• Pro-environmental business and clean growth trends for the East Midlands 2021

      Gallotta, Bruno; Paterson, Fred; Baranova, Polina; University of Derby (University of Derby, 2021-06-01)
      Based on responses to the East Midlands Chamber (EMC) Quarterly Economic Survey (Feb 2021): • The percentage of businesses in the East Midlands deriving turnover from supplying pro-environmental goods or services increased from 16% in 2015 to 37% in 2021. • 36% of the companies surveyed stated that clean growth is already wholly or partly integrated into their business growth strategies; up from 29% in 2020. • Larger companies continue to be more advanced than smaller firms in integrating clean growth in their business strategies. • However, more than four in ten firms (42%) do not feel well informed about support for clean growth and nearly three in ten (29%) are not engaging with the clean growth agenda – a small decline from 2020. This suggests that whilst opportunity in the Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services (LCEGS) market is still strong, awareness and engagement with clean growth opportunities may have been weakened during the 2020/21 pandemic.