Did you know thatsustainability has a human dimension? (Vallance et al 2011) This is what we call “social sustainability”,whichisabout identifying and managingthebusiness impacts, both positive and negative,on people (United Nations GlobalCompact). In nature, everything is connected and, if we want to pursuesustainable development, wehave to do it through a holistic approach. This means that we [...]
Social and Business Innovation
Our services in Social and Business Innovation provides approaches, methodologies insights and results through the following services:
Social Innovation Services
WE&B defines Social Innovation as
“Social Innovation finds new approaches to meet social needs and to produce the behavioural changes required to solve environmental challenges. With social innovation, at WE&B, we aim to empower citizens and generate new social relations, generate impact and new models of collaboration.”
Socio-environmental analysis models for the analysis of attitudes, opinions or behaviour in relation to specific environmental challenges
Improved knowledge regarding social structures for specific environmental problems using stakeholder and social network analysis.
Evaluation and assessment of the progress in relation to a particular environmental and social challenges through bespoke human and environment system indicators.
Engaged and committed communities prepared to solve together environmental concerns through co-creation and effective engagement (using Communities of Practice, Competency Groups, Action Groups, etc.)
A well-informed society regarding environmental science and evidence by implementing effective communication strategies and plans.
Improved decision-making based on governance analysis providing recommendations for policy improvement.
Business Innovation Services
WE&B defines Business Innovation as
“The process of creating, adapting or translating an idea, technology, tool, model or methodology into a good or service that creates economic value and for which customers are willing to pay.”
A structured process of reviewing the product, process, technology, tool, model or methodology to propose the most appropriate business model.
A full diagnosis of a product, industry, sector or economy with insights, action plans and recommendations to bring it in line with circular economy principles.
Providing recommendations for Green Growth opportunities that can drive economies towards sustainability.
Systemic approach to evaluating the relationships between the human and natural systems.
Social Network Analysis
After years of refining the Social Network Analysis (SNA) in the environmental sector in large multidisciplinary projects, we have developed the skills to tailor and adapt this social network analysis to your needs.
With this service you can identify key organizations in your network, discover influential partners, learn about the structure of the information flow or gain greater insight into the governance structures.
To drive the development towards a better connected and prepared society and economy to face the future environmental challenges.
Our Mission Statement
WE&B has a core team of specialists as well as a network of local experts located throughout the world with extensive field experience in each of our work areas. This network of experts ensures that WE&B is flexible to tackle any project and allows for local knowledge and experience to be used, to guarantee excellence in project implementation.
WE&B are members of Water Europe, founding members of the Water Europe working group on “Water Beyond Europe” and Administrators of the Network for Water in European Cities and Regions (NetwercH20). In 2018 WE&B were invited to join the “Valles Circular” programme to provide analysis and advice on circular initiatives in Catalonia, Spain.
WE&B are also members of the International Water Association and more specifically as active members of the specialist group Ecosystem Services. In addition, WE&B is part of the business networks: The Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business and Global Network on Sustainable Lifestyles.
In 2018 WE&B were accredited by the Spanish government as an “Innovative SME” for our work in social and economic innovation and circular economy. In 2021 WE&B was accepted as a member of Cercle d’Economia.