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Sustainable business - Case studies from Finnish forerunners

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages49
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7447-6
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study


The quest for sustainability has already transformed the competitive landscape and is changing the mindsets of companies. Since natural resources are scarce, actors doing business must take into account not just the economic goals, but they also need to address the environmental and social objectives in executing business. This publication presents the results of practical case studies where different approaches for sustainable business were created. The results offer an opportunity for different representatives of various companies to compare their own practices and learn from practical cases in sustainable business models and governance.

This publication shows the path towards sustainable business through the following themes:
1) understanding the value of sustainability, and considering it in:
2) strategic decision making,
3) business development and
4) innovation orchestration.
Tools and methods were applied and further developed within the case companies: Ekokem, Fortum Power Solutions, Nokia, Solita and Vapo Clean Waters.


  • sustainability, business development, governance, business models

Field of science, Statistics Finland