The SJF Institute Knowledge Bank is a set of resources to help entrepreneurs grow their sustainable businesses.

In order to advance the green economy, the SJF Institute contributes knowledge to the fields of employee engagement and impact investing. Our knowledge bank includes best practices papers, case studies, and links to additional resources for business planning.

SJFI White Papers

Impact Investing: Positive Impact Reports

Impact Investing: Investment Case Studies

Employee Engagement

Business Planning

Entrepreneurial Support Centers and Services

The following sites provide information and resources on business finance planning, starting and growing companies, and similar topics:

General Financing Resources

The following venture capital resources and business finance resources are networks or programs that facilitate connections to financing for growing businesses:

Financing sources specific to green businesses

  • Georgia Green Loans; many are specific to Georgia or the Southeast, but there are links to federal resources as well.
  • Jobs Now/Financing Your Business; resources for financing green businesses in North Carolina
  • Self-Help Credit Union; sustainable development financing, including loans to recycling and sustainable agriculture entrepreneurs, and renewable energy producers. Self-Help’s commercial lending team continues to seek opportunities to lend within the green space, specifically in renewable energy development (e.g., solar, biofuels) and recycling; contact green commercial lending officer jane [at] self-help [dot] org (Jane Hatley) for further information.