Greening Your Business. Embedding Sustainability into Business Models

21 Nov 2016

Topic : Greening Your Business. Embedding Sustainability into Business Models

The Programme

An intensive, two-day course, that aims to disentangle the links between sustainability, business value creation, and innovation and, at the same time, overcome several shortcomings of current economic systems, such as the depletion of natural resources and social externalities.

Participants will learn the opportunities of sustainability-oriented business models with regard to creating competitive advantage.The course will cover key approaches and frameworks for designing new business models or reconfiguring existing ones.

Insights will be offered on how to implement sustainability-oriented business models and translate them into tangible outcomes. Also covered will be how to create a monitoring framework to assess progress related to the implementation of the new or reconfigured business model.

The course is preceded by an e-learning module aiming at letting the participants to familiarize with the key concepts and work assignments.

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Organisers and Key Experts

The course is organised by Climate-KIC with local delivery partner ASTER S.Cons.P.A.

The course is developed by international experts Matteo Mura, University of Bologna and Anna Wieczorek, Technical University of Eindhoven.




The course addresses professionals working on business model innovation or business model design:

  • Professionals working in medium/large organizations that are reconfiguring their existing business model towards a more sustainable one.
  • Young entrepreneurs that are developing their organizations by embedding sustainability into their value proposition.

During the application phase, candidates are required to provide details about their motivation and expectations, including the description of the case that they want to focus on during the course and that they can take from their direct experience.


Course fee: 800EUR

50% discount available for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions and NGOs.

Participants from our EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) countries (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia) are exempted from fees and benefit from stipends and financial support to cover their travel and accommodation costs. Incurred travel and accommodation costs can be reimbursed up to a maximum of 500 EUR.

Please note that spots are limited and applications will be assessed as they come in. Early applications are advised. The deadline for grant applications is 28 October.


Applications are open now for applicants from our EIT RIS countries (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia).


If you have questions about the course content, please contact Paola Valandro at paola.valandro@climate-kic.org



Application form for EIT RIS applicants

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