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The climate and biodiversity crisis, but also social inequalities, make it necessary to fundamentally rethink the way we do business...
Today’s climate and biodiversity crisis, but also the social problems, have been largely caused by our consumption habits, lifestyles and business practices in recent decades. What needs to change? And what role do large cities like Berlin play in this process?
Through transdisciplinary social and environmental research, the Ecornet Berlin research partnership collaborates with practitioners to analyze alternative business models that meet the requirements of sustainable development. The goal is to test approaches to alternative business practices and circular economy models in pilot projects. The network aims to support small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups and civil society actors in establishing and enhancing skills and networks and in implementing business models that take sustainable business management in Berlin from its niche to the mainstream and firmly establish it there in the long term.
The research partners want to intensify dialogue with political and administrative actors on alternative business practices and circular economy models, with the aim of creating an understanding of and approaches to the necessary policy support and regulatory frameworks
To a large extent, our business practices are based on a linear economy (‘take-make-waste’) rather than on closing loops. The...
Focusing on the area of electrical and electronic equipment, this report examines initiatives and business models that can contribute to the development of a next-generation circular economy in Berlin.
Focusing on the area of textiles, this report examines initiatives and business models that can contribute to the development of a next-generation circular economy in Berlin.
As part of the CiBER project "Circular City Berlin - pathways from potential to implementation", initiatives and business models are being investigated that can con-tribute to the development of a next-generation circular economy in Berlin.