Welcome Antony!

O Canada! Our team of authors is further growing and is getting more international. After having Australia (Susan) and Europe (e.g. Nancy and Peter) in our team, North America, i.e. Canada, did also join – welcome Antony Upward! I am happy to tell that the person who coined the term “Strongly Sustainable Business Model” is […]

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.

Flourishing Business – What, Why and How – Events in Toronto in March and April

What is a Flourishing (aka strongly sustainable) Business? Why do we need it? Why is it good for business (and everyone else) and how do we make it happen? In a continued Flourishing Business event series you’ll explore how businesses can sustain the possibility for human and other life to flourish on this planet forever. […]

Celebrating 3 Years of Strongly Sustainable Business Model Research

On Tuesday January 13th, 2015 the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group (SSBMG) held it’s first monthly meeting of 2015. This marked the beginning of the group’s fourth year and called for a brief celebratory exchange about the achievements of the group in the past three years: The SSBMG LinkedIn group counts now almost 330 members […]

Designing Business Models for Flourishing Enterprises – Colloquium and Workshop (Dec 5, 2014, Hamburg)

[ PDF version ] On December 5th, 2014, the University of Hamburg and its Faculty of Business, Economics & Social Sciences* host a colloquium and workshop on “Designing Business Models for Flourishing Enterprises” facilitated by Antony Upward, Co-founder of the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group (SSBMG), OCAD University, and Principal of Edward James Consulting Ltd., […]

Towards Business Design Principles for Strongly Sustainable Organizations

By Antony Upward Welcome This is [a report of[ my third post to the blog of the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group (SSBMG), an applied research group within OCAD U’s Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [The original post (made March 6, 2013) is available here]. [At the time of writing I was […]

Towards a Definition of Organizational Strong Sustainability – A Review of the Literature

By Antony Upward Welcome This is [a repost of] my second post to the blog of the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group (SSBMG), an applied research group within OCAD U’s Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [The original post (made November 12, 2012) is available here]. [At the time of writing I was] […]

Strongly Sustainable Business Models: A Personal Perspective on a New Field of Practice and Research

Welcome This is [a repost of] my first post  in the blog for the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group (SSBMG), an applied research group within OCAD U’s Strategic Innovation Lab in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  [ The original post  (made July 26, 2012) can be seen here and subsequent posts here].  The SSBMG group’s convener, Dr. Nabil Harfoush, has asked me, as a cofounder […]

Survey – How to Make a World-Changing Best-Seller: “Strongly Sustainable Business Model Innovation”

Antony Upward, who drives the development of a global network of “Strongly Sustainable Business Model” researchers and practitioners, and colleagues from the “Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group” are running a survey to figure out how to best produce a toolkit and “book” to support “Strongly Sustainable Business Model Innovation“. Therefore, they are asking for YOUR […]