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Established in 1819, ESCP Europe has educated generations of leaders and entrepreneurs. With its six urban campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP Europe’s true European identity enables the provision of a unique style of cross-cultural business education and a global perspective on international management issues. ESCP Europe welcomes 4,600 students and 5,000 executives from 102 different nations every year, offering them a wide range of general management and specialised programmes (Bachelor, Masters, MBA, Executive MBA, PhD and Executive Education).

www.SustainableBusinessModel.org serves as a hub to share news on sustainable business model publications, research projects, conferences, calls for papers, and tools. It also serves as the blog of the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group (1,300+ members, https://www.linkedin.com/groups/5005769). 20+ bloggers already contributed to the blog, e.g. Frank Boons, Peter Wells, Stefan Schaltegger, Erik G. Hansen, Nancy Bocken, Sebastian Knab, Martin Geissdoerfer, Matthew J. Hannon, Boukje Huijben, Samuli Patala, Romana Rauter, and many more. Join the community and present your research!

The 1500 members of the global Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group (SSBMG) are the leading community of innovation practice and knowledge mobilization for micro-ecological economic thinking. Our aim is to enable in practice, at a global scale, enterprises of all kinds that by design enable “strongly sustainable”, “future-fit”, thriving, regenerative, resilient, “integral”, “strategically sustainable”, “living within the donut”, “sustainably prosperous” and flourishing outcomes. We believe a powerful approach to realizing this goal is by focusing on all aspects of the systemic-design and implementation of business models.
Founded in 2012 and hosted by the Strategic Innovation Lab of the Ontario College of Art and Design University (Toronto, Canada), the group’s senior practitioner, researcher, educator and graduate student members collaborate and share on a range of projects and initiatives related the systemic-design and implementation of strongly sustainable enterprises.
The SSBMGroup has been a supporter of Our Common Future 2.0 / New Business Models Conference series since its inception in 2016. Many members of the NBM are also active in leading the work of the SSBMGroup’s members.
Come learn more about us, our member’s projects, and how you can benefit from joining our community at our booth in the main conference area.

In order that all the work of the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group is able to create impact at the necessary global scale to realize its audacious vision, funding, structure and much more praxis work is needed.
To do this we are taking steps to bring about a planetary wide network nodes to form the Flourishing Enterprise Institute. This networked institute will be a key action-research, practice development and knowledge mobilization hub to enable and realize Flourishing Enterprises world-wide.
We are currently exploring how a number of organizations and universities could host a node of the Flourishing Enterprise Institute network, including Wilfrid Laurier University’s Viessmann Centre for Education and Research in Sustainability.
And, August 14-16, we hope to invite leading community members to an event in Canada to help define the research agenda for the Flourishing Enterprise Institute
Come learn more about our plans for the Flourishing Institute and how your organization can benefit from hosting a node at our booth in the main conference area.

In cooperation with 25 ESCP Europe members from Paris, Torino, Madrid, Warsaw and Berlin, the research center on issues of sustainability in business and society has been founded in 2013 under the scientific direction of Prof. Dr. Sylvie Geisendorf.

The Foundation Our Common Future 2.0 – OCF 2.0 – encourages research into and knowledge transfer on sustainability projects particularly in regard to business strategy and models. Economic and ecological aspects are taken into account considering their organizational focus. OCF 2.0 outlines promising approaches, methods, and pathways based on the vision being developed by the “crowd” combined with actual scientific knowledge and insights. The board of OCF 2.0 works closely together in conducting research with Jan Jonker, Professor for Sustainable Entrepreneurship at Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen School of Management, The Netherlands. Professor Jonker has previously been nominated at the Chaire d’excellence Pierre de Fermat at the Toulouse Business School, TBS, Toulouse, France (2014-2016). He was also appointed at the Emile Francqui Chair on Social Entrepreneurship at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2017-2018).