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Small Business Act for Europe (SBA)

EU Current 2008

It is an overarching framework for the EU policy on SMEs, aimed to improve the approach to entrepreneurship, by simplify the regulatory and policy environment and remove the remaining barriers to their development

Issuer name

EU

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In line with its objective to support sustainable growth in SME's, the act also looks to enable SMEs to turn environmental challenges into opportunities, emphasizing the responsibility of the EU to provide more information, expertise and financial incentives for full exploitation of the opportunities for new “green” markets and increased energy efficiency, partly through the implementation of environmental management systems in SMEs.

Organizations covered by the instrument

Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Target organization notes

regulate the Member States to develop policies that help the sustainable grow of SMEs

Industry scope

All/none specified

ESG coverage- Eco (Economic & General)

All

Status

Current

Country

EU

Region

Europe

Date of publication

2008

Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary

Voluntary

The geographical scope

International/regional (EU)

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