Leasing Society

15-11-2012

The vision of a leasing society is characterised by a new relationship between producers and customers. This new relationship is based on innovative and more service-oriented business models to meet customer needs with novel approaches to ownership and responsibility. This study explores the leasing society in four chapters. It (1) examines the basic ideas behind the concept, (2) presents a collection of case studies, (3) summarises strengths and risks, and (4) concludes with policy options that could support the transition to a leasing society.

The vision of a leasing society is characterised by a new relationship between producers and customers. This new relationship is based on innovative and more service-oriented business models to meet customer needs with novel approaches to ownership and responsibility. This study explores the leasing society in four chapters. It (1) examines the basic ideas behind the concept, (2) presents a collection of case studies, (3) summarises strengths and risks, and (4) concludes with policy options that could support the transition to a leasing society.

External author

Susanne Fischer, Sören Steger, Nino David Jordan, Meghan O’Brien and Philipp Schepelmann (Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy)