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== Welcome to the Toolkit for Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs! ==
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Building enterprises for sustainable development together.
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|[http://www.entrepreneurstoolkit.org/index.php?title=Page_principale  Français] [http://www.entrepreneurstoolkit.org/index.php?title=P%C3%A1gina_principal Español]
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== 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.  
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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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;'''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>
  
;'''Are you one of them?'''
 
:Log-in now at the top of this page and make your contribution.
 
 
;'''Would you like to be?'''  
 
;'''Would you like to be?'''  
:Explore the Toolkit and discover how to build a socially responsible business.
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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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'''What is a Social Entrepreneur?'''
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A social entrepreneur is someone who uses business principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to make social change.  Social entrepreneurs work through nonprofits, private companies and government and are making important impacts on society.
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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.
  
Social entrepreneurship is not incompatible with making a profit, but rather social enterprises are for ‘more-than-profit’, and can use business models that combine  revenue-generation with social-benefits.  </div>
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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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== 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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Our page on [[Business Planning for Sustainable Enterprises]] is a good place to start.
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== Who has made this Toolkit possible? ==
:Do you have something to share? Log in now at the top of the page and creat your content - it’s fast and simple.  
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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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:Do you need information? Use the search bar on the left or browse by [[Topic]], [[Sector]] or [[Country/Region]] and find what you need.
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[[:Category:Communications|Communications]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Community relations|Community relations]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[:Category:Definitions|Definitions]]<nowiki> · </nowiki>
 
[[: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>
 
[[:Category:USA|USA]]
 
 
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<div style="background:#faecc8; padding:0.2em 0.5em; text-align:center; font-size:125%; font-weight:bold;">Who has made this Toolkit possible?</div>
 
We would like to acknowledge the support of the SEED Initiative and the [http://www.bmu.de 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, 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. This site is hosted by the [http://www.iisd.org International Institute for Sustainable Development].
 
 
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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