Category SBM Blog

Now available: MOOC on New Business Models

Professor Jan Jonker, Radbound University, The Netherlands, recently launched the first New Business Models MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Are you dedicated to sustainability, but don’t know how to put this passion into practice? Do you see challenges in your community which you want to […]

Special Issue “Business Models for Sustainability” Published – Editorial with Open Access

We are pleased to inform you that the final version of the special issue of Organization & Environment on “Business Models for Sustainability – Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Transformation” (Vol. 29, Issue 1)  has been published in March 2016. Many contributions of this special issue are already listed among the top most downloaded O&E articles. The […]


The new book Circular Business – Collaborate and Circulate explains how you can establish a successful circular business. The three authors – Christiaan Kraaijenhagen, Cécile van Oppen and Nancy Bocken – are working in the area of sustainability and aim to close the gap between theory and practice in the circular economy. In the book, […]

Call for Abstracts (due 28 March 2016): “New Business Models” Conference at Toulouse Business School, 16 & 17 June 2016

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS Conference on “New Business Models: Exploring a changing view on organizing value creation for sustainable development” Venue: Toulouse Business School (TBS), Toulouse (France) | Date: June 16 and 17, 2016   Conference announcement incl. full CfP and guide for submissions  Full CfP as PDF   Important Dates 28 MARCH 2016 – Deadline […]

Utilizing the Business Model Canvas to Enable Sustainability Measurement on the Business Model Level

by Lara Obst This posting is based on a master thesis that was submitted by Lara Obst in October 2015 in order to receive the M.Sc. degree of the Double Master Program “Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship” from the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Twente. “Utilizing the Business Model Canvas to Enable Sustainability […]

Call for Extended Abstracts for a Journal of Cleaner Production Special Issue on “Embracing the Variety of Sustainable Business Models” – Deadline 1st June 2016

Special Issue Topics This Special Issue is designed to contribute to a better understanding of the mechanisms behind sustainable business models, which help to ensure sustainable solutions to social and environmental issues. This Special Issue team solicits a wide variety of sustainable business models, originated by (social) entrepreneurs, (non) profit organizations, sector related or governmental […]

ISPIM Special Interest Group Workshop: “GAMIFICATION in INNOVATION”

ISPIM Special Interest Group Workshop: GAMIFICATION in INNOVATION, Berlin, 10-11 March 2016 Gamification is increasingly used as a way to make serious strategic decisions and as a technique to develop new business models. This workshop is organised as part of ISPIM’s Special Interest Group on Teaching & Coaching Innovation. Various speakers will share their experience […]

Sustainable Business Models in Building Long-Term Value (Adam Jabłoński)

by Adam Jabłoński Sustainable Business Models in Building Long-Term Value, Taking their Corporate Social Responsibility into Account This blog post is a summary of the main results of Adam’s extensive research on sustainable business models. His book is currently available in Polish only (reference see below). Therefore, this post and attached PDF offer an English […]

Welcome Adam!

Our team of authors is further growing and is getting more international. A new blogger from Poland joined our team – welcome Adam Jabłoński! Take a look at our growing team … Adam is Assistant Professor in The Department of Management, University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu w Dąbrowie Górniczej), Poland. He holds a […]

Preview: NBS-SA Research on Sustainable Business Models for Shared Value

The Network for Business Sustainability (NBS), a non-profit organisation founded in Canada in 2005, and its regional affiliate Network for Business Sustainability South Africa (NBS-SA) called for an academic review of sustainable business models for shared value creation. This review project is led by SBM blogger Florian Lüdeke-Freund in cooperation with Nancy Bocken, Lorenzo Massa, […]