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Green Business Model Innovation: Business case study compendium
Ministry of Business and Growth, Norway.
Danish Enterprise and Construction Authority (EBST), Denmark.
Danish Business Authority, Copenhagen Area, Denmark .
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
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Abstract [en]

The Business Case Studies collection is one of the reports completed within the Green Business Model Innovation project for Nordic Innovation from august 2011 to august 2012. The work is a continuation of a previous project called Green Business Models in the Nordic Region – A key to promote sustainable growth, completed for in 2010.

The purpose of this compendium is to identify next practice among front runner companies and provide insights into how companies have implemented Green Business Model Innovation.

The business case companies were identified through experts on business models and green innovation in the private sector. The experts were asked to recommend companies that they perceived as having a green business model with innovative elements. They were also asked to provide initial information on the companies and their business model. Interviews with 41 companies were conducted and business case studies completed for each interview.

The work has been made possible thanks to funding from Nordic Innovation and the others partners on the project; The Danish Business Authority, VINNOVA, TEKES, Innovation Norway and Innovation Centre Iceland. The Nordic working group which has undertaken the work of this project has representatives of the Nordic innovation agencies and experts working with framework conditions, performance and funding green growth. We would also like to thank the group of experts whom have been interviewed and participated in workshops and discussions.

The Danish Business Authority has been the project lead, and the team at the Danish Business Authority consisted of: Kristian Henriksen, Special Advisor and project owner, Markus Bjerre, Head of section, Jakob Øster, Head of section, Alexandra-Maria Almasi, research assistant, and Emil Damgaard, research assistant. In addition the consultants Casper Høgenhaven from Hoegenhaven Consult and Tanja Bisgaard from Novitas Innovation have participated in the work, as well as the consultancy COWI. Tanja from Novitas Innovation took on the project management from January 2012.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Nordic Innovation, Norway , 2012. , 140 p.
, Nordic Innovaiton Report, 2012:15
Keyword [en]
green growth, business model, innovation, green business model innovation, green business model, company, financial impact, environmental impact, green supply chain management, take back management, cradle to cradle, industrial symbiosis, functional sales, ESCO, CMS
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-87221ISBN: 978-82-8277-036 (print)ISBN: 978-82-8277-037-8 (online)OAI: diva2:587137
Available from: 2013-01-14 Created: 2013-01-14 Last updated: 2013-01-14Bibliographically approved

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