Tag Archives: Business Model
We have to face it: We still don’t understand sustainable value creation!
We hear and use it quite often: ‘sustainable value creation’. But we still struggle to define and apply it. Our latest Journal of Business Models article discusses the What, the Who, and the How of sustainable value creation.
What Types of Sustainable Business Models Do We Already Have?
We are inviting you to join our workshops on “Sustainable Business Design with Business Model Patterns” at this year’s ISPIM and GRONEN conferences.
Papers in Brief (XXI): Bidmon & Knab (2017): The three roles of business models in societal transitions
This paper offers a conceptual link between business model and transition literature. It describes three distinct roles in which business models impact sustainability transitions.
Reminder: Call for Abstracts for a Special Issue on “Business Models for the Circular Economy” – Deadline 1st Sept 2017
This request for papers for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility focuses on exploring Business Models for the Circular Economy.
“Sustainability Innovation Pack” (Beta) – Facilitation Tool for Sustainable Business Model Innovation
How to create new, sustainability-oriented business models? How to improve the sustainability performance of the business you are already in? The Business Innovation Kit (BIK) by UXBerlin enables entrepreneurial teams to explore, dispute about, and co-define business ideas and models for new or existing organisations. A structured and focused process guides teams through different exercises, […]
Future-Fit Business Benchmark Public Draft 1.0 Now Available
[Source: http://futurefitbusiness.org Newsletter, Geoff Kendall and Bob Willard] 3D Investment Foundation and The Natural Step Canada released the first public draft of the Future-Fit Business Benchmark. It is a tool to help companies and investors quantify how their actions are helping – or hindering – progress toward a flourishing future. When it comes to a […]
Celebrating 3 Years of Strongly Sustainable Business Model Research
On Tuesday January 13th, 2015 the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group (SSBMG) held it’s first monthly meeting of 2015. This marked the beginning of the group’s fourth year and called for a brief celebratory exchange about the achievements of the group in the past three years: The SSBMG LinkedIn group counts now almost 330 members […]
Why are business models important for sustainability innovations? Because they are “the flexible thing in the middle”!
During my PhD defense one of my supervisors (to whom I am really thankful!) asked this question: Okay, what you are saying is that business models are the ‘flexible thing in the middle,’ and that’s why they are important for the success of sustainability innovations. So, that’s all? Um, yes. Hm. To be honest, I […]
Strongly Sustainable Business Models: A Personal Perspective on a New Field of Practice and Research
Welcome This is [a repost of] my first post in the blog for the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group (SSBMG), an applied research group within OCAD U’s Strategic Innovation Lab in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [ The original post (made July 26, 2012) can be seen here and subsequent posts here]. The SSBMG group’s convener, Dr. Nabil Harfoush, has asked me, as a cofounder […]