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
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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 (XXIII): Bocken, Schuit & Kraaijenhagen (2018): Experimenting with a circular business model: Lessons from eight cases
Experimentation is an essential capability to innovate business models for sustainability. We conducted action research with eight case companies doing business experimentation and developed and applied a Circular Business Experiment Cycle.
PhD studentship at University of Exeter: “Digital technologies and business model innovations for the circular economy”
The University of Exeter is inviting applications for a fully funded PhD studentship on “Digital technologies and business model innovations for the circular economy”: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=3036 This project will investigate how to use disruptive digital technologies (e.g. internet of things, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, 3D printing and cloud computing) to achieve circular economy; and which […]
Papers in Brief (XXII): Yang, Vladimirova & Evans (2017): Creating and Capturing Value through Sustainability: The Sustainable Value Analysis Tool
Based on our theoretical research on the value uncaptured perspective for sustainable business model innovation, a practical tool, the Sustainable Value Analysis Tool was developed to help firms discover opportunities to create and capture value through sustainability.
Papers in Brief (XXI): Bidmon & Knab (2018): The three roles of business models in societal transitions
This paper offers a conceptual link between business model and transition literature. It describes three distinct roles in which business models impact sustainability transitions.
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.
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Future-Fit Business Benchmark
Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit
Lean for Flourishing Startups
Better My Business