The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal is a Brussels-based think tank and policy network. Established in 2003 in Belgium as a nonprofit, nonpartisan association, the group is dedicated to making a positive contribution through cutting-edge research and by engaging political leaders and the public at large in a constructive exchange about the economic and social challenges of the 21st century.
This is why the Lisbon Council created The 2022 Green, Digital and Competitive SME Index. This innovative benchmarking exercise – over a year in the making – is intended to give a window on two crucial things: 1) first and foremost, it gives visual expression to some key principles underlying Europe’s “twin transition” to a green and digital economy; and 2) it measures progress in these priority areas across an important sector of the economy – the 22 million SMEs that generate 53% of the value added by Europe’s businesses and employ 65% of Europe’s workforce. And it adds a crucial third component to the mix: competitiveness and company growth.