Connecting SMEs for a green economy


Local procurement and supply chain toolkit
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The toolkit provides SMEs with practical guidance to increase their chances of accessing and winning tenders from large public and private sector organisations. It is also designed to share best procurement practice among public and private sector buyers on how to create opportunities for ‘local’ SME suppliers from their low carbon investments.

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CUT!CO2 THE CARBON FILM QUOTE is a decision-making tool for filmmakers. It was designed to help reduce the carbon footprint of TV commercials by calculating the greenhouse gas emissions associated with each element of a film shoot, from catering to flights.

Ready to report for SMEs
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The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) promotes the use of sustainability reporting as a way for companies and organizations to become more sustainable and contribute to a sustainable global economy.

Life Cycle Assessment
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Life-cycle assessment (LCA, also known as life-cycle analysis, ecobalance, and cradle-to-cradle analysis) is a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from-cradle-to-cradle (i.e., from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling).

Ecotoolkit: Ecoscan, Ecomapping and Ecotips
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The Ecotoolkit comprises three environmental management tools, which a company may use in order to get an understanding of its current environmental situation and main problems, manage and reduce its environmental impact, and respectively improve

Cost Benefit Analysis
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Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) is a technique that compares the monetary value of benefits with the monetary value of costs in order to evaluate and prioritize issues. The effect of time (i.e.

Porter’s Five Forces Tool
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The Porter's Five Forces tool is a simple but powerful tool for understanding where power lies in a business situation.


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PESTLE-SWOT refers to the combination of the PESTLE (Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental) and SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analyses.

Market mapping or system mapping
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Market or system mapping is an analysis tool to closely examine the characteristics of the markets into which, e.g., green business initiatives are deployed or diffused.

LEAP (Long range Energy Alternatives Planning System)
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LEAP is an integrated modelling tool that can be used to track energy consumption, production and resource extraction in all sectors of an economy.


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