Case Studies

SEED Case Studies provide an in-depth understanding of how SEED-supported eco-inclusive enterprises contribute to sustainable development through their innovative business models. Each enterprise-specific case study identifies how the featured enterprise addresses core environmental, social and economic challenges in their communities by delivering services and products which are socio-economically inclusive and environmentally-friendly. These studies are enhanced with short multimedia features that showcase the enterprise’s innovation, partnerships, SEED support and eco-inclusive impacts. These in-depth insights provide contextual evidence valuable to informing and motivating an enabling ecosystem of partners, policy and finance to support similar eco-inclusive enterprises as they start-up and scale-up.

Case Study: Oro Verde

Published: 07 September 2012
Oro Verde reverses environmental degradation caused by uncontrolled mining in Colombia’s Chocó Bioregion by developing certified responsible mining practices. Read more
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Case Study: Pintadas Solar

Published: 07 September 2012
Pintadas Solar creates sustainable and replicable models geared towards improving livelihoods and climate resilience in areas where agriculture and pasture is the main economic activity. Read more
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Case Study: Nafore and Afrisolar Energy Kiosks

Published: 07 September 2012
The Nafore and AfriSolar Energy Kiosks were created to address rural electrification challenges in Burkina Faso. Read more
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Case Study: Rural Enterprise Network

Published: 07 September 2012
The “Rural Enterprise Network” (REN) is a social marketing organisation that aims to link small-scale farmers in Sri Lanka to input-output markets through improved product quality, access to market information and the establishment of a common brand. Read more
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Case Study: SolSource

Published: 07 September 2012
SolSource provides a line of solar concentrators that address three of the four major barriers to solar-powered cooking in rural China. Read more
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Case Study: Oribags Innovations

Published: 07 September 2012
Oribags Innovations (U) Ltd is a Ugandan private enterprise which makes hand-made paper bags, printing paper and jewellery from agricultural wastes. Read more
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