The business case for eco-innovation

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This publication sets out to demonstrate the compelling business case for eco-innovation and how it can enable your company to carve out commercially interesting opportunities. You are presented with examples from companies that have integrated eco-innovation at the core of their business strategy.
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Eco-innovation manual

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Eco-innovation is the development and application of a business model, shaped by a new business strategy that incorporates sustainability throughout all business operations based on life cycle thinking and in cooperation with partners across the value chain. This manual introduces a methodology for the implementation of eco-innovation within small and medium sized companies in developing and emerging economies.
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UN Environment Initiatives on Voluntary Sustainability...

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Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS), ecolabels and certification specify requirements that producers, traders, manufacturers, retailers or service providers should meet, relating to a wide range of sustainability metrics. Such VSS can play a key role in delivering the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. This brochure outlines various initiatives that UN Environment has developed to promote and strengthen the capacity of local institutions in the implementation of VSS
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Guidance for communicating hotspots: The effective use...

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This protocol for the appropriate use and communication of sustainability information derived from hotspots analysis is a companion to the publication 'Hotspots Analysis: a methodological framework' (in particular step 7 of the framework, that involves presenting and communicating the shortlisted hotspots to a wider audience). It provides guiding principles on how to communicate the results of a hotspots analysis and gives examples for visualization of the information. The protocol is aligned with the CI-SCP Guidelines for providing product sustainability information.
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Collaboration or Business? Collaborative consumption:...

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Consumption patterns are quickly changing towards a model based on the exchange of goods and services, not only between companies and consumers, but also between private individuals. The “sharing economy” has become a global phenomenon in a context of ongoing technological change whereby whereby collaborative consumption, through exchanges between peers, is economically disruption.This report aims to analyze the impact of collaborative consumption on society.
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Advance Sustainable Consumption and Production in...

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Advance Sustainable Consumption and Production in Morocco was identified as an outstanding example of good practice in the field of climate projects by contributing to low carbon development including activities, that are transferable to other countries in MENA or in other regions.
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SPP, Ecolabels and Sustainability Standards -...

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This document contains all the presentations from the Working Group's in person meeting held on the 27th of June in Zurich, Switzerland.
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SPP, Ecolabels and Sustainability Standards -...

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Working Group 4b was established as a space for knowledge sharing and interaction between public procurers on the one hand, and private standard or ecolabel organisations and users on the other hand. This document provides a summary of this year’s annual meeting. In addition to this summary, the full presentations from the annual meeting are available on the SCP Clearinghouse.
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