Journal Article
No. 2018-14 | March 15, 2018
Innovative green-technology SMEs as an opportunity to promote financial de-risking
(Published as Global Solutions Paper)

Abstract

The authors recommend that the G20 target innovative green-technology SMEs as an opportunity to promote financial de-risking while addressing Paris Agreement commitments and UN Sustainable Development Goals. This should be achieved by creating signals for private investors through: (1) a reporting system that can help monitor the scale-up of green-technology SMEs; (2) the use of public funds to signal innovative green-technology SMEs to investors; and (3) the inclusion of SMEs in the design of green finance platforms. By implementing these recommendations, the G20 will ensure that innovative, low-carbon SMEs become attractive, low(er)-risk investment opportunities for the private sector.

JEL Classification:

O31, Q55, Q58, E60

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Elena Verdolini, Céline Bak, Joël Ruet, and Anbumozhi Venkatachalam (2018). Innovative green-technology SMEs as an opportunity to promote financial de-risking. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 12 (2018-14): 1–12. http://dx.doi.org/10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2018-14


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