Flourishing Enterprise Innovation

Welcome to Flourishing Enterprise Innovation

Our vision is a world where human enterprises no longer merely attempt to do less harm, but instead set at their core the goal of sustaining the possibility for human and other life to flourish on this planet forever (John Ehrenfeld, MIT). A future where successful enterprises create tri-profit:  social benefits, environmental regeneration and financial returns. Such enterprises will have unprecedented levels of innovation, accountability and transparency across entire inter-dependent social, environmental and economic value systems. 

Business leaders and entrepreneurs around the world are rapidly realizing that by innovating their business models they can create significant positive social and environmental impact, while also increasing their financial sustainability. This approach enables the possibility for enterprises of all kinds to flourish in response to our increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.  Such enterprises move far beyond ideas of Corporate Social Responsibility, adopting business models with 

The Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit and Flourishing Business Canvas are a new set of tools and methods created to support these leaders in their efforts to design flourishing enterprises; businesses and organizations that are socially beneficial, environmentally regenerative and financially viable. 

We invite you to join us in working towards this vision.

About the Flourishing Business Canvas

Learn more about why a flourishing business model could be useful to your existing enterprise or startup look at this visual story by Core Team member Patricia Kambitsch (@playthink)

Click on the play button for this ~3 min audio / visual introduction to flourishing (aka Strongly Sustainable) business by  Core Team member Antony Upward (@aupward).  This also introduces the Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit that includes our collaborative visual design tool – the Flourishing Business Canvas:  

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The Flourishing Business Toolkit Project is one of a number of projects by members of the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group –  a global community of innovation practice and a knowledge mobilization initiative hosted by the OCAD University Strategic Innovation Lab (a part of the Digital Media Research and Innovation Institute).