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

 

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Our Blog

2nd International Conference on New Business Models 2017 | Final Programme Available

The 2nd International Conference on New Business Models is approaching quite fast and we are very happy to welcome around 115 international participants.


4th Hamburg Workshop on Sustainability-Oriented Business Models: “Lean for Flourishing Startups – Business Modelling and Testing Lab” (June 9, 2017)

Antony Upward and Ondine Hogeboom offer a full-day workshop on flourishing business model design at the University of Hamburg, Germany.


Pre-Announcement: 4th & 5th Hamburg Workshop on Sustainability-Oriented Business Models

Three upcoming events at the University of Hamburg: one guest lecture and two Hamburg Workshops on BMfS.


New Report: Energy Business Models at the Base of the Pyramid

South African Impact Amplifier recently published a report on energy business models at the base of the pyramid.


Call for Chapters: “Sustainability and Scalability of Business – Theory and Practice”

Adam Jabłoński is inviting authors to submit chapters to his planned book on "Sustainability and Scalability of Business - Theory and Practice".


 

Group Twitter Feed
Announcements and news about the group

 

@StronglySustain #SSBMG
RT @bbaue: @rylan_dobson @Quantis_intl Why “move away from materiality”? #SustyContext is predicated on materiality (properly understood).…
2017-06-24 14:53:31

#DoughnutEconomics is critical reading to understand strong sustainability vs weak sustainable development - the… https://t.co/yIPDav8cyV
2017-06-24 14:50:36

Gr8t question @KateRaworth FYI @FeministsAtWork @LiisBethHQ @cvharquail @MsEveVolution https://t.co/DGpaZCJFxg
2017-06-24 14:48:34

RT @srerobinson: Holonomics Publishing announce their new book Customer Experiences with Soul: A New Era in Design https://t.co/JIwmcABKVj…
2017-06-24 14:46:49

RT @redesign: What we've been saying in a respectful way in the scientific literature. Yet BMG isn't fake, it IS how business models are co…
2017-06-24 14:46:40

 

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

 

@FutureFitBiz
RT @globalcompact: The #GlobalGoals require something more than incremental change. Watch @volansjohn discuss the #ProjectBreakthrough @bre…
2017-06-23 13:50:35

Shout-out for @tbli_conference: *the* global event on #ESG & #ImpactInvesting. Register for TBBLI NORDIC 2017 https://t.co/unILgPbbLj
2017-06-21 13:59:48

RT @Lean4Flourish: Working to apply @FutureFitBiz design principles w/@ClimateKIC Startups at 2 day @FlourishingBiz accelerator lab @La_UPM…
2017-06-16 00:49:50

RT @CovestroGroup: .@geoffkendall kicking off the #CarbonProductivity Basecamp. Follow #ReimagineCarbon for updates! https://t.co/dQZub21s22
2017-06-15 01:21:38

RT @markpeterlee: There is no biz case for ending life as we know it. #rayanderson #missionzero @Erinmeez #reimaginecarbon https://t.co/Emk…
2017-06-15 01:21:02

 

@FlourishingBiz
@ecofashionista @FTAorg @wisersol @IPinnell @bigpictureroxi FYI https://t.co/lylt50ty7F
2017-06-25 00:56:11

RT @redesign: What we've been saying in a respectful way in the scientific literature. Yet BMG isn't fake, it IS how business models are co…
2017-06-24 15:05:50

RT @srerobinson: Holonomics Publishing announce their new book Customer Experiences with Soul: A New Era in Design https://t.co/JIwmcABKVj…
2017-06-24 15:05:42

RT @StronglySustain: #DoughnutEconomics is critical reading to understand strong sustainability vs weak sustainable development - the @Kate…
2017-06-24 15:05:30

RT @BrookfieldIIE: We’re turning one! BII+E officially launched a mere year ago, and we’re excited to share all we’ve accomplished to date.…
2017-06-23 12:37:44

 

@Lean4Flourish
RT @DrDCWahl: The 3 Horizons of innovation and culture change https://t.co/I0GjYIYOLz CC #culture #transitiondesign #futures #transition #i…
2017-06-27 00:39:17

RT @FlourishingBiz: & @rromana so good to know that @FlourishingBiz Canvas 1st Explorer Asima's students have a science based tool to help…
2017-06-24 15:09:22

RT @FlourishingBiz: We agree. Use the Business Model Canvas if you wish to systematically #fail to spot material risks and innovation oppo…
2017-06-24 15:09:11

RT @aupward: #nbmgraz17 is over; welcome to #nbmsofia18 @NDentchev announces next year's conference June 27-28 2018 "New Biz Models w/Impac…
2017-06-24 15:09:00

RT @aupward: Inspiring story of the global future of electricity @WakaWakaLight and #Kipster Chickens by @MauritsGroen @OCF2NBM #nbmgraz17…
2017-06-24 15:08:32

 

@BetterMyBiz
RT @RedwoodClassics: Team building looks even better with an added side of #Canadian pride! #MadeInCanada #Canada150 https://t.co/8qGi97Snao
2017-06-24 15:18:22

RT @bbaue: Glad to see acad / practitioner divide bridged! #nbmgraz17 https://t.co/elu3p1r5Ri
2017-06-24 15:15:52

RT @FlourishingBiz: We agree. Use the Business Model Canvas if you wish to systematically #fail to spot material risks and innovation oppo…
2017-06-24 15:15:40

RT @aheadahead1: @aupward makes the case for the Normative in Biz Model Design. Provocation to trigger discussion at #nbmgraz17. Aligns wit…
2017-06-24 15:13:08

RT @srerobinson: @aupward @FeministsAtWork @FEMCapital @LiisBethHQ @MsEveVolution @OCF2NBM @ocadslab You guys may be interested to see @Lac…
2017-06-24 15:11:59

 


 

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