SEED Annual Report 2014

Published: 17 December 2014Authors: Amélie Heuër, Anais Mangin, Helen Marquard, Jona Liebl, Mirko Zürker, Rainer Agster
2014 was truly exceptional; a year where SEED recognised over forty new SEED Winners - remarkable enterprises that generate grassroots eco-solutions at the grassroots. This and more great SEED achievements in our annual report. Read more
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SEED Annual Report 2013

Published: 18 December 2013
Looking back, 2013 has been a particularly good year for SEED, a year marked particularly by the selection of the 34 new SEED Winners - remarkable exemplars of social and environmental entrepreneurs at the grassrootsand by growing interest internationally in the programme, but also by new partnerships to build on those that have been essential in SEED’s growth so far. Read more
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SEED Annual Report 2012

Published: 18 April 2013
In 2012, SEED has not only continued to work with a record number of inspiring and innovative grassroots social and environmental enterprises all over the world, but has also formed new partnerships and participated in major events which contributed to the promotion of both gender equality and the green economy. Read more
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Longitudinal Study of Eco-Inclusive Enterprise Performance (Part I)

Published: 12 September 2012Authors: Heather Creech, Leslie Paas, Vivek Voora
This report draws insights from a three-year longitudinal study of the performance of social and environmental micro enterprises and tackles two important questions. Firstly, whether and how micro and small social and environmental enterprises make contributions to social, environmental and economic progress within their communities; and secondly, what the enabling factors and barriers towards making such contributions are. Read more
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Social and Environmental Enterprises in the Green Economy: Supporting sustainable development and poverty eradication on the ground - Analysis of a 3 year study for policy makers

Published: 01 May 2012Authors: Gabriel Huppé, Heather Creech, Leslie Paas, Vivek Voora
SEED has worked closely with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) since 2007 on a programme of research to increase technical knowledge and understanding about small-scale social and environmental enterprises. Based on the research and Symposia consultations, SEED was able to publish the following Analysis for Policy Makers, which provides new insights into the role of micro and small social and environmental enterprises as essential actors in building green economies. Read more
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Les entreprises à vocation socio-environnementale au sein de l’économie verte : soutenir le développement durable et la lutte contre la pauvreté sur le terrain : Analyse à l’intention des décideurs politiques d’une étude sur trois ans

Published: 01 May 2012Authors: Gabriel Huppé, Heather Creech, Leslie Paas, Vivek Voora
SEED a travaillé en étroite collaboration avec l'Institut international du développement durable (IIDD) depuis 2007 sur un programme de recherche pour améliorer les connaissances techniques et la compréhension de petites entreprises sociales et environnementales. Sur la base des consultations de recherche et des symposiums, SEED pouvait publier l'analyse suivante pour les décideurs, qui offre de nouvelles perspectives sur le rôle des entreprises sociales et environnementales micro et petites comme des acteurs essentiels dans la construction d'économies vertes. Read more
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Empresas sociales y medioambientales en la economía verde: apoyar el desarrollo sostenible y la erradicación de la pobreza sobre el terreno Análisis de un estudio de 3 años para legisladores

Published: 01 May 2012Authors: Gabriel Huppé, Heather Creech, Leslie Paas, Vivek Voora
SEED ha trabajado estrechamente con el Instituto Internacional para el Desarrollo Sostenible (IIDS) desde 2007 en un programa de investigación para aumentar el conocimiento técnico y la comprensión de las pequeñas empresas sociales y ambientales. Sobre la base de la investigación y las consultas de los simposios, SEED pudo publicar el siguiente Análisis para los responsables de la creación de políticas, que ofrecen nuevas perspectivas sobre el papel de las microempresas y las pequeñas empresas sociales y ambientales como actores esenciales en la construcción de economías verdes. Read more
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2009-2011 Study of Eco-Inclusive Enterprise Performance (Year 2)

Published: 12 September 2011Authors: Heather Creech, Leslie Paas, Vivek Voora
This report draws insights from a three-year study of the performance of social and environmental micro enterprises and tackles two important questions. Firstly, whether and how micro and small social and environmental enterprises make contributions to social, environmental and economic progress within their communities; and secondly, what the enabling factors and barriers towards making such contributions are. Read more
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SEED Annual Report 2011

Published: 18 April 2011
2011 was a remarkable year for SEED, where a record number of SEED winners were awarded. Read more
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Establishing a Baseline for a Longitudinal Study of Eco-Inclusive Enterprise Performance

Published: 12 September 2010Authors: Heather Creech, Leslie Paas
This study provides insights into how eco-inclusive enterprises can enhance their social, environmental and business impacts and how policymakers can create a more enabling environment for such enterprises to thrive. Read more

SEED Annual Report 2010

Published: 23 August 2010
The SEED Annual Report 2010 covers SEED’s progress and developments in 2010, as well as information on the SEED Award Winners and SEED Gold Winners from 2009: how SEED helps its winners to establish scale up; and tools developed by SEED for social and environmental entrepreneurs. Read more
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SEED Annual Report 2009

Published: 23 August 2009
SEED 2009 Annual Report sets out our main activities and achievements for the period from May 2006 - December 2008. Read more
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Scale-Up and Replication of Eco-Inclusive Enterprises

Published: 12 September 2008Authors: Heather Creech
This paper explores how the international development community approaches scale-up and replication, and in particular its role in supporting start-up social and environmental enterprises with a view to expanding their business and their social and environmental impacts. Read more
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Success Factors and Performance Measures for Eco-Inclusive Enterprises

Published: 12 September 2008Authors: David Boyer, Heather Creech, Leslie Paas
Eight critical success factors and fourteen performance indicators have been identified through the investigation of SEED Winners and other social and environmental entrepreneurs. Read more

Typologies for Eco-Inclusive Partnerships

Published: 12 September 2008Authors: Heather Creech, Leslie Paas
This paper suggests that developing partnership management is one critical success factor for social and environmental entrepreneurs but is not the defining modus operandi. It presents seven other critical success factors based on empirical evidence gathered from eco-inclusive enterprises.  Read more
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Partnerships for Sustainable Development

Published: 12 September 2006Authors: Julia Steets
 This report discusses trends and cross-cutting themes related to partnerships such as funding, organisation and accountability. Read more
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The Contributions of Locally-Driven Partnerships

Published: 12 September 2005Authors: Julia Steets
This report includes interpretation and commentary to stimulate debate on the role and potential of locally-driven partnerships for sustainable development. Read more
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Entrepreneurial Partnerships for Sustainable Development

Published: 11 September 2005Authors: Julia Steets
This paper provides an analysis of the partnerships which applied to the SEED Awards in 2005 and demonstrates the wide variety of locally-driven entrepreneurial partnerships with the potential to contribute to sustainable development. Read more
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