Innovation is about doing something better and doing good is good business. We list 5 ways in which sustainability can drive innovation (and perhaps some entrepreneur out there will see an opportunity hidden between the lines). 1. Sustainability-driven innovation is about more than just creating green products. It includes improving efficiency and reducing waste in […]
Over the last few months, I have been working on my PhD research in the Kuils River catchment and particularly the Khayelitsha area, a township located in the peri-urban regions of Cape Town. Within this buzzing township is a gem, the Khayelitsha Wetlands Park (KWP). The KWP is a pleasant urban wetland park and is […]
Continued population growth inadvertently results in an increase in consumption and demand for food. This means that there will be a significant increase in competition for land, water and energy which will paradoxically compromise our ability to produce enough food. This will also have a negative impact on the environment and in turn the global poor who are largely […]
It’s a well-documented fact that the informal sector is key in many developing countries, accounting for most employment opportunities, delivering a full range of services and providing social cohesion. In Kenya, for example, the informal economy is referred to as Jua Kali in Swahili, which loosely translates to the ability to solve any problem.
Impact investment has emerged as an important approach for mobilising financial resources for sustainable development. Through impact investment, it has been possible to divest from harmful business practices to sectors that have strong social and environmental outcomes.
New Economy Accelerator (NEA) hosts dialogue series NEA discusses the future of cities with Prof Edgar Pieterse Cape Town, 4 November 2015 – The New Economy Accelerator, a programme supporting enterprises that service or operate at the base of the pyramid (BoP), on Thursday 22nd of October held yet another successful dialogue about the role […]
Green Innovations and Entrepreneurship in South Africa: The role of SMMEs New Economy Accelerator (NEA) hosts dialogue series NEA discusses green innovations and entrepreneurship with Mr William Hugh MD of Impahla Clothing (Pty) Ltd Cape Town, 17 November 2015 – Last week Thursday 12th November, the New Economy Accelerator, a programme supporting enterprises that service […]
The New Economy Accelerator, the enterprise acceleration programme for base of the pyramid (BoP) solutions, on Thursday introduced its 2015/16 cohort at a cocktail reception in Cape Town. Aimed at enterprises with new economy
NEA announces the 10 startups targeting or operating at the Base of the Pyramid in SA program BoP business acceleration program convened by the African Centre for the Green Economy (Africege) and supported by Stichting Doen (Doen Foundation) and New Economics Foundation (NEF). Cape Town, 16 September 2015 – The African Transition To A New […]