ESG for SMEs

The EU economy includes 23 million SMEs, which should benefit from greater access to sustainability advisory services based on their specific needs. The COVID-19 crisis has made it more challenging for SMEs to attract financing they need for their transition efforts. SMEs often lack the capabilities and awareness to seize the opportunities offered by sustainable…

Sustainability risk management for SMEs: inaction is not an option

Thinking about sustainability can be daunting for SMEs that cope with everyday challenges and the pandemic’s impacts. But Covid-19 is also the latest call for more resilient and sustainable businesses. SMEs often rely on accountants as their primary advisors on business decisions. They can also help SME owners consider sustainability risks, mitigate them, and advise…

Sustainability 2021: Ukraine

Yesterday there was a discussion on “The 2021 Sustainable Development Rating”, which analyzed the results of recent studies. Representatives of leading Ukrainian enterprises who took part in the discussion spoke about the need to introduce ESG – approaches to business management. We can note that most of the examples were in the context of double…

Sustainability and SMEs

It can be daunting for SMEs to prioritise their business’ sustainable transition.  This sustainability assessment checklist was developed with the support of the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB). It helps SME accountants and advisors to support their SME clients to build their sustainability profile. It can be the first step to enable a smoother…