Adapting cultural business models for climate change

Adapting cultural business models for climate change

By Cultural Adaptations


John O'Brien, consultant gives an interactive presentation on adapting cultural business models for climate change. Includes downloadable presentation and video. Commissioned by Cultural Adaptations.

What do we mean by ‘business models’?

The term ‘business model’ has many interpretations, often varying across sector and organisational approach. John explores some common definitions, identifies how these can be made relevant to our arts and culture, and different methods for visualising your business model.

Why are we talking about business models when it comes to climate change?

Climate change, and how we adapt to it, will challenge ‘business as usual’, with physical, social, economic and legislative changes impacting how cultural organisations plan and undertake their work. In this workshop, John explains how your organisation can use your business model as a framework through which to assess the value you are trying to create, and thus how the value might be affected by the projected impacts of climate change in that region. In identifying impacts and opportunities now, we can build the resilience and diversification of the cultural sector.

This presentation is available for viewing and downloading via Google Drive. The presentation includes narration from John, as well as transcript notes.


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Resource type: Guide/tools | Published: 2021