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The Business Case for Eco-Innovation

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The United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Eco-Innovation approach aims to develop local resources and capacities for eco-innovation in developing and emerging economies. It specifically targets service providers for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production and other business intermediaries.

In this context, the Business Case for Eco-Innovation demonstrates how eco-innovation can enable companies to carve out commercially interesting opportunities. The publication presents examples from companies that have integrated eco-innovation at the core of their business strategy. The findings demonstrate how eco-innovation can lead to the development of products and solutions which perform above industry standard and which generate significant long-term business benefits.

Further related tools which can be found on GreenEcoNet are:
- The Eco-Innovation Manual and the Eco-Innovation Manual Tools Instructions