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Circular Business Models

Learn about innovative business models for a circular economy and use alternative business modal canvases to visualize your own idea.

KATCH-e CE Strategist

This helpful and easy-to-use tool helps the user to create a circular business model canvas, starting from a traditional business model canvas base.

Triple-Layered Business Model Canvas

In this online class module, you will learn about business models and the triple-layered business model canvas. You will also see the triple-layered business model canvas applied to three business cases.

Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit

The Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit is a new way to help enterprises and their investors prosper through collaboration with all their stakeholders to improve their financial, social and environmental performance. At the heart of the toolkit is the Flourishing Business Canvas, an alternative to the traditional business model canvas.

About this resource:

  • Resource Type: Tool/Method
  • Access: Login or Registration required
  • Language: English
  • Level: Intermediate-Advanced

About this resource:

  • Resource Type: Educational Course
  • Access: Free & Open for first 3 trial Coursera videos, then login required
  • Language: English
  • Level: Beginner

About this resource:

  • Resource Type: Tool/Method
  • Access: Free & Open
  • Language: English
  • Level: All levels

Circular Economy Business Model Patterns

Explore the world of circular business models with 26 circular economy business models frequently discussed in academic literature, and plug them into your own business model canvas through the Smart Business Modeler.

How to Master the Business Model Canvas for Social Entrepreneurs

This article breaks down all the components of a traditional business model canvas and how a social entrepreneur can apply them, and provides links to other business model formats and additional resources.

Rethinking Packaging

A summary of circular packaging business models from New Plastics Economy.

About this resource:

  • Resource Type: Tool/Method
  • Access: Login or Registration required
  • Language: English
  • Level: Intermediate-Advanced

About this resource:

  • Resource Type: Article
  • Access: Free & Open
  • Language: English
  • Level: Beginner

About this resource:

  • Resource Type: Report
  • Access: Free & Open
  • Language: English
  • Level: All levels

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