What We Think...
Our world is full. Some of this is good but much is bad. Business is a big part of both. How can we use scientific knowledge to help business make things better?

 

What We're Doing About It...
Hosted by the OCAD University Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) in Toronto, Canada, our members around the world are undertaking a comprehensive program and research and practice that includes designing and testing an easy to use tool and method to reliably create high quality strongly sustainable business models; business models that enable firms to do good *TO* do well for a long time into the future. This will help create the conditions for human and other life to flourish.

 

About the OCADU Strategic Innovation Lab Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group

 

About the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Canvas - 3 minute Audio Visual Overview (In process of being renamed to the Flourishing Business Canvas)

 

Our Meetings
We meet monthly at the OCADU Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) in downtown Toronto, Canada. But you can join and present at the meetings from anywhere in the world. Our meetings are recorded, slides and recordings available to those who join us in our LinkedIn Group

 

Meeting details and access to past presentations when you join our group on Linkedin

 

About our Research and Practice
For more detail on our research and practice into better, strongly sustainable and flourishing business models see:

 

Our streams of research and practice

 

- 300 word plain English introduction

 

- 1 page overview

 

- 4 page deeper dive

 

- Watch our Videos

 

- Learning / Knowledge Map

 

Our Projects
Our members are collaborating on a number of action research and practical projects, including:

 

With many others outside the group we are developing of Future Fit Business Benchmark

 

The project of members of the group developinf the Flourishing Business Canvas and associated Toolkit for designing better strongly sustainable business models

 

To complement these projects some of our members have a go-to-market trial underway offering consulting, learning and coaching services using our new Toolkit and Benchmark to Entrepreneurs and Incubators

 

To complement these projects some of our members have a go-to-market trial underway offering consulting, learning and coaching services using our new Toolkit and Benchmark to SMEs

 

Connect with Us

 

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Keep in Touch - Mailing List

 

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Our Blog

Papers in Brief (XVII): Bohnsack & Pinkse (2017): Value Propositions for Disruptive Technologies – Reconfiguration Tactics in the Case of Electric Vehicles

This article sets out to study how firms innovate value propositions for disruptive technologies and how successful they are in doing so, using the example of electric vehicles.


Papers in Brief (XVI): Schoormann et al. (2016): Sustainability in business models – A literature-based design-science-oriented research agenda

This paper explores how design principles can be applied to current sustainable business model frameworks to support business modelling processes and to enable the building of IT-tools to support BMfS.


Papers in Brief (XV): Dreyer, Lüdeke-Freund, Hamann & Faccer (2017): Upsides and downsides of the sharing economy

Assessing the stakeholder value impacts of sharing economy business models requires distinguishing the many different stakeholders for whom value is created and destroyed, as well as accounting for their particular local contexts.


AOM All-Academy Theme Symposium: SYSTEMS & SUSTAINABILITY: TOWARDS A NEW RESEARCH AGENDA, 6 August 2017

The overall aim of the symposium is to introduce system perspectives to a wide audience and to use business sustainability as an illustrative context for how the application of systems thinking needs to be strengthened in management research.


What is a ‘business model for sustainability’?

Research on 'business models for sustainability' (BMfS) is developing very dynamically. But many scholars and also practitioners deal and struggle with the question how to define a BMfS.


 

Group Twitter Feed
Announcements and news about the group

 

@StronglySustain #SSBMG
Great to see members of our first project @FlourishingBiz making progress on the next stage in enabling business th… https://t.co/o5fsNyZxO1
2017-09-22 12:38:31

Gr8t conversations yesterday w/@EvoLeadership & @Fovchik & M. Manga: recording available, see comments in this pos… https://t.co/6dlC9Xc0Rv
2017-09-13 06:38:51

RT @RootsColab: Join us in late September on the new Sustainability ROI Workbook Advanced Master Class with Bob Willard! https://t.co/KnGVb…
2017-09-13 06:34:57

RT @BigBikeGiveaway: Big Thanks #ldnont @innoworksldn @PillarNN @FlourishingBiz for helping us plan #BigBikeGiveaway to be a sustainable ch…
2017-09-13 06:34:53

