Category Sustainable Business Model Innovation

2nd Hamburg Workshop on Sustainability-Oriented Business Models – Using the “Triple-Layered Business Model Canvas” (May 19, 2015)

On May 19th, 2015, the University of Hamburg and its Faculty of Business, Economics & Social Sciences host a hands-on workshop on “Design of More Sustainable Business Models”. It will be facilitated by Alexandre Joyce who is an eco-innovation advisor at the Institute for Product Development in Montréal, Canada. This workshop is the second in […]

The Triple Layered Business Model Canvas – A Tool to Design More Sustainable Business Models

by Alexandre Joyce # # # # # Update (19 June 2015): The conference paper can be downloaded from academia.edu # # # # # Since 2012, I have been looking for a way to add environmental and social aspects into the original business model canvas. After three years of research, design, development and testing, […]

“Sustainability Innovation Pack” (Beta) – Facilitation Tool for Sustainable Business Model Innovation

How to create new, sustainability-oriented business models? How to improve the sustainability performance of the business you are already in? The Business Innovation Kit (BIK) by UXBerlin enables entrepreneurial teams to explore, dispute about, and co-define business ideas and models for new or existing organisations. A structured and focused process guides teams through different exercises, […]

Papers in Brief (III): Laukkanen & Patala (2014): Analysing Barriers to Sustainable Business Model Innovations: Innovation Systems Approach

[Note: This is the third post of our new “Papers in Brief” series. Posts published in this series provide a special service as they explain the core ideas of chosen research papers in a nutshell.] Papers in Brief (III) by Minttu Laukkanen Laukkanen, M. & Patala, S. (2014): Analysing Barriers to Sustainable Business Model Innovations: […]

Papers in Brief (II): Gaziulusoy & Twomey (2014): Emerging Approaches in Business Model Innovation Relevant to Sustainability and Low-carbon Transitions

[Note: This is the second post of our new “Papers in Brief” series. Posts published in this series provide a special service as they explain the core ideas of chosen research papers in a nutshell.] Papers in Brief (II) by A. Idil Gaziulusoy Gaziulusoy, I. & Twomey, P. (2014): Emerging Approaches in Business Model Innovation […]

Sufficiency based sustainable business model innovations – towards a typology

Dear SBM community, I just wrote a brief piece on my personal blog in preparation for a conference I am attending in June! It is an extension on the previous blog on sufficiency based sustainable business models: Sufficiency based sustainable business models seek to reduce consumption and, as a result, production. The focus is on influencing consumption […]

The glass is half empty: Business model innovation reduces consumption levels on average by 50%.

Originally posted on Designing better business:
In the quest to reduce the environmental burden of our industrial production and mass consumption society, we begin to focus our attention on current business models. For the past 20 years, researchers have been pointing to systems’ innovation. Bringing both ideas together in business model innovation is thought to…

New Licentiate Thesis on “Business Model Design For Strategic Sustainable Development”

César Levy França, PhD researcher at the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden, recently published his Licentiate Thesis  “Business Model Design for Strategic Sustainable Development”. César is working at the Department of Strategic Sustainable Development which is lead by Prof. Dr. Göran Bromann. Prof. Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, who founded The Natural Step back in 1989, is also working at this department. […]

Business Model Innovation and Sustainability Transitions (Matthew J. Hannon)

A post by Dr. Matthew J. Hannon,  Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. Setting the Scene There is a growing consensus that many of the current systems we rely on to satisfy our human needs (e.g. comfort, mobility, nutrition etc.) are fundamentally unsustainable. Consequently, there is a pressing need to both swiftly and radically reconfigure […]