Research Report

More than resilience: Views of Northern Ireland SMEs towards environmental and social impact

ERC Research report


ERC, Queens University

Associated Themes
  • Management and Leadership
  • Sustainability

This report presents some headline results from the second wave of the Business Futures survey1 on 115 Northern Ireland micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs2). First, it examines the NI SMEs’ business priorities in comparison with the priorities of SMEs from the rest of the UK. Second, it continues the ERC’s work exploring environmental practices of SMEs in recognition of the government’s net zero emission targets. Third, the report also extends the analysis to the domain of social responsibility by shedding some light on activities of NI SMEs aiming to create social benefits for people and communities.