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The growth of Green Finance

Access to finance for start-ups and SMEs, particularly those who are involved in the cleantech and health tech sectors is increasing. This is due to the emphasis on environmental protection within UN Sustainability Development Goals and the drive to improve public health in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clean and health tech enterprises allocate financial resources to projects that mitigate climate and health change. This is the very embodiment of sustainability.

The GreenFin position

Established within Middlesex University (MU) Business School, GreenFin brings together a powerful coalition of leading researchers from business, management and finance disciplines. Our network is broadened by inter-disciplinary ties to entrepreneurial finance and sustainability across the MU faculties.

Our work includes major contributions to the ESRC-funded Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP). We've made multiple government evaluations for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Innovate UK and British Business Bank. We have also delivered high-level grant reports, written high impact journal articles and steered the publication of major journal special issues.

Our goal is to combine high-quality research and develop cutting edge insights to enhance understanding of green and sustainable financing processes and their impacts.


Owen, Robyn and Vedanthachari, Lakshmi Narasimhan (2022) Exploring the Role of UK Government Policy in Developing the University Entrepreneurial Finance Ecosystem for Cleantech. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (Early Access) .

GreenFin Events

WHERE: C219 College Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs. London NW4 4BT
WHEN:  Friday, 15 Mar 2024; 10.00-17.00(GMT)


Recent related projects

  • 2021 UKEFF Cleantech finance toolkit project
  • June  2021 Green Finance for Building Back Better conference
  • 2020 Redefining SME Productivity Measurement and Assessment for a Low Carbon Economy. Client – ESRC Productivity Insights Network (PIN).
  • 2018-2019 An econometric analysis of public support for innovation on business outcomes, for BEIS
  • 2018-2020 Evaluation of the Investment Accelerator Programme for Innovate UK (UKRI)
  • 2018-2021 National Evaluation of the English European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) for MHCLG
  • 2018-2022 Early Assessment and Interim Evaluation of Regional Investment Funds, for British Business Bank
  • 2017-2022 Early Assessment and Interim Evaluations of Loan Pilots Scheme, for Innovate UK
  • 2020 project on development of sustainability reporting model (a self-evaluation tool for corporates), in collaboration with committee of business responsibility reporting of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. (Report).

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Keep in touch

If you'd like to learn more about our research, academic staff or publications, please contact us:

Dr  Robyn Owen, Associate Professor of  Entrepreneurial Finance

Email: r.owen@mdx.ac.uk

Dr Patrick Elf, Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Business

Email: p.elf@mdx.ac.uk

Pamela Macaulay, CEEDR administrator

Email: p.macaulay@mdx.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8411 5460


Middlesex University Business School 
The Burroughs 
London NW4 4BT 
United Kingdom 
fax: (+44) (0) 20 8411 6607

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