SME Competitiveness Outlook 2021

SME Competitiveness Outlook 2021

Empowering the Green Recovery


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The SME Competitiveness Outlook 2021 analyses how small businesses can rebuild from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic so they are better prepared to face the looming crisis of climate change. It provides a 20-point Green Recovery Plan to foster competitive, resilient and environmentally sustainable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The report finds that firms owned by women and young people were hurt more by the pandemic and are more vulnerable to future shocks, such those brought by a changing climate. It shows how business support organizations, governments, lead firms in value chains and international organizations can enable SMEs to strengthen competitiveness, build resilience to climate hazards and contribute to safeguarding the planet.