Green Entrepreneurship (2020)

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.

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Start date: 2 November 2020
End date: 20 December 2020
Duration: 6 weeks
Estimated effort: 3 hours per week (requirements)
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 course survey

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 Direct Enterprise Support Openings   Category: Training Programme   Dates: Application deadlines: 30 October 2020 - South Africa, 6 November 2020 - Indonesia, 9 November 2020 - India.   Cost: Free, but application process required. SEED, a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy, is offering training opportunities for kickstarting entrepreneurship journeys and incubating fresh ideas for ec0-inclusive enterprises. Participants from India, Indonesia, and South Africa are eligible to apply.


Community Conversations for Advancing Equity in Entrepreneurship Education   Category: Training Programme   Dates: 28 October for the first conversation, further conversations TBC.   Cost: Free VentureWell will host a series of community conversations around the six areas for action presented in their report, Advancing Equity: Dynamic Strategies for Authentic Engagement in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In each conversation, they will discuss ways to address inequities in STEM innovation and entrepreneurship education. The first community conversation will take place on 28 October. It will discuss strategies and solutions for addressing barriers in conducting authentic outreach to early-stage innovators and engaging faculty as mentors.


Impact.Engineered 2020   Category: Virtual Event and Networking   Dates: 3-4 December 2020   Cost: Free Impact.Engineered is a free virtual event and networking experience that will take place on 3-4 December 2020. It will include inspirational keynotes, mindful conversations, celebration and networking to advance the role of engineering and technology in sustainable development. The event will allow you to connect with the global community of engineering experts, social innovators and pragmatic optimists to strategize, get inspired, and celebrate cutting edge work solving humankind’s biggest challenges and building a better future.


VentureWell Annual Conference   Category: Virtual Event and Networking   Dates: 17-19 March 2021   Cost: Free VentureWell, a non-profit organization cultivating a pipeline of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs, will gather representatives from across the innovation and entrepreneurship spectrum to share stories, start new collaborations, and learn emerging best practices in the field of science and technology entrepreneurship education at its annual open conference. The conference will offer space for meaningful conversations and deep connections between attendees.


Finance for Nature Virtual Global Series   Category: Virtual Event   Dates: N/A, recorded   Cost: Free The Finance for Nature Virtual Global Series brought together industry champions from finance, insurance, consumer goods companies and standard-setting regulators to drive practical commitments on investing in nature. Session recordings are available on Learning for Nature.


NextBillion Open Forum   Category: Information   Dates: N/A, ongoing   Cost: Free NextBillion is an open forum for the development through enterprise sector. The site is a community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGO managers, policy makers, academics and others exploring the connection between development and for-profit business. It offers guest-written content from entrepreneurs, researchers and others working on the ground in emerging markets, along with regular interviews with the thought-leaders who are shaping the sector. NextBillion also offers an editor-curated news feed, a calendar of important events, and a jobs board with continuously updated employment opportunities across the development through enterprise sector.


GreenBiz Webcasts   Category: Information   Dates: Next webcast on 10 November 2020. Past webcast recordings available.   Cost: Free. GreenBiz webcasts highlight the latest sustainability strategies, policies, technologies and trends. You can learn from industry experts and your peers about how to implement the most effective sustainability measures within your organization. You can register for upcoming webcasts and access archived events.

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Magdalene Niles

I am blessed to be part of this course. I want to thank the organizers, partners, and facilitators for putting this timely course together. Indeed it was a wealth of information that will be used for a lifetime to improved my knowledge in developing my Green Entrepreneur business.

Thanking you again.

Kiia Strömmer

Hi Magdalene,
Thank you for taking part, and congratulations on finishing the course! It is great to hear that you have been able to enhance your knowledge.

We wish you the best of luck with your green business!

Kotryna

I’m very grateful for the organizers and lecturers for making this course available.Thank you for all the effort, energy, attention and information you’ve put here <3 I will definitely use it. Lot’s of love and good luck to everyone in green enterpreneurship!

Kiia Strömmer

Hi @Kotryna Razinskaite

Congratulations on completing the course! We are glad you participated and found the materials useful.

Best of luck with your green entrepreneurship path.

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Kotryna Razinskaite,

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are happy to hear that you have found the course interesting and insightful! We appreciate your collaboration and participation in the program.

Congratulations for the successful finalization of the course!

Silvia Soccol

Thank you very much It was an amazing course, I really appreciate to attend it, inspiring and helpful for my job. I have just a technical issue, I completed all the modules but I’m not able to download the certificate, could you help me?

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Silvia Soccol,

Congratulations for the successful completion of the course! We are glad to see that you have found it interesting, inspiring and applicable in your job. Thank you so much for your participation and collaboration on the course!

Regarding your course certification, could you please try to click on the button highlighted in the image attached?

If you are still not able to download it, could you please try to ensure that you have marked all modules as complete and that you have also done the course survey?

In addition, I attach @Viktoriia Brezheniuk to help us on this.

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Silvia Soccol

Hi Olalla, I don’t have this button on my homepage and the module 4 seems not completed even if all the activities are marked in green (attached the screenshot). The course survey was sent too.

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OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Silvia Soccol,

Please, enter module four sections marked in the image attached and at the bottom should be a button that says “marked as completed”. I cannot show it because I have already done it and does not show. I believe that the pending one is the first section. Please, review and let me know if you have found it.

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Silvia Soccol

Thank you Olalla, it works now!

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Great news!! I am happy to hear that!

Freweini Negash

Seasons Greetings from Eritrea, East Africa. Thank you so much to the course organizers, lecturers and all who contributed in this inspirational e-learning platform. It is really interestting and helpfull for the success of my future endevoure.

All the best,
Freweini

Andreea Alexandra

Hello @Freweini Negash,

Thank you for your message! We are glad to hear you have been enjoying the course content. May you apply this knowledge for designing and managing an impactful green business!

Congratulations for successfully completing the course!

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Freweini Negash,

We appreciate your kind words and we would ike to thank you for the participation and collaboration during the course! We hope that this program has provided the main characteristics and tools for creating a green business idea and that you have found it inspiring. Our congratulations for the finalization of the course!

Mohamed Salim Mohamed

Hello Everyone,
Greetings from the east African Coastal village of Kenya – Kilifi County! Happy New Year! What a interesting way to celebrate new year with such a valuable gift course package like this! Honestly, I am super excited to be part of this success journey. It has really changed how i look at things, the green environment is even more “Greener” after the course and now am heading all the way to “Greener Pasture” Yeah!!!! Thank you all my fellow learners with your support and brilliant ideas that you have showcased. i would wish to have another forum in just few months to come and share our success, experiences and any hiccups after this course. Cheers!
Organically,
Mohamed Salim
Migombani Organic Farm

Andreea Alexandra

Hello @Mohamed Salim Mohamed,

Thank you for your very kind message! We are glad to hear you have been enjoying the course. Congratulations for your motivation to learn and may you design and manage an impactful green business!

