Sustainable Business Models for Eco-Design and Innovation – The Case of Riversimple (2016)

Summary The idea that companies and (other kinds of organisation) should strive for “sustainable business models” in order to contribute to a sustainable development of the natural environment, society, and economy is becoming increasingly popular. But it is misleading. A business model per se cannot be sustainable. It is a model. And as such it … Continue reading Sustainable Business Models for Eco-Design and Innovation – The Case of Riversimple (2016)

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Assessing the Sustainability Performance of Business Models – Usefulness and Applicability of the GRI Framework (2015)

Summary Corporate sustainability has left its academic niche and has become an integral part of today’s business world. While companies around the globe are trying to position themselves as economically competitive and at the same time as ecologically and socially sound, for example through more efficient production processes or increasing product responsibility, some pioneers are … Continue reading Assessing the Sustainability Performance of Business Models – Usefulness and Applicability of the GRI Framework (2015)

Normative Innovation for Sustainable Business Models in Value Networks (2014)

Summary While business model innovation has been widely accepted as an innovation category on its own, its problem-solving potential is still unexplored. We argue that business model innovation can be applied beyond single firms, i.e. on the value network level, to find systemic solutions to “wicked” problems. A framework and method for sustainable business model … Continue reading Normative Innovation for Sustainable Business Models in Value Networks (2014)

Towards a Conceptual Framework of Business Models for Sustainability (2010)

Summary Theorists and practitioners highlight the importance of business for progress in sustainable consumption and production (SCP). In this context business models are discussed as meta factors that can support the adoption of cleaner products and processes, sustainable supply chains and further contributions towards SCP. The article is about business model innovation and the creation … Continue reading Towards a Conceptual Framework of Business Models for Sustainability (2010)