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Backcasting - What is a sustainable future and how do we reach it?

Sverker Alänge (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Industriell kvalitetsutveckling) ; John Holmberg (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori)
Chapter 5 in Alänge, Sverker & Lundqvist, Mats eds. (2013) Sustainable Business Development: Frameworks for Idea Evaluation and Cases of Realized Ideas, Chalmers University Press, Gothenburg p. 59-65. (2013)

This chapter is about ways of defining sustainability in an actionable way, in order to innovate and change the way products and services are being developed. The starting point is the four system conditions for sustainability developed by Holmberg (1995) and the Natural Step (a non-governmental organization). The second part of the chapter proceeds to introduce one particular proven way to introduce sustainable strategies in organizations, the ‘backcasting approach’ (Holmberg 1998; Holmberg & Robèrt 2000). The chapter ends by suggesting a combined backcasting/scenario planning approach (Alänge et al. 2007).

Denna post skapades 2013-01-23.
CPL Pubid: 172056


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Industriell kvalitetsutveckling (2005-2016)
Institutionen för energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori (2005-2017)


Hållbar utveckling
Innovation och entreprenörskap (nyttiggörande)
Industriell teknik och ekonomi

Chalmers infrastruktur