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Mohamed Salim Mohamed,

Congratulations for the successful finalization of the course! Thank you very much for the participation in the course and we hope that this couse has been interesting and inspiring for you towards developing a green business idea. We wish you the best of luck with the implementation of your business idea!

Watuwa Paul Fredrick

Hi Olalla

Very grateful for the kinder and very supportive guidance during my study lessons indeed this is an eye opener to some of us who had not received such an opportunity. I thank very you much and look forward for further cooperation in the near future. Now with this knowledge acquired am very armed to go out in world with confidence to explore and exploit the green economy. There is a lot of natural resources that God has given to us to make use of it through innovations. The green economy is the best way to go for the good of our future generation. There is a saying which goes “we have borrowed this planet from our children” I share with you the elevator pitch which I found so interested but one thing I have learn rehearse, rehearse, rehearse nothing sounds worse than a badly prepared elevator pitch so. Thank you very much for your cooperation once more.

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Watuwa Paul Fredrick,

Thank you so much for your kind words and I am very happy to see that you have enjoyed so much the course content and that it has inspired you to improve your green business idea!

I really appreciate that you have shared your elevator pitch with us and I would like to give you my congratulations, first for being to brave to share your elevator pitch with us and second for the great job that you have done! I believe that you have summarized really well your idea, providing the key elements, explaining very well the problem and the solution that you are offering your customers!

I hope that the elevator pitch will be very useful for you in order to try to convince others to follow your project by investing on it or by being part of the company team.

I would like to thank you so much for your participation and interaction in the course and my congratulations for the successful finalization of the course!

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Dear course participants, it’s really exciting to see that so many of you have downloaded your certificates! Congratulations!

For everyone who’s still working on the course, this is a friendly reminder that the course room will be closed at 8 am EST on 21 December. Please remember to download your certificate before then.

Thank you all!

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Paul Ofei-Manu

Hello Viktoriia, Thank you all for the great work!
I have a little technical problem, though. I successfully downloaded my certificate but realised only my first name (Paul) shows on the certificate. My surname (Ofei-Manu) was not included. It is possible to help me rectify this situation? It would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

Andreea Alexandra

Hello @Paul,

In order to change your name on the certificate, please edit your name on the Profile -> Edit page. After changing your name, refresh the course room and click the “Download your certificate” button once again. The new certificate should have the correct name, as you have edited.

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Paul Ofei-Manu

Thank you so much, Andreea! The problem has been addressed. Again, thanks!

Andreea Alexandra

Great! Thank you for confirming the change is available!

veronica balzanelli

Hallo I found the course very interesting and hopefully I will use some of this information by creating a green business plan, hopefully soon after the pandemic. I completed the survey today and done all the quizzes but I can’t find the button ” Download your certificate” is not where suggested in the demo page. Can someone help please?

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Hello @veronica balzanelli, I’ve checked your record: your certificate has been generated and is now available on the course home page. Could you please refresh the page and let us know if you can access it now? Congratulations on completing the course, and thank you for your participation!

veronica balzanelli

Yes everything is ok now thanks a lot

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Veronica,

Thank you! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the course and will apply this knowledge to your green business plan. You may find the Download your certificate button at the home page of the course above next to the Course Content. Please make sure that you have all green checkmarks next to all modules. Please let me know if you have the blue button that says “DOWNLOAD YOUR CERTIFICATE.”

Diana Ardila Vargas

Hello and thank you for this great course. I have a technical question: I already downloaded my certificate but with this, I discovered that I haven’t write
my full name in my account, so my certificate only shows my first name. It was clearly a personal mistake, but I wonder if it is possible to rectify the certificate with my full name?

thanks in advance!

Julie Kapuvari

Dear @Diana

Yes you may add your last name by editing your LfN profile. Click your photo in the top right hand corner and edit your profile, then re-download your certificate. Please let me know if it works for you!

Diana Ardila Vargas

It worked! thank you!!

Yves Olatoundji

Dear facilitators,
Thank you very for these amazing weeks, i have learnt a lot from the course and from your precious comments and feedbacks.

Andreea Alexandra

Hello Yves,
Thank you for your time and interest in learning! May you have the best of luck with your future green business!

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Yves Olatoundji,

thank you so much for your participation in the course and congratulations for the
completion of the course! We are glad that you have found the course content
and discussion groups interesting!

Usyed Omera Farooq

Dear facilitators,

Thank you very much for the opportunity to be a part of this course. The lessons I learned here will surely benefits and looking forward for implementation.

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Kiia Strömmer

Hi @Usyed Omera Farooq

Congratulations on completing the course! We are glad to hear that you participated and found it useful.

All the success with the implementation and with your green business!

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Hello @Usyed Omera Farooq,

Thank you for your collaboration in the course and congratulations for the completion of the course! We are happy to hear that you have found this course inspiring and we wish you the best of luck on the project startup!

Nora Thomson

Thank you so much, Learning for Nature, for this opportunity! I really enjoyed this course and look forward to implementing what I learned in my own green business ventures!

Kiia Strömmer

Hi Nora,

We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the course and that it has been useful.
Congratulations on completing the course!

All the best of luck with your green business ventures!

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Nora Thomson,

We would like to thank you for your involvement in the program and we wish you the best in your green business implementation phase. We wish you all the best and congratulations for the finalization of the program.

Carla Melbourne

I could not find the survey. Please help!

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Hi @Carla Melbourne,

Please see my reply to you here: https://www.learningfornature.org/en/topic/discussion-forum-26/#comment-11207. Google services are currently down, including Google Forms that are used for the survey. We will notify you when Google Forms is back up. Thank you for your patience, and congratulations on being so close to completing the course!

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Dear @Carla Melbourne, the survey is back up. We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you!

Carla Melbourne

Good morning! I am so proud to have had the chance to take part in the Green Entrepreneurship course. Thank you to all the persons who worked together to make this a success! This was truly a blessing from God!

Andreea Alexandra

Hello Carla!

We are glad to hear your feedback and to see that you have been enjoying this course! Thank you for your time and dedication to learning about Green Entrepreneurship! May the insights you have gained through this course help you in your future career and inspire sustainable practices for those around you!

Congratulations for your progress and good luck!

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Carla Melbourne,

thank you so much for joining the course and congratulations for the finalization of the program! We are glad that you have found this course content interesting and we wish that all the insights learned help you to develop your green business idea!

Guido Marcelle

On the completion of the six weeks course on Green Entrepreneurship my sincerest appreciation is expressed to all for the excellent contributions in all areas. This include the facilitators, lecturers, course organizers and others behind the scene personnel.. To all the course participants it was indeed very fulfilling to be with you on this journey.Best wishes to all for the new year and success in whatever project you are involved in.

Stay Green!

Andreea Alexandra

Hello Guido,

We are very happy and glad to be reading your comment! Thank you for taking the time to learn, work on your worksheets and share your ideas and insights with us! Congratulations for your progress! May your green business be successful and may you inspire others with the knowledge you now have on green entrepreneurship!

Good luck with your future projects and learning experiences!

