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Webinar: Coping with COVID-19 – Supporting your supply chain in a crisis

By |May 7th, 2020|

The Covid-19 crisis means many smaller businesses are desperate for the liquidity offered by supplier finance, but access to funding may become difficult. Rewatch the webinar at the bottom of the page ‘We’re seeing more and more reports talking about double-digit GDP drops,’ says Michiel Steeman, executive director of the SCF Community, as he kicked [...]

Viewpoint: as the tragic global health crisis of Covid-19 becomes an economic one too, there is an urgent need to improve the resilience of our supply chains. 

By |May 2nd, 2020|

The scale of the human tragedy of the Covid-19 outbreak unfolding around the globe can often seem overwhelming. Who could anticipate the speed at which the virus took hold over one country after another? National death tolls have become a depressingly regular feature of each passing day. As I write this, there have been more [...]

SCF Personalities: Sunil Mascarenhas, supply chain finance relationship manager, Asian Development Bank

By |April 16th, 2020|

ADB’s SCF evangelist is keen to expand the reach of supplier finance in Asian markets, he tells SCF Briefing - and technology will be a key part of that mission. When Sunil Mascarenhas moved to Manila last year to take up a new role with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), he knew the move would [...]

SCF Personalities: Ad Rietberg, founder of Agri-Wallet

By |April 16th, 2020|

Ad Rietberg, founder of fintech Agri-Wallet, wants to make a positive impact on the agricultural sector, improving the lives of small farmers and looking after the environment.  It quickly becomes evident when talking to Ad Rietberg, founder of fintech firm Agri-Wallet, that he has a real drive to encourage more sustainable and environmentally friendly behaviour [...]

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Viewpoint: Does the SCF Industry Need a Code of Conduct to Prevent ‘Extreme’ Programmes?

By |April 7th, 2020|

Governments and regulators are calling for a reappraisal of some supplier finance programmes. We should respond positively, says Michiel Steeman. Supply chain finance has faced renewed criticism in the media just a month into the year. The bad press is not new – we are familiar with similar accusations against multinationals taking their SCF programmes [...]

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Viewpoint: How SCF is responding to new pressures

By |December 5th, 2019|

Supply chain finance is becoming more than just a ‘solution’ as the market responds to the changing environmental and social pressures we face today.

Could AI define a new era for supply chain finance?

By |December 4th, 2019|

SCF providers are exploring the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, with some arguing it is a tool capable of taking the market to the next level.

Innovation and sustainability shape SCF Forum Europe 2019

By |November 29th, 2019|

How to make your entire supply chain sustainable was one of the defining themes of this year’s SCF Forum Europe in Amsterdam.

Airbus wins 2019 SCF Awards Gold, beating tough competition

By |November 28th, 2019|

Competition was fierce this year as entrants battled for the 2019 Supply Chain Finance awards, with the top Gold award scooped by Airbus.

Why China is shaping innovation in supply chain finance

By |November 27th, 2019|

A new report from the SCF Academy looks at differences in how SCF is developing in China and how the country is setting benchmarks in terms of innovation.