Tools

In my work I try to close the ‘idea-action’ gap in sustainability and circular economy. Hence, my research often leads to tools and frameworks to help organisations and individuals make sense of complex sustainability issues and allow them to develop feasible but impactful solutions. Through the circular and sustainable start-up HOMIE, we also put new business models in practice and we published on the effectiveness of the ‘pay per use’ business model here.

Below, you can find an overview of some of the sustainability tools and methods I (co-) developed with different colleagues around the world from academia and business, such as:

 

The Value Mapping Tool for sustainable business modelling:

http://nancybocken.com/sustainable-business-modelling/ 

which was based on the following journal article on the Value Mapping Tool:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/CG-06-2013-0078

Later publications on value mapping include e.g.:

https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/1810/247994/Bocken%20et%20al%202015%20Journal%20of%20Industrial%20and%20Production%20Engineering.pdf?sequence=1

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652616309088

 

The Ecologies of Business Models approach to think more systemically about sustainable business model development:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652618331767?via%3Dihub

https://blog.ssbmg.com/2018/12/04/papers-in-brief-xxvi/

 

The Environmental Value Proposition Evaluation framework to quickly evaluate and assess the impact of business models:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652617322965

 

The Rapid Circularity Assessment to quickly assess the environmental potential of circular business model innovations:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305264490_Assessing_the_environmental_impact_of_new_Circular_business_models

 

The Slowing, Closing, Narrowing framework, to make sense of the different strategies in the circular economy:

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21681015.2016.1172124 (open access)

 

The 10 steps to a Circular Business described in our book “Circular Business – Collaborate and Circulate:

http://circularcollaboration.com

 

The Value Hill to help companies retain value in new circular business models:

http://www.circle-economy.com/master-circular-business-with-the-value-hill/  

 

The Circular Business Project to kick-start the transition to a sustainable business:

https://circularbusinessproject.wordpress.com

 

The Circular Business Model Experimentation cycle to support experimentation with new business models in the circular economy:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221042241730134X

which was developed based on experiences during the Circular Business Project 

 

The Business Model Innovation grid for sustainability to support sustainable business model innovation:

http://www.plan-c.eu/bmix/

which was based on the following journal article on Sustainable Business Model Archetypes:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652613008032 (original article)

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652617321571 (content analysis on archetype adoption by large business)

 

The Circular Economy Toolkit and workshop process to guide companies in their move to the circular economy:

http://www.circulareconomytoolkit.org

 

A range of tools to support Eco-design and innovation:

  • such as the eco-ideation tool to generate new eco-innovative ideas, during a quick individual brainstorm or group brainstorm:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652611001259?via%3Dihub

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257408638_Development_of_an_eco-ideation_tool_to_identify_stepwise_greenhouse_gas_emissions_reduction_options_for_consumer_goods

  • and ‘pain/gain’ tool to quickly assess eco-innovations:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166497211001301

 

The emergent work on tools and cases to ideate, validate and implement circular strategies, developed by the PhD researchers at TU Delft I work with can be found here:

https://www.circularstrategies.org

 

Finally, together with colleagues, I recently published an overview of Circular Business Model Innovation tools and methods, including a checklist on how to develop future tools – freely accessible here:

https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/8/2210

 

Most articles should be freely accessible through the links above or otherwise Researchgate.