Dr Ashish Sharma
February 2023

SMEs twin transition to sustainability and digital transformation

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken global trade and forced companies to redesign their supply chains. It has propelled us to rethink our future. 

Particularly affected were the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and their recovery in the post-pandemic era. SMEs today are confronted with the twin challenges of sustainability and digital transformation. Can they emerge as winners in the Race to Zero, or will they be left behind? Will the SMEs have a smooth transition through the convergence of sustainability and digitalization? Can the nations achieve their shared vision of climate neutral and resource efficient economies without empowering SMEs, or will it remain a pipe dream? This requires learning, unlearning and relearning in the face of a new wave of advanced technologies which are underpinning the scope of competitive sustainability of SMEs.

In this webinar presented by Dr Ashish Sharma (Founding CEO, Sustainability Alternatives Ltd UK), he demystified some promising technology solutions and summarised broader takeaways from such pressing issues. This webinar also highlighted the importance of building resilience to the future for SMEs via intelligent use of cutting edge technologies for business agility and tools, such as digital transformation, business model innovation and integration of structured ESG (environmental, social and governance) reforms. It concluded with key takeaways and considerations for the entrepreneurs/C-suite executives with the selected analysis of the global best practices.