Research on ‘business models for sustainability’ (BMfS) is developing very dynamically. But many scholars and also practitioners deal and struggle with the question how to define a BMfS.

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The Teaching Forum at the Business Model Conference 2018 is a platform to spark inspiration and exchange among scholars and practitioners on how to introduce business model thinking to students, organizations, and the general public.

The ONE Doctoral Consortium offers a networking, learning, and research reflection opportunity to doctoral students engaged in organizations and the natural environment (ONE) research.

Experimentation is an essential capability to innovate business models for sustainability. We conducted action research with eight case companies doing business experimentation and developed and applied a Circular Business Experiment Cycle.


The University of Exeter is inviting applications for a fully funded PhD studentship on “Digital technologies and business model innovations for the circular economy”: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=3036 This project will investigate how to use disruptive digital technologies (e.g. internet of things, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, 3D printing and cloud computing) to achieve circular economy; and which […]

Based on our theoretical research on the value uncaptured perspective for sustainable business model innovation, a practical tool, the Sustainable Value Analysis Tool was developed to help firms discover opportunities to create and capture value through sustainability.

This paper offers a conceptual link between business model and transition literature. It describes three distinct roles in which business models impact sustainability transitions.

Based on a literature review, a typology for sharing economy activities was developed. This typology can guide sustainability research and inspire business model innovation.