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

 

Join Our Conversations - Linkedin

 

Read our Blog

 

The Greenhouse - Our Project Wiki

 

Find Us - Facebook

 

Keep in Touch - Mailing List

 

info [at] SSBMG [dot] com

 

Our Blog

Special Issue “Sustainable Value Creation Through Business Models” – Five Weeks Left to Submit a Paper

The Journal of Business Models is calling for papers that explore novel ways to create sustainable value through business models. Authors can submit their full papers until 15th January 2018.


3rd International Conference on New Business Models – 27/28 June 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria

We are announcing the 3rd International Conference on New Business Models, taking place on 27/28 June 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Open Position as Research Associate, Cardiff Business School: Horizon 2020 project ‘STARS’ on car-sharing schemes in the European Union

Our good colleague Prof. Peter Wells is looking for a Research Associate. This vacancy is for Research Associate for 12 months, contributing to the Horizon 2020 project ‘STARS’ on car-sharing schemes in the European Union.


Papers in Brief (XVIII): Täuscher & Abdelkafi (2018): Scalability and Robustness of Business Models for Sustainability: A Simulation Experiment

This paper analyses the scalability of Coursera's business model. By applying system dynamics simulation modelling this paper presents the first mathematical model of BMfS.


Open Position for a PhD Candidate in the Area of Sustainable Business Models at ESCP’s new Chair for Corporate Sustainability (German required)

The new Chair for Corporate Sustainability at ESCP Europe Business School, Berlin, is looking for a PhD candidate working on sustainable business models.


 

Group Twitter Feed
Announcements and news about the group

 

@StronglySustain #SSBMG
RT @aupward: What is a successful (sustainable) business? A critical question in our changing world. Video, on behalf of @StronglySustain…
2017-12-14 12:00:29

Gr8t conversations today w/ @reporting3org @bbaue & @aheadahead1 slides and recording available, see comments in t… https://t.co/cJE522IrlM
2017-12-12 17:47:06

RT @AIM2Flourish: #WednesdayWisdom from CEO @PaulPolman: "No trade-off between #purpose & profit – increasingly the only way of doing busin…
2017-12-08 17:48:21

RT @TheGRLI: “the real issue: perpetual growth on a planet that is not growing” - @GeorgeMonbiot https://t.co/dNXdAeelvV @50plus20 @EFMDNew…
2017-12-08 17:47:57

RT @ppanag: Amazing Case Study of the @FlourishingBiz Canvas! @BetterMyBiz @Lean4Flourish @FR8Living #bd4S @PillarNN https://t.co/VC7Qy9Azhx
2017-12-08 17:47:40

 

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

 

@FutureFitBiz
RT @BLorraineSmith: And finally… (I really like this piece!) alignment w global effort by @futurefitbiz “The radical remaking of economics”…
2017-12-14 03:34:57

All Action Guides for the @futurefitbiz break-even goals are now available to download. 23 essentials to add to you… https://t.co/SlHL6RA9ba
2017-12-13 02:21:11

RT @hbrownstudio: Every company’s reputation – and ultimately its social license to operate – depends on its ability to foster trust. -@Fut…
2017-12-08 14:44:45

RT @rylan_dobson: Release 2 of @FutureFitBiz Benchmark just released its #Water action guide that considers @_A4WS terminology & includes l…
2017-12-07 14:24:05

@FutureFitBiz development council member @HelenSahi of Avery Dennison talks with @SustainBrands about how the susta… https://t.co/xa4V3q6dp5
2017-12-07 08:53:21

 

@FlourishingBiz
RT @aupward: What is a successful (sustainable) business? A critical question in our changing world. Video, on behalf of @StronglySustain…
2017-12-14 12:01:57

RT @StronglySustain: Dec 12 16h30 EST mtg: Reporting on New #BusinessModel for Strong Sustainability with @aheadahead1 & @bbaue from @repor…
2017-12-08 08:18:45

RT @TheGRLI: This! An impact initiative promotes and develops #GlobalResponsibility in leadership and practice through #AppreciativeInquiry…
2017-12-07 15:46:42

RT @aupward: Some very powerful thinking to help us address the illusion of separation that we have created for ourselves - the root cause…
2017-12-07 15:45:56

@alexandrejoyce can you tweet the photo you took of todays First Explorer Handbook Co-creation session at @DesjardinsLab in Montreal ?
2017-12-07 15:45:28

 

@Lean4Flourish
RT @ppanag: Amazing Case Study of the @FlourishingBiz Canvas! @BetterMyBiz @Lean4Flourish @FR8Living #bd4S @PillarNN https://t.co/VC7Qy9Azhx
2017-12-15 12:48:19

RT @aupward: Brilliant @DrDCWahl Love and Fear Cycles - reminds me so much of @flourish2's authentic antidote to our "addiction to modern c…
2017-12-15 12:48:02

RT @aupward: What is a successful (sustainable) business? A critical question in our changing world. Video, on behalf of @StronglySustain…
2017-12-14 12:01:24

RT @StronglySustain: Dec 12 16h30 EST mtg: Reporting on New #BusinessModel for Strong Sustainability with @aheadahead1 & @bbaue from @repor…
2017-12-08 08:19:37

Stories of Business Models for the Future We Want: part 2 of labs @potential_vbg using #Backcasting with… https://t.co/6oBrnHZgVv
2017-11-16 10:09:21

 

@BetterMyBiz
RT @ppanag: Amazing Case Study of the @FlourishingBiz Canvas! @BetterMyBiz @Lean4Flourish @FR8Living #bd4S @PillarNN https://t.co/VC7Qy9Azhx
2017-12-15 10:42:04

RT @aupward: What is a successful (sustainable) business? A critical question in our changing world. Video, on behalf of @StronglySustain…
2017-12-14 12:01:42

Second worlshop helping 8 companies design better business models financially, socially and environmentally - lab 2… https://t.co/ehlKCdUqZC
2017-12-13 18:12:23

RT @Avi_inb: Today at the @BetterMyBiz #BD4S Workshop no. 2 the participating businesses are learning about the business case for #Sustaina…
2017-12-13 17:57:13

RT @Avi_inb: Excited to volunteer today at the @BetterMyBiz's Business Design For Success Workshop no. 2! Observing up close how businesses…
2017-12-13 17:57:01

 


 

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