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Sustainable Business Models and COVID-19

Rafael Alejandro Piñeros Espinosa (Universidad del Rosario, Colombia)

Business in the 21st Century

ISBN: 978-1-80382-788-9, eISBN: 978-1-80382-787-2

Publication date: 31 October 2022


The global pandemic has increased stakeholders' expectations for companies to protect their health and the wealth of the planet, reason why to achieve long-term social and environmental sustainability, companies need to adopt sustainable business models (SBMs). To support and inspire companies in their journey to become sustainable, the different SBMs that companies can adopt are presented and classified according to their ecological or social focus. It was found that the ecological SBMs follow the circular economy paradigm, and that the social ones can be conceived by considering Base of the Pyramid (BoP) communities.



Piñeros Espinosa, R.A. (2022), "Sustainable Business Models and COVID-19", Berrones-Flemmig, C.N., Contreras, F. and Dornberger, U. (Ed.) Business in the 21st Century, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 217-228.



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