The eighth annual Global Entrepreneur Summit went down in Hyderabad, India last week with a focus on supporting women entrepreneurs. But whether owners are male and female, small and medium-sized enterprises have been have frequently overlooked when it comes to financing.
There’s a $2.6 trillion credit gap globally for SMEs in emerging markets.
Small and medium-sized enterprises are pivotal in achieving many of the U.N.’s sustainable-development goals. As we reported back in June, such businesses serving Asian markets could capture more than 40 percent of the $12 trillion or so in new revenue and cost savings from SDG-aligned solutions.
Read the full article on small and mid-size enterprises by Adrienne Day at ImpactAlpha
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