How can organizations become sustainable in economic, social and environmental dimensions, and contribute to a new strongly sustainable economy? Sustainability can be approached in many ways and from numerous perspectives. At the Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab), the multi-disciplinary Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group (SSBMG) has chosen to explore sustainability from the perspective of business models.
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The SSBMG was founded in 2012 with the objective of providing a focal point for collaboration in applied research on this topic. From the outset the group includes senior industry practitioners, faculty and graduate students.
SSBMG focuses 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 donut (from Kate Rayworth), 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 wortking on a number of major global 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, Antony Upward, Stephen Davies or Dr. Nabil Harfoush.
The group is moving towards creating a planetary-wide network of nodes forming a Flourishing Enterprise Institute.
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)