About Us

The Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit is one of the initiatives of the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group  (SSBMG), a community of innovation practice and an action research knowledge mobilization initiative of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Toronto’s OCAD University, Canada’s largest design school.   This community of practice and research thought leaders, with many other initiatives complementary to the Toolkit,  is evolving to become a planetary-wide network of nodes that together form the Flourishing Enterprise Institute.

We are a group of business entrepreneurs, research professors, and systemic-designers working together to produce a concrete vision to help all enterprises flourish with new definitions of success that integrates social, environmental and economic factors.

Since 2012, leading First Explorers have volunteered 10,000s of hours to build and test the Toolkit, co-creating with all members of the growing global First Explorers community.

You can read a personal introduction to the project and our story to date by our convener and program director Antony Upward in this deep dive presentation from February 2016.

 


Significant Organizational Members of Our Community

The following free First Explorer licensee organizations have, through their work with the project,  played a significant role in its co-creation.  Many of these First Explorers have invested to enable them to use the Toolkit in their initiatives and communities – both internal and client facing. 


Significant Individual Members of Our Community

The following individual free First Explorer licensee have, through their work with the project, played a significant role in its co-creation.  Many of these First Explorers have invested to enable them to use the Toolkit in their initiatives and communities – both internal and client facing.   This includes classroom use, consulting use, training use, and more.

Significant Individual First Explorers as of 2020-02-01

Additionally a number of First Explorers have volunteered additional time to form a management team for the project
(additional members are welcome):

Bill Craig – Co-Founder FlourishX
Stephen Davies
 – Managing Director of Transformation by Design, COO Biomerenewables

Lori Farley  – Co-Founder Intonovus Canada and Impact Calgary
Eric Fath-Kolmes
  – Co-Founder FlourishX

Peter Jones, Ph.D – Associate Professor in Design at OCADU, Managing Partner at Redesign Network
Ian  Pinnell – Development Coordinator at Partners In Health Canada
Bruce Stewart – Lecturer, Business Management and Entrepreneurship at IBT College
Antony Upward – Project Director & Convening Entrepreneur, Principal of Edward James Consulting

Last, but no means least, to help on-board new First Explorers and animate our whole community, two of us have volunteered to be Community Animators: