Nature Capital and Value Creation
Research Project , 2018 – 2020

A metric for resource efficiency will be tested and implemented in the project. The metric is formed by relating the value creation by a product or service system (PSS) to the impact on the natural capital caused by said PSS in a life cycle perspective. The method will be tested i five case studies and results will be communicated broadly nationally as well as internationally. Default values for natural capital impact as expressed in the EPS enviro-accounting method for a selection of PSS will be implemented in a database and made available as a result of the project. As part of the method development a thorough analysis will be carried out of how resource efficiency is dealt with in existing standards. We will also take action to respond to and provide input to ongoing and upcoming standardisation work in ISO and CEN.

Participants

Anna Wikström (contact)

Projektledare vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, TME verksamhetsstöd, Project and Centre Management

Sara Palander

Handläggare vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, TME verksamhetsstöd, Project and Centre Management

Bengt Steen

Adj professor vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Collaborations

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Stockholm, Sweden

Lanson International AB

Varberg, Sweden

Nordeconsult Sweden AB

Lund, Sweden

Nouryon

Stenungsund, Sweden

Scorett Footwear AB

Varberg, Sweden

Stockholm Fashion District Nacka Strand

Nacka, Sweden

Sustainability Circle

Göteborg, Sweden

Svensk Handel AB

Göteborg, Sweden

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish Transport Administration

Borlänge, Sweden

Theorema Scandinavia AB

Glimåkra, Sweden

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Group

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2018–2020

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

More information

Latest update

2019-11-04