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

SMEs: Gamechangers from Global to Local Actions towards Sustainability: Stockholm+50: Side-Event

Published: 01 June 2022
SEED in close collaboration with UNEP, GO4SDGs, One Planet Network, the SME Climate Hub and Normative together with the governments of Germany, Indonesia, South Africa and Uganda are organising an official side-event at Stockholm+50. 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

Join our Webinar "From Impact to Scale: Challenges & Successes Leading the Way to an Eco-Inclusive SME Action Agenda"

Published: 11 May 2022
For SEED's 20th anniversary, we want to have a look together at achievements, emerging needs, gaps, barriers for the promotion of green, resource efficient and responsible eco-inclusive businesses in #SEED20Years period as well as looking forward to replicating success stories, further inducing innovations and scaling up for long lasting transformative impacts. Read more

SEED and SMEs: Celebrating 20 years of promoting a sustainable future together

Published: 28 April 2022
Twenty years ago, SEED was launched by UNEP, UNDP and IUCN at the World Sustainable Development Summit in Johannesburg with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship for sustainable development. Over the years, SEED has demonstrated, through numerous success stories from enterprises, that it makes good environmental, social, and economic sense to consider, support and enable SMEs to thrive. Read more

SEED collaborates with adelphi and IKEA Foundation to unlock the potential of entrepreneurs in new Circular Economy Catalyst project

Published: 26 April 2022
adelphi and the IKEA Foundation, in collaboration with SEED, are working together to unlock the potential of circular economy entrepreneurship to design sustainable businesses and partnerships that foster inclusive and regenerative economies in India and Kenya. Read more

Apply now: Enterprise Advocacy Workshops by SEED-CEPA (Malawi)

Published: 20 April 2022
SEED and CEPA Malawi are calling for applications from established green and social enterprises to apply for a new capacity building program, offering a structured framework within which participants will be empowered to engage in advocacy. Read more
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Join the Regional Multi-Stakeholder Consultation for Stockholm+50

Published: 30 March 2022
This year commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm. It allows us to reflect on the 50 years of environmental action and set the vision for the next 50 years. Read more

SEED Female Entrepreneurship Month

Published: 08 March 2022
SEED's Female Entrepreneurship Month aims to recognise the women who are working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. SukkhaCitta, Like Mountains, Womenergy265 and Amaati Group are great examples of this. Read more
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The Green Recovery Forum: Leveraging the contributions of MSMEs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Published: 07 March 2022Authors: Mirko Zürker, Net Pornlumon Nirachatsuwan, Supapim Wannopas
The Green Recovery Forum: Leveraging the contributions of MSMEs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is a collaborative partnership between SEI, SEED, ANDE, and partners. The Forum highlights MSMEs potential and contribution to the Green Recovery, their need for support to build back economically while emphasising the MSMEs’ green and socially-inclusive approach in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more
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Rethinking the Role of Business in Conservation: Why Small Local Enterprises are Key to Biodiversity and Climate Action

Published: 02 March 2022Authors: Julia Rohe-Frydrych, Luis Ebert
SEED's Senior Advisor Julia Rohe-Frydrych and Enterprise Support Advisor Luis Ebert recently wrote an article that addresses the key role of small local enterprises in the struggle for biodiversity and climate action. Read more
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Coalition for Innovation, Circularity and Entrepreneurship (CICE)

Published: 25 February 2022
The Coalition for Innovation, Circularity, and Entrepreneurship (CICE) will serve as a Voice of SMEs, while providing needed enabling services. Read more

Meet The African Green Entrepreneurs Showing The West How It’s Done

Published: 14 December 2021
From solar smart meters to low-impact beekeeping, a new generation of African entrepreneurs are using their ingenuity to bring equitable, climate-friendly solutions to some of the most disadvantaged communities.

Forbes magazine spoke to five SEED Awards Winers across the African continent. Read more

SEED highlights the importance of SMEs in the reforestation and climate change at Greek House Davos event

Published: 08 December 2021
SEED participated and showcased the importance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in reforestation and climate change mitigation on Greek House Davos platform. Read more
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Prototyping and Replicating Policy Solutions in the area of Circular Economy

Published: 08 December 2021
SEED hosted the Regional Practitioner Labs for Policy Prototyping: Asia Chapter in collaboration with the GO4SDGs platform to showcase innovative, breakthrough policies and policy programmes in the area of circular economy. Read more

SEED participates in the Social Enterprise Thailand Forum 2021

Published: 05 December 2021
On 20 November 2021, SEED participated in the Social Enterprise Thailand Forum 2021, under the theme "Where Profit Meets Purpose - Sustainable Society, Long-lasting Business". Read more

SEED participates in MedaWeek Barcelona 2021

Published: 23 November 2021
On 17 November, SEED's Executive Director, Arab Hoballah, spoke at the 9th Mediterranean Green & Renewable Energy Summit as part of the Meda Week Barcelona 2021. Read more

SEED hosted COP26 International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Side Event

Published: 16 November 2021
On November 8, SEED hosted a session at the COP26 International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Side Event, to discuss the topic Entrepreneurship for Climate Mitigation and Resilience. Read more
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Nature for Life Hub 2021 features SEED replication and scale-up activities

Published: 15 November 2021
The event Nature for Life Hub 2021 took place online from 4 - 6 October 2021, bringing together activists, influencers, leaders, and businesses to share and reflect on their ambitious journey towards a nature-positive future. Read more
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SEED participates in Global Green Growth Week 2021

Published: 29 October 2021
On October 25, SEED's Head of Programmes Mirko Zuerker presented Eco-inclusive Enterprises Driving Green Recovery at GGGWeek2021 Read more

SEED participates in GreenCo Summit 2021

Published: 25 October 2021
The summit focused on green initiatives in the Indian industry and brought experts in the field of circular economy together to discuss the challenges and opportunities in fostering and promoting sustainable models to attain the transition towards a circular economy.   Read more

SEED participates in World Resources Forum 2021

Published: 18 October 2021
On October 13, SEED hosted the online workshop “A showcase of policy solutions benefiting Africa’s circular economy MSMEs”, as part of the circular economy conference track at the WRF2021. Read more

SEED participates in World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF)

Published: 23 September 2021
The forum provided a platform to learn from each other and identify best practices that can create lasting results. Over the three days, the forum featured sessions to share information, experiences, and successes in promoting a more circular global economy. Read more
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SEED participates in 3Zero World Forum by Convergences

Published: 21 September 2021
The Forum brought together actors of all backgrounds united around a common goal: to build a Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty world. Read more
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