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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PLATE (Product Lifetimes and the Environment) Conference 8-10 Nov 2017 Delft, Netherlands
The 2nd PLATE conference will be hosted from 8-10th November 2017 at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
Circular Economy Research Group Hiring 3 PhD Candidates and 1 Postdoc
Interdisciplinary Research Group on Circular Economy at the University of Freiburg, Germany, is hiring 3 PhD students (social science & engineering) and 1 postdoc (management or economics).
“Business Models for Shared Value” – Network for Business Sustainability Report Published
The full report (100 pages), executive guide (30 pages), and primer (3 pages) are now available from the Network for Business Sustainability.
Papers in Brief (XI): Breuer & Lüdeke-Freund (2017): Values-Based Network and Business Model Innovation
This paper presents a framework and workshop method for values-based business modelling.
Sustainable Business Model Research – Time to Leave the Twilight Zone
Sustainable business model research should leave its "twilight zone" between business model and sustainability research - a research agenda is needed.
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