27 November 2023 — Publication

5 reasons why sustainability matters for SMEs

5 reasons why sustainability matters for SMEs

The sustainable transition is a collective effort and a matter for society as a whole. SMEs, as the backbone of Europe’s economy, also have a key role to play. The transition poses challenges, but also offers opportunities. However, it can feel daunting to get started and to imagine how the sustainable transition affects the business, even before being fully informed.

This paper details 5 reasons for why SMEs should not wait to start transitioning to more sustainable business models.

Written in collaboration with – the European Sustainable Business Federation, and supported by the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB).