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

An Indicator Framework Supplementing the Business Model Canvas Why Is Sustainability important? Is it measurable, and if so, how? Which role play companies? Why are their Business Models important? How can we create sustainability, combining social, environmental and economic value, in collective actions? These are the questions I, Lara Obst, aimed to answer in my master thesis, which was submitted in… Read more →

Sustainable business models?

What is this about?   Hardly anyone can ever describe what sustainability is. How should then companies be so? By using „Sustainability Business Models„. Many researchers have tried to frame the concept of a „flourishing future“ into easy business terms and models, but still the fuzziness sticks to the term – sustainability. And, businesses do not trust it’s value. What’s… Read more →

How often have you been taking a shower in the last days?

2-3 times or more than 10 times? Obvious, this question makes you think of water wasting. However, have you also been thinking of climate change? I mean: seriously. We, as human beings, still seem to ignore it. Globally. And we are happy with it. But, have you been witnessing some climate changes in the last few days? We cannot ignore… Read more →

We: Cultureclash.me

Future reloaded! Wer sind wir und wenn ja wie viele (“Tschüss, Mensch” Inhuman)? Anstelle der dialektischen Schwarz-weiß Attitüde, ist ein ewigwehrendes Netzwerk getreten. Allumfassende Grautöne: Zwischenträume und Freiräume. KeineR ist mehr allein. Alle sind Wir. Doch führt nicht jeder Höhepunkt, jede Bewegung und Krise fast unweigerlich zu ihrer Gegenbewegung? Was ist unsere Talfahrt zur luftig-leichten Cloud-Community, zur Generation „You name… Read more →

Budapest. Innoveit 2015. 450 participants. Innovation!

What is sustainable or innovative when 450 people fly and travel from all over the world to Budapest to discuss sustainability? (Innoveit 2015) Well, we try to find out. The key word is: Networking. But not enough with that: skill and knowledge sharing, connections, collaboration and co-creation. Thus, we start – of course – with brainstorming, still being a little… Read more →

Innovation Festival 2014

Sunset or rise of our green future? Sitting on the 24th floor, 21 pm, chatting in English, French and German. Four girls in their 20’s, some would say generation Y, binning their time on a hotel roof, watching the wonderful evening sky over Valencia. But why? What makes us, the leisure free-time generation enjoy Spanish climate in the beginning end… Read more →

Generation Y Illusion

About Unicorns, dreams and question marks Samy Deluxe once asked “Why are me and my generation so depressed?” Today, I would say because we are always put into boxes, judged by aged norms and constantly made fun of! Seriously, this whole Generation Y issue is making me angry! Have you ever noticed that it is not “us”, choosing this term?… Read more →

..legendary!

What comes out when 200 change making, multicultural and eco-friendly gangsta meet on a Saturday in the epicenter of Berlin? A 120% hippster event is going to start, as the wonderful comedian explained us in one of the starting sessions. Ok, we have to live with these stereotypes, and to be honest, maybe some of them are true..  But the MakeSense… Read more →

What would Sigmar do?

He would give a speech! Today, 1200 people from press and media, universities, politics and public met at TU Berlin to listen to the presentation of working group III’s contribution to the fifth IPCC report. After 2 hours of speeches, the audience had learned three shocking facts. 1. We – the global community – are not on track! Nothing is… Read more →

– ArtCycle –

A sustainable business model to empower consumers and reduce waste, competing for the yooweedoo change maker award Ever since John Naisbitt published his research about the so-called megatrends in 1982, we cannot deny the all-encompassing developments such as globalisation, urbanisation and technical progress. These changes have led to the need for a sustainable approach in the face of the natural imbalance… Read more →