A conversation with Elli Verhulst, 

Associate Professor, NTNU

Why is sustainability important? How is it related to social and economic considerations? Create sustainable development and discover opportunities for change through sustainable business model strategies.


  • Triple bottom line

  • Life cycle thinking 

  • Systems thinking

  • Sustainable business model strategies 

  • Triple Layered Business Model Canvas

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Engage Talk - Entrepreneurship and circular economy

A conversation with Karoline Juul Skarbø and

Ove Daniel Jakobsen

The topic of today is entrepreneurship and circular economy. Eirik Gjelsvik Medbø from Engage talks to associate professor Dag-Håkon from Engage, general manager Kaja Juul Skarbø from Restarters and professor Ove Daniel Jakobsen, teaching and researching ecological economy. How can you take care of your electronics in stead of buying something new? Is it sensible to go for the profitable, or profitable to go for the sensible as an entrepreneur? The video is in Norwegian. 

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Teaching sustainable entrepreneurship: Learning approaches, pedagogical methods and teaching tools

Fauske, Ida Matilde, Vallipuram, Harrshinny and Foldnes, Benedicte-Elise, research assistants at Engage  

Verhulst, Elli (1), Wigger, Karin (2) and Solvoll, Sølvi (2), associated to Engage

(1) Associate Professor, Academic Section Experts in Teamwork, Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

(2) Associate Professor, Nord University Business School, Bodø, Norway


Which learning approaches, pedagogical methods and teaching tools can educators at higher education institutions use to teach sustainable entrepreneurship? Sustainable entrepreneurship education combines those aspects from entrepreneurship and sustainability education to teach students the skills and competences needed to contribute to a sustainable society by acting entrepreneurially. Although there is consensus that these skills and competences are crucial to have, how they are taught is still debated.

Using a review of the literature and interviews with practitioners and educators, this report offers an overview and discussion of 13 learning approaches, 15 pedagogical methods and 24 teaching tools for sustainable entrepreneurship education. The identified methods and tools are further divided into categories regarding their usage in business and higher education, making this report an inspirational hands-on toolkit for educators.

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