ACMFN Flagship Report Series provides a Snapshot of the Chinese, Indian and Indonesian Cleantech Financing Ecosystem

The ACMFN Flagship Report Series is part of the Asian Cleantech MSME Financing Network (ACMFN) project and was prepared by the project partner adelphi. ACMFN is co-financed by the European Union aiming to build and leverage a cleantech financing eco-system to spark improved access to finance for Asian cleantech enterprises and enhance sustainable consumption and production patterns in Asia. With the ACMFN project coming to a close in 2019, it is the time to take stock. Therefore, the ACMFN Flagship Report Series provides an insight into the current cleantech financing state in the project countries China, India and Indonesia, identifies cleantech financing challenges and opportunities and showcases country-specific successes of the ACMFN project. The insights are useful for all stakeholders working on harnessing the power of financial markets to deliver environmental and societal goals, in particular project donors and financial institutions in China, India and Indonesia looking to understand the contours of a fast-growing cleantech financing ecosystem. 

The ACMFN Flagship Report Series is accompanied by a Case Study Series that provides in-depth insights into interviewed organisations including key project stakeholders and experts from all levels of the ecosystem. Interviewees range from cleantech enterprises participating in ACMFN, intermediaries such as incubators and accelerators and financial institutions including banks, fintechs and venture capital funds amongst others. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all participating interview partners for kindly giving us a glimpse into their daily activities and operations and the national focal partners China Electronic Energy-Saving Technology Association (CEESTA), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Indonesia’s Perkumpulan Untuk Peningkatan Usaha Kecil (PUPUK) for their continuous support throughout the process.

The ACMFN Flagship Report Series approves: The groundwork for a strong cleantech financing ecosystem in China, India and Indonesia is laid. Now, it is the time for all stakeholders to jointly continue these efforts beyond the ACMFN project, overcome remaining challenges and take cleantech financing for micro-, small- and medium-enterprises (MSMEs) to the next level.

Explore the ACMFN Flagship Report and Case Study Series and find out more about the cleantech financing ecosystem in China, India and Indonesia here:

Social Standards Handbook for local garment manufacturers in Myanmar

image001Through the comprehensive trainings and the capacity building with the SMART Myanmar Social Compliance Academy, which touch upon the most fundamental issues of social compliance, local factories have been able to learn how to implement long-term and ethically responsible practices, necessary to improve their competitiveness in the global market.

The easy-to-read guidance provides a general overview dedicated to factory managers on the main issues of social compliance, underlying its strategic role within the garment sector. In particular, the guide presents the most fundamental steps of how local factories should implement an effective social management system, by also giving clear examples and best practices derived from factories in Myanmar. Based on the experiences of the SMART Myanmar Social Compliance Academies this handbook was composed to specifically focus on the needs and constraints of Myanmar garment factories.

This handbook shall reach out and inspire a wide number of factories in Myanmar.

SMART Myanmar Social Compliance Handbook English

Smart Myanmar Export Promotion Guide

Promotion Guide Cover PageThis 2015 Export Promotion Guide has been specially designed to assist Myanmar manufacturers who wish to export garments to the European Union (EU), a market encompassing 28 nations and more than 500 million consumers.

Myanmar’s garment manufacturers have, for the past several years, primarily exported to Japan and South Korea. This has provided dependable business opportunities for the industry and there is a tremendous potential for garment manufacturers in Myanmar to discover new opportunities exporting their products to the EU.

Whether you are a manufacturer seeking to better understand EU trade procedures, laws and documentation, or perhaps, you are trying to re-configure your production set-up to better cater to the needs of European buyers. Whatever present situation you are in, this guide explores and maps out the various technical and procedural considerations essential for engaging with European buyers.

SMART Myanmar Export Promotion Guide – Myanmar Garment Sector