RT @bob_willard: Day 4 - Doing Business & Doing Good - this one is my interview (blush).  : https://t.co/66UsKKqyET
2017-09-13 06:34:39

 

Project Twitter Feed
Announcements and news about our projects can be found on these twitter feeds

 

@FutureFitBiz
RT @CovestroGroup: And it already is: https://t.co/WFAOqWjgtb #GCLeadersSummit https://t.co/U9MV0t5zCl
2017-09-21 15:07:14

RT @mduchenski: @volanssam @FutureFitBiz @SYSTEMIQ_Ltd A MUST for those who care about this planet 🌎 @UNEP
2017-09-21 14:56:19

RT @volanssam: Tool to find your best investment for carbon ('magic metric') for Carbon Productivity by @FutureFitBiz @SYSTEMIQ_Ltd https:/…
2017-09-21 14:49:57

Proud to be working with Patrick Thomas (raising the bar for business at #UNGC right now) and @CovestroGroup team on #CarbonProductivity
2017-09-21 14:42:26

RT @volansjohn: Great Breakthrough Innovation session with @Covestro, @SAP and @3M. Patrick Thomas: "Don't just ask Why, but Why Not?" @Bre…
2017-09-21 14:24:25

 

@FlourishingBiz
So exciting to finally starting work with such a great team on long awaited Handbook to introduce Flourishing Enter… https://t.co/NWsIP0Xajl
2017-09-22 12:33:27

RT @Lean4Flourish: Exploring tensions *all* entrepreneurs wrestle with: success-my personal vision or fame, weath & social status dictated…
2017-09-07 21:45:05

RT @niels_faber: CfP: Special Issue “Business Models for the Circular Economy - Exploring a changing view on value creation” https://t.co/G…
2017-09-07 21:43:55

RT @BigBikeGiveaway: Big Thanks #ldnont @innoworksldn @PillarNN @FlourishingBiz for helping us plan #BigBikeGiveaway to be a sustainable ch…
2017-09-07 21:40:20

RT @RootsColab: Join us in late September on the new Sustainability ROI Workbook Advanced Master Class with Bob Willard! https://t.co/KnGVb…
2017-09-07 21:39:22

 

@Lean4Flourish
Our entrepreneurs and coaches are looking fwd to using it to enhance their business modelling within the Lean4Flour… https://t.co/sbYPAw2rbZ
2017-09-22 12:36:51

Love this framework for what makes a @StronglySustain @FutureFitBiz @FlourishingBiz - FYI @OndineHB @aupward https://t.co/a7VbxAgGHB
2017-09-10 21:42:59

RT @AIM2Flourish: Inviting all #AIM2Flourish Professors to join @StronglySustain's monthly virtual events w/Leaders & Thinkers! #flourishin…
2017-09-05 11:04:34

RT @StronglySustain: Sept 12 16h30 EST mtg Leadership Competencies 4 Desirable & Feasible Futures @EvoLeadership @Fovchik & Manuel Manga h…
2017-09-05 07:48:04

RT @aupward: Looking fwd @Dori_Danthro @redesgin @XformByDesign to role of @FlourishingBiz Design in Decolonizing Design at @OCAD https://t…
2017-09-02 23:13:42

 

@BetterMyBiz
Our clients & consultants are looking fwd to using handbook to enhance their business modelling within the Better M… https://t.co/kavE6fMBsR
2017-09-22 12:40:17

Honoured to be consulting partner w/@FTAorg sharing @FlourishingBiz at member focus group along w/@TavaresGroup & f… https://t.co/LPzLa9FZIX
2017-09-14 08:06:57

RT @BCorporation: We're proud to announce the #bestfortheworld2017 honorees - the most important business list in the world. #bcorp https:/…
2017-09-14 07:56:11

RT @Lean4Flourish: New ideas 4 antidotes 2 absenceing in listening VoJoy VoAbundance VoTolerance in frm our @aupward & @OndineHB #theoryU #…
2017-09-07 22:05:58

RT @BigBikeGiveaway: Big Thanks #ldnont @innoworksldn @PillarNN @FlourishingBiz for helping us plan #BigBikeGiveaway to be a sustainable ch…
2017-09-07 22:05:11

 


 

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