In a business brief about the drivers and barriers for business models for circular economy, REES researchers Oksana Mont, Andrius Pleypys, Julia Nussholz and Katherine Whalen present the following key messages:

  • Transforming present production and consumption systems towards Circular Economy will require that new models for value provision are devised by companies and accepted by customers
  • Numerous factors drive companies towards initiating the shift to more circular resource flows
  • Businesses face many barriers on their way towards circular business models
  • There is opportunity to collectively work on reducing existing barriers and enhancing drivers and factors that may facilitate companies to shift to circular business models

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