Business model innovation

Create transformative opportunities and thriving business models that are future-fit and aligned with your strategic goals and ambitions.


Organisations are facing unprecedented change. The climate and sustainability agenda, together with trends in technology, demographics and society, is driving significant shifts in the market and competitive environment.

The scale of risk and opportunity this brings requires bold and innovative action within organisations, but also across the networks and systems in which they operate.  However, challenging established business models is difficult and the way forward often uncertain. 

We work with corporates, start-ups, investors and public/non-profit institutions to create and invest in game-changing sustainable solutions and business models.

Benefits of action

  • Radically more productive and sustainable use of resources
  • Business and supply chain resilience
  • Greater value for customers and partners
  • New markets and opportunities
  • A more dynamic organisation that embraces innovation


We develop solutions by applying our expertise in management, technology, and circular economy within an overall innovation approach designed to enable the conditions for change, accelerate finding successful models and solutions, and positively transform by scaling what works.


Establish a foundation for your innovation journey by defining purpose, ambition, and strategy. 

Vision and ambition
Companies and industries need to radically decarbonise their business models and value chains. We will help you define a clear vision of what you want to achieve and the scale of ambition needed to drive innovation.

Innovation strategy
We will help you assess where change and innovation is needed within your business and value chain, and a strategy for delivering it. This includes defining innovation challenges, solutions and options, a compelling business case, and a roadmap to guide your effort.

Related services

Climate impact evaluation and TCFDs

Value and supply chain sustainability

Science based target setting




Develop and validate new models for growth which are investable and scalable. 

Breakthrough change requires collaboration and new partnerships to tackle innovation challenges and create new solutions. As a mission-led, trusted party we can help you design partnership models and manage multi-stakeholder collaborations to accelerate your innovation journey. 

Innovation accelerator
We help organisations create and adopt commercially viable, scalable solutions to innovation challenges. This includes developing new ventures and business models; innovation scouting; running start-up incubators and accelerators; and industrial innovation programmes. 

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Clean tech venture support

Programme design and delivery



Drive adoption of new solutions and business models at scale.

Scale-up support
We will help you deliver your ambition by supporting the scale-up of innovation. Whether this is replicating successes across other business units or driving market uptake of new solutions.

We can help you identify and tap into sources of green investment and finance to enable adoption of new solutions and business models. Our expertise in carbon and sustainability evaluation and green bonds has already enabled many of our clients to raise investment for high-impact initiatives. 

Related services

Green finance

 Low carbon cities and regions


Getting started...

Motivated to change but unsure about where to start? Take our Breakthrough Innovation Challenge.

This is an expert-led interactive workshop where you will collaborate with colleagues to define and begin to address your innovation challenge.

You will also learn practical methods and tools, and generate tangible insights to inform your next steps.  Get in touch to find out more.

Video: The linear business model must change

Aleyn Business Green video

Carbon Trust Associate Director Aleyn Smith-Gillespie explains why companies need to start moving away from linear business models and embrace a more circular way of thinking.

Find out more and speak to one of our experts

Get in touch to discuss the best solution for your business and how we can help you achieve your sustainability goals.