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Webinar recording: Green entrepreneurship as a driver for change

GreenCape hosted a digital dialogue that unpacked green entrepreneurship in South Africa and the need to grow green SMMEs.

Supporting the growth and development of green SMME’s Brought to you by GreenCape and The Friedrich Naumann Foundation

SMMEs form the backbone of most economies worldwide, providing high levels of employment and contributing extensively to GDP growth. Successful green enterprises are driven by passionate and committed green entrepreneurs who recognise their social responsibility and seize opportunities to capitalise on them through a business. This results in innovation as well as sustained economic growth and social development.  

Join Claire Pengelly (GreenCape Water & Sustainable Agriculture Programme Manager) and Cecelia Kok (Head of Research and Advocacy Projects, FNF South Africa) for a digital dialogue unpacking green entrepreneurship in South Africa and highlighting the critical support needed to grow green SMMEs.  

This session will also introduce the newly launched Green Business Support Services Directory, developed by GreenCape, in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

Moderator: Cilnette Pienaar-Head of Communications and Publishing-GreenCape, South Africa.


Claire Pengelly| GreenCape Water & Sustainable Agriculture Programme Manager-  GreenCape, South Africa

Cecelia Kok | Head of Research and Advocacy Projects- Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Marielle Hurter | Water Sector Analyst-GreenCape, South Africa

Natasha Dinham |Senior Project Manager, Innovative
Finance- UCT GSB’s Bertha Centre for Social Innovation

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