Circular economy business models for the manufacturing industry

Circular Economy Playbook for Finnish SMEs


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This playbook is tailored to companies in the Finnish manufacturing industry, giving detailed examples for the following four sub-sectors:

Machinery & Equipment, (2) Marine, (3) Energy and (4) Transportation

It specifically addresses companies that want to:

  • Better meet customer expectations and deliver customer outcomes
  • Enable outcome-oriented solutions and new levels of efficiency through technology and digitalisation
  • Improve resource utilisation and mitigate risk from regulatory, investor and societal pressures

The playbook calls for action by:

  • Describing the rationale for why circular economy is relevant (Chapter 1)
  • Identifying circular business models with highest value potential per sub-sector (Chapters 2 & 6)
  • Outlining required organisational and operational changes (Chapters 3 & 4)
  • Providing a blueprint of a transformation journey for companies to achieve circular advantage (Chapter 5)

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Circular economy business models for the manufacturing industry


Circular Economy Playbook for Finnish SMEs

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Sitra, Technology Industries of Finland and Accenture


171 p.


technology industry, circular economy, business models, manufacturing industry, technology, digitisation, energy industry, transport industry, marine industry


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