Business models for sustainable investments in the context of tropical forest restoration
This paper outlines the context and approaches of effective business models for sustainable investments in Tropical Forests. Triple bottom line business opportunities are defined and identified through a review of literature and analysis of three case studies (InIkea, FCFR Project, and Sustain Project). The conceptual frameworks surrounding sustainable business models are examined. Challenges and opportunities into the future are also explored.
Goals & Methods
The goal of the research is to answer the following question: Could business models, if applied to tropical forest restoration, be a key for investments? The author first conducted a literature review that focused on the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) framework and business models. She then collected qualitative data via semi-structured interviews from each of the three study sites.
Conclusions & Takeaways
The study found that using a business model for forest restoration is an innovative and effective approach since it can offer offer equitable customer value while also fulfilling new types of needs. Based on these conclusions, the author stresses that merging economic development with reforestation could be a powerful tool and should be explored further.
Borgersen, Anna. "Business models for sustainable investments in the context of tropical forest restoration." (2017).
- Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences