Forthcoming Research – SMEs and net zero

As we cautiously look beyond the pandemic and the kind of economy and society we wish to rebuild, the Bank’s research teams are undertaking research into how SMEs view climate change and carbon emissions reduction, along with how they are thinking about any potential business benefits as a result of a greening economy.

To deliver the research, the Bank has partnered with a research consortium led by Energy Systems Catapult, along with Winning Moves, The Data City and Eigen Ventures. The work is currently in field and will feed into a Bank publication on this topic in autumn 2021.

Message to respondents

You may have received an online survey invitation or phone call from Winning Moves in order to gather your views. We’d be most grateful if you could respond as soon as you can, since this research relies on gathering data from as many businesses as possible. We’re very conscious that Coronavirus has made things difficult and we have tried to keep the survey as straightforward as possible – it should take you no longer than 15-20 minutes.

Please note, your response will be  treated completely confidentially, and anonymised. It will be vital in shaping the support the Bank continues to offer to SMEs.

If you have any queries regarding this survey, you can email Winning Moves (who have been commissioned by the Bank to help deliver this research) directly at or contact the British Business Bank team on +44 (0)776 8658531.