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

Papers in Brief (XVI): Schoormann et al. (2016): Sustainability in business models – A literature-based design-science-oriented research agenda

This paper explores how design principles can be applied to current sustainable business model frameworks to support business modelling processes and to enable the building of IT-tools to support BMfS.


Papers in Brief (XV): Dreyer, Lüdeke-Freund, Hamann & Faccer (2017): Upsides and downsides of the sharing economy

Assessing the stakeholder value impacts of sharing economy business models requires distinguishing the many different stakeholders for whom value is created and destroyed, as well as accounting for their particular local contexts.


AOM All-Academy Theme Symposium: SYSTEMS & SUSTAINABILITY: TOWARDS A NEW RESEARCH AGENDA, 6 August 2017

The overall aim of the symposium is to introduce system perspectives to a wide audience and to use business sustainability as an illustrative context for how the application of systems thinking needs to be strengthened in management research.


What is a ‘business model for sustainability’?

Research on 'business models for sustainability' (BMfS) is developing very dynamically. But many scholars and also practitioners deal and struggle with the question how to define a BMfS.


Call for Papers for a Special Issue on “Collaborative Cross-Sector Business Models for Sustainability” – Submission 1 Dec 2018

Business & Society calls for papers on "Collaborative Cross-Sector Business Models for Sustainability". Full manuscripts must be submitted until 1st December 2018.


 

Group Twitter Feed
Announcements and news about the group

 

@StronglySustain #SSBMG
RT @SBM_blogger: Papers in Brief (XVI): Schoormann et al. (2016): Sustainability in business models – A… https://t.co/OhwcMseDUl https://t.…
2017-08-11 10:32:42

RT @SBM_blogger: Papers in Brief (XV): Dreyer, Lüdeke-Freund, Hamann & Faccer (2017): Upsides and downsides… https://t.co/d2ZQdCRyXW https:…
2017-08-11 10:32:39

RT @SBM_blogger: AOM All-Academy Theme Symposium: SYSTEMS & SUSTAINABILITY: TOWARDS A NEW RESEARCH AGENDA, 6… https://t.co/LSzxbYWCaP https…
2017-08-11 10:32:33

RT @SBM_blogger: Retrospect: The 2nd International Conference on New Business Models https://t.co/Kcpf272z5O https://t.co/l7Q1QMBnyS
2017-08-11 10:32:01

RT @SBM_blogger: Call for Papers for a Special Issue on “Collaborative Cross-Sector Business Models for Sustainability” – Submission… https…
2017-08-11 10:31:53

 

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

 

@FutureFitBiz
RT @InterfaceInc: "It’s time to reimagine our relationship with carbon." Great read from @volansjohn via @GreenBiz. https://t.co/dleOFDC2n3
2017-08-09 14:06:02

RT @geoffkendall: No Role for Storytelling in Sustainability Report: great piece from @JeffGSutton which @FutureFitBiz aims to address http…
2017-07-30 07:02:46

RT @BarbOBrown: Great article by our friend @MarkTulayESG https://t.co/uHGFyByY56
2017-07-30 07:02:39

RT @Breakthrough_IO: A 10x improvement in value we create per unit of carbon used would deliver a sustainable climate & prosperous world ht…
2017-07-30 07:01:00

RT @KaisaManninen: Inspiring work from @FutureFitBiz. Doing less bad is not good enough. From shared value to system value #Sustainability…
2017-07-30 07:00:45

 

@FlourishingBiz
And to meaningfully mitigate & adapte 2 changing climate, reduce risk & drive opportunities enterprises must strive… https://t.co/BoG3iYd64l
2017-08-11 09:28:02

RT @eSAXnetworking: #eSAX #shoutout to @ondinehb & @aupward of @Lean4Flourish! https://t.co/ny6zXKVie6 #startup #leadership
2017-07-29 23:32:05

RT @RADIUS_SFU: It's official: @SFU is the 1st @AshokaU #Changemaker Campus in BC & one of just over 40 in the world! https://t.co/sMNrTzNZ…
2017-07-28 21:25:30

RT @EbrahimKIC: @ClimateKIC @ClimateSusanne @EITeu @iRBansal 153 cities and counting! USA, Canada, Asian cities??? @linegry @kate_ckic @sol…
2017-07-28 21:25:12

RT @AIM2Flourish: New! #AIM2Flourish July 2017 Update https://t.co/o8GUMugjL1 @Fowler_Center #SDGs #Flourishing #BizEd https://t.co/L59Cwd3…
2017-07-28 21:20:52

 

@Lean4Flourish
RT @aupward: Delighted: am now Adjunct Professor @OCADUgrad @ocadslab Excited 2 continue on @StronglySustain @FutureFitBiz @FlourishingBiz…
2017-08-17 19:38:46

Looking fwd: The Big Enough Company: How Women Can Build Great Businesses & Happier Lives @adelaidenyc & Amy Abrams… https://t.co/xF1cAQhteq
2017-08-17 19:38:08

RT @FlourishingBiz: And to meaningfully mitigate & adapte 2 changing climate, reduce risk & drive opportunities enterprises must strive 2b…
2017-08-11 09:29:23

RT @eSAXnetworking: #eSAX #shoutout to @ondinehb & @aupward of @Lean4Flourish! https://t.co/ny6zXKVie6 #startup #leadership
2017-07-29 23:31:31

RT @BetterMyBiz: Fun day wrking @ocadslab on exciting engaging design of our 4 part @BCorporation Assessment Wrkshp Series sponsored by @bd…
2017-07-25 07:31:43

 

@BetterMyBiz
RT @FlourishingBiz: And to meaningfully mitigate & adapte 2 changing climate, reduce risk & drive opportunities enterprises must strive 2b…
2017-08-11 09:30:13

RT @srerobinson: Guest article @GilesHutchins Co-Creating An Organisational Shift In Consciousness https://t.co/YGCrzO9oNh https://t.co/eh…
2017-08-01 09:30:12

RT @NatCapForum: CEO of @wbcsd @MPB_WBCSD "We must work harder to measure, value & manage natural capital as carefully as we do financial c…
2017-07-28 21:28:59

Gr8t fun facilitation of @BetterMyBiz stategic backcasted compelling vision @bigpictureroxi - thx frm the team… https://t.co/BAzEcVp5dV
2017-07-26 16:54:03

Fun day wrking @ocadslab on exciting engaging design of our 4 part @BCorporation Assessment Wrkshp Series sponsored… https://t.co/FkJujb3eQy
2017-07-24 16:28:05

 


 

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