CICAT2025 books



The Routledge Handbook of Catalysts for a Sustainable Circular Economy
Editors: Hanna Lehtimäki, Leena Aarikka-Stenroos, Ari Jokinen & Pekka Jokinen, Routledge, 2023
Assistans: Ida Parkkinen, Juha Kotilainen & Kristina Leppälä

This is an interdisciplinary handbook in which about a hundred authors from different parts of the world talk about catalyzing the circular economy in different industrial sectors and urban environments. The book presents practical methods for increasing circular economy thinking and tells how different catalysts accelerate circular economy change. Examples of catalysts discussed in the book are policies, legislation, business models, design, artificial intelligence, finance and gamification. The book is suitable for university teaching. It introduces circular economy vocabulary and gives the reader information about circular economy development and future prospects. The book will be published in autumn 2023 and is openly available to everyone.

Art and Sustainability Transitions in Business and Society
– Theoretical Insights and Engagement

Editors Hanna Lehtimäki, Steve Taylor, Mariana Galvão-Lyra & Palgrave Macmillan, 2023/2024

The book examines art-based methods and artistic means to promote sustainability thinking and culture and behavior change that accelerates sustainability. This is an interdisciplinary work, with artists, educators and researchers from different parts of the world as authors. The book contains ideas, thoughts and examples of how to get people in their various roles – as citizens, consumers, employers and employees, entrepreneurs, experts – to speed up sustainability change. The book will be published in autumn 2023 or at the beginning of 2024.

Stakeholder engagement in a sustainable circular economy – theoretical and practical perspectives
Editors Johanna Kujala, Anna Heikkinen & Annika Blomberg, 2023

A circular economy is considered one of the most pertinent solutions to contemporary socioeconomic and environmental sustainability challenges, such as climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion. The transition from a linear to a circular economy requires the support and participation of various organisations and institutions as well as stakeholders at all levels of society. This edited volume examines the role and importance of stakeholder engagement in a sustainable circular economy from multiple theoretical and practical perspectives. We understand a sustainable circular economy as a pathway to a more environmentally friendly and socially inclusive society and stakeholder engagement as an important tool to catalyse this journey. This volume provides an in-depth, research-based overview of how stakeholder engagement can catalyse the transition towards a sustainable circular economy and foster and support sustainable change. It provides an up-to-date discussion of theoretical and practical advances that is intended for researchers, policymakers and practitioners working on the circular economy. Stakeholder engagement in a sustainable circular economy – theoretical and practical perspectives book is published here.

Research handbook of sustainability agency
Editors Satu Teerikangas, Tiina Onkila, Katariina Koistinen & Marileena Mäkelä, 2021

This innovative Research Handbook answers crucial questions about how individuals and organisations can make a difference towards sustainability. Offering an integrative perspective on sustainability agency, it reviews individual, active, organisational and relational forms of sustainability agency, demonstrating the capacity of individuals and organisations to act toward sustainable futures. Research handbook of sustainability agency is published here.