Conzerv Solutions

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Conzerv Solutions: Conservation ideas for small and medium enterprises

Colombo, Sri LankaFuture expansion to South and East Asian regions, Sri Lanka
Year Founded:
2013
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Sustainability of small and medium industries is vital for the development of a society. An innovative way of achieving this is to guide SMEs to become resource efficient and innovate Eco-products.
This helps SMEs to generate more income while having low environmental footprint.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

all SMEs can market clean and green products to its customers and generate more income and employement opportunities?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The SME sector (in Sri Lanka) face lot of challenges for growth. The SMEs are run based on traditional knowledge and there is lack of innovation and adaptation of best practices.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

We partner with the small and medium enterprises and use our online platform to help them market their products. In return the industries commit to become resource efficient and innovative. Conzerv Solution will provide advise and technical support that includes; - Product upgrades and Eco-product design - Process optimization - Energy and water efficiency strategies - Waste minimization strategies We will use the businesses commitment to sustainability and low environmental footprint of the Eco-products to market the products to new client bases overseas and support SMEs to generate more income.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The objective of Conzerv Solutions is to empower SMEs to find new markets and generate more income through environmental sustainable and resource efficient practices and innovative product design. Understanding the unique nature of different businesses our solutions will be customized to meet the best impact. In a nutshell following activities will be carried out by Conzerv Solutions consultant. - Advise the business to reduce its environmental impact (Ex. Improve energy and water efficiency, reduce material waste) - Advise the business to upgrade product designs OR produce new Eco-product designs. - Use the online market place to market the products. - Provide other support that the business owners need (Ex. Management related)

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Quantitative: - In the first year (with minimum full time staff) we are hoping to partner with minimum 10 SMEs and develop at least 1 new Eco-product (while upgrading the existing products). - After 3 years we expect to partner with 50 SMEs. Qualitative: - Make small business owners more conscious about their role for environmental sustainability. - Create more income for small business owners and staff to improve their social well being. - Gain brand recognition for Eco-products. - Show case success stories and inspire the next generation of small business entrepreneurs.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

We would like to research partnership opportunities with social businesses with similar interest in other countries and together replicate similar business model in other countries as well.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Conzerv Solutions will be funded through its activities. We expect to come to an agreement with the partner organizations to share their increased business profit on a reasonable basis.