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

 

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Keep in Touch - Mailing List

 

info [at] SSBMG [dot] com

 

Our Blog

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.


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.


 

Group Twitter Feed
Announcements and news about the group

 

@StronglySustain #SSBMG
Gr8t conversations Tuesday w/Randy Sa'd fromREFOCUS: recording available, see comments in this post… https://t.co/pxA83aUS1Q
2017-11-16 05:02:48

RT @StronglySustain: Discussion starting on possible importance of #Movement4Flourishing to achieving this groups goals starting in our Lin…
2017-11-12 04:24:32

Discussion starting on possible importance of #Movement4Flourishing to achieving this groups goals starting in our… https://t.co/Us51nIJg7H
2017-11-12 04:14:21

Nov 14 16h30 EST mtg: Refocusing on Transformational Change for Strong Sustainability with Randy Sa'd… https://t.co/LhaaSBB7JT
2017-11-11 04:01:23

RT @NBSnet: Use this model to map how your current #business model creates, destroys, and/or misses #value opportunities. https://t.co/Uqyy…
2017-11-11 03:53:59

 

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

 

@FutureFitBiz
RT @SCAlmond: Delighted to see great work of @FutureFitBiz highlighted by Dawn Turner at #A4S17 when discussing alignment of ESG policy wit…
2017-11-16 19:44:46

RT @SustainBrands: .@geoffkendall outlines 4 types of growth: TYPE 1 – Growth in Biophysical Throughput TYPE 2 – Growth in Production & Con…
2017-11-15 17:31:42

RT @SustainBrands: "Imagine people in the street celebrating the profit you made because of the good that came along with it!" @FutureFitBi…
2017-11-15 17:30:33

RT @SustainBrands: Now at #NewMetrics, @geoffkendall releases v2 of the @FutureFitBiz Benchmark! https://t.co/htS3cdKYHY https://t.co/MwrRz…
2017-11-15 17:30:29

RT @sbertels: Really - give it a read. @FutureFitBiz Benchmark Release 2. Learn about the break-even point and about the positive pursuit…
2017-11-15 17:30:24

 

@FlourishingBiz
RT @aupward: Exploring @BCorporation "Better Cheese Company" #BizModel using @FlourishingBiz Canvas with new FarmEntrepreneurship initiati…
2017-11-16 05:04:45

RT @aupward: Developing & Testing business mods using @FlourishingBiz Canvas in Parallel & Concurrent Product Product Development course @H…
2017-11-16 05:04:31

RT @sbertels: Haven't read Release 2 of the @FutureFitBiz Benchmark yet? Take the time. It's worth it. https://t.co/qjyTxsxabO #newmetrics
2017-11-16 05:04:26

RT @StronglySustain: Gr8t conversations Tuesday w/Randy Sa'd fromREFOCUS: recording available, see comments in this post https://t.co/hMi0…
2017-11-16 05:04:06

RT @StronglySustain: Discussion starting on possible importance of #Movement4Flourishing to achieving this groups goals starting in our Lin…
2017-11-12 04:23:28

 

@Lean4Flourish
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

RT @StronglySustain: Gr8t conversations Tuesday w/Randy Sa'd fromREFOCUS: recording available, see comments in this post https://t.co/hMi0…
2017-11-16 05:05:06

RT @YaleEnviro: Michelle Patron announces that @Microsoft is committing to reduce #carbonemissions 75% by 2035 to meet the goals of #ParisA…
2017-11-14 09:52:58

RT @StronglySustain: Discussion starting on possible importance of #Movement4Flourishing to achieving this groups goals starting in our Lin…
2017-11-12 04:24:15

Yes *and* @AlexOsterwalder what is desirable & feasible must be based on understanding a business in its full conte… https://t.co/UlM4tR7ToP
2017-11-12 04:20:24

 

@BetterMyBiz
RT @StronglySustain: Gr8t conversations Tuesday w/Randy Sa'd fromREFOCUS: recording available, see comments in this post https://t.co/hMi0…
2017-11-16 05:03:50

RT @StronglySustain: Discussion starting on possible importance of #Movement4Flourishing to achieving this groups goals starting in our Lin…
2017-11-12 04:23:16

RT @aupward: An improved provocation for designing a #Movement4Flourishing as presented at @CBSCSR & @SustainBTH in past days - who's in?…
2017-11-12 03:33:23

RT @StronglySustain: Nov 14 16h30 EST mtg: Refocusing on Transformational Change for Strong Sustainability with Randy Sa'd https://t.co/xig…
2017-11-11 04:46:07

Assessment of current situation done. 75+ #Quickwins brainstormed. Now @GCENODE members prioritze for feasibility… https://t.co/wB7uZRr3uI
2017-10-30 07:39:36

 


 

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