How can organizations become sustainable in economic, social and environmental dimensions, and contribute to a new sustainable economy? Sustainability can be approached in many ways and from numerous perspectives. At Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab), the multi-disciplinary Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group (SSBMG) has chosen to explore sustainability from the perspective of business models.
The SSBMG was founded with the objective of providing a focal point for collaboration in applied research on this topic. The group includes industry practitioners, faculty and graduate students from OCAD University's Strategic Foresight & Innovation program, as well as from York University.
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 toolkit that can link into organizations’ decision-making, and help guide it toward holistic sustainability. To achieve our objectives our research agenda is organized along a number of topics:
Members of SSBMG are currently articulating joint research projects, and we welcome interested researchers and practitioners. For more information please contact SSBMG convener, Dr. Nabil Harfoush.
Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group website http://www.SSBMG.com