Meet Eco-Inclusive Enterprises

Innovating business models for socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable products and services.

Komodo Water from Indonesia

Published: 21 March 2022
Komodo Water provides clean and affordable drinking water on the fresh water-scarce islands of the Komodo National Park in Indonesia. The enterprise is deeply embedded into the communities it works in, hires locally and heads the plastic-free island movement. Read more
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Rahsa Nusantara from Indonesia

Published: 09 March 2022
Rahsa Nusantara started with wisdom from women on Java Island through ready-to-drink products, promoting female empowerment, local wisdom and a healthy lifestyle. Their products are made naturally from local ingredients and they recycle their organic waste. Read more
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SEED Female Entrepreneurship Month

Published: 08 March 2022
SEED's Female Entrepreneurship Month aims to recognise the women who are working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. SukkhaCitta, Like Mountains, Womenergy265 and Amaati Group are great examples of this. Read more
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The Green Recovery Forum: Leveraging the contributions of MSMEs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Published: 07 March 2022Authors: Mirko Zürker, Net Pornlumon Nirachatsuwan, Supapim Wannopas
The Green Recovery Forum: Leveraging the contributions of MSMEs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is a collaborative partnership between SEI, SEED, ANDE, and partners. The Forum highlights MSMEs potential and contribution to the Green Recovery, their need for support to build back economically while emphasising the MSMEs’ green and socially-inclusive approach in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more
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Rethinking the Role of Business in Conservation: Why Small Local Enterprises are Key to Biodiversity and Climate Action

Published: 02 March 2022Authors: Julia Rohe-Frydrych, Luis Ebert
SEED's Senior Advisor Julia Rohe-Frydrych and Enterprise Support Advisor Luis Ebert recently wrote an article that addresses the key role of small local enterprises in the struggle for biodiversity and climate action. Read more
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Coalition for Innovation, Circularity and Entrepreneurship (CICE)

Published: 25 February 2022
The Coalition for Innovation, Circularity, and Entrepreneurship (CICE) will serve as a Voice of SMEs, while providing needed enabling services. Read more

AgriCentric Ventures from Ghana

Published: 21 February 2022
AgriCentric partners with both smallholder farmers and commercial scale farmers to buy their farm waste. The waste is processed into high value organic products: bio-char, bio-fertiliser, dietary supplement for livestock & fish, and bio-pesticides which are then sold back to farmers at cheap prices to enable them to engage in sustainable food production. Read more
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SEED Market Study

Published: 09 February 2022Authors: Elena Eckhardt, Jonas Restle-Steinert
Manifested through the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement, the international community has agreed to tackle prevalent economic, environmental, and social challenges, whereby the private sector and businesses can make a pivotal contribution. This report analyses the international market potential of end-consumer products offered by enterprises from the SEED network from a supply and demand perspective, as well as identifying possible avenues for support.  Read more

Mycotech from Indonesia

Published: 08 February 2022
Mycotech’s team of young Indonesian entrepreneurs collaborates with designers to develop Mylea into end products using co-creative profit-sharing schemes. Beyond producing this innovative material; they aim to create more eco-consciousness in the fashion industry. Read more
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SMEs as Key Drivers of Climate Change Adaptation in Southern Africa

Published: 05 January 2022Authors: Luis Ebert
The report expands the still-nascent body of case study-based literature on adaptation entrepreneurship, and is thus suited for academia and practitioners active in this field. It is the first one to identify opportunities for successful adaptation entrepreneurship as well as barriers to growth and scale in the region. Read more

Deutsche Welle (DW) features Regenize for their initiative in promoting recycling

Authors: Source: Deutsche Welle (DW)
Chad Robertson and Nkazimlo Miti founded the startup Regenize in 2018 to promote recycling in the Cape Town suburb of Bridgetown and since then they have been collecting more than 2 tons of recyclable trash a month. Read more
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Story of the beginning of Gorilla Conservation Coffee

Authors: Source: UN Environment Programme
Kalema-Zikusoka from Gorilla Conservation Coffee gets featured by the UN Environment Programme, speaking about her journey as a wildlife veterinarian to safeguard some of the world’s rarest primates, including endangered mountain gorillas. Read more

