Collaborative Solutions for
a Sustainable Planet
Who we are
The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is a Think and Do tank that works with businesses, policy makers, partner organisations and civil society towards a sustainable planet
If we want to achieve a radical transition to more sustainable behaviour and lifestyles, both business and consumers need to be involved. Innovation hubs create a learning and innovation environment for cross-industry exchange and for consumer-business interaction.
Business in the 21st century is strongly influenced by young entrepreneurs who shape the future with new business ideas and models. In this respect responsible management by entrepreneurs plays an increasingly important role driving innovation and investment. In order to support this development, the CSCP and Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland e.V. (BAND) are facilitating the CSR Hub NRW. The CSR Hub follows a holistic approach covering socially and ecologically responsible management that in turn supports economic success.
On the basis of a global empirical survey, the report generates an understanding of the Sharing Economy initiatives’ business models, the enablers and success factors as well as the barriers they face. All of the surveyed initiatives are active in either sharing of services, goods and food, mobility or space. Business models are based on P2P, B2C, B2B. Most of the initiatives are start-ups that are operating either for profit or are non-profit. Additionally, interviews with six sharing experts supported the analysis of the results and added further interesting input.
"CSCP promotes innovation and provides significant support to finding sustainable development solutions. In the realm of sustainable consumption, it inspires new ways of thinking sustainability, placing the individual as the starting point of change, understanding that less consumption is driven by wellbeing and happiness."
Marina Bortoletti, UNEP Brazil