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== Welcome to the Toolkit for Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs! ==
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...Supporting social and environmental entrepreneurs, from local to global...
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== Welcome to the Entrepreneur's Toolkit! ==
 
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Entrepreneurs from every corner of the world are launching businesses that are reducing environmental impacts, creating prosperity, and improving lives in their communities.
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Sometimes, the best people to help entrepreneurs are other entrepreneurs. This Toolkit is designed to help small enterprises share their knowledge about how to:
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*strengthen business performance and financial success
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*strengthen economic, social and environmental impacts
 
  
*work effectively with partners, stakeholders and their communities
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;'''Are you a social /environmental entrepreneur?'''
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:Contribute to this global knowledge base! [[Join our editing team|Request an account]] and to share your knowledge and experience. <BR>
  
It is also designed for small enterprises who want to incorporate good social and environmental practices into their current businesses.
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;'''Would you like to be?'''
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:Explore the Toolkit and discover how to build a socially and environmentally responsible business.
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== Who is this Toolkit for? ==
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A '''social or environmental entrepreneur''' is someone who uses business principles to create, and manage a venture to make social change and protect or restore the environment.  [[Who is this Toolkit for?|Read more...]]
  
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== First time here? ==
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Our page on [[Business Planning for Sustainable Enterprises]] is a good place to start.
  
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You may also browse the main Toolkit categories by [[:Category:Topic/Sector | Topic/Sector]], or [[:Category:country/Region | Country/Region]].
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Entrepreneurs who want to bring environmental and social benefits to their communities also want to become more financially self-sustaining.  Creating a livelihood – for themselves and their stakeholders – is important to them. But they need access to tools to help them start their enterprises and to grow them; and at the same time strengthen their ability to provide social benefits to their communities and sustain the environment.
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The founders of this wiki have designed it so that social and environmental entrepreneurs around the world can write about their experience with setting up and running their businesses. Their knowledge of the small business environment in their countries and of good business practices in their sectors can help to support and strengthen others who share their vision for more sustainable development.  
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== How to participate ==
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This wiki is for entrepreneurs in all countries. You can add material to this wiki in any language, and we encourage contributions in many languages.
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[[Join our editing team|Find out how to make your contribution!]]
  
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== Who has made this Toolkit possible? ==
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We are grateful for the support of [http://www.seedinit.org the SEED Initiative], the [http://www.bmu.de/english/ Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany], and the [http://www.cec.org Commission for Environmental Cooperation]. Please go to [[Our partners|Our partners]] to see a list of partner organizations.
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This site is hosted by the [http://www.iisd.org International Institute for Sustainable Development].
  
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If you are browsing this toolkit for the first time, you may want to start by looking at our page on [[Business Planning for Sustainable Enterprises]]. You can also look at the [[Toolkit structure]] to get a better understanding of how the content in this wiki is organized.
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:Please use the search box at the top left of this page by typing in the kind of content you are looking for and clicking on "search",  or browse the category links below.
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:''Quickstart'': Using the search box at left, type in the name of any page and click "Go" (do not click search if you want to create a page); if the page does not already exist you will be prompted to create it. But before creating your first page here, we suggest you first check out our [[Editorial policy]] and, if you're new to wikis, see the instructions provided in [[Help:contents|"How to add pages"]]. A test page called the "[[Sandbox]]" has also been set up for users to conduct trial runs. For more detailed instructions on using the wiki software, you may also consult the [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents Wikimedia User's Guide].
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[[:Category:Community relations|Community relations]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
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[[:Category:E-Commerce|E-Commerce]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Financing|Financing]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Government programs|Government programs]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Industry Associations|Industry Associations]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Laws and regulations|Laws and regulations]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Marketing|Marketing]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Partnerships|Partnerships]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Procurement|Procurement]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Recognition and Reward Programs|Recognition and Reward Programs]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Technical support|Technical support]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Training|Training]]
 
 
 
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[[:Category:Agriculture|Agriculture]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Air pollution|Air pollution]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Arts and crafts|Arts and crafts]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Biofuels|Biofuels]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Buildings|Buildings]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Carbon|Carbon]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Energy efficiency|Energy efficiency]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Environmental technologies|Environmental technologies]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Forestry|Forestry]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Health|Health]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Information and communications technology|Information and communications technology]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Manufacturing|Manufacturing]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Non-timber forest products|Non-timber forest products]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Renewable energy|Renewable energy]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Tourism|Tourism]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Transport|Transport]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Waste management|Waste management]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Water and sanitation|Water and sanitation]]
 
 
 
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[[:Category:Canada|Canada]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Circumpolar|Circumpolar]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:India|India]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:South Africa|South Africa]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
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We would like to acknowledge the support of the SEED Initiative and the [http://www.bmu.de The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety of Germany], and the [http://www.cec.org Commission for Environmental Cooperation]. Please go to [[Our partners|Our partners]] to see a list of partner organizations, and visit [[About this Toolkit|About this Toolkit]] to learn more about this project in general or to find out who to contact if you have any questions or suggestions. 
 
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Contents

Welcome to the Entrepreneur's Toolkit!

Entrepreneurs from every corner of the world are launching businesses that are reducing environmental impacts, creating prosperity, and improving lives in their communities.


Are you a social /environmental entrepreneur?
Contribute to this global knowledge base! Request an account and to share your knowledge and experience.
Would you like to be?
Explore the Toolkit and discover how to build a socially and environmentally responsible business.

Who is this Toolkit for?

A social or environmental entrepreneur is someone who uses business principles to create, and manage a venture to make social change and protect or restore the environment. Read more...

First time here?

Our page on Business Planning for Sustainable Enterprises is a good place to start.

You may also browse the main Toolkit categories by Topic/Sector, or Country/Region.

How to participate

This wiki is for entrepreneurs in all countries. You can add material to this wiki in any language, and we encourage contributions in many languages. Find out how to make your contribution!

Who has made this Toolkit possible?

We are grateful for the support of the SEED Initiative, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany, and the Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Please go to Our partners to see a list of partner organizations. This site is hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Seed2.gif CEC 2.gif 2008 bmulogo.jpg Logo iisd black-200px.jpg