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
- Watch our Videos
- 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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Papers in Brief (XX): Plewnia & Guenther (2018): Mapping the sharing economy for sustainability research
Based on a literature review, a typology for sharing economy activities was developed. This typology can guide sustainability research and inspire business model innovation.
5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy – 28/29 June 2018, Mannheim, Germany
The i-share team is delighted to invite academics, practitioners, representatives of civil society and everyone else who is interested in research on the sharing economy to Mannheim, Germany for the 5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy.
Open Postdoc Position at Lund IIIEE: “Circular Business Model Innovation and Experimentation for the solar industry”
Lund University IIIEE is recruiting a Postdoc in an exciting new role focused on "Circular Business Model Innovation and Experimentation for the solar industry."
New Business Models Conference 2018 – Conference Website Online – Submit Your Extended Abstract Now
The new conference webiste for the 3rd International Conference on New Business Models is online. The full call for papers, session information, and submission guidelines can be found here: http://www.nbmconference.eu.
Open position: Senior researcher with a focus on business model innovation for sustainable mobility services (RISE, Sweden)
RISE, Sweden, is looking for a senior researcher with a focus on business model innovation for sustainable mobility services.
Group Twitter Feed
Announcements and news about the group
Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group #SSBMG
Project Twitter Feeds
Announcements and news about our projects can be found on these twitter feeds
Future-Fit Business Benchmark
Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit
Lean for Flourishing Startups
Better My Business