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SMEFunds, one of Africa’s Nigeria leading social enterprises, will receive approximately N50 million ($300,000) of funding for its clean energy work supporting households and SMEs through Ecobank Ltd.

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Il Fondo europeo per gli investimenti (FEI) e la Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna (BPER) hanno firmato il 16/07/2015 un accordo per aumentare l'attività di prestito a favore delle piccole e medie imprese (PMI) innovative e delle piccole imprese a media capitalizzazione in Italia.
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The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Banca Popolare dell’Emilia Romagna (BPER) today signed an agreement to increase lending to innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as small mid-caps in Italy.

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Small businesses around the world are increasingly realising the significance of greening and environmental sustainability for creating successful business models, with South African SMEs the latest to catch on.

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Summaries and presentation materials from the GreenEcoNet 2nd Annual Conference and Thematic Workshop are now available thanks to the CEPS team in Brussels.

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BRUSSELS (BE) - On May 26th 2015, Barclays and ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) organised in collaboration with UEAPME and EGIAN an evening debate on how to maximise the capital market opportunity for SMEs and start-ups. The roundtable, moderated by Peter UJVARI (member of ACCA Global Forum on Corporate Reporting) included Niall BOHAN (DG FISMA), Susannah Haan (EuropeanIssuers), Karen Wilson (Senior Fellow at Bruegel), Rebecca McNeil (Barclays), Anthony Carey (EGIAN), Gerhard Huemer (UEAPME).

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Join the GreenEcoNet team and key guests on 27th May in Brussels for the 2nd GreenEcoNet Annual Conference on "Growing a sustainable EU Economy through SMEs" and a further Thematic Workshop on "Internationalisation of SMEs: Improving access to markets for green SMEs".

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A new European Commission report out this week claims that EU small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will have much to gain from the upcoming Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) treaty with the US.

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The Private Sector Facility of the GCF aims to encourage the private sector to invest in sustainable development. In order to involve SMEs, the GCF proposes to make USD 100 million available for pilot projects with SMEs.

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Managed by the greenXpo project, InnovatonSeeds is a holistic one-stop shop for eco-innovation knowledge.

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Large corporations play a key role in the emerging circular economy, but there are huge untapped opportunities for SMEs to take the lead, argues environmental journalist Maxine Perella.

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