UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


Update from ECO_REBUS – Marie Curie funded research project on eco-innovation and business models

21 April 2020

ECO_REBUS: Profiting from ECO-innovation: the RolE of BUSiness model is a European Union Horizon 2020 funded project under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 753274, investigating the phases through which eco-innovative products and services are adopted by firms.

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The ECO_REBUS project also aims to understand by a cognitive and processual perspective the relationship between eco-innovation and business models at firm level. 

Based in UCL ISR, Dr Maria Rosa De Giacomo is working on the project with supervision from Professor Raimund Bleischwitz, Director of the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources.

ECO_REBUS project update

Among the activities of the ECO_REBUS project, Maria Rosa worked on a scientific article related to a systematic review on business models for environmental sustainability, a topic that has gained increasing attention in the management field and among practitioners. 

Maria Rosa’s study, carried out with the contribution of Prof  Bleischwitz, aims to analyse the state of the art on business models for environmental sustainability, by reviewing the growing but mainly phenomenon-driven research. 

By identifying main research trends and relevant gaps in the literature and by providing future research avenues, the paper advances the debate on the need for alternative concepts of doing business that goes beyond the creation of economic value for a company in a way that generates value for the society. The article has been submitted to a peer-reviewed leading academic journal in the area of business and management.

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