The Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI) of Northern Arizona's mission is to promote sustainable economic prosperity through ecological health, social equity and a resilient economy. In 2016, SEDI expanded its role in the community as a subsidiary of The NARBHA Institute. This affiliation recognizes both organizations’ shared mission in promoting healthy and livable communities in northern Arizona.
Loans can foster and support entrepreneurs; small and home based businesses; and promote green businesses. SEDI also supports a successful Teacher Awards for Sustainable Curriculum.