This Whitepaper on Circular Business Models - A study to classify existing and emerging forms of value retention and creation consists of three parts:
- The first part discusses the background and explains the circular economy (CE), the connection with sustainability, business models and an overview of circular business models.
- The second part provides an overview of the developed classification of CBM and describes each basic type according to its characteristics. As a result, it identifies seven knowledge maps.
- The third part looks back briefly at the reliability of the classification made and then at the aspects of change management in working on and with a CBM.
The CBM classification has been used to develop a Quick Scan CBM.