Green Entrepreneurship

This course will offer a step-by-step framework for transforming a green business idea into a viable business plan. It will provide the tools needed to generate, test, and refine an idea for a green business, together with successful examples of green entrepreneurs’ paths from business ideas to value-generating, market-fit solutions.

Start date: 2 November 2020
End date: 11 December 2020
Duration: 6 weeks
Estimated effort: 2 – 3 hours per week
Languages: English
 Requirements: Internet connection

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Do you want to grasp new business opportunities in the field of productive, circular and sharing economies? Are you interested in addressing environmental challenges by selling a green product or service and creating green jobs in your country? Would you like to create and launch an innovative business model that creates environmental and social value?

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Convention on Biological Diversity, EcoEnterprises Fund, FaithInvest, Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, Lehigh University, Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production, SEED, and The GEF Small Grants Programme joined forces to offer you the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Green Entrepreneurship.

Drawing on the training methodology developed by the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) of the UNEP/Mediterranean Action Plan, within the framework of the EU-funded SwitchMed project, the Handbook for Green Entrepreneurs “Create your Green Business”, this six-week course will guide you through your green entrepreneur journey, from defining your idea to the commercialisation of products and services.

Course highlights and outcomes

  • Gain the skills needed to turn environmental challenges into green business opportunities 
  • Interact with experts with a solid track record of creating and operating green businesses 
  • Join the community of green entrepreneurs 
  • Take a deep dive into rich learning materials
  • Receive a certificate of completion from premier development institutions

Learning objectives

By the time the course is completed, you will be able to:

  • Define your green business idea 
  • Understand your market and define your value proposition
  • Outline all the tasks and resources needed to generate, innovate, and manage the value delivered to customers
  • Create a financial and management plan for your business
  • Deliver an ‘elevator’ pitch to potential investors and customers

Course topics

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Week 1: Introduction to Green Entrepreneurship and Sketching Out Your Green Business Idea
  • Week 2: Making a Positive Impact with your Green Business Idea
  • Week 3: Identifying your Customers and Stakeholders
  • Week 4: Putting your Green Business Model into Context
  • Week 5: Financing your Green Business Idea
  • Week 6: Managing, Scaling Up and Communicating your Green Business Idea

Course completion requirements

To receive the certificate of course completion, participants must complete:

  • Six online lessons
  • Six weekly quizzes
  • The final test
  • The course survey

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Julie Kapuvari

Dear Ifeoma,
Thank you for enrolling! This course starts on 2 November. You should have received a confirmation email about your registration. Looking forward to your participation in the course!

Hello. sorry . I had a question.
After enrolling in the Green Entrepreneurship course
Should we receive an email from you?
I registered but did not receive an email
Is my registration complete?

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Ghazaal,
Thank you so much for enrolling in the Green Entrepreneurship MOOC! Yes you should have received an email after clicking the enroll button. Could you check your spam folder in your email?

Hello. Good day. I checked for spam. Sorry, I did not receive any emails. What should I do?

Hello. Good day. I checked for spam. Sorry, I did not receive any emails. What should I do?And whether this course is certified?

Parisa G. Basiri

Hi , this is parisa , new student for this course , i tried to send an email but it seems that it didnot work , is it possible that some body here , help me on my enrollment??!!, i still did not receive any email regarding my course , or any survey ???!!! To answer ,
My email is [email protected]
Looking forward to hear from you soon and
Looking forward to have a better future and world for all .

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Parisa,
Thanks so much for enrolling in the Green Entrepreneurship MOOC! You should have received an email after clicking the enroll button. Could you please check your spam folder in your email and let me know if it is there?

Stefan Engels

Looking forward to this course and to meeting you all.


Looking forward to start the course!!

Tseliso Tsoeu

Am glad to join the course with the rest of participants across the globe

Looking forward to start this interesting course

Tenzin Wangchuk

Hellow. Tenzin from Bhutan. Looking forward to learning!

Genoveva Martinez

Hello, this is Genoveva from Guatemala, looking foward to the course and meeting you all. Best

Babu Purushothaman

Such a innovative idea to learn green enviornment Really hope to learn a lot from here.

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