Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role in the Malaysian economy and across the globe but have been severely impacted by the Covid pandemic. Through their investment and lending activities, banks are uniquely positioned to support SMEs, which is why UNEP FI has developed a guide for Malaysian banks to support SMEs in the sustainable recovery from the Covid pandemic.

This guide is designed to assist Malaysian banks in supporting SMEs on their sustainability journey as the economy recovers from the pandemic. It provides a framework for actions including key suggestions for bank-wide approach and a step-by-step guide for product development supplemented by examples of work already being undertaken by Malaysian and international banks.