Circular Economy Accelerator

Changing the world for the better, forever!

Circular Economy Acclerator

Building businesses that are a force for good

Sustainability and the green economy are more than a fad – they are the new business imperative. The question is how can we help to grow South African businesses that live this reality? We are passionate about building a better South Africa and building profitable green businesses that are good for the world.

That’s why we are so delighted about our unique Circular Economy Accelerator Programme (CEA), launched in partnership with J.P. Morgan and the Embassy of Finland, which aims to support the growth of over 100 small and emerging businesses across South Africa.

Green Jobs

Mainstreaming Good Business

Making Sustainability the Norm

Circular Economy Accelerator
Ambesha Africa

About The Programme

The Circular Economy Accelerator (CEA) is an-end-to-end growth solution built with a high level of confidence on the results of two previous sustainability sector initiatives. The programme empowers entrepreneurs to succeed as thriving, profitable enterprises. Working across South Africa, with small businesses in rural areas, townships and peri-urban centres and leaving a climate-friendly legacy.

The three-part programme includes a Business Boost phase, an 18-month business Accelerator and a Green tech-exchange.

It leaves a lasting legacy by: 

  • Strengthening leadership skills and building confidence in the circular economy
  • Helping entrepreneurs refine their business model
  • Providing technical skills and sector knowledge
  • Facilitating access to opportunities for collaboration and growth through the Green Tech Exchange platform
  • Enabling market access and access to finance

International Ecosystem

The impact of the programme extends internationally, with a growing ecosystem of circular economy stakeholders and a global advisory panel. In this way, lessons learned across the globe are being shared for even greater benefit

Target small business includes those:

If you are an entrepreneur or stakeholder who is driven to make a sustainable impact and want to be on the cutting edge of building a better world through the circular economy join our ecosystem!