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27 October 2022

Conference | Financing local green enterprises in developing and emerging countries

Add to calendar 20221027 14:00 20221027 18:00 Europe/Paris Conference | Financing local green enterprises in developing and emerging countries

Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) represent the backbone of developing and emerging economies, accounting for a large share of their GDP and representing up to 90% of employment in some countries. MSMEs also have a great potential to develop sustainable activities but often lack supportive legislation and access to formal sources of finance.

Discussion supported by our September 2022 report Financing Local Green Enterprises. Closing the funding gap for sustainable MSMEs in developing countries.

Hybrid: Renaissance Hotel (Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels) & Online - Finance Watch contact@finance-watch.org aDFdtugMkzeEXUhHCmVG49806
14:00 - 18:00

Hybrid: Renaissance Hotel (Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels) & Online

Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) represent the backbone of developing and emerging economies, accounting for a large share of their GDP and representing up to 90% of employment in some countries. MSMEs also have a great potential to develop sustainable activities but often lack supportive legislation and access to formal sources of finance.

Discussion supported by our September 2022 report Financing Local Green Enterprises. Closing the funding gap for sustainable MSMEs in developing countries.

Finance Watch and the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) are hosting a conference to discuss concrete ways to increase funding flows towards green MSMEs in developing and emerging countries. We will discuss barriers faced by these local green enterprises in access to funding, reforms that could improve the investment climate, but also topics such as the interplay between sustainable finance tools (e.g. green taxonomies, corporate sustainability reporting, etc.) and the reality of developing and emerging countries such as the importance of the informal economy.

The event will take place on Thursday, 27th October 2022 from 14h to 18h (CET) in Renaissance Brussels Hotel and online. Speakers include representatives from MSMEs from seven developing and emerging countries, development finance experts, DFIs, academics and policymakers.

Add to calendar 20221027 14:00 20221027 18:00 Europe/Paris Conference | Financing local green enterprises in developing and emerging countries

Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) represent the backbone of developing and emerging economies, accounting for a large share of their GDP and representing up to 90% of employment in some countries. MSMEs also have a great potential to develop sustainable activities but often lack supportive legislation and access to formal sources of finance.

Discussion supported by our September 2022 report Financing Local Green Enterprises. Closing the funding gap for sustainable MSMEs in developing countries.

Hybrid: Renaissance Hotel (Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels) & Online - Finance Watch contact@finance-watch.org aDFdtugMkzeEXUhHCmVG49806

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  • 27 October 2022

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Finance Watch

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