1. This report analyses small and medium-sized enterprises (hereby SMEs) with green business models and explores how selected enterprises scale and replicate their activities. Its main objective is to provide insights into the critical success factors for scaling and replication. It is intended for policymakers and intermediaries to draw direct insights from SMEs. It analyses the critical success factors for scale-up and replication of enterprise activities and highlights concrete recommendations to close existing gaps in order to maximise their contribution to the SDGs. Green SMEs can find inspiration through the case studies in the annex of this report. This report was prepared in collaboration with GO4SDGs.
  2. Celebrating SEED’s first 20 years and aware of the work that remains to be done, we take this opportunity to share valuable insights into the environment of eco-inclusive enterprises and the BDS ecosystem. Have a look at our 20 Year Impact Flagship Report: The Power of Eco-Inclusive Enterprises and BDS Providers.
  3. This policy landscape paper provides an overview of the state of green finance in Uganda, an overview of the relevant legal and regulatory frameworks, and highlights the challenges to accessing (by MSMEs) and delivering (by banks and finance institutions) green finance in Uganda.
  4. To scale Green SME Support for 2030, SEED, GO4SDGs and UNEP jointly build on their collective experiences to formulate lessons learned and critical next steps to inform this Sustainable SME Action Agenda. Validated through a global consultation process involving key regional SME Stakeholder, this Action Agenda outlines critical next steps to empower the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and build forward better.

  5. This policy brief highlights three prototypes developed as solutions to accelerate green finance flows in Uganda, and serve as inputs to the new Uganda Green Finance Strategy developed by the National Planning Authority.
  6. 2022 is a special year for SEED, not only celebrating 20 years but also drawing lessons from activities and various projects, initiating new collaborations while looking forward to 2023 and beyond, being better informed and equipped to contribute to urgent transformative change with and through SMEs. The 2022 Annual Report highlights SEED activities and achievements in terms of enterprise support, ecosystem building and advocacy.
  7. The objective of this impact report is to gain consolidated impact insights and lessons learned from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) financed SEED project: Financing and capacity building for micro and small climate-smart enterprises: Filling the gap of the missing middle.

  8. Launching an incubation program for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) requires a strategic approach to nurture and accelerate their growth. Our Incubator Toolkit is designed to guide incubators in developing comprehensive programs tailored to the unique needs of these MSMEs. From initial assessment to post-incubation support, this toolkit equips you with methodologies and best practices, to foster innovation and improve their business capabilities. This toolkit empowers incubators to not only guide MSMEs towards success but also to adapt and evolve with the ever-changing business landscape, ensuring long-lasting impact and resilience.

  9. This report draws on the insights and action-oriented research from the SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance (PLCF) and the SEED Green Finance Academy (GFA) in the years 2019-2023. It also builds on the lessons from 20 years of experience of the SEED Programme supporting climate-smart SMEs along their scale-up and finance journeys.

  10. This report summarises the results and outputs from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) financed SEED project: Financing and capacity building for micro and small climate-smart enterprises. Filling the gap of the missing middle from 2019-2024.