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Guido Marcelle,

Congrats for the finalization of the course and we wish you all the best and success with your green business idea. We are pleased for your positive feedback and we appreciate your participation and interest in the course. Thank you so much!

Jomo Tobin

Hello all,
I am so pleased to be a participant in this Green Entrepreneurship Course. The experiences was truly informative and the worksheets allow me to actually see my green business in a very realistic way. I am really passionate about this business and will be updating you on my progress soon. I really feel privileged to spend 6 weeks with such a wealth of a knowledgeable team of facilitators, lecturers and participants.

Thank you

Andreea Alexandra

Hello Jomo!

We are glad to hear your final thoughts regarding Green Entrepreneurship! Congratulations for having completed the course and for your active participation on the discussion forums.
I wish you good luck with your green business, and may you inspire more entrepreneurs and clients through your sustainable and green behavior!

Thank you for your time and interest in learning!

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Congrats @Jomo Tobin!! Thank you for your proactivity on the discussion forums
and we wish you all the best to startup your green business idea! We hope that
this course inspired you to create the best version of your business idea 😉

Thank you so much for your participation!

Glen de Castro

Dear course mates and facilitators,

Thank you very much for the opportunity to be a part of this course. The lessons I learned here will surely guide me as I pursue my dream of building a green enterprise. I hope, however, that the end of this course will not necessarily be the end of our collaboration. As the CBD mentioned, what we need now are imaginative partnerships. I trust that all of us here will continue to learn and get inspiration from one another regardless of where we are in the world. Good luck and warm regards to every one! Keep safe!

Glen de Castro

And thank you so much for the Course Certificate! I am proud to have earned it. And it is really very colorful!

Andreea Alexandra

Hello Glen!

Congratulations for your work on earning the certificate and congratulations for your motivation to learn! We are very glad and happy to hear this course will guide you towards pursuing your dream of being a green entrepreneur!
May the knowledge you now have inspire you towards contributing to sustainable development and towards sharing your insights!

Good luck!

Kiia Strömmer

Hello Glen,
Congratulations on completing the course – you definitely earned the certificate! Hopefully, the knowledge you have acquired from the course is useful and will inspire you on your ventures.

Good luck with your green entrepreneurship path!

Anthony Odhiambo

I am deeply thankful to the Learning for Nature fraternity for organizing such an impactful course. The green enterprise concept is often misunderstood especially in the developing economies but with the clear insights I have gained from this course, I can clearly distinguish and classify an enterprise as green or not. I also look forward to coming up with a green business idea for actualization. Thanks again team and good work.

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Anthony Odhiambo, we are glad that you have enjoyed this course and that you have found it interesting! we hope that the program content has served you to obtain the tools to develop a successful green business idea 🙂

Thank you so much for your participation and congratulations for the completion of the course!

Kiia Strömmer

Hi Anthony,
Thank you for your kind words! We are glad you have participated. Congratulations on completing the course.

Good luck with your path of becoming a green entrepreneur!

Nasira Cansev Bukhari

when the course ends, will the modules stay?

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Nasira Cansev Bukhari, thank you for your comment. The course finishes on December 20th and we close the course room on December 21st.

@Viktoriia Brezheniuk can clarify if the modules will stay available after that date.

Thank you!

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Thank you for checking, @Nasira Cansev Bukhari and @OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ! Once we close the course room on 21 December, we will send all the participants an email containing the following assets:

  • the link to the Youtube playlist with all the lectures
  • direct links to the lessons

Please remember that you must complete all the course requirements before 20 December to receive your certificate since the course room will be closed after that date. @Nasira Cansev Bukhari please let us know if you have other questions!

George Quintanilla

I’m thoroughly happy to have participated in this course. BRAVO to Learning for Nature and its global partners…excellent work!

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

@George Quintanilla thank you very much for your comment! We are glad that you have found this course interesting and my congratulations for the successful completion of the course! Thank you for the great work!

Arnold Kadziponye

Vote of thanks to the organizers and course facilitators for the knowledge and skills that you have imparted. To my fellow participants, thanks so much for the rich discussions and sharing of ideas. Networking would be greatly appreciated and am looking forward to interact with you.

Andreea Alexandra

Hello Arnold,

Thank you for your time and dedication to learn about Green Entrepreneurship! We are glad to hear you have been enjoying the course content!

May you be successful in your entrepreneurial journey, and may you inspire others to learn as well!

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear Arnold,

Congratulations for the completion of the course and we are glad to see that this course has provided you all necessary tools for developing a green business entrepreneurship project. Thank you so much for your active participation in the program!

Esezah Kakudidi

I wish to thank our facilitators for the knowledge enrichment received. Thanks to fellow participants. Lets keep in touch as we implement our ideas.

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Esezah Kakudidi,

It has been a pleasure to have you participating in the program! Thank you so much for your high interaction in the course and we would like to congratulate you for the successful
completion of the program!

Thank you so much and we hope that the course serves you as a tool towards green entrepreneurship!

PIYOOSH TIWARI

Much appreciation for the wonderful course that offered me a structured way to dive deep into the journey of a green entrepreneur. The insights shared by several participants across the globe were quite resourceful. Concepts such as Eco- Design, Stakeholder Mapping, Designing a Business canvas and Customer value Proposition added further to the enrichment of the course.

Thank you to Learning For Nature for this opportunity.

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @PIYOOSH TIWARI,

Thank you for your kind words, we really appreciate it! We would like to thank you for your participation in the course and we are glad to hear that you have found it interesting and inspiring. Congratulations for the successful finalization of the course!

Canaan Banda

I wish to thank the course developers and facilitators for this well thought out course package designed to help us engage and do it ourselves along the learning process. Very fascinating indeed.
To my fellow course participants, with this kind of information it is clear that there still is a lot of work ahead of us. I implore each one of us to put this information received to the best use as we develop and grow our green enterprises.
Happy festivities to you all.

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Canaan Banda,

Thank you for your participation in the course and our congratulations for the successful completion of the program!

Best of luck with the development of your green business idea and we hope that you create a positive impact on society and a more sustainable planet.

Thank you for sharing your opinion with us!

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Canaan Banda

OLALLA GARCIA PER @OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ EZ, I am so pleased

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Thank you @Canaan Banda! We are glad of your participation in the course and we wish you a successful green entrepreneurship journey! 🙂

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Magdalene Niles

Part 2

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Magdalene Niles,

Thank you so much for sharing your analysis with us, I would like to mention that you have done a great job and I hope that you end up creating a successful green business idea that fits into the market by covering your stakeholders needs.

In the PESTEL analysis, I would recommend that if you would like to perform a deeper analysis you could include what are the political, economic, social, technological, environmental, and legal specific aspects that can affect your green business idea and how these aspects will affect your green business idea. I believe that you have included how you could mitigate those effects and I believe that identifying mitigation actions is key towards having a plan when those issues arise during the project, so my congratulations for being proactive in this identification.

