SEED expands its presence in Asia to cultivate a wider network of eco-inclusive enterprises Thursday, 08 March 2018

SEED expands its presence in Asia to cultivate a wider network of eco-inclusive enterprises

As part of a new strategy to cultivate partnerships, strength local presence, and launch collaboration centres in key regions across the world, SEED is happy to to announce the launch of SEED Thailand.

Expanding SEED Through Diversification

As part of a new strategy SEED is working on further expanding its focus on local capacity building by creating collaborating centres that build upon partnerships and strengthen the presence and local ownership of SEED in key regions around the world. One of these regions being Asia, we have a established a presence in Bangkog, Thailand at the end of 2017 and activities have kickstarted in January 2018.

SEED recognises the valuable contributions of Thai enterprises to addressing pressing environmental and social challenges through innovative approaches. Thailand is on the verge of a solar energy transformation as private companies have committed to investing at least USD 2 billion over the next five years in solar power production. Eco-inclusive enterprises play a crucial role in Thailand’s landscape and they are happening in various sectors across the country. These developments have helped frame Thailand as the perfect location for SEED’s first office in Asia; Thailand is expected to play a key role in propelling the growth of eco-inclusive enterprises not just in Thailand but also in Asia as a whole.

SEED's programme for 2018 in Asia

The first year of SEED’s Asia programme will be focused fully on Thailand and entails the identifying the most promising Thai eco-inclusive enterprise as part of the SEED Low Carbon Awards; disseminating selected tried-and-tested business models from around the globe; and offering aspiring Thai eco-entrepreneurs the opportunity to implement such business models through the Replicator programme. Furthermore, the newly developed Climate Finance Practitioner Labs will support the development of innovative financing solutions to replicate and scale-up eco-inclusive enterprise models in Asia.

SEED Thailand will cultivate a community of promising eco-inclusive enterprises in the region and incubate innovative climate finance instruments to the benefit of the wider Thai eco-inclusive enterprise network.

If you are interested in getting in touch with us about our Asia programme, please contact the Head of our Asia office, Mr. Zuerker

Thai eco-inclusive enterprise can apply for the SEED Low Carbon Awards

ENGLISH HB 2018 Awards

Currently SEED is looking for the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises from Thailand that are making significant contributions to mitigating and/or adapting to climate change. Until 3 April 2018, 23:59 Central European Time (CET) eligible enterprises can apply online or download the PDF application form from the SEED website and send the completed PDF application forms to seedawards2018@seed.uno.

Up to five 2018 SEED Low Carbon Awards are sponsored by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

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