Policy Briefing

Exploring External Finance links to Build Back Better a Green UK SME Economy

ERC Policy briefing

Associated Themes
  • Finance
  • Sustainability

This study’s main research question is:

  • How does external finance, including different amounts and types (public supported schemes and grants, or private debt, equity) of finance, impact on the low carbon (energy efficiency), green growth of UK SMEs?

Additionally, the following sub questions are investigated:

  • How is SME green external financing related to SME skills and capabilities and use of external assistance?
  • How is SME green financing related to sectors and location?
  • How is SME green financing related to future business intensions (e.g. growth)?