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Spurring the replication of eco-inclusive enterprises – towards a collaborative integrative support approach

November 9, 2016 in Hub-Blog

Authors: Mirko Zuerker & Lina Frank, SEED jointly with Neal Harrison, Global Social Benefit Institute At the 2016 SEED Africa Symposium in Nairobi Ligia Noronha, Director of the UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, underlined that “Replication is a key theme to foster green growth ... (more...)

Financing for the ‘Missing Middle’ in South Africa

January 7, 2016 in Hub-Blog

Authors: Jana Rudnik and Mirko Zuerker, SEED Financing! 20k-200k USD is needed for the ‘missing middle’ is one of ten critical aspects that SEED emphasises as crucial for the growth of SMMEs. Especially for the South African economy, which is the second-largest in Africa, the value of small, micro ... (more...)

The next challenge for impact investing: Scaling up support to early stage social enterprises

August 13, 2015 in Hub-Blog

Authors: Bertil van Vugt, Inclusive Business Accelerator and Mirko Zuerker, SEED The growth and success of green and inclusive business models with high impact potential is central to the challenges many emerging economies are facing. These enterprises not only spur development and market growth, but ... (more...)