Tag Archives: Business Model

Online Conference on Leadership, Governance, and Business Models for Social Ventures (26 June to 2 July)

Dear SBM Friends, please find below an invitation for an online conference from our colleagues Chris Dembek and Fyodor Ovchinnikov … Dear colleagues, If your area of research or practice touches the emerging field of social ventures that leverage unconventional types of leadership, governance, business models and ownership, we are cordially inviting you to join […]

“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, […]

Future-Fit Business Benchmark Public Draft 1.0 Now Available

[Source: http://futurefitbusiness.org Newsletter, Geoff Kendall and Bob Willard] 3D Investment Foundation and The Natural Step Canada released the first public draft of the Future-Fit Business Benchmark. It is a tool to help companies and investors quantify how their actions are helping – or hindering – progress toward a flourishing future. When it comes to a […]

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 […]

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 […]