Regarding the product/service validation analysis, I believe that it is really well done so my congratulations. I have seen that you left one question without an answer (“Is the business economically sustainable? (What are your start-up and recurring costs?”) and I would like to say that it is not a problem at this stage of the definition of your business idea to leave that one blank. In fact, I would recommend waiting until you review week 5 module content as I believe that it will be very helpful for you in order to be able to answer the question.

Finally, the SWOT analysis, you have identified your main strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. I would recommend trying to think of mitigation actions for the weaknesses and threats identified as this will show your investors that you have your business idea under control, and you are aware of the possible issues that may appear and how to solve them.

My congratulations for the great work and for you comment! Please, keep it up! 🙂

Magdalene Niles

Dear Olalla,

My sincere thanks for all the comments . I have noted them all.
I am so grateful for the wealth of information which I will used in my business.

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Magdalene Niles,

Thank you and I hope that this course helps you to develop your green business idea! Please, keep the great work!

Magdalene Niles

So sorry I am very late but will catch up

Andreea Alexandra

Hello @Magdalene Niles,

Thank you for sharing your worksheets with us! I think yo have done a good work preparing the mission and vision of your green business, as well as recognizing the opportunities you have!
In order to ensure you have a very clear picture upon your business, you may add more questions on the Asking the Right Questions worksheet, questions such as:

  • “What challenges may I expect?” (open ended question), respectively “Will limited cash be a challenge for business implementation?” (close ended question);
  • “Where do I get composting sources, materials or waste from?” (open ended question), respectively “Will locals donate their waste and bio materials for composting? (close ended question).

Congratulations for your motivation and work! We are looking forward to your insights on the following lessons until December 20th.

Magdalene Niles

Dear Andreea,

Thank you so much for your motivating comments. Indeed, I will us these comments to further develop my business. I must say I really enjoying these sessions.

Andreea Alexandra

Dear Magdalene,

We are glad to hear you are enjoying these sessions! Please feel to share any feedback, questions or insights you may have on the following sessions!

It’s amazing to see participants eager to learn and dedicate time to be finishing the course, even outside the proposed weekly learning schedule! Good luck!

Deepa Vanjani

I found the course survey a little too long. Is it essential to answer all the forty questions.

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Hello @Deepa Vanjani, thank you for checking. As you’re filling out the survey, you’ll notice that only 29 of those questions are required. The rest are simply an opportunity for you to share your feedback, if you’d like. All the required questions are also multiple choice, so you won’t need to type answers to any open-ended questions. We plan to revise the course and offer the revised version again in 2021, so it’s really important for us to learn what you thought of this learning experience. Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts!

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Dear participants: we’re happy to start the last week of the course, Week 6! This is the week we’re most excited about – for the following reasons:

  1. This is the week that gives you an opportunity to fill in the remaining gaps of your green business canvas, and then bring them all together to determine the next steps.
  2. This week offers you an opportunity to practice, record, and share your elevator pitch. We hope to see your pitches on the Week 6 forum – this is a great chance to get feedback from your peers and facilitators.
  3. Between now and 20 December you can download your course completion certificate signed by all the course partners! It’s great to see that some of you have downloaded your certificates already.

We very much look forward to seeing you on the Week 6 forum, and wish you good luck with completing the course. @Andreea Alexandra Mitrofan @Yaryna Shura @Sweta Sharma @Kiia Strömmer  
@Prabhjit S Mutneja @ChrisKauzmann @Kevin Tinnes  @OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ GARCIA PEREZ  @Ivanov Alexander Pineda Rincon Raisch @Pietro Spataro

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Samuel Gompwell

Thumbs up to MOOC, all our wonderful facilitators and course participants. I lack the words to describe the impact this course has had on me. More than an opportunity, I would say, it is a privilege. The world needs us- let’s go change it for the better. Sad to say goodbye, but you can be sure to find me knocking on the door in the next course. Any hows bye for now.
With all my heart, Samuel Gompwell

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Samuel,

Thank you for your kind words! We are glad that this course has been of your interest and we hope to see you soon on another course

Changing the world starts with an individual concept or idea that inspires others to act for a change, we hope that this course has given you the tools to start that change towards a more sustainable planet.

Samuel Gompwell

Olalla,
Greetings. Please help me out. I downloaded the certificate yesterday but my surname was missing. It should read Samuel Gompwell. Just wondering.
Thanks for your time,
Samuel Gompwell

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Samuel,

In order to change the certificate name, please, try the following steps and let us know if you were able to modify it:

  1. Edit your name on your profile as needed by clicking Profile-> Edit
  2. Refresh the course home page and click the “Download your certificate” button again. This will print the updated certificate.

Please, let us know if you are able to modify it or if you keep having issues.

Thank you!

Samuel Gompwell

Thanks a lot. I have been able to rectify it. Compliments of the season.
Samuel.

Andreea Alexandra

Hello Samuel,
Thank you for such nice words and thank you for being a dedicated and motivated learner! Good luck with your green business!
May your idea have the positive impact you desire!

BUDZI FANYUU ETIENNE

This course was quite fascinating, so enriching and with very resourceful materials to combat environmental issues while changing living standards. Thank you to Learning for Nature for this opportunity. I really enjoyed the course. For sure I now have clear ideas about my green business.

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @BUDZI FANYUU ETIENNE,

Thank you so much for your participation in the course and we are happy to see that this course has been insightful for you!

Congratulations for the successful completion of the course!

Patience Tugume

Thank you our course facilitators for the wonderful knowledge you shared with us. Thanks to all participants. Lets now embark on turning our ideas into real business ventures.

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Patience Tugume, congratulations for the successful completion of the course and thank you for your participation! We encourage you to keep making a positive and sustainable impact by creating new green business ideas!!

Anteneh Mekasha Worku

Dear course facilitators,

Thank you much you for all your efforts and for this learning experience. It has been great journey to learn more on Green Entrepreneurship. Much appreciated!

Again thank you very much and thanks to all of my co-participants.
 
Stay safe, well and healthy.
 
Best regards,

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Anteneh Mekasha Worku,

Thank you for being part of this program and for your participation. Congratulations for the successful completion of the course! We hope that this learning experience has served you to acquire further knowledge and to find ways to define green business ideas.

Thank you for your kind words and we hope that you stay safe an healthy as well! 🙂

Sheri Fountain

Thank To All I Have Enjoyed My Time with you, Many To The facilitator a congrateulation for a successful completion of this progarm.

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Sheri Fountain,

Thank you so much for your participation in the course and we are glad to hear that you have enjoyed the program! Thank you very much for your kind words and we hope that
this course helps you create a sustainable impact on society and business.

SAMEH AL-MUQDADI

Amazing course, Thanks for the extraordinary efforts in the content ,this was definitely a great and useful course and materials.

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @SAMEH AL-MUQDADI, we are glad that you have found the course inspiring and interesting. Congratulations for the successful completion of the program!

Thank you for sharing your opinion with us and we hope that you keep doing a positive impact on society!

Godffrey G. Wachira

Dear Facilitators

Much appreciation for this wonderful course that to me it was an eye opener more so a game changer in running green business if not investment. Customer value preposition, life cycle analysis and stakeholder analysis are business terms that will always echo in my memories in saluting you the Facilitators for the constructive impact you have loaded to my career and business.

