Green To Compete
The GreenToCompete Hub Kenya is hosted by Strathmore University and Kenya Climate Innovation Center. The Hub offers Kenyan small businesses to benefit from various green programmes, tools, and networking opportunities.
BECOMING A CLIMATE RESILIENT SME
This coaching programme strengthens MSMEs’ capacity to operate in a changing climate and better manage climate induced business risks such as production losses, energy supply disruptions, transport disturbances, water shortages. It will also help MSMEs opening new business opportunities through newly arising product and service demands.
VOLUNTARY SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS (VSS)
This customized coaching programme prepares MSMEs to go through audits and certification against a selected voluntary sustainability standard (VSS) and helps companies to access international markets and increase sales while complying with environmental, social, labour, quality-management and ethics related criteria.
Positioning Sustainable Products in the International Market
By participating in this programme, MSMEs gain the necessary skills to deal with export documentation and rules around exporting, choose the right logistics partner and package shipments sustainably; optimize and manage their website to attract international costumers, access to e-commerce and use social media marketing to generate traffic, leads and sales.
Access TO Green Finance
This programme supports MSMEs improving their financial management and raising external finance through financial diagnostic, direct coaching to address gaps, and support to connect them with financiers and develop bankable business plans and investor pitch decks.
“We have a checklist for each of the sustainability standards. The checklist helps us assess our status and improve compliance.”
CEO of Miyonga Fresh Greens, Kenya
The Hub Host Organizations
Kenya Climate Innovation Center
KCIC is a business support organization that focuses on business incubation, capacity building, and financing for SMEs and Kenyan entrepreneurs that are developing innovations to address the challenges of climate change.
Strathmore Business School is a private institution that was established through a partnership between Strathmore University and IESE Business School. It was the first green business school in Africa designed for future African leaders.
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