Translating Climate Finance into Climate Action on the Ground: Leveraging the Potential of Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises
Read the report to learn about how SMEs help their local communities adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Read more
We support enterprises across sectors that generate positive environmental, social and economic impacts. These eco-inclusive enterprises stimulate sustainable development to reduce poverty and combat environmental degradation. The small and growing enterprises that we work with at SEED lead our global transition to a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable green economy.
Meet one of our SEED Award Winners
“Amatola Wild Trout Fishery” is the first recreational fly-fishery in South Africa owned and managed by a local community. Set up by a partnership between a NGO and a research institution, the fishery brings a high-end market tourism activity into a rural area, while focusing on skills training and job creation for local people and environmental improvement by sustaining water quality and wild trout populations.MEET MORE ENTERPRISES SUPPORTED BY SEED
Our programmes follow the logic that socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable innovation is generated through collaboration. At SEED, we are convinced that true value is created when diverse stakeholders join together to share knowledge, expertise and a passion for generating market-based solutions with environmental, social and economic benefits. Our programmes catalyse the innovative capacities of entrepreneurship and equip small and growing enterprises with the tools and resources to start-up and scale-up. We actively build a collaborative ecosystem – through prototyping labs, events and research – that mobilises financial institutions, policy-makers, NGOs and other key stakeholders to multiply the contributions of eco-inclusive entrepreneurship to sustainable development.
Some of our Direct Enterprise Support impacts:
of all SEED Award Winners continue to be in business after five years
Results of the 2015 Flagship Report
Direct jobs created by SEED-supported enterprises
Results updated in 2018 annual reporting
Some of our Ecosystem Support impacts:
Upcoming SEED Workshops and Events
Join us on 25th November for our digital Scale-Up Lab India 2020 to hear climate finance solution pitches, and learn how to get involved in driving forward these solutions!
Learn how to support the growth and success of eco-inclusive enterprises through our toolification approach
SEED BDS+ Training of Trainers
This SEED BDS+ Training of Trainers is open to Business Development Service Providers from the following countries: .
Nomination Deadline: 29 January 2021
Who can Apply?
Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have:
- basic experience or a strong interest in working with start-ups in their country;
- basic experience or a strong interest in providing business model development oriented capacity building;
- have a degree in a relevant academic or business related field;
- basic experience or a strong interest in facilitating interactive and participatory workshops;
- basic experience or a strong interest in working with eco-inclusive enterprises;
- ability to provide services to enterprises in English & local languages of their country.
How to apply?
If you are an independent consultant, please submit a letter of endorsement from a third party. Nominations received after 29 January 2021 cannot be considered. Nominations may be submitted directly by the applicant, by a partner organisation, or by any third party familiar with the applicant. Successful applicants will be notified a week after the application deadline.
Do you want to know more about the SEED BDS+ Programme?
This SEED BDS+ Training of Trainers is supported by:
Incubating fresh ideas into eco-inclusive enterprises
SEED Starter Programme
This programme cycle will take place in , India.
Date of the first Workshop is 11 January 2021.
Until 27 December 2020 you can still secure a slot via our SEED Platform at https://app.seed.uno .
Do you want to participate in this SEED Starter Programme Cycle?
In case you haven't created a SEED account there yet:
Please Register on the SEED Platform. After you have confirmed your email address and have logged in, you can navigate to the "Open Programmes" section and apply for this workshop.
In case you already have a SEED account:
Please be reminded that this workshop is targeted at participants from India
Do you want to know more about the SEED Starter?
In the SEED Library you can find the latest news and blog articles, all our publications, case studies, Symposium and SEED Award Winner videos, toolkits and event reports. All library items are tagged with specific topics (e.g. Business Model Replication), relevant Sustainable Development Goals, target countries or SEED Programmes. We are sure you will gather useful insights into eco-inclusive entrepreneurship and our work at SEED when doing a tour through our library. Find below the latest news and blog articles:
More Than “Donor Darlings”: Ecosystem system support for green and eco-inclusive SMEs to deliver more than narratives
SEED participates in GGKP webinar - Sustainable Living 1.5: Empowering people to live better and lighter
Best practices to follow for online workshops: Learnings from SEED virtual trainings during pandemic times
Our SEED Founding Partners launched SEED during the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. The SEED Hosting Partner is responsible for the operational management of all SEED Programmes. Our SEED Partners provide considerable financial support and/or significant in-kind contributions each year. Some Partners are also represented on the SEED Board, where they apply their extensive experience to guide the strategic direction and implementation of SEED programmes.