Society faces a broad range of urgent sustainability challenges, described, for example, by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. For businesses, public institutions, and civil society it is no longer a question whether they should aim for more than just economic value creation, but how they can integrate multiple forms of value creation with respect to, for example, ecological or social challenges. This shift in meaning and focus of value creation brings forth not only possible alterations in current and existing business models, but also the conception of “new business models”. In particular, “business models for sustainability” contributing to ecological, social, and economic value creation are of high relevance. The development and implementation of such business models require entrepreneurship and innovation to foster transitions to future-fit societies. Against this background, the 4th International Conference on New Business Models calls for theoretical and empirical contributions that bring together insights from the fields of sustainable entrepreneurship, innovation, and transition studies on the one hand, and business models for sustainability on the other hand. NBM @ Berlin 2019 is hosted by the Chair for Corporate Sustainability, ESCP Europe Berlin. The conference will take place at ESCP Europe in Berlin, Germany, from 1st to 3rd July 2019.
Download the call for contributions here.