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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Read our Blog

 

The Greenhouse - Our Project Wiki

 

Find Us - Facebook

 

Keep in Touch - Mailing List

 

info [at] SSBMG [dot] com

 

Our Blog

Papers in Brief (X): Abdelkafi & Täuscher (2016): Business Models For Sustainability from a System Dynamics Perspective

[Note: This is the tenth post in our “Papers in Brief” series. This series offers a special service as it explains the core ideas of chosen research papers in a nutshell.] Papers in Brief (X) by Karl Täuscher Abdelkafi, N. & Täuscher, K. (2016): Business Models for Sustainability From a System Dynamics Perspective, Organization & […]


Call for Contributions: SDM’17 Session on “Business Model Innovation for Sustainable Design and Manufacturing”

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS Conference session on “Business Model Innovation for Sustainable Design and Manufacturing” SDM’2017 | International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing Bologna, Italy | 26-28 April 2017 Conference website and submission details  Session Call for Papers as PDF   Session Description The aim of this session is to explore the diverse intersections of […]


Papers in Brief (IX): Wells (2016): Degrowth and Techno-Business Model Innovation: The Case of Riversimple

[Note: This is the ninth post in our “Papers in Brief” series. This series offers a special service as it explains the core ideas of chosen research papers in a nutshell.] Papers in Brief (IX) by Peter Wells Wells, P. (2016): Degrowth and techno-business model innovation: the case of Riversimple, Journal of Cleaner Production, online […]


Papers in Brief (VIII): Geissdoerfer, Bocken & Hultink (2016): Design Thinking to Enhance the Sustainable Business Modelling Process

[Note: This is the eigth post in our “Papers in Brief” series. This series offers a special service as it explains the core ideas of chosen research papers in a nutshell.] Papers in Brief (VIII) by Martin Geissdoerfer and Nancy Bocken  Geissdoerfer M.; Bocken N. & Hultink H. (2016): Design thinking to enhance the sustainable […]


Sustainable Business Model Symposium at the Academy of Management Conference 2016

Symposium SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODELS:  TOWARDS MEANINGFUL ORGANIZATIONS AND ORGANISING Academy of Management Conference 5-9 August 2016, Anaheim (CA) USA.  Symposium: Tuesday 9 August 3PM, Orange County Ballroom 1 room of the Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA, USA. Organizations are currently facing significant pressure to broaden their identity and mission from mere economic value creation to include also social and environmental […]


 

Group Twitter Feed
Announcements and news about the group

 

@StronglySustain #SSBMG
RT @aupward: "We can't forecast our way to a sustainable future; we must backcast to get the future we want" v. good @ChadParkTNS https://t…
2016-09-22 11:05:00

An excellent introduction to one of the projects of members of the @StronglySustain Business Model Group - a group… https://t.co/c6g5DYs9xD
2016-09-22 11:04:37

RT @NaturalCapLab: Revolutionizing how #business makes decisions. Introducing #naturalcapitalprotocol #webinar https://t.co/buULOCRPwM http…
2016-09-21 11:06:59

RT @SBM_blogger: Papers in Brief (X): Abdelkafi & Täuscher (2016): Business Models For Sustainability from a… https://t.co/P95TqyTIST https…
2016-09-12 17:43:06

RT @SBM_blogger: Call for Contributions: SDM’17 Session on “Business Model Innovation for Sustainable Design and Manufacturing” https://t.c…
2016-09-12 17:43:02

 

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

 

@FutureFitBiz
RT @SustainBrands: Insights on aligning UN #SDGs w/ daily biz at #SB16Copenhagen - @volansjohn @FutureFitBiz @BASF @BioBiz_Claus - https://…
2016-09-24 02:41:34

@SustainBrands Looking forward to speaking on extra-financial break-even point for biz @FutureFitBiz and SDGs at #SB16Copenhagen
2016-09-23 13:16:35

RT @SustainBrands: The 21 goals under Future-Fit signpost a pathway towards zero impact @FutureFitBiz @geoffkendall https://t.co/4OZapbK6G9…
2016-09-23 13:13:44

RT @FlourishingBiz: Designing a @FutureFitBiz? Use the @FlourishingBiz Canvas: it integrates financial viability, social benefit & environm…
2016-09-22 11:45:32

RT @aupward: Excellent new intro to the world leading science and human rights based @FutureFitBiz Benchmark https://t.co/5aNEiaMMpv
2016-09-22 11:06:52

 

@FlourishingBiz
RT @Pramilla9: @aupward delivering a powerful prez on 'accelerating social change" at @Co_ilab AGM in beautiful Prince Edward County https:…
2016-09-24 16:25:10

RT @aupward: Great event tonight mixing up people from across the sustainability business spectrum grim the very big to the very new #Share…
2016-09-24 07:42:26

RT @aupward: Looking fwd to talking at today's 1st ever @Co_ilab AGM. Theme is "Accelerating social change and impact with shared values an…
2016-09-24 07:42:15

Designing a @FutureFitBiz? Use the @FlourishingBiz Canvas: it integrates financial viability, social benefit & envi… https://t.co/BDXbuPM6mN
2016-09-22 11:08:17

RT @aupward: "We can't forecast our way to a sustainable future; we must backcast to get the future we want" v. good @ChadParkTNS https://t…
2016-09-22 08:18:24

 

@Lean4Flourish
Awesome job @aupward, talking about Flourishing enterprise being the next generation of business #lean4flourishing… https://t.co/ZcXC923ZXU
2016-09-24 17:50:38

RT @BetterMyBiz: Looking to measure and set goals for your better business? No better place to start than the @FutureFitBiz Benchmark http…
2016-09-24 07:41:34

RT @aupward: Looking fwd to talking at today's 1st ever @Co_ilab AGM. Theme is "Accelerating social change and impact with shared values an…
2016-09-24 07:41:13

This is why our startup programs work on aligning personal life-goals with business vision - thanks @Timberry https://t.co/npxRzoHamE
2016-09-22 11:09:43

Our @Lean4Flourish programming for startups helps them @AIM2Flourish and become @FutureFitBiz - news on our latest… https://t.co/5fXS2cEQME
2016-09-22 11:06:55

 

@BetterMyBiz
Looking to measure and set goals for your better business? No better place to start than the @FutureFitBiz Benchma… https://t.co/458mipsnGc
2016-09-22 11:13:38

RT @bob_willard: My latest blog. UltBook: Answering the Big 3 “Whys” https://t.co/WFdun49BBs
2016-09-05 17:55:53

RT @StronglySustain: Sept 13 mtg: Flourishing #businessmodel Maturity Grid by @AndresAlcayaga https://t.co/owo8FCtsjH reprise of Jul mtg ht…
2016-09-05 11:25:25

RT @aupward: Hope everyone @StronglySustain @FlourishingBiz @Lean4Flourish @Lead2Flourish @BetterMyBiz signs! https://t.co/8OOU3oLxvF
2016-09-05 11:25:08

RT @StronglySustain: July 12 mtg: Flourishing #businessmodel Maturity Grid by @AndresAlcayaga - details https://t.co/owo8FCtsjH https://t.c…
2016-07-06 07:42:03

 


 

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