The PLEDDG approach is unique among the great number of existing methods for strategic planning in that it involves four components: public participation at all the stages of developing and implementing a municipal development strategy; incorporating gender equality; achieving the goals of environmental sustainability; creating responsible agencies; and providing support for the process of achieving the strategy’s goals and implementing its objectives and tasks

This publication is prepared to highlight the key efficiency factors of the PLEDDG’s systematic approach to implementing investment tools at the regional and municipal level. The information provided in this publication will help create and implement your own investment tools in your region, city, village, or an amalgamated territorial community. We hope that our experience will be useful for anyone who wants to develop their territory, increase investment potential, attract investments, and improve the standards of living for the community

The purpose of this Guide is to foster the integration of environmental sustainability principles into successful SME business
activities. In some cases, this means that an existing SME may adopt a “green strategy” incorporating new environmental
sustainability goals and actions into its business actions. In other cases, it means that new enterprises may be
started that specifi cally target the provision of a “green” product or service.
The primary audience for the Guide is SME decision-makers. The Guide should also be used by public sector decisionmakers
and offi cials who wish to stimulate the development of green SMEs, and by agencies that are engaged in business
development.

The Guide “Social Entrepreneurship: Introduction and Best Practices” explains the notion of “social enterprise” and introduces the reader to the best examples of social enterprise in Ukraine and abroad. The reader will learn of the main characteristics of social enterprise and its legal forms, will be given a glimpse into the history of social enterprise, as well as will grasp the difference between social enterprise and commercial enterprise & civic organizations.