Words can be infinite to describe the course but to crown it all THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU.

G.G Wachira

Andreea Alexandra

Dear @Godffrey Wachira,

Thank you so much for your very kind words! We are honored to hear that you have been enjoying your learning experience on Green Entrepreneurship and that this experience is impacting your life and career!

May you impact others through your green business! Thank you!

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Hello @Godffrey Wachira,

Congratulations for the successful finalization of the course! We are glad to hear that you have found this course insightful and that it is helping create an impact on our career and business.

Thank you very much for sharing with us your thoughts and for your positive comment!

Emmanuel Musa Kyeyune

Thanks for the course, the content in it and more so all the lectures who took us through the modules till my completion. Am pleased to have completed this course effectively.
Thank you everyone and looking forward to more new and insightful courses.

To the responsible team, i request my certificate to be put to its full right names; Emmanuel Musa Kyeyune to help me in proper documentation in my academics and documentations.

Hope to receive a revised copy.

Thank you #learningfornature

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Emmanuel Kyeyune,

Congratulations for your successful completion of the course! Thank you so much for your participation and continuous interaction in the course discussion groups.

Regarding the modification of your name in the course certificate, @Viktoriia Brezheniuk will be able to help you.

Thank you for sharing your intention to participate on other courses, I am sure that you will find interesting ones 😉

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Thank you, @OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ, for looping me in. Dear @Emmanuel Kyeyune, congratulations on completing the course. I’ve checked your certificate, and it displays the name you requested. I guess you must have edited the name in your profile? Please let us know if there is anything else we can help with!

Roselin MONCHER

I was glad to enrol in this course very well structured and objective. The materials are very helpful for those wanting to engage an entrepreneurship journey. I would have only wished to see the presence of donors and investors interested by green entrepreneurship on the platform for interactions.

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Roselin MONCHER,

Thank you so much for your feedback and participation in the course. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed the course and that you have found it interesting towards your entrepreneurship. I believe that with your comment you are making an interesting  and challenging point as it is always very important for startups to know donors/investors point of view. @Viktoriia Brezheniuk maybe it is an interesting comment to evaluate for future versions of the course.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts! 

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Hi @Roselin MONCHER and @OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ, a very important point indeed, thank you for this! We will certainly take it into consideration when revising the course. Much appreciated!

Nahashon

Thanks so much for the input and inspiring comment.

Very encouraging.

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Excellent, dear @Nahashon! Please keep up the great work!

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Nahashon,

We are glad to hear that you are finding this course inspiring and that you are enjoying
its contents! We look forward to knowing more about your opinions on the topics
as your feedback is always welcomed.

We hope that you enjoy week 6 of the course which is the last one to achieve the program completion.

Thank you so much for sharing!

Nar Bahadur Khatiwora

Fantastic materials and enjoying every steps of the course…very useful

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Nar Bahadur Khatiwora,

We are glad to head that you are finding this course interesting and we hope that it inspires you towards facing sustainability challenges that will need to be managed in our world.

Thank you very much for your comment and your participation in the course!

Andreea Alexandra

Hello @Nar Bahadur Khatiwora,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us! Is there any particular step on your journey to green entrepreneurship that you find the most important? Anything you consider as bringing the greatest value to one’s green business?

Nar Bahadur Khatiwora

Hi Andreea, a lot and lots of things for consideration for adding value or bringing the greatest value to one’s green business. The value chain analysis of product design to bring the product in the market itself, in fact the value proposition, the life cycle cost assessment, value proposition, stakeholder analysis, marketing, financing, etc. Overall, a very good picture and a lot of step by step process to design and implement green business.

Andreea Alexandra

Hello @Nar Bahadur Khatiwora,
Indeed, lots and lots of individual steps add value to any green business! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this!

Nahashon

Want to develop a business idea on e-waste Management in Kenya.

Any ideas please are welcome.

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Greetings dear @Nahashon! Copying the facilitators of the Recycling and Waste Management workspace for their guidance on how to get started. Also, we encourage you to connect with colleagues in the Recycling and Waste Management workspace here: https://www.learningfornature.org/en//groups/recycling-and-waste-management/forum/. We hope this workspace will be useful for discussing your idea in a smaller group of participants with similar interests! @Bishoy Youhana @Ellie.Falk @Laura Marsiglio @Tommy Persaud @Andy Fugh @Ugochi Amadi

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @Nahashon,

I have found your question really interesting and challenging. Indeed, e-waste management is one of the current challenges and that society current rate of electronic acquisition is so high that waste management and recyclability is not done properly by governments and users.

I would like to share a few articles that I have found really interesting:

– This one is about e-waste in a circular economy (by UN and WHO in 2020): https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Environment/Documents/Toolbox/GEM_2020_def.pdf

Maybe you can create a e-waste point of collection or this reading inspires you to create other business idea.

– E-waste recycling starts with awareness of society regarding electronic devices acquisition, this HBR reading is about awareness: https://green.harvard.edu/tools-resources/how/6-ways-minimize-your-e-waste

Maybe you can create a training or awareness webpage or this reading inspires you to create other business idea.

I hope that this helps you a little bit on your green business idea search as I believe that it is a current sustainable issue that needs people like you that try to be part of the solution.

Thank you very much for sharing!

Emmanuel Musa Kyeyune

Hello @OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ and @Viktoriia Brezheniuk , Thank you for the prompt information always regarding briefing us in the course duration..

However, I want to know how I proceed with my last assignment of Week 6: Managing, Scaling Up and Communicating your Green Business Idea.

“The course shows me all available activities completed” because i want to plan to sit the final test, do the course survey and get the award of my certificate at the end of the course.

Thank you

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Hi @Emmanuel Kyeyune, many thanks for checking and for staying on top of the course requirements. Week 6, the last week of the course, will become available tomorrow, Friday. Once you complete the requirements of Week 6 and the course survey, the certificate will be generated in the course room. We’re almost there, please stay tuned. I’ll let you know here when Week 6 becomes available tomorrow. Congratulations on being all up to date with the rest of the course requirements!

Andreea Alexandra

Hello @Emmanuel Kyeyune,
Week 6 is now available! Please join us in learning more about developing an operations and management plan, learning and practicing your elevator pitch, and highlighting areas for continuous improvement.
We are looking forward to your final feedback and insights about your learning experience!

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Hello @Emmanuel Kyeyune,

I am glad to hear that you are finding this course so interesting and that you are so up to date! As @Viktoriia Brezheniuk stated on her comment, week 6 will be available tomorrow as every week, one new module is available.

I hope that you find this last module inspiring and I would like to thank you for your participation on the course and the discussion groups as it is always amazing to know more about your thoughts and opinions!

Thank you for sharing and congratulations for your great work! We have almost got our objetive! 😉

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praveen kulkarni

Loved this course. inspired me…

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear Praveen, we are glad to hear that you have enjoyed this course and that it has inspired you to create a sustainable impact 🙂

Thank you so much for sharing your opinion with us!

