Would you start a business without making a business case? – or at least have a very good idea of the business model you are pursuing? – I wouldn’t! Here we look at the potential of using the Business Model Canvas for assessing the environmental …Read More
Perhaps Nature-based Solutions could be a tool for developing future – truly sustainable – businesses?Read More
Even if an area would change with a 2% or 7% growth rate per year, it is a huge problem. In the beginning you see a small use and some change, and before the last doubling time, there is still 50% of the resource left. 3 doubling times before full use, only 1/8th (12 percent) has been used, and you would probably not be worried that the resource will eventual be depleted! For all our non-renewable resources, even a tiny, yet consistent increase in resource use will eventually lead to depletion.Read More
The advantages of doing an environmental sustainability analysis before investing are many:
First of all, is the business solution truly green and environmental sustainable and not only fixing a single problem? This is key for the trustworthiness of the business and the accountability of investors. The risk of bad publicity is high, if detrimental environmental consequences have been overlooked.
Secondly, knowing the limits for scalability sets a cap for the investment – or allow for adaptation of the business model to overcome the limitations before proceeding too far into developing the business.
Third, a truly sustainable solution ensures the risk of future rules and regulations impacting the business is low and thus warrants a viable business in the long run (at least from an environmental perspective).
The principles that should be utilised in developing businesses based on the circular bioeconomy concept has huge potential in transforming our world, so that the planet is habitable for people and nature. We as humans have relied on bioeconomy since the begining of trade, however, …Read More
BioCircular participated in a very interesting conference on issues towards a circular bio-economy that was jointly organised by three research projects, CYCLE, BioSmart and SusValueWaste, all funded by the BIONÆR programme of the Research Council of Norway. In the conference it became clear that bioeconomy …Read More
For someone who loves nature it can be difficult to accept discussing the value of an ecosystem only in the context of the current utilization of the resources by humans. It is implied – and a purpose of sustainability – that a sustainable use of …Read More
In 2013 Dennis wrote an article on Bioeconomy in the online magazine Habitat, published by Danish Zoological Society. It provided some indications of the perspectives for a bioeconomy. You can find the article here. Since the bioeconomy strategy was adopted in EU, a lot …Read More
Beyond Coffee in Copenhagen has started producing Oyster mushrooms on used coffee grounds. It is a great concept and a nice example of the many solutions to find clever ways of reusing biomass that is otherwise wasted. See more at http://www.beyondcoffee.dk/ We wish the guys the best of luck …Read More
Interesting podcast with interviews of authors from a book called: A New Dynamic 2: Effective systems in a circular economy. http://circulatenews.org/2016/04/nd2-podcasts/Read More