CALL FOR PAPERS FOR SPECIAL ISSUE ON “BUSINESS EXPERIMENTATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY” – DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2018

Business Experimentation for Sustainability   Guest Editors: Nancy Bocken a,b, Ilka Weissbrod c and Maria Antikainend a The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)Lund University, P O Box 196, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden bTU Delft Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Landbergstraat 15, 2628 … Continue reading

TOWARDS A SHARING ECONOMY – INNOVATING ECOLOGIES OF BUSINESS MODELS

There are high expectations on business models as ways to drive sustainable development.  Various ‘sharing business models’ have emerged, some with a pure business intent, but others more clearly oriented towards societal and environmental benefits. The actual impacts of new … Continue reading

Experimenting with a circular business model: Lessons from eight cases

From 2016 to 2017, we conducted action research with eight case studies at Delft University of Technology, in collaboration with a societal and environmental purpose-driven innovation consultancy firm, Innoboost, both based in the Netherlands. The objective of this collaborative project, … Continue reading

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