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Dear participants,

Thank you for all your great work in the course so far! We’re excited to have opened Week 5 today. This week focuses on financing your green business idea. The course facilitators look forward to discussing the content with you on the Week 5 discussion forum. We’ll see you there! @Andreea Alexandra Mitrofan @Yaryna Shura @Sweta Sharma @Kiia Strömmer  
@Prabhjit S Mutneja @ChrisKauzmann @Kevin Tinnes @OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ @Alexander Raisch @Pietro Spataro

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ghazaal bajestani moghaddam

Hello and have a good time
I had a question .. Isn’t the course 6 weeks? I only see 5 weeks on the left of the image and can you tell me where the 6th week is?
thank you

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Dear @ghazaal bajestani moghaddam,

You are correct, the course is 6 weeks long but only a new module is available per week. This week is the number 5 of this course so lessons up to module 5 are available. Last module will be available next Monday December 7th as it will be week 6 of the course.

I hope that you are finding this course interesting and that it is inspiring you in order to develop your green business idea. Thank you for sharing.

ghazaal bajestani moghaddam

thanks alot for ansering me

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Hello @ghazaal bajestani moghaddam,

no problem, we are here to help you 🙂 Do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional comments, doubts or feedback.

Deepa Vanjani

i am attaching the second worksheet .

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Hello @Deepa Vanjani ,

I am not able to see the file, we would really appreciate if you could please upload it again so that we can review it and provide comments. 🙂

Please, take into account that, in order to attach a file, please, click the attachment button in the bottom right corner.

Thank you for sharing!

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Kayode Sunday John Dada

checking through the attachment

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Hello @Kayode Sunday John Dada,

I would really appreciate if you could please post again the attachment that you are referring to so that we can review it as I am not able to see it.

Thank you very much and thank you for sharing!

Deepa Vanjani

Hello. Earlier I had posted the link to this document. Am now sharing it as attachment.

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Hello Deepa,

My congratulations as you have done such and amazing analisys!!

I believe that your project can achieve SDGs 12 “responsible consumption and production” by creating a resort that promotes reduction of food waste and also to ensure the usage of natural resorces in a more efficient and sustainable way. Please, let me know your thoughts and point of view on this regard.

Thank you very much for sharing and I am looking forward to hearing about your green business idea progress through the different modules of the course!

Deepa Vanjani

Hello. I am not able to attach the worksheet.

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Hello @Deepa Vanjani ,

When you write the comment, please, try to upload the file by clicling on the following icon on the right corner:

Please, let us know if you still have issues uploading the file.

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OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

File attached in this comment.

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Glen de Castro

Hi! Can I paste a screenshot here? It’s a part of the Week 4 quiz that I can’t seem to get the proper answer to. Maybe someone can help me know the correct answer? Thanks!

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Hi Glen,
Please click the Attachment button in the bottom right corner to attach a screenshot. Looking forward to looking into it!

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Glen de Castro

Hi Viktoriia,

Am sorry, it was earlier this afternoon and I could not paste it anymore at the moment. Anyway, it was about the question on methods of market testing. In the test, the only answer I knew was “multivariate” but it was marked wrong. I tried to look for the appropriate answer but could not find one from my notes nor from what was given in the lessons. The other choices provided in the test appeared to be wrong, at least from me, based on my review of the lessons. Anyway, right there and then, I sent a screenshot to this site’s contact us email address. I just could not paste it again here. Maybe because shutting down my laptop erased it from its memory. I would really appreciate if you can provide me the correct answers either here or to my email ([email protected]). Thank you!

Glen de Castro

Here it is, Viktoriia. I sent my initial question as well as the screenshot to this email. I hope you can access it: info@Danniel Perez.org. Apologies if I could not paste the screenshot here again. I lost it somehow after shutting down my laptop. Thank you very much for the quick notice.

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Hi Glen, many thanks for letting us know. I’ve checked the quiz programming, and there was indeed an issue with the answer choices for that question, which is now resolved. Many thanks for flagging this, and apologies for the inconvenience. Multivariate testing is indeed one of the correct answers. When you try again, it should be marked as correct. We really appreciate your great attention to detail!

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Glen de Castro

Hi Viktoriia! Thank you for the quick action on this. I tried the quiz again and got the correct answers this time. Am looking forward to Week 5! Cheers!

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Excellent, thank you for letting me know, dear Glen! Week 5 is already available on the site, and we will share all the instructions on Monday over email, as usual. Thank you for all your work in the course.

Glen de Castro

Hello Viktoriia! Am sorry but here I am again.. just noticed that the placeholder for the Green Entrepreneur Mind Map has not been given the proper texts yet.. or maybe, the placeholders were just inserted accidentally? Thanks! Am trying to attach the image.

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Glen de Castro

Sorry, clicked too early.. here is the attachment..

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Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Hi @Glen de Castro, many thanks for flagging this. You’re right. – the placeholders were added accidentally. Sorry about that – I just removed them. Many thanks, as always, for your great attention to detail!

Glen de Castro

Thanks for the quick reply Viktoriia. I really appreciate it. Enjoying Week 5 lessons now! 🙂

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Excellent, thank you @Glen de Castro!

BUDZI FANYUU ETIENNE

Other participants whose business idea involves supplying clean electricity, proper waste management as well as biogas-production of energy from waste materials- please share your ideas as we can help each other through this forum. Thanks

Andreea Alexandra

Hi Budzi Fanyuu,

I see you have already joined some relevant group workspaces! I would like to encourage you to share more specific ideas or question there, so as to notify the other participants to those groups about your posts. In this way you are more likely to receive answers from participants sharing the same interests as you do.
You could also use the weekly discussion forums for reaching all the participants here on Green Entrepreneurship!

May you find the ideas and examples that would inspire you!

BUDZI FANYUU ETIENNE

I have been enjoying the course this far, all the components that could hamper my business idea are brought to light in Lesson 3.Thanks to Learning for Nature for this loadable initiative.
My worry: The lone electricity supplier in my locality is inconsistent and as its sole proprietorship, they seem to do as they like and this affects businesses as well as communication network even internet connectivity. Sub contractors who resort to fuel powered generation in other to keep network connection easily run short of resources…these among many other short coming…the lone supplier is highly connected to the government and even taxes levied on startups are just so much, acquisition of initial capital is a big problem for me because I have no collateral to start up my loved green business of supplying clean stable electricity in my locality. Can we brainstorm and see how a startup like mine can soar through these challenges?

Yaryna Shura

Dear Budzi Fanyuu,

Thank you very much for your precious comment and for bringing up an example of harmful monopoly existing in your country. Unfortunately, this is not a single case scenario and that’s one of many problems that hinder small businesses. There is little one business can do to change the corrupt and unreliable system that’s in place. The PASTEL analysis (lesson 3) encourages you to include also this economic-political aspect. One way of solution could be to gather members of civil society and other small business initiators and put pressure on local political administration. Ultimately, as we saw in Lesson 1, there can be no sustainable development without strong and accountable institutions. Of course, it can take months or even years to see the results.
I would really like to hear your feedbacks, and perhaps we can think of other feasible strategies.

