Tag Archives: Business Model Innovation

Update: “Triple-Layered Business Model Canvas” Workshop Video and Conference Paper

On May 19th, 2015, the University of Hamburg and its Faculty of Business, Economics & Social Sciences hosted a workshop on “Design of More Sustainable Business Models”, held by Alexandre Joyce. The 90-minute video recording of Alexandre’s introduction to sustainable business model design and his “Triple-Layered Business Model Canvas” is now available online – see […]

The Triple Layered Business Model Canvas – A Tool to Design More Sustainable Business Models

by Alexandre Joyce # # # # # Update (19 June 2015): The conference paper can be downloaded from academia.edu # # # # # Since 2012, I have been looking for a way to add environmental and social aspects into the original business model canvas. After three years of research, design, development and testing, […]

“Sustainability Innovation Pack” (Beta) – Facilitation Tool for Sustainable Business Model Innovation

How to create new, sustainability-oriented business models? How to improve the sustainability performance of the business you are already in? The Business Innovation Kit (BIK) by UXBerlin enables entrepreneurial teams to explore, dispute about, and co-define business ideas and models for new or existing organisations. A structured and focused process guides teams through different exercises, […]

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 […]

Why are business models important for sustainability innovations? Because they are “the flexible thing in the middle”!

During my PhD defense one of my supervisors (to whom I am really thankful!) asked this question: Okay, what you are saying is that business models are the ‘flexible thing in the middle,’ and that’s why they are important for the success of sustainability innovations. So, that’s all? Um, yes. Hm. To be honest, I […]

New SBM PhD thesis on “Business Models for Sustainability Innovation”

On Friday, 13th December, SBM blogger Florian Lüdeke-Freund defended his cumulative PhD thesis “Business Models for Sustainability Innovation – Conceptual Foundations and the Case of Solar Energy”. Below you find a brief summary, an overview of the articles included in the thesis, and the defence presentation. Summary This cumulative dissertation deals with the relationships between […]