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2019-06-11 - #081


This month we have a change to our normal format; we invite you to join us to launch end engage with our group's evolution to become the Flourishing Enterprise Institute and its community of research and practice.

We are excited to be taking these next steps with you.  We look forward to engaging with all of you on our new discussion platform Loomio, and at our June 11 launch event. 

Flourishing felicitations,

The Flourishing Enterprise Institute Development Project Core Team

Stephen Davies – Co-Founder
Peter Jones – Co-Founder
Manuel Reimer – Director of Viessmann Centre for Engagement and Research in Sustainability (VERiS)
Randy Sa’d – Co-founder and Acting Executive Director
Antony Upward – Co-founder and Acting Director of Research & Practice


Invitation

We invite you to be a part of the exciting evolution of our group to accelerate your work, our community’s impact and to contribute to the growing global Flourishing Enterprise Movement.  

What possibilities could this enable for you and for us?

Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group 81st Monthly Meeting

This is your opportunity to get involved in shaping the development of the institute – its research agenda and beyond – and the evolution of our community.

 

Learn More

To learn more about the evolution of the SSBMGroup toward the Institute click this link

Additional background information can be found in the GoogleDrive folder for this month's meeting.

Join the Virtual and F2F Launch Event

We invite you to attend our next monthly meeting of the SSBMGroup to ask us questions and learn how to join our on-line co-creative process to enable all of us to explore the possibilities this exciting evolution of our community can enable.

We will also explain the timeline for this project and the outputs we hope to create.

As usual, we are meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Date: Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 
  • Time: 90 minutes starting  13h30 PST / 16h30 EDT (UTC-4) / 21h30 GMT / 22h30 CET (UTC+2) / 05h30 JST (+1 day)

To join the meeting please see the virtual logistics posted to our LinkedIn Group in this postFor F2F attendees please note the room change.

So you can engage during the meeting, please join our project discussion platform Loomio here.

The slides presented plus a link to the unedited recording of this meeting will be available via our GoogleDrive in the folder for this month's meeting. 

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


Get Involved – On-Line Co-Creative Process

Starting today, over the next 6 weeks you have the opportunity to help co-create, with your colleagues, 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.

You can join the discussion anytime starting today, and we will explore this platform live with you at the launch event.



Background on the Flourishing Enterprise Institute Development Project

As many of you will know from updates at past SSBMGroup monthly meetings, a core group of Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group leaders have been working to evolve our global network into a more formal applied research institute and community of practice.  In the past months we have found our first key partner and secured initial funding to proceed with this development project.  We are incredibly excited to announce that we are working with the Viessmann Centre for Engagement & Research in Sustainability (VERiS) at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada.

Ultimately, we believe the Institute is needed to accelerate the development and mobilization of practical knowledge and innovative solutions that will enable all organizations and their stakeholders to enable the possibility for sustainability-as-flourishing. We aim to establish an applied research institute consisting of global network of nodes with an active community of research and practice. Our next step is to develop a path forward with the members of the SSBMGroup that includes establishing the first node of the Institute hosted by VERiS.  This is the project that is launching at our June meeting.

Transitioning from our current volunteer-driven SSBMGroup to a formal research institute and community will enable us to secure funding, support critical research projects of our community (including accelerating the 6 major established initiatives of our members), accelerate our growth and fully animate our community.  With the capacity to realize the full potential of our collective intelligence and contributions, we believe we can dramatically increase the collaborations, opportunities for testing and sharing of expertise the SSBMGroup has already enabled. 

To learn more we invite you to read the Institute's two page introduction,  and to join us to launch the project and the next steps at the June 11 event described above.  

Additional background information can be found in the GoogleDrive folder for this month's meeting.


Flourishing Enterprise Institute Development Project Leaders

Development Project Core Team

  • Stephen Davies – Co-Founder
  • Peter Jones – Co-Founder
  • Manuel Reimer – Director of Viessmann Centre for Engagement and Research in Sustainability (VERiS)
  • Randy Sa’d – Co-founder & Acting Executive Director
  • Antony Upward – Co-founder and Acting Director of Research & Practice

Development Project Steering Committee

Salutation

First Name

Last Name

Title / Role

Organization - Unit/Department

Location

Dr.

Barry

Colbert

Associate Professor, Policy & Director

WLU - Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, The Cooperators Centre for Business and Sustainability

Waterloo, ON, CA


Tova

Davidson

Executive Director

Sustainable Waterloo Region

Waterloo, ON, CA


Stephen

Davies

Assistant Professor; Managing Director; FEI Co-Founder

OCAD U - Faculty of Design & Graduate Studies; Transformation by Design; Flourishing Enterprise Institute

Toronto, ON, CA


Ondine

Hogeboom

Co-Founder

Lean for Flourishing Startups

Montreal, QC, CA

Dr.

Peter

Jones

Associate Professor; Managing Partner; FEI Co-Founder

OCAD U - Strategic Innovation Lab & Faculties of Design and Graduate Studies; Redesign Research; Flourishing Enterprise Institute

Toronto, ON, CA

Dr.

Joel

Marcus

Assistant Professor

YorkU - School of Administrative Studies

Waterloo, ON, CA

Dr.

