Past project

Innovative Business Models for Life on Earth

Aspiration: A new generation of sustainability-minded entrepreneurs emerges and fundamentally transforms the way society values and conserves nature.

With more and more companies striving for impact, and non-profit organisations seeking more sustainable revenue models, the lines between the business and non-profit sectors are blurring. What new sustainable business models will emerge for non-profits and impact-driven enterprises to deliver lasting and effective impact?

Drawing from new ideas and new networks that grew out of a November 2018 convening, the Luc Hoffmann Institute has begun incubating a number of initiatives that make use of innovative business models to deliver environmental gains. The institute is always scouting for bright minds and ideas and helps connect new approaches together. With its incubation model, the institute works with innovators in both non-profits and impact-driven enterprises to transform good ideas into concrete solutions for nature and people.

For this initiative, the Luc Hoffmann Institute partnered with the World Wide Fund for Nature.

Key Themes:
  • Power and Legacy
  • Interdependence and Inclusivity
  • Communication and Narratives
  • Operational and Funding Models

Latest highlights

January 2020
The Luc Hoffmann Institute publishes an analysis of over 130 incentives for community-based conservation.
New Luc Hoffmann Institute analysis surveys over 130 incentives for community-based conservation
October 2019
The Luc Hoffmann Institute publishes a thought piece by WWF-Norway’s Melissa de Kock about her work with the institute on finding and nurturing future business models for community-based conservation, with an initial focus on Africa.
Looking beyond hunting and tourism for community benefits
September 2019
The Luc Hoffmann Institute and WWF-Norway engage with and challenge innovators directly at the Business of Conservation Conference in Africa. Ideas and leads are gathered to include in an upcoming analysis publication.
November 2018
Adrian Dellecker, Head of Programme at the Luc Hoffmann Institute, publishes a call for innovators with ideas for generating revenue for life on Earth.
Wanted: disruptive entrepreneurs for conservation
November 2018
The Luc Hoffmann Institute facilitates a convening on innovative business models for non-profits and social enterprise.
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November 2018
The Luc Hoffmann Institute publishes a thought piece by Judith Sanderse, PhD candidate
New horizons for non-profit business models

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