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)
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
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- Learning / Knowledge Map
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
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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.
Call for Papers for a Special Issue on “Collaborative Cross-Sector Business Models for Sustainability” – Submission 1 Dec 2018
Business & Society calls for papers on "Collaborative Cross-Sector Business Models for Sustainability". Full manuscripts must be submitted until 1st December 2018.
Retrospect: The 2nd International Conference on New Business Models
Nearly 120 researchers from more than 20 countries attended the 2nd International Conference on New Business Models. More than 70 presentations in eight sessions as well as four hands-on workshops made this conference a very dynamic and successful event.
Call for Papers for a Special Issue on “Sustainable Value Creation Through Business Models” – Deadline 15 Jan 2018
The Journal of Business Models calls for papers that take a closer look at theories, concepts, and cases that apply more comprehensive and stakeholder-sensitive notions of value and value creation.
Reminder: Call for Abstracts for a Special Issue on “Business Models for the Circular Economy” – Deadline 1st Sept 2017
This request for papers for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility focuses on exploring Business Models for the Circular Economy.
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