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An Investment Platform For the World’s Benefit

– Acumum – Proud to be the Malta Hub Adviser!

It may sound like a cliche, but the sustainability of our world – is everyone’s problem. Quite simply. And, by ‘environment’ we mean the world around us – both urban and rural – all of us.

We, at Acumum, are proud to be the Malta hub for the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform (CEIP) – a pan-Commonwealth and beyond network linking entrepreneurs and companies in the environmental sector to each other and to international investors.

The CEIP, an alliance between the The Royal Commonwealth Society and Forbury Investment Network., operated by a UK law firm Clarks Legal LLP, is about Enterprise and Entrepreneurship for the Environment.

Based on the exceptional established trade, investment, academic, and cultural ties of the Commonwealth, reinforced by the sharing of a common language and similar legal frameworks that facilitate business flow.

The CEIP is a unique pan-Commonwealth network of independent hubs affiliated to the CEIP, sharing a common vision of promoting sustainability and resilience across the Commonwealth through better transfer of technologies and expertise to help address some of the major environmental and resource challenges of this century.

The CEIP actively connects businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, and experts of various backgrounds to enable growth of the SME sector, particularly where engaged in environmental technologies and solutions, drawing on links with governments, bankers, universities, city authorities and othet stakeholders.

The platform has been designed to focus on:

  • facilitating trade and investment in sustainable technologies
  • improving international awareness of developments in green technology and sustainability issues
  • supporting low carbon economic growth

Malta as a hub provides opportunities such as:

  • Helping as a gateway to EU markets for Commonwealth businesses, and vice versa. Our experience is that EU companies are keen to expand into Commonwealth markets but do not have established links to facilitate this.
  • Supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in Commonwealth countries by export of know how and experience already gained in Malta, such as the impressive technology entrepreneurship programmes in the University of Malta.
  • Helping SMEs in Malta find markets in the fast growing countries of the Commonwealth where most people on the planet will be living as this century unfolds. The EU is a market, which is very small and economically constrained by comparison with Africa and Asia, and which holds the vast majority of the Commonwealth peoples.
  • Helping Malta engage, particularly through sustainable enterprise, with the vital issues of the planet, which will undoubtedly be very much in the minds of the Heads of Government at CHOGM 2015. The Commonwealth is especially committed to helping meet then developmental and environmental needs of the small island states and developing nations who on their own do not have much influence on world affairs. Malta is well placed as a successful island state with much resource and expertise in technology and finance, as well as free access to EU markets, to contribute to the Commonwealth’s programms in this key area of concern.

The hub will help put Malta on the map for many in the developing countries of the Commonwealth who look to Europe for education, investment and business opportunities, who do not as yet have knowledge of Malta.

In addition to Malta, CEIP has member hubs in London, Wales, Canada, Ghana, Maldives, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

To learn more about the possibilities that CEIP can offer, please visit the website: The Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform and see the CEIP presentation.