Sustainable Business Models

Principles, Promise, and Practice

  • Lars Moratis
  • Frans Melissen
  • Samuel O. Idowu

Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Lars Moratis, Frans Melissen, Samuel O. Idowu
    Pages 1-15
  3. Sustainable Business Model Forms and Types

  4. Theoretical and Conceptual Approaches Towards Sustainable Business Models

  5. Applications of Sustainable Business Models: Sectoral and Country Examples

  6. Frameworks and Toolkits for Sustainable Business Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Henning Breuer, Florian Lüdeke-Freund
      Pages 395-416
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 417-422

About this book


This book provides a rich overview and takes a closer look at the current state of theory and practice in the field of sustainable business models. The chapters in this book examine and analyze existing and new approaches towards sustainable business models and showcase the implementation of sustainable business through both quantitative and qualitative studies, including several case studies and many practical examples. It approaches these issues from the standpoints of diverse business disciplines to yield new insights and ideas that are relevant from both an academic and professional perspective. In its essence, the book examines how firms’ value creation processes can be driven by sustainability and social responsibility and how this impacts business and society. Readers will find a range of sustainable business models that have been employed and are being pioneered in various industries around the globe – which are thoroughly investigated and discussed, and put into a comprehensive conceptual framework.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lars Moratis
    • 1
  • Frans Melissen
    • 2
  • Samuel O. Idowu
    • 3
  1. 1.Antwerp Management SchoolAntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.NHTV Breda University of Applied ScienceBredaThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Guildhall Faculty of Business and LawLondon Metropolitan UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom

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