Enterprise Brief: Diseclar

Published: 31 August 2014
Diseclar has developed a method to create furniture made from recycled plastic and agro-industrial waste including sugar cane pulp, coffee and rice chaff. Customers benefit from long-lasting products, while the local community benefits from job creation and positive environmental impacts. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Proplanet

Published: 31 August 2014
Proplanet transforms materials that are hard-to-recycle, such as long-life Tetra Pak and plastified paper, into paper fibre, sustainable construction materials, and urban furniture, thereby reducing pressure on landfills. Through biodegradable food packaging with FSC certification, it helps to substitute plastics. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Frontier Markets

Published: 31 August 2014
Frontier Markets (FM) is a sales and service distribution company that provides access to affordable clean energy products. By creating service and repair centres, focusing on education and following an end-to-end supply chain, FM improves energy access in rural India for low-income families. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Switch ON- ONergy

Published: 31 August 2014
The enterprise overcomes the obstacle of last-mile distribution of solar energy products by providing solar energy solutions to rural communities using a full-service distribution infrastructure. Through partner collaboration, the enterprise trains rural entrepreneurs, funds innovative development projects and provides after-sales services to customers. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Energy Unlimited

Published: 31 August 2014
Powered By Nature (PbN) provides affordable clean energy devices for households by importing and locally sourcing products, training entrepreneurs and sub-distributors in marketing them, and retailing through its own stores. Through its activities, the enterprise reduces energy poverty in Malawi. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Kumudzi Kuwale

Published: 31 August 2014
Kumudzi Kuwale Ltd. supplies sustainable energy independent from the national power grid. Rural communities thus gain access to energy through solar devices and systems installed by the enterprise, by renting battery packs or by purchasing solar products and efficient cookstoves. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Baobab Products Mozambique

Published: 31 August 2014
Baobab Products Mozambique (BPM) creates a local value chain around Baobob fruits, buying pulp and seeds from women harvesters, before processing it into nutrient-rich powder and oils. The products are sold nationally and internationally. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: JITA Social Business Bangladesh Ltd.

Published: 31 August 2014
JITA generates income opportunities for poor women through an innovative and commercially viable rural distribution network while providing product access for communities. Initially run as a financially sustainable CARE Bangladesh project, JITA now is a reincorporated social enterprise empowering around 8,000 women. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Fundación Huellas Verdes

Published: 31 August 2014
Fundación Huellas Verdes offers enterprises and institutions a means to offset their carbon emissions by planting vetiver, a grass storing carbon in its roots. When introduced to areas with slopes at risk of landslides, vetiver protects neighbouring communities by preventing erosion. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Asrat and Helawi Engineering Partnership

Published: 31 August 2014
The enterprise manufactures clean cookstoves for homes, businesses and institutions such as prisons and universities. The products – which reduce indoor air pollution and fuel costs – are sold mainly by a network of independent urban retailers. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Last Forest Enterprises

Published: 31 August 2014
Last Forest provides a marketing platform for 68 kinds of organic and forest-based products and spreads the message of fair trade principles, sustainable harvesting, biodiversity and value-added indigenous products. Incubated by the Keystone Foundation, the enterprise also provides business development services. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Electricity4all

Published: 31 August 2014
Electricity4All provides solar battery kits that can power households and small-to-medium businesses, independent from the grid, by using renewable solar energy. By implementing a network of solar energy kiosks, Electricity4All improves access to affordable and sustainable electricity in rural communities Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Honey Products Industries

Published: 31 August 2014
Honey Products Industries creates an agribusiness value chain out of high-quality honey. The honey is sourced from independent smallholder beekeepers, packaged and processed in factory hubs and distributed across the country via a franchise model. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Recycling for Environmental Recovery

Published: 31 August 2014
The enterprise will establish a plastics recycling plant to produce secondary raw materials for the plastics industry in Morocco and abroad. It seeks to improve health and safety for waste workers, particularly those involved in waste collection. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Mozambikes

Published: 06 July 2014
Mozambikes assembles and sells quality bikes at affordable prices. It customises bikes with logos and colours and encourages companies and non-profit organisations to buy advertising space or branded bikes outright and distribute them to rural areas. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Nuru Energy

Published: 31 August 2013
Nuru Energy provides portable rechargeable lights and the first commercially available pedal power generators, giving rural communities energy for their daily activities. By introducing an affordable alternative to kerosene, the enterprise also helps reduce CO2 emissions. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: GRS Commodities Ltd

Published: 31 August 2013
GRS Commodities Ltd. promotes off-grid renewable bio-energy in Uganda and the surrounding Great Lakes region. The enterprise applies waste-to-energy concepts which utilise biomass in rural communities while also focusing on better waste utilisation farms, with the goal of energy recovery and cleaner agricultural production. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Josmak International (U) Ltd

Published: 31 August 2013
Pumpkin Value Addition Enterprise provides training on pumpkin value addition skills, marketing and financial management to vulnerable groups of women, encouraging them to start their own businesses. In the mentoring it provides for pumpkin growing, the enterprise promotes sustainable agricultural practices. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Dichung.vn

Published: 31 August 2013
Dichung.vn is an online platform that helps reduce traffic jams and environmental pollution in urban areas of Vietnam. An easy-to-use website and application connect users so they can share empty seats on various types of vehicles and so reduce carbon emissions. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: New Sun Road

Published: 31 August 2013
Southeast Asia Renewable & Adaptive Energy (SEA-RAE) provides sustainable energy infrastructure for small, remote communities in Southeast Asia. It supplies grid technologies such as photovoltaic arrays and hydro-energy harvesters that are adapted to the needs of local communities and increase their resilience to climate change. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Awamu Biomass Energy Ltd.

Published: 31 August 2013
Awamu Biomass Energy Ltd. produces and distributes micro-gasifier improved cookstoves that use renewable energy from readily available dry organic waste. The enterprise is also increasing agricultural profitability and sustainability through the environmentally responsible production of fuel for the stoves. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Blessed Bee for Life

Published: 31 August 2013
The beekeeping enterprise Blessed Bee for Life provides farmers with tools and equipment for beehives, teaches them about beekeeping and helps them sell their honey products. Women are fully integrated into production, reducing not only poverty but also environmental degradation. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Cocoa Project

Published: 31 August 2013
Green Organic Watch Growers Cooperative Society Ltd promotes certified organic cocoa production, promoting sustainable farming practices so farmers can tap into speciality export markets. While continuously improving smallholder farms in terms of production, productivity and quality, the enterprise contributes to sustainable agricultural and green business development. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Tia Nuru

Published: 31 August 2013
Tia Nuru enables and empowers individuals through consultation, educational events and training in how to build sustainable living systems. In this way, the enterprise reduces the environmental footprint of their customers while promoting new services to the local community and preserving local resources. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Trees for Global Benefit

Published: 31 August 2013
Trees for Global Benefit is a cooperative carbon offsetting scheme linking farmers in Uganda to the voluntary carbon market, combining carbon sequestration with rural livelihood improvements through small-scale, farmer-led, agricultural and forestry projects while reducing pressure on natural resources in forest reserves. Read more
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