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Last week, Canada's Small Business Week took place. It was shown how small businesses can put a sustainable procurement policy into place, and how they can go beyond compliance to environmental standards by exceeding regulatory frameworks.

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Start-ups could save thousands by introducing energy-efficiency measures, but such schemes are often overlooked. So what prevents small businesses from reducing their energy costs? A roundtable discussion of industry experts hosted by the Guardian reveals all.

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Small businesses in the developing world tipped to generate significant green growth and jobs over the coming decade reports Business Green

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On the 28th November 2014, the Ecologic Insitute, Berlin, will be hosting an open, 1 day GreenEcoNet-workshop on the 'Role and Challenges of SMEs in a Green(er) Economy – Barriers, Needs and Policy Options'.

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'SMEs considering the environment will benefit themselves, their stakeholders and the wider environment: a real win-win' says ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

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Just over a year into the project, GreenEcoNet releases comprehensive Report of work done so far and priorities for the second year of the project.

EU Business Avenues ASEAN
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This October, a group of 40 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from 18 different EU countries will travel to Singapore and Malaysia, to showcase a range of clean technologies in order to market their products and secure new business partnerships.

Emily Benson's picture
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This week the Green Economy Coalition brought together leaders from business, finance, civil society, UN, research and policy to discuss different dimensions of the green economy transition. It turned out that everyone was interested in small businesses...

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In the UK a €3.1 million (£2.45 million) EU-funded circular economy programme has put a call out for small companies looking to develop profitable new business models.

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A new European Commission initiative will see €21 billion of funding guarantees offered to banks in order to stimulate lending to SMEs, the commission has announced.

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