Our article “A Review and Typology of Circular Economy Business Model Patterns” (2019, together with Stefan Gold and Nancy Bocken) is part of a special feature of the Journal of Industrial Ecology on “Digging Deeper into the Circular Economy”.
45 patterns to support sustainable business model innovation
Our new study presents a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of presently known business model patterns that hold the potential to contribute to the diffusion of ecologically and socially beneficial innovations.
Upsides and Downsides of the Sharing Economy
‘Sharing economy’ businesses are becoming ever more present. Yet their impacts and value trade-offs are not well understood. We explored these impacts through a multiple-case study.
Sustainable Business Model and Supply Chain Conceptions – Towards an Integrated Perspective
In a book chapter written for "Implementing Triple Bottom Line Sustainability into Global Supply Chains", edited by Lydia Bals and Wendy Tate, we take a closer look at sustainable supply chain and sustainable business model conceptions.
Business Models for Shared Value
Systematic Review Report Published by the Network for Business Sustainability South Africa
Values-Based Network and Business Model Innovation
A Framework and Workshop Method for Values-Based Business Modelling
Relational Leadership for Strategic Sustainability – Practices and Capabilities to Advance the Design and Assessment of Sustainable Business Models (2017)
Summary In this paper we explore the role of leadership in enabling and accelerating the impact of strategic sustainability initiatives. We do this by first identifying the central integration challenges that strategic sustainability presents through an examination of the five levels of the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD). We identify the importance of relational … Continue reading Relational Leadership for Strategic Sustainability – Practices and Capabilities to Advance the Design and Assessment of Sustainable Business Models (2017)
Business Models for Sustainability – A Co-Evolutionary Analysis of Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Transformation (2016)
Summary The relevance of business models for corporate performance in general and corporate sustainability in particular has been widely acknowledged in the literature while sustainable entrepreneurship research has started to explore contributions to the sustainability transformation of markets and society. Particularities of the business models of sustainable niche market pioneers have been identified in earlier … Continue reading Business Models for Sustainability – A Co-Evolutionary Analysis of Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Transformation (2016)
Business Models for Sustainability – Origins, Present Research, and Future Avenues (2016)
Summary While a consensus appears to have evolved among many sustainability researchers and practitioners that sustainable development at the societal level is not very likely without the sustainable development of organizations, the business model as a key initiating component of corporate sustainability has only recently moved into the focus of sustainability management research. Apparently, the … Continue reading Business Models for Sustainability – Origins, Present Research, and Future Avenues (2016)
Organization & Environment Special Issue “Business Models for Sustainability – Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Transformation” (2016)
Summary Between 2013 and 2015, we compiled and co-edited an Organization & Environment (Sage) special issue on "Business Models for Sustainability". The special issue was published in March 2016 and contains the following articles: Schaltegger, S.; Hansen, E. & Lüdeke-Freund, F. (2016): Business Models for Sustainability: Origins, Present Research, and Future Avenues, Organization & Environment, … Continue reading Organization & Environment Special Issue “Business Models for Sustainability – Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Transformation” (2016)