Mapping Change in Local Energy: Community Energy Groups and Their Theory of Change

Emma Folmer*, Anna Rebmann, Charlotte Johnson, Esther van der Waal, Alexandra Schneiders

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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While social and environmental entrepreneurships have often been studied separately, in this chapter we study entrepreneurs who integrate social and environmental goals. Specifically, we study community enterprises in the local energy sector. Acknowledging the complexity of simultaneously creating social and environmental impact, this chapter uses the Theory of Change (ToC) model to unpack how these community enterprises are aiming to create change. We compare two community enterprises in the local energy sector and observe that their impact trajectory differs as they are differently embedded in their respective communities. This chapter provides avenues for future research, using ToC or other process tools, to get a better understanding of the impact creation process.

Originele taal-2English
TitelDe Gruyter Handbook of Sustainable Entrepreneurship Research
RedacteurenGjalt de Jong, Niels Faber, Emma Folmer, Tom Long, Berfu Ünal
UitgeverijDe Gruyter
Aantal pagina's17
ISBN van elektronische versie9783110756159
ISBN van geprinte versie9783110755978
StatusPublished - 4-okt.-2023

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