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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The Greenhouse - Our Project Wiki

 

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Keep in Touch - Mailing List

 

info [at] SSBMG [dot] com

 

Our Blog

Call for Papers – Edited Volume on “Sustainable Business Models” (Palgrave)

We seek authors to contribute high-quality chapters to a new book on "Sustainable Business Models" to be published by Palgrave/MacMillan in 2018.


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.


 

Group Twitter Feed
Announcements and news about the group

 

@StronglySustain #SSBMG
Gr8t conversations yesterday w/@ClimateKIC @ChristophAuch: slides & recording available, see comments in this post… https://t.co/NgAYcAb6tP
2017-10-10 17:51:41

Interesting on design from @SBM_blogger new colleagues https://t.co/BqaWVPueyh
2017-10-07 17:57:36

RT @futurecatalyst: “The Three Horizons of innovation and culture change” by @DrDCWahl https://t.co/RaYyiMLivF
2017-10-07 17:26:21

RT @mwmce: Reminder: the UN called for context-based accounting in biz 2 years ago: https://t.co/YMX1dLPdSm Can its SDGs be achieved withou…
2017-10-07 17:04:29

RT @aupward: Another merger @ConsciousCap @BCorporation to #applause @JayCoenGilbert John Mackey #binspiredTO #championsretreat2017 #bac…
2017-10-07 17:03:18

 

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

 

@FutureFitBiz
UK gov using metrics aligned with #CarbonProductivity to measure GHG reductions but nowhere near ambitious enough https://t.co/tQ8Hu5DoUo
2017-10-14 01:13:12

#climatechange is the world’s key problem. #blockchain holds outstanding potential. @Hack_4_Climate brings the 2 together for #climateaction
2017-10-13 10:01:40

RT @stathisgould: Novo Nordisk focus on materiality from a business resilience and being future fit perspective @FutureFitBiz #iircevent17
2017-10-12 15:23:24

@JoFreWo No - thanks for the heads up!
2017-10-10 07:47:43

RT @hbrownstudio: "Striving only to be less bad is just not good enough." -@FutureFitBiz
2017-10-07 03:04:18

 

@FlourishingBiz
RT @meg43265: @aupward @Lean4Flourish @ocadslab We are working to disrupt this @aupward an- flooding the judges feed with @FlourishingBiz…
2017-10-14 14:17:58

RT @aupward: Working w/@UTMMScSM students on #BCorp case study Fifth Town Cheese using @FlourishingBiz Canvas to understand & explore #Bthe…
2017-10-14 14:17:47

Looking forward to hearing more @efathkolmes FYI @BillCraigAtWork @IPinnell @Lean4Flourish @OndineHB… https://t.co/MLupbv3C12
2017-10-14 14:17:33

RT @StronglySustain: Gr8t conversations yesterday w/@ClimateKIC @ChristophAuch: slides & recording available, see comments in this post htt…
2017-10-10 17:52:56

RT @SEontarioweb: New in #CED Ontario Issues New Call for Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund Proposals #socent https://t.co/yTR09Revjz ht…
2017-10-07 18:21:48

 

@Lean4Flourish
RT @StronglySustain: Gr8t conversations yesterday w/@ClimateKIC @ChristophAuch: slides & recording available, see comments in this post htt…
2017-10-10 17:53:20

RT @aupward: Yes we agree! @OndineHB @Lean4Flourish https://t.co/EBYRyhkHy9
2017-10-07 18:23:06

RT @aupward: Gr8t to see this leadership on Biz Design @ocadslab & sorry focus remains "doing well & less harm" not @Lean4Flourish "do good…
2017-10-07 18:22:57

RT @aupward: What can @BetterMyBiz @Lean4Flourish @FlourishingBiz do in 2018 to meet the #BCorp challenge? #championsretreat2017 https://t.…
2017-10-07 18:22:31

RT @StronglySustain: Oct 10 16h30 EST mtg Sustainable #BizModel - from Niche to Mainstream by @ChristophAuch frm @ClimateKIC https://t.co/Z…
2017-10-07 07:03:48

 

@BetterMyBiz
RT @StronglySustain: Gr8t conversations yesterday w/@ClimateKIC @ChristophAuch: slides & recording available, see comments in this post htt…
2017-10-10 17:52:43

RT @KateRaworth: Five books that made me rethink the way I think about economics https://t.co/nUcVXy33xv https://t.co/VogJJH2HzD
2017-10-07 20:31:05

RT @mgifford: On way via train to the #Bcorp retreat in TO. Why isn't @VIA_Rail a #bcorporation though? Really! https://t.co/fbJNM9qIWV
2017-10-07 20:30:52

RT @BCorpEurope: Ten years ago, a small group of business leaders declared the simple truth that business should work for everyone. https:…
2017-10-07 20:30:11

@Dori_Danthro FYI this is the argument @MsEveVolution used with success https://t.co/E8N2U8vcmn
2017-10-07 20:29:56

 


 

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