Manuel

Riemer

Executive Director

WLU – Viessmann Centre for Education and Research in Sustainability (VERiS)

Waterloo, ON, CA


Randy

Sa'd

Executive Director; FEI Co-Founder; FEI Acting Executive Director

REFOCUS; Flourishing Enterprise Institute

Cambridge, ON, CA


Antony

Upward

Adjunct Professor; FEI Co-Founder; FEI Acting Director of Research & Practice

OCAD U - Strategic Innovation Lab, Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group; Flourishing Enterprise Institute; Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit Project

Toronto, ON, CA


Development Project Advisory Committee Members

Updated 2018-07-30

Salutation

First Name

Last Name 

Title / Role

Organization - Unit/Department

Location

Bill

Craig

Chair

Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Edmonton, AB, CA

Stephen

Davies

Assistant Professor; Managing Director; FEI Co-Founder

OCAD U - Faculty of Design & Graduate Studies; Transformation by Design; Flourishing Enterprise Institute

Toronto, ON, CA

 

Morris

Fedeli

PhD Student (ABD) and Managing Director

University of South Queensland (USQ) and consulting services around the Holistic Regenerative Innovative Value Enterprise (THRIVE) framework

Queensland, AU and Manila, PH

Dr

Sean

Geobey

Professor, Director Academic Programs WISER

UofW - Faculty of Environment, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) &   Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISER)

Waterloo, ON, CA

Dr.

Maya

Hoveskog

Assistant Professor in Industrial Management, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning (CEIL), Business Model Innovation Group

HalmstadU - School of Business, Engineering & Science: Department of Innovation Management

Halmstad, SE

 

Edwin

Jansen

Co-Founder/Leader; Senior Partner

The Natural Step Germany and International; Sustainable Growth Associates GmbH

Amsterdam, NL

Dr.

Peter

Jones

Associate Professor; Managing Partner; FEI Co-Founder

OCAD U - Strategic Innovation Lab & Faculties of Design and Graduate Studies; Redesign Research; Flourishing Enterprise Institute

Toronto, ON, CA

Dr.

Florian

Lüdeke-Freund

Professor & Chair for Corporate Sustainability

ESCP Europe Business School

Berlin, DE

Alexander

Metternich

Study Director, Sustainable Development

Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen (ASKO Europa Stiftung)

Saarbrücken, DE

Fyodor

Ovchinnikov

Co-Founder & Managing   Partner

Institute for Evolutionary Leadership

Oakland, CA, US

Randy

Sa'd

Executive Director; FEI Co-Founder; FEI Acting Executive Director

REFOCUS; Flourishing Enterprise Institute

Cambridge, ON, CA

Antony

Upward

Adjunct Professor; FEI Co-Founder; FEI Acting Director of Research & Practice

OCAD U - Strategic Innovation Lab, Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group; Flourishing Enterprise Institute; Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit Project

Toronto, ON, CA         

Meeting Minutes

The link to the recording of the meeting have been posted as a comment to this Linkedin Post, along with on-going discussion about the meeting by our members.  A copy of the recording has been stored in the GoogleDrive in the folder for this month's meeting.

Attendance list is updated at the event to record attendance (if a location is not provided participant was F2F in Toronto)

  • Antony Upward, Co-founder Flourishing Enterprise Institute and Acting Director Research & Practice Institute Development Project
    SSBMG Co-founder; Convener 
    Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit Project; Adjunct Prof. OCAD University Faculty of Design, Adjunct Prof. Halmstad University Department of Innovation Management
  • Peter Jones, Co-Founder, Flourishing Enterprise Institute; SSBMG Co-founder; Professor OCAD University Faculty of Design
  • Stephen Davies, Flourishing Enterprise Institute Co-founder;
    OCAD U - Faculty of Design & Graduate Studies; Transformation by Design;
  • Manuel Reimer, Director of Viessmann Centre for Engagement and Research in Sustainability (VERiS), Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON
  • Randy Sa’d – Co-founder Flourishing Enterprise Institute and Acting Executive Director Institute Development Project
  • Nicole Norris, SSBMG Community Animator, OCADU MDes SFI Student/Georgian College, Centre for Changemaking and Social Innovation, Barrie ON
  • Panos Panagiotakopouos, BMB, Seneca College, Toronto, Canada
  • Gryph Theriault-Loubier, Entrepreneur in Residence @ 10C Social Change Lab & Co-working space (https://10carden.ca/), Founder of Thero, Guelph-Waterloo area
  • Karl Sjogren, Author of "The Fairshare Model: A Performance-Based Capital Structure for Venture-Stage Initial Public Offerings, Oakland, California, USA
  • Michael Sillion - Captain Future, Future Navigators in Sweden.
  • Simon Robinson, Holonomics, São Paulo
  • Ruben Burga, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
  • Norbert Hoeller, Sustainable Innovation Network, Stouffville
  • Eric Fath-Kolmes, FlourishX and FEIToolkit, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • John Ehrenfeld, Retired (MIT), Massachusetts (Maaine for the summer)
  • Lori Farley, INTONOVUS Canada/Impact Calgary - Calgary
  • Fyodor Ovchinnikov, Institute for Evolutionary Leadership, Oakland, CA
  • Maya Hoveskog, Halmstad University, Sweden.
  • Ondine Hogeboom, Lean4Flourishing , Montreal
  • Thomas van der Molen, Sustainable Start, Amsterdam
  • Douglas Worts, Worldviews Consulting, Toronto
  • Bill Craig, BizMundi Inc. Founder, Board Chair and President of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA) (Edmonton)
  • Lotfi Belkhir McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Frederick Peters, York University
  • Pano Panagiotakopoulos, Better My Business, Seneca College
  • Harvey Weisfeld, Better My Business, Wisersolutions
  • Nabil Harfoush, OCAD University, Resilience Design Lab
  • Tim Posselt, Consultant
  • Marilyn Friedman, Align Coaching and Consulting
  • Andrew Simpson, Ecotone Software Consulting
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