Best,
Yaryna

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Nahashon

Great business knowledge.

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Hello Nahashon,

We hope that you enjoy the course and that it will help you to define a green business idea that could make a positive change in society. We look forward to your participation in the program!

Esezah Kakudidi

I wish to appreciate the instructors for the comments. they certainly will help to refocus my idea. thanks

Kiia Strömmer

Hi Esezah,
Thank you for your kind words – we are here to help! And of course, thank you for sharing your ideas with us.

OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ

Hello Esezah!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and for letting us being part of your progress towards developing a green business idea and for your enrolment in the course. As always, we are glad to hearing your points of view so that we can all learn from them.

Thank you for sharing!

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Dear participants: welcome to Week 3 of the course! So far we’ve established that businesses are all about people. This week we are talking about your stakeholders and customers.

We hope you’ll enjoy the course content. Best of luck with completing the course requirements (Lesson 3 and Quiz 3) this week.

As always, we look forward to discussing the content with you in group workspaces and on the Week 3 discussion forum!

@Andreea Alexandra Mitrofan @Yaryna Shura @Sweta Sharma @Kiia Strömmer  @Prabhjit S Mutneja @Chris Kauzmann @Pietro Spataro @Alexander Raisch @OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ @Kevin Tinnes

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Arnold Kadziponye

I am personally enjoying the session as the materials resonates well with the work we are doing in Malawi. We are implementing a micro hydro scheme generating and distributing electricity to an ultra-poor off-grid community and now we would like to focus on the productive use of electricity where we would like to see businesses mushrooming and new products and services offered.

Andreea Alexandra

Hello Arnold,

We are glad to hear you are enjoying the materials! Please feel free to share your insights, opinions and even examples of challenges you have faced so far in the implementation of the electricity generation and distribution scheme. Is this already operational, or still in progress?

May you find the following weeks as inspiring as possible!

Esezah Kakudidi

To the instructors and all,
I would appreciate your comments on what I have attached.
Thanks
sorry i had forgotten to attach

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Thank you for your work, dear Esezah! Copying the facilitators: @Andreea Alexandra Mitrofan @Yaryna Shura @Ivanov Alexander Pineda Rincon Raisch @Sweta Sharma @Kiia Strömmer @Kevin Tinnes  @OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ GARCIA PEREZ  @Prabhjit S Mutneja @Chris Kauzmann @Pietro Spataro

Andreea Alexandra

Hello Esezah,

Congratulations for the way in which you have analyzed how to transform environmental challenges into potential business opportunities! Your answers prove a real understanding of the problem and an interest in combining as many means as possible to reduce plastic pollution and unsustainable harvesting of palm trees: from using renewable energy to educating consumers, reusing of plastic straws and promoting sustainable agriculture.

Please find here our feedback on your Mission and Vision worksheet as well as on your Objectives worksheet.

Andreea

Esezah Kakudidi

To the instructors and all,
I would appreciate your comments on what I have attached.
Thanks

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Dear colleagues, we’re pleased welcome you to Week 2 of the course! Before you proceed to Week 2, please take a moment to make sure you’ve completed the requirements of Week 1 (Lesson 1 (for which you need to click “Mark complete” to record your progress) and Quiz 1).

We are thrilled to have met so many of you on the Week 1 discussion forum, and look forward to all the interactions with you on the Week 2 forum and in the group workspaces as you keep working on your amazing green business ideas!

@Andreea Alexandra Mitrofan @Yaryna Shura @Alexander Raisch @Sweta Sharma @Kiia Strömmer @Kevin Tinnes @OLALLA GARCIA PEREZ @Prabhjit S Mutneja @Chris Kauzmann @Pietro Spataro

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Manoranjan Behera

Hello Everyone,

This is Manu From India. I am glad to be a part of this course as a participant. Looking forward to learn all of you on Green entrepreneurship 🙂

Yaryna Shura

Dear Manu,

We warmly welcome you to this course and are excited to hear all of the great ideas and opinions you may have! I highly recommend to share your business idea on the discussion forums and try to connect with those colleagues that trigger your interest, as this might help to develop a more comprehensive plan for your entrepreneurship.

Best,
Yaryna

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Sofia Kostadinova-Ilkova

Hi everyone,
My name is Sofia and I’m happy to be part of the Green enterpreneurship course. I’m biologist who is working with local communities around Nature park. Also I make jewelleries from plants. My dream is to develop green bussiness based on the sustainable development of the region where I live. I believe that I will learn a lot from the course and from all of you. Be healthy!

Andreea Alexandra

Hi Sofia!
We are happy to be welcoming you on Green Entrepreneurship! I am looking forward your insights, examples and contributions within the Discussion forums of the next weeks!
May you have an inspiring learning experience!

Rodney Sarilla

Hello Everyone,
My name is Rodney Sarilla and very excited to have this once in a lifetime opportunity. Thank you all especially those lead discussant for sharing their expertise in the field and i believe i will learn alot and apply this new found understanding on green entrepreneurship.. Peace

Kiia Strömmer

Hello Rodney, welcome to the course!
Yes – it is definitely a huge benefit of these types of “MOOC” courses that we can learn from each other.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas on the course discussion forums.

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Lyonga William

Hi everyone, my name is Lyonga William from Cameroon. I am happy to be here to join other participants and facilitators from around the world to share experiences on Green Entrepreneurship.

Andreea Alexandra

Hi Lyonga,
We are happy to be welcoming you on Green Entrepreneurship! We are looking forward reading more about your experience and insights, or about your green business idea!
May you have an insping learning experience!

Ali Tabibi

Hello everyone, this is Ali from Iran, i am happy to be here with you!

Kiia Strömmer

Hello Ali,
We are happy to see you here, welcome to the course!

Innocent Ntakiyiruta

Hi everyone.
Anyone who can assist me with where to get the course content.
Thank you

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Hello @Innocent Ntakiyiruta, thank you for checking! If you click on Weeks 1 and 2 on this page (scroll up to “Course content”), you’ll find the instructional emails with all the details, as well as all the course content for a given week. We will also send these instructions to your email every Monday of the course. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know!

josphat

Greetings everyone, finally i have started learning. I hope to soon catch up with all unit activities and then i can start making friends.

Andreea Alexandra

Hello Josphat,
Welcome to Green Entrepreneurship! We are looking forward to your insights and worksheets within the Discussion Forums of the following weeks, where we invite everyone to share their ideas and experiences with green business!

Yves Olatoundji

Hello everyone, i’m very happy to be here and very excited to learn more about this topic and of course get started with my project ideas. I hope to exchange great ideas with peers here and I can’t wait.

Andreea Alexandra

Hello Yves!
Welcome to Green Entrepreneurship! We are looking forward reading more about your green business idea, or any insights or examples of best practices you may have from Benin!
May you enjoy your learning and may you find inspiring discussions on the forums of each and every week!