Forbes features SEED Award winning enterprises from Africa

Authors: David Vetter Source: Forbes
Five of our award-winning enterprises from Africa - Wuchi Wami, JVL-YKMA Recycling Plant (Jekora Ventures), Peec Energy, Regenize and ECOGEN MALAWI are featured in Forbes for their climate-friendly solutions to bring positive environmental, social and economic benefits in their communities. Read more

Meet The African Green Entrepreneurs Showing The West How It’s Done

Published: 14 December 2021
From solar smart meters to low-impact beekeeping, a new generation of African entrepreneurs are using their ingenuity to bring equitable, climate-friendly solutions to some of the most disadvantaged communities.

Forbes magazine spoke to five SEED Awards Winers across the African continent. Read more

Prototyping and Replicating Policy Solutions in the area of Circular Economy

Published: 08 December 2021
SEED hosted the Regional Practitioner Labs for Policy Prototyping: Asia Chapter in collaboration with the GO4SDGs platform to showcase innovative, breakthrough policies and policy programmes in the area of circular economy. Read more

SEED highlights the importance of SMEs in the reforestation and climate change at Greek House Davos event

Published: 08 December 2021
SEED participated and showcased the importance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in reforestation and climate change mitigation on Greek House Davos platform. Read more
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SEED Toolkit for Policy Prototyping (Replication)

Published: 07 December 2021Authors: Linde Wolters, Sonya Ong
Toolkit used at the GO4SDGs Regional Policy Labs - a 2 day multi stage process to create policy solutions using SEED tools and experiences. Solutions are adapted with policy makers, green & social enterprises and intermediaries to address policy challenges faced by small and growing enterprises. Read more

SEED participates in the Social Enterprise Thailand Forum 2021

Published: 05 December 2021
On 20 November 2021, SEED participated in the Social Enterprise Thailand Forum 2021, under the theme "Where Profit Meets Purpose - Sustainable Society, Long-lasting Business". Read more

SEED participates in MedaWeek Barcelona 2021

Published: 23 November 2021
On 17 November, SEED's Executive Director, Arab Hoballah, spoke at the 9th Mediterranean Green & Renewable Energy Summit as part of the Meda Week Barcelona 2021. Read more

SEED hosted COP26 International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Side Event

Published: 16 November 2021
On November 8, SEED hosted a session at the COP26 International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Side Event, to discuss the topic Entrepreneurship for Climate Mitigation and Resilience. Read more
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Nature for Life Hub 2021 features SEED replication and scale-up activities

Published: 15 November 2021
The event Nature for Life Hub 2021 took place online from 4 - 6 October 2021, bringing together activists, influencers, leaders, and businesses to share and reflect on their ambitious journey towards a nature-positive future. Read more
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Green Honey Company Limited from Ghana

Published: 10 November 2021
Green Honey Company Limited trains farms to integrate beekeeping into crop farming as a method to reduce chemical use, increase crop yield and food quality. The bee products are purchased from the farmers to provide a ready market. The bee products are then repackaged and sold to retail outlets such as supermarkets. Read more
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Stonesoup from India

Published: 10 November 2021
Stonesoup offers products to promote and create awareness on zero waste lifestyles, such as cloth pads and stemless menstrual cups that promise a rash-free, trash-free and cash-free period, alternatives to plastic like cloth bags and bees wax wraps, and wet waste composters that provide de-centralised methods of managing wet waste to homes and communities. Read more
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SEED participates in Global Green Growth Week 2021

Published: 29 October 2021
On October 25, SEED's Head of Programmes Mirko Zuerker presented Eco-inclusive Enterprises Driving Green Recovery at GGGWeek2021 Read more

SEED participates in GreenCo Summit 2021

Published: 25 October 2021
The summit focused on green initiatives in the Indian industry and brought experts in the field of circular economy together to discuss the challenges and opportunities in fostering and promoting sustainable models to attain the transition towards a circular economy.   Read more