SEED was founded by UNEP, UNDP and IUCN at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. SEED supports innovative and locally-driven enterprises around the globe who integrate social and environmental benefits into their business models.
The goal of SEED is to support the ability of such enterprises to scale up or replicate their activities. This furthers their contribution to their local economies and communities while promoting sustainable development. SEED does this through by running an annual award scheme which provides a package of capital and capacity-building support to competition winners.
SEED Impact Investing Services
SEED has launched a new programmatic effort within the broad suite of activities it undertakes with the intention of to increasing the flow of investment capital to new and past SEED Winners. The SEED Impact Investing Services look to achieve this through a range of strategic engagements and partnerships designed to broaden the preparation and appeal of SEED Winners to capture investment finance.
SEED – IB Accelerator Partnership
The objective of the SEED-IB Accelerator partnership is to link IBA registered SEED Winners with both hard and soft capital that is required to scale their business operations. Through one-to-one advice Winners are supported in preparing their fundraising campaigns and connected with potential funders or investors to support their growth and expansion plans.
More information: http://www.seed.uno