SEED News showcases ongoing achievements in eco-inclusive entrepreneurship, shares experiences from SEED on the global stage at high-level events, provides updates on organisational developments and more. We also feature news from SEED Partners and other leading voices in the field of entrepreneurship for sustainable development.

2013 SEED Winner KARIBU Solar Power featured in Forbes Africa magazine

Published: 18 November 2013
Adam Camenzuli, CEO of 2013 SEED Winner KARIBU Solar Power, is featured in an article about the great potential of Solar Power in Africa in this month's Forbes Africa.  Read more

From Plates that Grow Food to Certified Cocoa: UN Awards Innovative Green Enterprises at Green Economy Symposium

Published: 31 October 2013
The 34 winners of the 2013 SEED Awards were announced today. Read more

SEED Symposium and International Awards Ceremony 2013

Published: 02 October 2013
On October 31, the 2013 SEED Symposium and International Awards Ceremony took place in Nairobi in the framework of the Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) organised by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation and hosted by UNEP. Read more

SEED participates in the High-Level Thematic Debate at the 67th Session of the United Nation General Assembly: ‘Entrepreneurship for Development’

Published: 24 June 2013
SEED has been invited to participate in the panel discussion ‘Entrepreneurship as a Tool for Empowerment’ during the High Level Thematic Debate at the 67th Session of the United Nation General Assembly, on 26 June 2013, in New York. Read more

Celebrate and share the World Environment Day!

Published: 14 June 2013
World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. WED activities take place all year round and climax on 5 June every year involving everyone from everywhere. Read more

Final report on the 3-year study into the triple bottom line performance of social and environmental enterprises is now available at SEED

Published: 21 March 2013
Since 2009, SEED and its research partner, IISD, have conducted a three year study to increase knowledge and understanding about small-scale social and environmental enterprises. Read more

SEED celebrates the success of women entrepreneurs on International Women’s Day

Published: 08 March 2013
Celebrating International Women's Day, SEED is pleased to showcase the success of some of the many dedicated women entrepreneurs who are working towards a more sustainable future. Read more

SEED South Africa, a partnership between SEED and the Independent Development Trust (IDT) South Africa

Published: 05 March 2013
Progress is being made towards the promotion of social and environmental entrepreneurship within South Africa. Read more

SEED partners with the UNDP CLIMBIZ Initiative to launch the Black Sea Challenge for social and environmental entrepreneurs

Published: 01 February 2013
The UNDP Black Sea Climate and Business Initiative (CLIMBIZ) is a regional partnership focused on sustainable development and the green economy in the Black Sea area. The CLIMBIZ Challenge will be implemented in partnership with SEED. Read more

SEED participates at the Rural Housing Loan Fund Annual Workshop

Published: 01 November 2012
Several SEED Alumni attended and were able to present their enterprises during a workshop in Centurion, South Africa, on 26 October. Read more

SEED is partner in the 15th International Business Forum in Pretoria 2012

Published: 21 September 2012
SEED is proud to be a partner in the 15th International Business Forum (IBF) in Pretoria, October 2012, which is part of the dialogue series “Investment Climate for Climate Investment - fostering business dynamics for inclusive low carbon growth". Read more

RIO+20: SEED and UNDESA join forces at the Partnership Forum on 20 June 2012

Published: 15 June 2012
A Partnerships Forum will be organized at Rio+20, which will consist of highly dynamic and interactive sessions to highlight the significant contributions of partnerships to the implementation of sustainable development. SEED will participate in two sessions of the forum. Read more

2011 SEED Gender and Equality Award winner recognised at the Rio+20 UN Women's side event

Published: 14 June 2012
Three of the 2011 SEED Winners will be showcasing their initiative as examples of innovative women-led enterprises. Read more

Analysis of 3 year study for Policy Makers: Social and Environmental Enterprises in the Green Economy: Supporting sustainable development and poverty eradication on the ground

Published: 12 June 2012
SEED has worked closely with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) since 2007 on a programme of research to increase technical knowledge and understanding about small-scale social and environmental enterprises. Read more

2012 SEED Symposium: The Green Economy in Africa: Climate Change and Energy, Agriculture and Food Security, and the Role of Grassroots Entrepreneurs

Published: 29 March 2012
On 29th March, SEED hosted a high-level symposium on the Green Economy in Pretoria, South Africa. Read more

SEED Longitudinal Study, year 2: An Investigation into the Triple Bottom Line Performance of Small and Micro Social and Environmental Enterprises in Developing Countries

Published: 15 March 2012
In 2009, SEED and IISD started a three-year study of the performance of social and environmental micro enterprises. The research is based on those enterprises that have applied for recognition from the SEED Initiative. The current report covers year two of the study. Read more

UN Announces SEED Award Winners 2011 With Focus on African Entrepreneurs

Authors: Source: UN News
A company that transforms groundnut shells into fuel briquettes in Gambia and a business in Kenya where women produce aloe-based skin care products are among this year’s winners of a United Nations-backed award recognizing projects that help promote sustainable development. Read more

Announcement: Meet the 2011 SEED Winners!

Published: 15 December 2011
It is with great pleasure and excitement that the SEED Initiative today announces the 2011 SEED Award Winners! Read more

2011 SEED Annual Report is out!

Published: 13 December 2011
2011 was a remarkable year for SEED, where a record number of SEED winners were awarded. Read the new Annual Report to learn about SEED's significant expansion, and how SEED offers an ever-more comprehensive package of support. Read more

The Green Economy: SEED's activities to help accelerate the transition

Published: 16 August 2011
On 15th April 2011, nearly 200 people gathered in Pretoria to explore the role of social and environmental enterprises in shaping the Green Economy. Read more

"The dream came true!"

Published: 18 July 2011
Oro Verde's Green Gold reaches the red carpet in Hollywood and is recognised by Greg Valerio at the launch of Fairtrade Gold Read more

UN Women partners with SEED and sponsors a 2011 SEED Gender Equality Award

Published: 18 July 2011
UN Women has partnered with SEED and will sponsor one special SEED Gender Equality Award in 2011 to initiatives that are women-led or owned, and prioritise gender equality or women's empowerment as a core objective. Read more

2005 SEED Winner, Blue Ventures, has real national impact

Published: 14 July 2011
Madagascar is working towards a national plan for marine turtle conservation. Read more

SEED Symposium: The Green Economy: Accelerating the Transition

Published: 15 April 2011
Together with UNEP, SEED hosted a high-level symposium on the Green Economy in Pretoria, South Africa. Speakers and panelists from government, civil society, industry bodies, international organizations and academia will underline the importance and necessity of moving towards a greener economy. Read more

SEED is launching its new Longitudinal Study

Published: 06 April 2011
SEED will launch the baseline report of its first Longitudinal Study at the UNEP-SEED Symposium on the Green Economy: Accelerating the Transition, which will take place in Pretoria South Africa, on 15 April 2011. Read more