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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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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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SMEs across Europe should be able to benefit from the first funds from the new European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) before the summer said the Board of Governors of the European Investment Bank (EIB). This decision will allow for the pre-financing of SME projects linked to the Investment Plan for Europe.

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SMEs are often recognised for their role in building a thriving economy, but SMEs are increasing being hailed as essential to creating a greener and more equal society, argues Mark Hillsdon from Guardian Sustainable Business.

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Ecologic Institute - Berlin, GreenEcoNet's German research partner, has released write-ups of their recent successful SME workshops in Düren (26th Nov) and Berlin (28th Nov).

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The winners of the European Business Awards for the Environment 2014/2015 were announced in Lyon on the evening of December 1st, and small businesses were among their ranks.

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This DōShort is the first book to address the business benefits and practicalities of sustainability reporting specifically for SMEs.

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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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