The OECD has recently completed the project on Green Business Models and published the report “Why New Business Models Matter for Green Growth“.
This report explores the potential contribution of new business models to green growth and examines how successful models can be scaled up and accelerated through appropriate policy action. It draws on 55 case studies from 14 OECD countries, combined with broader OECD research.
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- Strengthening market demand for green products and services by providing long-term and stable incentives for firms to internalise the environment and natural resources in their decision making, including through a well-designed regulatory framework and supportive demand-side policies.
- Enhancing access to financing, including risk capital, by supporting market development for risk financing and the development of entrepreneurial skills.
- Removing perverse subsidies support for existing business models and incumbent firms, such as energy subsidies; reducing the barriers to entry, exit and growth of new firms and business models; and improving the regulatory environment for start-up firms and new business models.
- Reducing the costs of intellectual property rights, in particular for small and start-up firms.
- Supporting skills development, including for existing workers.
- Supporting R&D and innovation, including testing, demonstration and verification.
- Improving governance, to ensure that nationaland regional policies for green growth are well aligned.