ASU Center for Organization Research and Design

Green Servicizing: Building a More Sustainable Economy, Working Paper

Jun 1, 2011

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the potential of green servicizing business models and is holding a stakeholder workshop in summer 2011 to discuss these models. The Agency's focus on green servicizing is part of its new focus on embedding sustainable materials management in its policies and programs, and part of EPA's commitment to incorporating sustainability into all of its core activities.

This paper provides workshop participants an introduction to the concept of green servicizing, exploratory questions to help advance the concept of green servicizing, EPA's assessment of its benefits, and the challenges to its wider adoption. Through the summer 2011 workshop, EPA seeks to obtain the individual perspectives of business, nongovernment, academic, and government representatives that will help further its understanding of the benefits and challenges associated with green servicizing and the potential role of EPA in advancing the concept in the U.S. economy.