The Green Economy Reports: Financing Without Banks -- The Green Economy Publishes New Article in Their Finance Edition

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The rules to financing are changing, and new practices by large corporations are leading the way.

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For companies with fewer resources — adopting ideas proven by market leaders is just smart business.

Large corporations are leading the way to private equity financing, according to a new article in The Green Economy’s finance edition.

As banks pull back from lending, companies used to the traditional spreadsheet lending approach are adapting to a new set of rules.

Private equity uses new lending requirements - ESG - that are focused on management practices, future growth potential and socially responsible policies, according to David Barr, managing director at Warburg Pincus.

Large and mega-firms with the resources to hire consultants are ‘early adopters’ of new equity-finding strategies. As the larger firms see the benefits of money-saving ideas that spur innovation and manage risk, they begin to require those practices throughout their supply chain.

“For small tech developers and large corporations, working together effectively is the key to success at going from innovation to adoption,” said Michael Holman, from Lux Research.

The ‘trickle down’ begins as these corporations bring new ideas and approaches in-house, moving away from consultants, and start to package their best-of-class ideas into training, frameworks and processes accessible to the mid-market.

For companies with fewer resources — but whose business will be impacted by technological and economic shifts — adopting ideas proven by market leaders is just smart business.

In short, private equity financing opportunities move from ‘early adopters’ to the mid-market as new strategies are created, tested and applied.

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