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About SEED

About SEED

SEED is a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy. SEED supports innovative small-scale and locally driven entrepreneurs around the globe who integrate social and environmental benefits into their business model from the outset.

History and Growth

History and Growth

SEED was presented at the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 and registered by UNEP, UNDP and IUCN as a partnership. Since then SEED has grown significantly, awarding over 200 SEED Awards over the world and introducing focus areas such as Africa, Gender and Low Carbon.

10 years of SEED Awards

10 years of SEED Awards

Ten years ago, at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in New York, 5 enterprises received the first SEED Awards. They were chosen, from a pool of over 260 entries from 66 countries, for their potential to advance sustainable development in their communities and contribute to the UN's Millennium Development Goals.

SEED South Africa

SEED South Africa

In 2010 establisehd  the first country pilot in South Africa. SEED South Africa aims also to create a national community of successful social and environmental entrepreneurs, providing increased business opportunities for the entrepreneurs themselves and for the wider business community.

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