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== Welcome to the Toolkit for Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs!.....................................................[http://www.entrepreneurstoolkit.org/index.php/Page_principale Français] [http://www.entrepreneurstoolkit.org/index.php/Página_principal Español]==
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<div style="background:#eff0f2; border-bottom:1px solid #000000; padding:0.2em 0.5em; font-size:125%; font color:#ffffff; font-weight:bold;">What is this Toolkit for?</div>
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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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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 and environmentally responsible business.
 
: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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A '''social or environmental entrepreneur''' is someone who uses business principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to make social change and protect or restore the environment.  Social  and environmental entrepreneurs work through nonprofits, private companies and government and are making important impacts on society.
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You may also browse the main Toolkit categories by [[:Category:Topic/Sector | Topic/Sector]], or [[:Category:country/Region | Country/Region]].
  
'''Social or environmental entrepreneurship is not incompatible with making a profit''', rather these enterprises are for ‘more-than-profit’, and can use business models that combine revenue-generation with social and environmental benefits.
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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].
  
'''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. Readers will see the topics listed in the language in which they are written. Some of the descriptive and navigation material is in English, French and Spanish. However, since the wiki software is in English, some of the navigation labels can only be seen in English. </div>
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Our page on '''[[Business Planning for Sustainable Enterprises]]''' is a good place to start.
 
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;Make a contribution
 
:Do you have something to share?  Log in now at the top of the page and create your content - it’s fast and simple.
 
 
;Be recoginized for your contribution! [[Be_A_Contributer|Read more...]]
 
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;Find a solution
 
:Do you need information? Use the search bar on the left or browse by '''[[:Category:Topic|Topic]],''' '''[[:Category:Sector|Sector]]''' or '''[[:Category:country/Region | Country/Region]]''' to find what you need.
 
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'''[[How to...]]'''<br />
 
Our How-to section will lead you to quick guides for managing your enterprise.<br />
 
 
 
'''[[:Category:Topic|Topic]]'''<br />
 
If you browse by Topic, you will find in-depth content on business planning, marketing, e-commerce, markets and many other topics helpful to running your social and environmental enterprises.<br />
 
 
 
'''[[:Category:Sector|Sector]]'''<br />
 
If you browse by Sector, you will learn about entrepreneurs setting up and running a wide variety of businesses, in arts and crafts, biofuels, ecosystems services, tourism, waste management, water and sanitation services. <br />
 
 
 
 
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The toolkit includes both general information and content relevant to specific developed and developing countries and regions. <br />
 
 
 
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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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Revision as of 11:05, 24 January 2012

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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