CCRES Tools


Business Development

EbBD (Ecosystem based Business Development)

EcoBiz Challenge semi-finalists, Selayar, Indonesia Photo: D Hine

WHAT IS THIS TOOL?

This tool is a process, delivered via a workshop. It matches case studies of successful national business-based solutions to ecosystem problems with local businesses most likely to adopt new solutions to tackle ecosystem problems at the site. It enables participants to identify and develop business enterprises that share value fairly along the business value chain and don’t cause damage to the coastal environment.


WHAT DOES IT DO?

It matches case studies of successful national business-based solutions to ecosystem problems with local businesses most likely to adopt new solutions to tackle ecosystem problems at the site. It enables participants to identify and develop business enterprises that share value fairly along the business value chain and don’t cause damage to the coastal environment.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The EbDB workshop covers five elements in sourcing, matching and implementing business enterprise solutions using examples from other sites:

  1. The Global Sustainable Opportunities Database to systematically identify enterprise solutions that have been both environmentally and commercially successful in locations around the world. The workshop expands on the search process used to identify relevant solutions, generate ideas and using structured search functions
  2. Identifying National Success Cases that match the political, cultural, social and environmental context of the specific site
  3. Second tier businesses — The next section of the workshop explains how those businesses that are the most likely adopters of new sustainable opportunities at the site are identified and engaged
  4. The matching process is undertaken in the EbBD practicum, the process of which is outlined within the workshop
  5. Embedding the opportunity in the socio-political framework, through government-enterprise partnerships

WHEN IS IT USED?

The workshop is used to identify global and national models of business enterprise that have the potential to be both environmentally and commercially successful in a specific region.

WHO CAN USE IT?

  • Local, regional and national government policymakers
  • NGOs, national and international agencies • Social-enterprise and private sector leaders

AND THE TRAINING?

Attending the EbBD workshop will train participants in the process of identifying and developing business enterprises.


Duration: 3 days

Note: All supporting materials are provided under open licence to participants of the EbDB workshop. 

For more information contact Prof Damian Hine, The University of Queensland