That’s why we support entrepreneurs who address social and environmental problems, who rely on local resources, develop them to meet the needs of local communities and who want to grow their enterprises to create jobs and economic activities for others.
Green entrepreneurs can also change mindsets by being change agents and encouraging people to consider the environmental impact of the things they buy. This increases demand for green products and services, boosting employment and environmental gains.
As well as supporting green entrepreneurs to form and grow successful businesses, we also invest in programmes that create conditions in which they can thrive. This means working with governments, business associations and cooperatives, sharing knowledge and bringing together like-minded organisations to achieve greater results.
We believe green entrepreneurs have the potential to resolve some of the world’s most pressing challenges: rising unemployment, mounting environmental pressures and increasing inequalities. We want to support them to help build fair, just and sustainable economies that benefit families and protect the planet for future generations.