Breakthrough Business Models

Who’s behind it? – The Business & Sustainable Development Commission, Volans


How can it help? –  This paper, written for the Business and Sustainable Development Commission by sustainability expert John Elkington, highlights critical pathways for developing a corporate mindset that aligns sustainability with profit and transforms business and markets – a mindset that will be crucial in achieving the systemic change needed to fully realize the SDGs. The paper’s authors argue that business is at a critical juncture and that companies need to determine whether their business models are fit for the changing market and geopolitical realities ahead. It notes that the SDGs are a more radical agenda than most business leaders realise, and that to meet the objectives outlined by the goals, companies must embrace the capacity to become more social, lean, integrated and circular.


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