EVENTS

ASEAN CSR Fellowship 2018 - Module 2 (Vietnam)

ASEAN CSR Fellowship 2018 - Module 2 will convene in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam on 2-6 July 2018.

The learning objective is to build on their understanding of responsible business as it applies across ASEAN, by following up with Vietnam’s business integrity and anti-corruption initiatives, and explore human rights and labour issues in migration. Module 2 will also introduce the concept of sustainable development and deep dive into the fourth industrial revolution and its impact on responsible business. Fellows will go through a series of trainings, including but not limited to ethical recruitment, and cost and benefit analysis of responsible business.

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Rountable on Financial Inclusion for MSMEs, 27 June 2018, Singapore

Roundtable on Financial Inclusion for MSMEs
  • Date: 27 June 2018
  • Time slot: 0930 - 1300
  • Venue: Grace Room (Level 2), Fort Canning Lodge, Singapore

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Webinar: Financial Inclusion for MSMEs in ASEAN, 21 June 2018

ASEAN CSR Network, together with partners Oxfam, AVPN and ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC), is proud to present the findings of a new report on the landscape of MSMEs in the 10 ASEAN member states. 

Financial Inclusion of MSMEs in ASEAN

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MSMEs form the backbone of the ASEAN economy, making up 89-99% of all enterprises in the region and 52-97% of total employment. A discussion on responsible business and economic development must include this vital group.

The webinar will cover the following issues:

  • How well-supported are MSMEs in ASEAN?
  • What are the key sources of finance and technical support available to them?
  • Is the macro environment  conducive for their sustainability and growth?
  • How wide is the availability  of altrnative financing mechanisms  for them?

Most importantly, one of the key findings is that MSMEs are still facing formidable barriers in access to finance.  There exists a sizeable ‘missing middle’ where MSMEs in early- to growth-stage, requiring USD 5,000 to USD 2 million in ticket sizes, remain underserved by financiers. The webinar will also cover how this 'missing middle' can be addressed.

The research findings will be presented by Ms Melissa Chong (Programme Manager, ASEAN CSR Network) and Ms Anh Nguyen (Knowledge Manager, AVPN).

Read the full report here.
View the "Financing and Technical Support Options for MSMEs in ASEAN" directory here.
Check out the infographics here.