Ecopreneurship: Business practices for a sustainable future

This book is based on 12 case studies of ecopreneurial ventures in the food industry. It provides insights from exploratory research into how ecopreneurs pursue their sustainability goals through their business practices.

Book Cover Ecopreneurship

The book first provides an overview of the existing knowledge on ecopreneurship and outlines the different facets of ecopreneurs’ motivations to start a venture, the discovery of opportunities and their attitude towards growth.

It then examines ecopreneurial business practices on a firm level by examining practices with regards to economic, ecologic and social sustainability, as well as, the trade-offs between these dimensions.

Since a venture is only as sustainable as their supply chain, the book then examines the supply chain practices in ecopreneurial supply networks. It uncovers distribution channels and supplier types and looks at collaborative measures ecopreneurs implement to drive sustainability in their supply chain.

The book finishes by bringing the firm and supply chain levels together and presents a new business logic that works for society and the planet.

It is part of the DeGruyter Studies in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and can be bought here.

Podcast: The Carbon Puzzle

In this podcast, Niels Schneider explores the missing pieces that are needed to make the supply chain around captured CO2 work in bringing the captured CO2 to the utilisation and storage sites. Niels interviews a series of founders from direct air capture, CO2 logistics companies and storage providers to hear about their challenges on a firm level. Finally Niels talks to an accelerator and a project developer to get a macro view of the captured CO2 environment.

You can find the Podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Building Climate Tech Ecosystems: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Summary paper of the 7th Oxford Entrepreneurship Policy Roundtable.