What are regenerative business models? Findings from an exploratory Delphi study

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Research and practice show how regenerative business models contribute to restoration of the socio-ecological system, that human and natural aspects are at the core of their values and that co-evolution or co-creation are a key aspect. That being said, the regenerative business model is still a relatively new concept and there is no consensus about it's precise meaning or a framework to understand and support it. To explore this concept, a group of approximately 50 experts in the field of sustainability and/or business was invited to engage in a Delphi panel from November 2022 to January 2023. The objective was to develop a working definition for the concept ‘regenerative business model’ including a set of key aspects that characterize such a business model. This extended abstract shows preliminary findings from this Delphi study.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2023
Event8th International Conference on New Business Models - Maastricht: Building partnerships for more sustainable, resilient and regenerative business models - Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: 21 Jun 202323 Jun 2023


Conference8th International Conference on New Business Models - Maastricht
Abbreviated titleNBM 23 Maastricht
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