Challenges in supporting businesses by Kansai’s regional financial institutions: The Role of regional finances in the post-pandemic era
Nobuyoshi YAMORI, Professor, Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University
Small and medium-sized businesses, which rely on the regional financial system, were particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under these circumstances, regional financial institutions need to improve their ability to evaluate a business’s potential for growth accurately. The purpose of this research is to identify, analyze, and disseminate the best practices of regional financial institutions, as well as to point out issues and necessary actions to promote a finance system complying with ESG criteria.