Supporting SMEs in Sustainable Strategy Development Post-Covid-19: Challenges and Policy Agenda for the G20

Barbagila, Martina and Buttice, Vincenzo and Giudici, Giancarlo and Mendy, John and Sarker, Tapan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0682-2940 and Sharma, Gagan D. and Thomas, Asha and Zutshi, Ambika (2021) Supporting SMEs in Sustainable Strategy Development Post-Covid-19: Challenges and Policy Agenda for the G20. Discussion Paper. Global Solutions Initiative Foundation , Germany. [Report]


Abstract

SMEs contribute substantially to global employment and economic growth. Yet constraints such as lack of capital, human resources and knowledge capability have rendered SMEs operationally incapacitated to report on environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements. In this policy paper, we first highlight SMEs’ key challenges as they try to recover from crises post-COVID-19. Next, we propose policy actions and recommendations to address such challenges by discussing the effectiveness of best practice frameworks that will help SMEs in sustainable strategy development. Additionally, we propose better policy frameworks to enable SMEs to report on ESGs and contribute to specific SDGs.


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Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2022 04:59
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2022 04:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: SMEs, sustainable strategy, post-COVID-19, G20
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3502 Banking, finance and investment > 350204 Financial institutions (incl. banking)
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3504 Commercial services > 350499 Commercial services not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1599 Other economic framework > 159999 Other economic framework not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47706

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