Building Better Business is a mission-driven advisory firm and global expert network.

We help to accelerate the transition to a waste-free, carbon-neutral, and circular economy.

Intensity Reduction

Sustainable cost & carbon reduction


  • Product & value chain cost reduction
  • Carbon footprint reduction
  • Savings delivery management


Performance Management

Resilient. Intelligent. Sustainable. Executable.


  • Business model upgrade
  • Operating model upgrade
  • Capability model upgrade

Closing the Loop

Implementing circular economy solutions


  • Multi-stakeholder project management
  • Overcoming the implementation gap
  • Increasing material circulation

Who works with us


Executives & Change Makers

We support executives and systemic change makers who want to build future proof businesses and capabilities, both in the private and public sector.

We help you to fulfill your mission-critical priorities: building sustainable businesses that deliver economic, societal and environmental value.

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Senior Management Teams

We work with senior management teams that are tasked to make the business plan with less resources, while being flexible in times of volatility and uncertainty.

Our expertise spans innovation, product development, end-to-end value chains and building sustainable business operating systems.

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Transformation Teams

We enable business- and digital transformation teams that need to build new capabilities quickly. We complement your teams in delivering complex and challenging transformation projects.

We are focused on delivering results, not reports.

Thought Leadership

Our reference book that provides a comprehensive concept to embed sustainability in the core business


Michael D'heur is author of 'Sustainable Value Chain Management', a reference book providing thought leadership and practical case studies.

The management concept of 'Sustainable Value Creation' delivers sustainability from the core business: sustainability can provide a platform for growth when implemented in a company’s products, services and supply chains, also known as the 'Value Chain'.

The book includes practical examples of sustainable value chains in leading companies such as Beiersdorf, SAP, Klenk und Hoursch, VAUDE, Infineon Technologies, Independent Capital Management, BASF, Nanogate, the Federal German Council for Sustainable Development, Henkel, Symrise, shared.value.chain, Siemens, Fairphone and Thin Air Factory.

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Case Studies

strategy development 450
Strategy Deployment

Hoshin Kanri established

saving 450
3.5M €

savings potential identified

idea2 450

cost saving ideas developed

design thinking 450

established in product development

customer needs 450
Customer journeys

mapped to design to value proof points

idea2 450
100+ Cost Ideas

identified to improve efficiency


The world is only 9% Circular. We need to act.

Clients & Cooperation Partners