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. DEALS Collaborating in responsible lending to create sustainable economies CDC provides $50m risk sharing facility to Absa to support lending to MSMEs and households through Microfinance and Non-Bank Financial Institutions in Africa 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. EVENT African Continental Free Trade Area The AfCFTA will unite all 55 member states of the African Union, bringing together the world’s largest working-age population to create an amazing platform that will empower global businesses, and help them find fruitful financial opportunities. 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? Latest Podcasts Episode 03 Elizabeth Wasunna-Ochwa Business Banking Director at Absa Bank Kenya PLC Absa Group ESD Insights Absa Bank Kenya breaks tradition and goes out looking to help grow SMEs Business Banking Director Elizabeth Wasunna-Ochwa believes all strata of society want opportunity and access to the market. Play the episode Episode 02 Keitumetse Lekaba Head of Enterprise & Supplier Development: I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR Absa Group ESD Insights SMMEs in South Africa: Enterprise Supply Developments need to up their game The progressive attitude of policymakers has sparked a revolution that will see SMEs flourish on the African continent. Play the episode Episode 01 David Mparutsa Head: Enterprise and Supplier Development ex SA, Corporate and Investment Banking Absa Group ESD Insights Localisation improves Africa’s access to mainstream supply chains The future of business on the African continent is in the hands of small and medium enterprises. Listen as David Mparutsa talks to this. Play the episode Load More × 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 Healthcare InsightsThe ability to roll out credible, sustainable and high-volume Covid-19 vaccination programs will likely be the single biggest driver of economic recovery in Africa over the next 24 months. Economies that fail to execute on this will be left behind as global trading resumes. Africa is a net importer of goods and services, therefore with the closing of borders and a vaccination rate of < 2% of Africa’s 1.2 billion population, it will leave the continent well behind the rest of the world. The cost will be devastating. We therefore need to increase our efforts in the most collaborative way. Read more Telecommunications, Media and Technology InsightsIn the next part of our insights series, we’re discussing Telecommunications, Media and Technology – and how they can unlock limitless possibilities in Africa. Traditionally the provider of voice, data connectivity and mobile payments solutions, the telecommunication sector, is now using technology to build an entire ecosystem around the individual consumer. Read more 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. Read more 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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