‘What is a Successful Sustainable Business?’ Seminar with Practicing Academic Antony Upward
When & Where?
Tuesday November 7th, 2017, 14.00-16.00
Copenhagen Business School
Dalgas Have, room 2Ø.071
Registration no later than 01.11.2017:
Please register by sending a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a successful sustainable business? This is a simple, yet complex question, which has been subject to intense debate for decades. Although more and more companies adopt the language of sustainability and related terms such as shared value and CSR, there is still limited knowledge about the core characteristics of organisations which simultaneously balance economic, social and environmental objectives in strategic decision-making as well as day-to-day operations . During the presentation, renowned practitioner and academic (‘pracademic’) Antony Upward will share his insights from examining strongly sustainable business models and discuss some of the core components for successfully integrating sustainability within the organisation.
Antony Upward (@aupward) is a Practicing Academic. He is Certified Management Consultant with 28 years experience in the design and implementation of management information systems for companies such as Apple, Bell Canada, CGI and AT&T. His practice now focuses on the design and testing of Business Models that enable social, environmental and economic performance enabling the possibility for human and other life to flourish on this planet for seven generations and beyond.
He is an Adjunct Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University’s Faculty of Design, with a Masters of Environmental Studies in Business Model Design and Sustainability; his thesis is the topic of an increasing number of well cited peer reviewed articles (ocadu.academia.edu/AntonyUpward).
His graduate thesis research originated the concept of the Flourishing Business Canvas (@FlourishingBiz), and led to the formation the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group, now a 1000+ global community of innovation practice (@StronglySustain).
He is the co-founder of Lean for Flourishing Startups Collaborative, a learning enabler for innovation in the startup ecosystem (@Lean4Flourish), and Better My Business, a future-fit enterprise design consultancy (@BetterMyBiz)
He is a Sustainability Business Architect and Principal of Edward James Consulting Ltd., a Certified B Corporation® in Toronto, Canada.