Replicating Eco-Inclusive Business Models A Contribution to Sustainable Low-Carbon Economies



Over the last 10 years, SEED has awarded more than 200 enterprises in over 40 countries for developing business models which contribute to sustainable development by solving social and environmental problems on a local level.The study provides answers to five guiding questions:- Why is replication of eco-inclusive enterprises a promising pathway to achieve a low-carbon economy?- Which ways to replicate low-carbon business models exist and how do SEED Winners engage in replication?- Which barriers do those low-carbon eco-inclusive enterprises face when seeking to replicate?- How can different actors support replication of these types of eco-inclusive enterprises for a low-carbon economy?- What should be the main priorities when supporting replication for a low-carbon economy?


  • SEED c/o adelphi research gGmbH


  • Christina Tewes-Gradl, Tendai Pasipanodya, Mariska van Gaalen, Akash Uba

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  • English

Area of intervention

  • Conceptual Background
  • Greening Entrepreneurship

german cooperationFederal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Developmentsupported by The State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia