Assessing the environmental value proposition of your business

The Circular Economy is now regarded as a key driver for sustainability by business, policy makers, and academia. Recently a special issue was dedicated to the phenomenon in Journal of Industrial Ecology , presenting tools, methods, opportunities and challenges associated with … Continue reading

Sustainable business model adoption among S&P 500 firms

Sustainable business model innovation is a hot topic, which has received increasing interest from businesses, academia, NGOs and policy makers as a promising way to create ‘systems-level change’ for sustainability. This work was intended to do a ‘reality check’ of … Continue reading

Call for Chapters – Innovation for Sustainability Business transformations towards a better world

Call for Chapters – Innovation for Sustainability Business transformations towards a better world     Submission Deadline Extended Abstracts: 18 September 2017   Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Palgrave Studies in Sustainable Business (in Association with Future Earth)   EDITOR TEAM: Nancy … Continue reading

PLATE (PRODUCT LIFETIMES AND THE ENVIRONMENT) CONFERENCE 8-10 NOV 2017 DELFT, NETHERLANDS

PLATE Conference invitation http://www.plateconference.org/: PLATE aims to address the detrimental impacts of our consumption through considering product lifetimes, bringing together academic researchers, industry, and policy stakeholders working in the field of sustainability. In June 2015, the 1st PLATE (Product Lifetimes … Continue reading

Value mapping tool for Sustainable Business Modelling – Guides for facilitators

The Value Mapping Tool was developed to assist in ‘sustainable business modelling’ – the process of inventing new sustainable business model ideas. The process of using the tool, and the terminology of value captured, value missed, value destroyed and new … Continue reading

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODEL AND SUPPLY CHAIN CONCEPTIONS – TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED PERSPECTIVE

The concepts of Sustainable Supply Chains and Sustainable Business Models are closely related and highly complementary. Business model innovation often requires significantly new supply chain lay-outs. For example, when shifting from product sales to product rental or leasing models, new forms … Continue reading

The integration of a stakeholder perspective into the front end of eco-innovation

It is often recognised that stakeholder concerns are important for companies’ strategic processes towards sustainability (Bansal, 2005, Stubbs and Cocklin, 2008 and Bocken et al., 2013). Stakeholders are any person(s) or any organisation(s) potentially (directly or indirectly) affected by the operations of the organisation and vice … Continue reading