Chadi Kostantine

hello everyone,
it was a pleasure to enroll this course to have a conceptual skills to be a successful green entrepreneur

Yaryna Shura

Welcome to the course, Chadi!

Thank you for your valuable feedback. As we are moving throughout the course, there will be much more to learn, understand, and incorporate into your business to make it competitive AND environmentally responsible.

Please, don’t hesitate to share your ideas on the discussion forums, as every single input could be useful for you and our colleagues in this course!

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Esezah Kakudidi

I am a botanist and ethnobotanist and lecturing at Makerere University in Uganda in those respective areas. My interests are in wild foods and medicinal plants. I am happy to be part of Green entrepreneurship course. I believe I will benefit as I go through with you

Kiia Strömmer

Hello Esezah, 
Welcome to the course! I am sure your background and expertise is very useful for the course. Throughout the course we will approach green entrepreneurship from a variety of perspectives, and have discussions to share our ideas. We look forward to hear more of your ideas! 

Mary Phiri

I need help with the Quiz my friends.

Yaryna Shura

Hello Mary! Could you tell us more regarding the problem you are encountering, so we can advise you better? Thank you

Mary Phiri

Am trying the quiz again but the first part is a bit complicated. Am trying to tackle it again.

Kiia Strömmer

Hi Mary, 
The first part of the quiz is based on the first lesson. You could try to revisit the lesson, and then try to tackle the quiz again. Let us know if you have any hesitations on some of the questions, we can discuss about them in more detail too. 
Good luck! 

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Amauri Diaz-Solis

A cordial greeting from Mexico. I am a biologist and environmental educator. I work with children and young people. I am also a lover of birding. I try to set up a small company in this last mentioned. that it is better for this company to follow and apply everything I will learn in this course. I reiterate my greetings.

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Andreea Alexandra

Hola Amauri!
We are happy to be welcoming you here, on Green Entrepreneurship online course! Please feel free to share you thoughts, experiences or even your Worksheets from Week 1, or anything else that may better describe your business idea in respect with sustainability and addressing any particular SDG!

Christina

Christina From Solomon Islands

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Welcome to the course, dear Christina!

Elena

Greetings to all! I am a little bit late joining to this course. I just came back from Dumoine River in Quebec, where we provided the last monitoring in this year. I also had a chance to help with establishment of new education trail in this place. More information you can find on our website: http://holarcticbridge.com/dumoine-river-in-quebec-canada-place-to-visit/

Several years ago, I started an independent consulting and work successfully in various projects relevant to biodiversity conservation. But at the same time, I would like to contribute more my efforts and knowledge that to help my friends and colleagues in different countries. I started website that to highlights efforts of conservation groups and individuals engaged in biodiversity protection. I cooperate with Russian speaking colleagues in Central Asia and with other conservation groups.

Hope that this course will help us to find more people interested in cooperation and join work.

Andreea Alexandra

Hi Elena!
Welcome to Green Entrepreneurship! You have arrived just in time for Week 1: Introduction to Green Entrepreneurship! We are more than happy to be encouraging you to interact with other participants on both the Discussion Forums or within the Group Workspaces, where you can choose to share more of your ideas, insights and experience, or simply provide feedback for the contributions you find inspiring!
May you enjoy your learning time!

Glen de Castro

Hello classmates! Glen here from the Philippines. I did the first set of lessons and its really thought-provoking; made me reflect on my previous undertakings, hoping to find lessons in light of these emerging principles of green economy. I look forward to learning more from the lessons and from interacting with all of you here. Keep safe everyone!

Andreea Alexandra

Hello Glen! We are happy to hear the first week made you reflect on some of the most important topics, challenges even, of our century. Please feel free to share any though and opinions you may want or your Worksheets from Week 1.
May you enjoy an inspiring learning!

Maxwell

Warm and hearty welcome to all, my name is Maxwell Kanotunga from Zimbabwe a climate change communicator and educator working with both private public sector,hope to engage with you all in this thought disruptive and new mindset course.

Yaryna Shura

Dear Maxwell, welcome to the course! It is great to have you with us, since your profession is essential for the widespread dissemination of new practices of “doing business”. As the course will show, the Sustainable Development Goals are all interrelated, and striving to achieve a quality education (SDG 4) worldwide has direct consequences on those concerning the environment.
I look forward to seeing your progress during the next six weeks!

Jackson Akor

Hello, My name is Jackson Akor. A Faculty at the African Leadership University, Kigali-Rwanda. Excited to learn about Green Entrepreneurship. Thanks!

Yaryna Shura

Hello Jackson, and welcome to the course!

Do you already have an idea for your green business? If not, I’m sure that week one of our course will arouse new concepts and ideas that you can include in your business sketch.

Wish you a productive beginning of the course,
Yaryna

Patience Tugume

Hi Everyone. Iam Patience Tugume from Makerere University, Uganda. Happy to be part of the course. I hope to enrich my knowledge about green business. Thank you

Andreea Alexandra

Hi Patience!
Welcome to Green Entrepreneurship! We are happy to be welcoming you on this course! May your learning experience be valuable and may you be curious in exploring new topics, sharing ideas with other participants and getting inspired by sustainability and innovation!

Chukwuemeka Major Ukason

This is a great opportunity for me to upgrade my knowledge and skill on green entrepreneurial projects.

What an honour. Thank you for this rare privilege.

Kiia Strömmer

Hello Chukwuemeka, welcome to the course! We are glad to have you here. Throughout this course you can enhance your knowledge about green entrepreneurship and also share your ideas in the discussion forums.

Esther Adhiambo

Hi Everyone, I am Esther Obonyo, a Professor at Penn State University.

Maggali Siraje

Hi am Maggali siraje from uganda,am new on the platform with less knowledge about green entrepreneurship though with alot of interest to learn with your guidance dear members

Kiia Strömmer

Hi Maggali,
Welcome to the course, we are glad to have you here.
Having curiosity and interest towards the topic is definitely the best place to start to learn.
A very nice feature of these online courses is that we can learn from each other with guidance of others in discussion forums.

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Samuel Gompwell

I am Samuel Gompwell a missionary working in the Niger Delta region in Nigeria. I am new to the subject but I had a wonderful time today devouring the subject.
My green business idea is:
To engage marginalized individuals and communities in the riverine areas of the Niger Delta with the hope of solving problems of poverty and hunger in a sustainable manner, where oil spillage and flooding are inflicting degradation,loss of livelihoods and food scarcity.
To build capacity, transfer skills and competencies in eco-agriculture, using eco-friendly methods in an atmosphere of gender sensitivity and inclusiveness.
To advocate for the use of solar power as a better and environmental friendly source of energy, and Link them to sources that can design, produce and supply the materials at affordable rates.
To collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the furtherance of the set objectives.

Kiia Strömmer

Greetings Samuel,
Welcome to the course!
Your green business idea is clearly having impact on a variety important issues. I am sure this week’s worksheets could help you to see how holistically this idea touches upon different sustainable development goals, as well as how to address them more specifically.

Looking forward having discussions with you on the course forums.