UNEP's new Eco-innovation Building Materials Supplement was created to respond to the building material sector's need for more guidance in building resilient, competitive, and sustainable business models for SMEs.
The supplement provides electronics specific examples, learning case studies, and advice on applying the eco-innovation methodology and its opportunities in the electronic sector.
Also available in Spanish
Textiles sector-specific information supplementing the manual when working with companies in this sector.
Also available in French
Metals sector specific information supplementing the manual when working with companies in this sector.
Pack of blank activity templates to be used for collaborating with the company, colleagues or working on your own.
This brochure explains how eco-innovation can support SMEs in making their business sustainable, profitable, and resilient. Available here in English.
Chemicals sector specific information supplementing the manual when working with companies in this sector.
Agri-food sector specific information supplementing the manual when working with companies in this sector.
Technological aspects relevant to eco-innovation; guidance on identifying, developing, and adopting
technologies; role of policymaking,
and business intermediaries. Executive Summary available in Spanish and French.
The study describes the landscape of financial mechanisms/ programs in the region; provides insights from the management of existing financial mechanisms; and offers recommendations to close the gap in access to finance. Report also available in Spanish.
This video gives a brief overview of how a business can go about identifying and evaluating potential new markets.
If we want to make big improvements in sustainability performance we need to focus our efforts on the biggest sustainability challenges faced by the value chain.
One of the key features of eco-innovation is the focus on collaboration with partners across the value chain.
When it comes to building a roadmap for eco-innovation, it is important to remember that value-chain cooperation is often the key to long term success.
Once you have set the business strategy, the next challenge is to develop a business model. This will help to put the strategy into practice at the operational level.
Learn about the insights that resulted from the "Eco-innovation" project and how can eco-innovation, and other similar initiatives, further contribute to a circular economy
This video shares the experiences of 8 SMEs in Georgia as part of the EU4Environment programme where they applied the eco-innovation methodology into their operations and value chains.
When Sri Lanka’s Rasoda Dairies took on eco-innovation, it focused… >> read more.
In a new circular economy business, instead of selling chemicals in tons or liters, Chemical Leasing partners agree on a value-based unit of payment such as cleaned area in square meters or coated number of bottles.
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