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2017-03-14 - #058

Breakthrough Business Models: Exponentially More Social, Lean, Integrated and Circular

We're delighted to be able to announce this month our speaker is one of our members Lorraine Smith, an Associate Director from Certified B Corp Volans (a company founded by John Elkington and colleagues) and one of the co-authors of their recent report Breakthrough Business Models: Exponentially More Social, Lean, Integrated and Circular.

In her presentation, we'll get an introduction to this research and how it is being applied - specifically in connection with UN Sustainable Development Goals #13 - Climate Action.   

Although based in New York, we're fortunate that Lorraine will be back on home soil in Toronto, Canada for our meeting. 

As usual, we are meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Date: Tues March 14 
  • Time: 90 minutes starting 16h30 EST /21h30 GMT / 22h30 CET

To join the meeting please see to the F2F co-ordinates and virtual logistics posted to our LinkedIn Group in this post.

Anyone who joins the LinkedIn forum is considered a member of this group and is welcome to join at the meeting.

Lorraine Smith - Volans - Breakthru Business Models

To introduce her talk Lorraine wrote:

Lorraine Smith will present the key findings from the Breakthrough Business Models report she co-authored with Jacqueline Lim and John Elkington of Volans. The objective of the presentation will be to generate discussion on what the next wave of business model innovation will require in order to meet society's needs within planetary boundaries. We propose it will be exponentially more Social, Lean, Integrated and Circular, and we offer examples and ideas about what this may entail.

Lorraine is a New York-based consultant, originally from Toronto, Canada, who seeks to create the shift towards a regenerative economy. She contributes as Associate Director of Volans, a London-based market catalyst that helps business leaders move from incremental to systemic solutions. More on Lorraine can be found here

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

The link to the recording is posted as a comment to the Linkedin Post about this meeting, along with on-going discussion about the meeting by our members.

Attendance list will be updated at the event (if a location is not provided participant was in Toronto)
  • Lorraine Smith, Associate Director, Volans (in Toronto visiting from New York)
  • Antony Upward (SSBMG co-founder, Convener Flourishing Business Innovation Toolkit project)
  • Nabil Harfoush, SSBMG co-founder, Prof. OCADU Strategic Foresight and Innovation, Resilience Design Lab
  • Doug Worts, WorldViews Consulting
  • Roxanne Nicolussi, Candidate Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation, OCADU
  • Kelly Okamura, GooderGoods
  • Andrew Simpson, Ecotone Software
  • Charlotte Young, envisionSYNERGY
  • Michael Smith, Future of Protein Initiative
  • Bob Willard, Sustainability Advantage 
  • Ian Pinnell, Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit Community Animator 
  • Stephen Davies, World Citizen, Prof. OCADU Strategic Foresight and Innovation
  • Denise Smith
  • Ondine Hogeboom, Co-Founder Lean4Flourishing
  • Peter Jones, SSBMG Co-founder, Prof. OCADU Strategic Foresight and Innovation
  • Bruce Stewart, member core team Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit
  • Nigel Teal, Strategic Leadership  (New Zealand)
  • Christioher Foss