ENTERPRISE AND SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT INSIGHTS Absa Insights Series Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Absa insights series > Enterprise and Supplier Development Insights Our foresight assists your business’s sustainable growth potential We have created a platform for our sector experts to provide data driven insights that will help your business adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world. SECTOR EXPERTISE Matching Foresight with Sustainable Possibilities In the next part of the Absa Insights series we discuss Enterprise and Supplier Development across Africa. Small and medium-sized businesses are likely to lead the economic recovery on the African continent, but until they can secure a genuine foothold in corporate value chains, the sector is likely to be dominated by a handful of players who had early-mover advantage and access to finance. As a finance partner to a number of emerging businesses in Africa, we need to understand how we not only improve access to finance, but give them the right tools to facilitate their upward growth in the market. Through the Absa Insights Series, we help our clients unlock their full growth potential through sustainable opportunities and solutions, ensuring a future for them, our planet and for generations to come. Contact us David Mparutsa, Head: Enterprise and Supplier Development, talks about how we can practically grow SMEs in order to build our African economies. Consumer Sector Insights Unlocking your business's potential with insight and sustainable solutions. ENTERPRISE AND SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT INSIGHTS SMEs in Africa: A revolution is coming Small and medium-sized businesses are likely to lead the economic recovery on the African continent, but until they can secure a genuine foothold in corporate value chains, the sector is likely to be dominated by a handful of players who had early-mover advantage and access to finance. DEALS Breaking ground to enable regional economic growth Absa has made another stride in business investment. The team recently financed the Newlyn Group for the development of the iconic Newlyn Park Rail Terminal. TRADE INSIGHTS AfCFTA, the long road to Africa’s promised land of trade and prosperity The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has been touted as the supercharger of Africa's long-term economic success. Here, Bohani Hlungwane, Group Head of Sales, Trade and Working Capital at Absa, looks at how far we have come and what needs to be done. vvvvvvvv RISK MANAGEMENT Mitigating the Climate Crisis and Driving Inclusive Growth Africa is facing the triple challenge of inequality, climate change and the post-pandemic economic recovery. How can sustainable finance drive much-needed change? We help you achieve your sector growth ambitions Our highly experienced teams of sector specialists have an in-depth understanding of the industry within which you operate. They offer sector-specific knowledge, skills and experience to help you take the lead in your industry. Learn more Experience Absa Insights 2021 All sectors Absa insights series View all Enterprise and Supplier Development InsightsIn the next part of the Absa Insights series we discuss Enterprise and Supplier Development across Africa. Small and medium-sized businesses are likely to lead the economic recovery on the African continent, but until they can secure a genuine foothold in corporate value chains, the sector is likely to be dominated by a handful of players who had early-mover advantage and access to finance. Consumer Insight SeriesAs the playing field for consumer products and services is constantly shifting, we extract practical business insights so you can respond effortlessly at every step of your growth journey. Read more Agriculture Insight SeriesWith expertise in the agricultural sector, we offer our clients valuable insights at every step of their growth journey. These strategic partnerships help them unlock their full financial potential with foresight and sustainable solutions. 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