Research Paper

Drivers and Performance Outcomes of Net Zero practices: Evidence from UK SMEs

Research Paper No 95

Associated Themes
  • COVID-19
  • Innovation
  • Management and Leadership
  • Sustainability

This report examines the environmental practices that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) adopt in order to meet the net zero emission targets set by the UK government. Up to now
scholars have focused most of their attention on large corporations and new start-ups. Hence, we know very little about the approaches taken by existing SMEs with regards to net zero.
Here, our focus is threefold: (a) we examine a large range of net zero practices, which span across technological and organisational business domains; (b) we investigate the external and
internal [to the business] drivers of net zero practices; and (c) we analyse the performance outcomes of net zero practices.