GreenCape is a non-profit organisation that drives the widespread adoption of economically viable green economy solutions from the Western Cape.
They work with businesses, investors, academia and government to help unlock the investment and employment potential of green technologies and services, and to support a transition to a resilient green economy.
They are a not-for-profit organisation established in 2010 by the Western Cape Government as a Special Purpose Vehicle to support the development of the green economy in the region.
Their vision is for South Africa to be the green economic hub of Africa – the regional headquarters and manufacturing centre for leading companies in this space.
What do they do?
They assist businesses by removing barriers to their establishment and growth. Their work includes:
helping potential investors understand the local market, connect with the right people and encounter fewer barriers to doing business
providing policy and regulatory advocacy and support
facilitating access to funding
facilitating market access
establishing skills development partnerships
networking and information-sharing events
sharing their expert knowledge through publications
To do this, they work closely with their partners in government, the private sector and academic community. The green economy is new and fast moving and business opportunities may be constrained by issues such as legislation and policy, a lack of credible information, limited market awareness and demand, business finance and skills. GreenCape’s team of sector experts make it their business to fully understand these shifting dynamics so they can provide useful and relevant support to existing and potential green businesses.
They also assist local, provincial and national government to build a resilient green economy by providing:
support on the development of standards, regulations, tools and policies
expert technical knowledge on key sectors in the green economy
access to networks of key players across business, academia, and internationally
Where is The GreenCape Sector Development