Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit

Welcome to Flourishing Business

Our vision is that successful enterprises creates tri-profit:  social benefits, environmental regeneration and that they are sufficiently financially viable.  It does this by sustaining “the possibility for human and other life to flourish on this planet forever” – an idea first put forward by MIT Scholar John Ehrenfeld.

As our contribution to this audacious goal we want our Flourishing Business Canvas to be used widely for both non-commercial and commercial organizations.  Therefore, ultimately it will be released under a creative commons license without usage restriction.  The canvas is a key component of our forthcoming Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit, which will be simultaneously released with the canvas in book and other forms. But in the mean-time we would love you to:

  • Experience the Flourishing Business Canvas –  come to one of our talks, workshops, labs and programs delivered through our “Service Initiatives”
  • Use the Flourishing Business Canvas in your organization –  join our “First Explorers”
  • Contribute to its further development – financially or in-kind – contact us to join our “Marquee Supporters”
  • Undertake research using it – join our community of researchers

To explore how these possibilities can help you reach your goals please contact us at inquiry@FlourishingBusiness.org

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 Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit that includes our collaborative visual design tool – the Flourishing Business Canvas:  

License Toolkit for Free by Becoming a First Explorer

  • The Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit, including the current version of the Flourishing Business Canvas is still in development
  •  It is NOT licensed for commercial or non-commercial use
  • This is to ensure we can help you in your use of it, and help us to learn from your experience
  • We ask that before use you connect with us inquiry@FlourishingBusiness.org and our First Explorer Community Animator will be pleased to  help you
  • When you contact us, in addition to providing you with a free “First Explorers” license for use, we can also offer a cloud based version of the canvas, additional help documentation, and some limited support
  • All this in return for your commitment to openly share with us your experiences using the tool – so we can make improvements before its ultimate wide-spread and free-to-use release

Service Initiatives

We have two service initiatives underway with more in the works.  We are very open to collaboration in these initiatives.

First for established enterprises: We offer for-impact investors and businesses integrated flourishing enterprise coaching, assessment, diagnosis, design, value discovery & learning services that are enabled by the Flourishing Business Canvas with related tools and methods. Learn more at www.BetterMy.biz and contact us info@BetterMy.biz to explore how we can help you create your flourishing enterprise.

Second in the startups space: We  provide programming for members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem – organization encouraging, enabling and supporting flourishing startups and entrepreneurs: accelerators, incubators, co-working spaces, training and educational institutions, maker spaces, corporate innovation hubs and more. Learn more at www.Lean4Flourshing.biz and contact us at inquiry@lean4flourishing.biz to how we can help you enable flourishing entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship and startups.


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Flourishing Business is © Edward James Consulting Ltd, 2017 · All Rights Reserved
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).

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