How can organizations become sustainable in economic, social and environmental dimensions, and contribute to an emerging strongly sustainable economy? Through an ongoing partnership with sLab, the multi-disciplinary Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group (SSBMG) evolved to become its own research institute with a planetary mission, the Flourishing Enterprise Institute.
The FEI is
The FEI was founded through support fo a SSHRC Connection Grant in 2018. It built upon the SSBMG (founded in 2012) to with the objective of providing a focal point for collaboration in applied research and innovation in enterprise-level innovation for sustainability-as-flourishing.
We focus primarily on the middle and bottom of the pyramid of organizations including start-up, SMB and SME categories. We are working to develop a approaches, frameworks, methods, tools, practices and techniques that can link into organizations’ decision-making, and help guide it toward holistic sustainability: Flourishing (from John Ehrenfeld and Positive Psychology), Strongly sustainable (from macro-ecological economics), Thriving, Future Fit, Resilient, Regenerative, Integral, Strategically Sustainable (from the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development), Living within the Doughnut (from Kate Raworth), Sustainable Prosperity (from Peter Victor, Tim Jackson).
To achieve our objectives our research agenda is organized along a number of topics:
Members of SSBMG are currently working on a number of major action research projects, and we welcome interested researchers and practitioners. For more information please contact our volunteer Community Animators or the co-founders and leading members of the SSBMGroup Dr. Peter Jones or Antony Upward.
Today you can join the group via our LinkedIn forum forum.SSBMG.com - which includes details of our integrated F2F / Virtual monthly meetings.
You can learn more about the group and all its projects at our wiki wiki.SSBMG.com, this includes details of all past meetings (which are recorded with all presentations downloadable)