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 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…

Bridging expectations: what NFI from SMEs?

Accountancy Europe announced webinar «Bridging expectations: what NFI from SMEs?». It will take place 18 March 2021, 10:00-11:00. It is planned to debate how new rules on reporting non-financial information (NFI) might affect SMEs. With the help of  European Association of Cooperative Banks (EACB), Accountancy Europe is developing a checklist for accountants to help SME…

Risk checklist for SME accountants

Accountancy Europe has posted a fact sheet “SME risk management: insolvency” for accountants on its website. «We highlight the role that professional accountants can play in managing and preparing for the risks, identifying red flags to better advise their SME clients», — noted by the authors. This paper – part of  SME risk management project series…