Unep report biz case for eco innovation

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Unep report biz case for eco innovation

  1. 1. Call for case studies: The Business Case for Eco-innovation: Resource Efficiency and Eco-Innovation in Developing and Transition EconomiesA United Nations Environment Programme led, European Commission funded Report, forthcomingin Spring 2013. This report will improve awareness and understanding of the benefits, opportunitiesand challenges for the private sector to engage in eco-innovation, in particular in the agri-food,metals and chemicals sectors.What do we mean by Eco-Innovation? The development and application of a new or significantlyimproved product (good or service) or process, a new organization method or a new businesspractice that will lead to improved economic and environmental performance.Examples of eco-innovation efforts include significant shifts to resource efficient businessmodels, focus on product life cycles to integrate environmental strategies and managementsystems and/or closed loop, circular production systems in which discarded products are usedas new resources for production.[1]The report authors are seeking case studies from small and medium sized companies (SMEs)engaged in eco-innovation. We ask any interested parties to contact us to arrange interviews on:toby.webb@stakeholderintel.comStrong eco-innovation case studies will be showcased in the report, other relevant projectpublications as well as the UNEP and European Commission websitesAbout the final report:  The report will highlight the financial, market and social benefits and motivation to implement eco-innovation.  It will feature and is aimed at SMEs in developing countries and economies in transition and larger companies who are working with SMEs in their supply chain.  The specific objective is to interpret trends of businesses and build a strong business case that will attract the private sector towards the application of eco-innovative business models.  The report will demonstrate the financial implications of the transformations required as well as clearly demonstrating the economic benefits that an eco-innovative focused business model provides.To contribute to this report, please contact Toby Webb on Toby.Webb@stakeholderintel.com or on +44 (0) 7867 416 646

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