The initiative "Supporting Entrepreneurs for Environment and Development (SEED)" was launched during the preparations for the Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development and underlines the importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships in the search for sustainable solutions to societal problems. The biennial SEED Award recognises innovative and entrepreneurial cooperation between the private sector, public authorities, non-governmental organisations, employee associations, and other initiatives. Instead of a one-off financial expenditure, the award promotes the projects through capacity building, expert know-how, and practical assistance.
The five winners of the SEED Award 2007 were announced at the 15th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-15). adelphi advised the finalists and winners and supported the secretariat of the SEED initiative and its partner organisations in the carrying-out of the SEED Award 2007 with regard to the selection process, applicant support (including hotline and e-mail service), advertising, and information management, as well as the organisation of the award ceremony.