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A conference paper that introduces the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Canvas that is conceptually "powered by" the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Ontology. This practitioner visual design tool supports the description of past, current, or future business models that may create outcomes anywhere on a continuum of profit-prioritizing to strongly sustainable. Strongly sustainable outcomes, a term originated by Ecological Economists, are those that "sustain the possibility that human and other life will flourish on this planet forever" (Ehrenfeld).
Presented at "The Third Symposium of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD3)" October 15-17 2014, Oslo, Norway.
Slides and other materials from conference presentation: http://systemic-design.net/rsd3-proceedings/business-enterprise-design/
This article summarizes significant elements of my graduate thesis - see https://yorku.academia.edu/AntonyUpward/Thesis.
Subsequently the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Canvas has been further refined to become the Flourishing Business Canvas (see www.FlourishingBusiness.org for the most recent practice and developments).
Cite as: Jones, P. H., & Upward, A. (2014). Caring for the future: The systemic design of flourishing enterprises. Proceedings of the Third Symposium of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD3), Oslo, Norway. 1-8.