Future of the Environment

Smaller businesses lack the financing to be sustainable. Here's how we can help 

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Research shows that companies make more money when they invest in sustainability. Image: REUTERS/Stringer

Leora Klapper
Lead Economist, World Bank
Natascha Beinker
Co-Chair G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) and Co-Chair GPFI SME Finance Subgroup, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
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Lack of financing undermines participation in global value chains. Image: Source: Reproduced from Cusolito, Safadi, and Taglioni (2016).
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