Twin Green and Digital Transitions: Joint adoption of net zero and digital practices by UK SMEs

ERC Insight paper

Associated Themes
  • Innovation
  • Productivity and performance
  • Sustainability

In this insight paper we assess the so-called “twin” green and digital transition premise. This refers to the potential of digital technologies to facilitate the transition to a sustainable economy. Here, our central focus is whether UK SMEs jointly adopt net zero and digital practices. We draw information from ERC Business Futures Survey of over 1,000 SMEs that was conducted between September and November 2020, as it allows us to identify complementarities-in-use between different types of net zero and digital technologies.