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BSS: DEG is your partner beyond financing

Challenges of private businesses can often not be met by finance alone. To address our customers’ specific needs, DEG - via its Business Support Services (BSS) - offers non-repayable co-financing for eligible projects that help companies to improve their performance, growth and developmental impact.

Target group

DEG offers conceptual and financial assistance to our prospective and existing customers.

What is supported?

The BSS programme aims at enhancing our customers’ sustainability - with respect to commercial as well as social and environmental best practices. Possible areas for BSS support are for example corporate governance, risk management, strategy, environmental and social management, resource and energy efficiency as well as training of staff or suppliers. We also offer you support with other challenges and develop individually tailored solutions in partnership with you and your company.

What DEG offers

We connect companies with external experts to realize tailor-made advisory solutions and help customers to design coherent development projects. The related costs can be co-funded up to 50 per cent.

If you are an existing or prospective customer, just ask your DEG counterpart for options to enhance your business.

Resource and Energy Efficiency Advisory Service

Are you looking to employ resources and energy more efficiently and reduce associated costs?

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Corporate Governance Advisory Services

Would you like to make your corporate governance more efficient and value-added?

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People Management

Are you looking to close the qualification gaps of your staff and overcome challenges in the area of HR?

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Environmental and Social Management in the Financial Sector

We support you in incorporating environmental and social risks more successfully into your investment decisions.

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SME Advisory Programmes for Financial Institutions

Would you like to expand your SME business, reach more customers and improve your service?

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Your challenge

We also support our new and existing customers overcoming other challenges, and develop individual solutions together with them. Please contact your DEG customer relationship manager to get in touch with the BSS team.

Project examples

Improved cooperation with smallholders

The Cambodian rice producer Angkor Kasekam Roongroeung Co., Ltd purchases its husked rice from tens of thousands of small farmers. With its BSS DEG supports the company in professionalizing the cooperation in order to design a more efficient procurement.

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Facilitate growth

The provider of agricultural finance Finterra is a long-standing DEG customer. DEG has given Finterra detailed advice on its growth trajectory to becoming a fully-fledged bank. With its BSS DEG has supported Finterra in developing a credit scoring model and creating an environmental and social governance system.

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