab for Innovation and Policy

Published: 18 October 2022
On October 13th 2022, SEED and GO4SDGs organised the Latin America and the Caribbean Future Lab for Innovation and Policy. The event was organised as part of the Global Future Lab series, bringing together around 30 regional SME stakeholders, such as policy makers, intermediaries and SMEs to co-create and develop future-proof solution. Designed to connect and leverage the expertise of these key stakeholders, the outcome of the Future Labs will inform a Sustainable SME Action Agenda. Read more
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12 years supporting eco-inclusive businesses in Uganda

Published: 10 October 2022
Since 2010, SEED has been supporting the growth of eco-inclusive micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Uganda, promoting locally-led private sector contributions to green growth and job creation. Read more

Insights from the Asia Future Lab for Innovation and Policy

Published: 04 October 2022
On October 4th 2022, SEED and GO4SDGs organised the Asia Future Lab for Innovation and Policy. The event was organised as part of the Global Future Lab series, bringing together around 30 regional SME stakeholders, such as policy makers, intermediaries and SMEs to co-create and develop future-proof solution. Designed to connect and leverage the expertise of these key stakeholders, the outcome of the Future Labs will inform a Sustainable SME Action Agenda. Read more
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Insights from the West Asia Future Lab for Innovation and Policy

Published: 26 September 2022
On September 20th 2022, SEED and GO4SDGs, together with the West Asia Sustainable Fashion Academy, organised the West Asia Future Lab for Innovation and Policy. The event was organised as part of the Global Future Lab series, bringing together around 30 regional SME stakeholders, such as policy makers, intermediaries and SMEs to co-create and develop future-proof solution. Designed to connect and leverage the expertise of these key stakeholders, the outcome of the Future Labs will inform a Sustainable SME Action Agenda. Read more
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LAC Future Lab for Innovation and Policy

Published: 15 September 2022
SEED and Go4SDGs organise the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Future Lab for Innovation and Policy. As part of the Global Future Lab series, the event will bring together regional policy makers, intermediaries and SMEs to co-create and develop future-proof solutions. Designed to connect and leverage the expertise of key green SME stakeholders, the Global Future Labs will inform a New Green SME Action Agenda. Read more
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Successful first year of SEED activities in Botswana

Published: 07 September 2022
Over 25 enterprises in Botswana have benefitted from SEED’s capacity building and acceleration support since 2021. SEED and its implementing partner, the University of Botswana, deliver comprehensive business support packages to eco-inclusive enterprises through the Starter, Catalyser and Accelerator programmes. Read more

When dedicated business development support meets an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit

Published: 01 September 2022
As part of Ghana’s in-country celebration, the team visited a beneficiary enterprise: Gamma Energie. Gamma Energie is a 2021 SEED Award Runner-up, and one of the enterprises that showcased their products during the SEED 20th Anniversary celebration in Accra. Read more
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Asia Future Lab for Innovation and Policy

Published: 23 August 2022
SEED and Go4SDGs organise the Asia Future Lab for Innovation and Policy. As part of the Global Future Lab series, the event will bring together regional policy makers, intermediaries and SMEs to co-create and develop future-proof solutions. Designed to connect and leverage the expertise of key green SME stakeholders, the Global Future Labs will inform a New Green SME Action Agenda. Read more
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West Asia Future Lab for Innovation and Policy

Published: 12 August 2022
SEED and Go4SDGs, together with the West Asia Sustainable Fashion Academy, organise the West Asia Future Lab for Innovation and Policy. As part of the Global Future Lab series, the event will bring together regional policy makers, intermediaries and SMEs to co-create and develop future-proof solutions. Designed to connect and leverage the expertise of key green SME stakeholders, the Global Future Labs will inform a New Green SME Action Agenda. Read more
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The Africa Future Lab for Innovation and Policy

Published: 09 August 2022
On July 28th 2022, SEED, in collaboration with GO4SDGs, organised the Africa Future Lab for Innovation and Policy. The event was organised as part of the Global Future Labs that bring together 30 – 40 regional SME stakeholders, such as policy makers, intermediaries and SMEs to co-create and develop future-proof solutions. Read more
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HLPF side-event: How to build forward better with SMEs as gamechangers

Published: 21 July 2022
On July 12th, 2022, SEED, together with Go4SDGs, UN Environment Programme, UN Global Compact and the Government of Germany, organised an official side event to the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Read more
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Building Forward Better: Delivering Locally with SMEs as Gamechangers

Published: 05 July 2022
SEED, in collaboration with GO4SDGs, UN Environment Programme, UN Global Compact and the government of Germany, is organising an official side event to the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Read more
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Global Future Lab for Innovation and Policy

Published: 28 June 2022
SEED and Go4SDGs jointly organise four Global Future Labs for Innovation and Policy. The Global Future Labs will bring together policy makers, intermediaries and SMEs to co-create and develop future-proof solutions. Designed to connect a community of 30 – 40 participants leveraging the expertise of key green SME stakeholders, the Global Future Labs will inform a New Green SME Action Agenda. Read more
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"Step up and act now, or step aside"

Published: 14 June 2022Authors: Arab Hoballah
The period of the last few months has been the occasion of celebrations, 50 years of Stockholm first global environment conference, 50 years of UNEP and 50 years of the Limits to Growth. At these occasions, the objectives were to take stock, assess objectively, draw lessons and define a more responsible pathway with clear actions for the near- and long-term future. Read more

SEED organised and hosted the webinar "From Impact to Scale: Challenges & Successes Leading the Way to an Eco-Inclusive SME Action Agenda"

Published: 24 May 2022
On May 19, more than 130 participants from different parts of the world, from Africa to Asia, joined the virtual event that kicked off this year’s SEED 20 Years campaign. During the event, speakers shared the successes and learnings of the past 20 years working with or as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and looked forward to new ones together. Read more