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2016-01-12 - #047

Dr. Bob Willard presents at this months meeting - our 47th.   We will also use the balance of this meeting to review together achievements of 2015 and discuss directions for 2016.

The agenda and F2F/virtual logistics for this meeting are posted to our Linkedin forum here.  Anyone who joins the Linkedin forum is considered a member of this group and is welcome to join at the meeting.

To introduce this meeting our co-founder Antony Upward stated:

This month we have as a speaker Dr. Bob Willard, notable sustainable author and good friend to many in the group.

In 2013 Bob initiated an audacious global project with The Natural Step Canada, B Lab and others to respond to the question "how would we know a strongly sustainable, flourishing, company if we saw one?" This is vital importance as it provides the Key Performance Indicators and their corresponding Goals that any business model must achieve to be able to claim to be a "strongly sustainable" / "flourishing" / "thriving" business model.

This project, now known as the Future Fit Business Benchmark, has recently completed a 2nd round of public review. In addition to Bob, several other members of the group are involved in this international project of the Future Fit Foundation and The Natural Step Canada.

Version 1.0 of the future fit business benchmark will be released in 1Q2016. In his presentation to us Bob will review the latest expression of its 20 goals, provide an update on progress on the Key Performance Indicators, and review lessons learned over the three years that he has worked on the benchmark. Bob will also look to the future - both plans for the pollination of v1.0 (and how SSBMG members can get involved) and beyond.

The slides presented plus a link to the unedited recording of this meeting are now available via our drop box.  Please contact Prof. Nabil Harfoush for access.

The Link is also posted to the Linkedin Post about this meeting, along with discussion about the meeting by our members.

In attendance:

  • Bob Willard, the presenter (Sustainabiliy Advantage and Future Fit Business Benchmark)
  • Nabil Harfoush (meeting chair, SSBMGroup Convener, OCADU Faculty)
  • Antony Upward (SSBMG co-founder, Convener Flourishing Business Innovation Toolkit project)
  • Peter Jones (SSBMG co-founder, member Flourishing Business Innovation Toolkit project)
  • Debra Scott
  • Doug Worts
  • Bruce Stewart
  • Andrew Simpson
  • Kelly Okumura
  • Claude Michaud, Spokesperson - Social Business Models Association, Switzerland
  • Paulo Vodia, Owner of Hapiterra and TNS International Network Member, Joinville, Brazil
  • Sara Flores, CODEC, Mexico