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This is the collaborative workspace for (what for now we'll call) Strongly Sustainable Business Model Gardeners to collaborate on various projects of the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group (SSBMG) a knowledge mobilization initiative of OCAD University's Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) .

Will you join us and our conversations (on Linkedin)?

If you are a member of the group and require edit access to this wiki please contact Nabil Harfoush or Antony Upward

To learn more about our group please review a recent opening presentation from our monthly meetings.


Our Group is Evolving - June 2019

Seven and half years after the group's founding we are evolving.  

At our June 2019 meeting we are launching our group's evolution to become the Flourishing Enterprise Institute and its community of research and practice.
Launch of the Project to Evolve the SSBMGroup to be the Flourishing Enterprise Institute plus a Research and Practice Community

We invite all members to join the conversation to co-create the direction for the Institute and the evolution of this community.  And you can explore with others what this evolution could mean for you.

The platform for our discussions is Loomio.FlourishingEnterpriseInstitute.org.


Original Introduction to the SSBMGroup

How can organizations flourish in economic, social and environmental dimensions, and contribute to a new sustainable economy? This question in one form or another is on the mind of many people today. Flourishing enterprises and sustainability can be approached in many ways and from numerous perspectives.   In January 2012 the multi-disciplinary Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group (SSBMG) was founded with the objective of providing a focal point for collaboration in applied research on this topic. The SSBMG is an action research knowledge mobilization initiative of the Strategic Innovation Lab in OCAD University's Faculty of Design.  The group includes industry practitioners, faculty and graduate students from around the world, including from OCAD University's Strategic Foresight & Innovation program.

We have 5 streams of research/practice being actively undertaken by our members, who list completed works here, document on-going initiatives here, and use other sections of the wiki to enable collaboration on those initiatives. This includes the development of a Toolkit to help Small and Medium Enterprises design better strongly sustainable business models.

In addition we: