Some businesses have begun to successfully integrate sustainability into business-as-usual, but even the leading companies are some way off a genuinely sustainable business model - one that is commercially successful by delivering social value within environmental limits. Our leading partners have told us that they are beginning to reach the boundaries of what they can do and if they want to go further they have to innovate their business models.
The Sustainable Business Model Group is a specialist network for our partners who are creating the next wave of corporate sustainability: sustainable business models. It connects global pioneers from across different sectors who learn from each other, have access to a growing body of knowledge, and can shape Forum’s work in this area. We want the Group to provide the practical basis for the required revolution in how business is conducted.
We have set ourselves an ambitious five year target: to help at least three companies decouple financial success from negative impacts, that is, reconciling growth with sustainable development. We believe the Sustainable Business Models Group will help us reach that goal, and so create the stories, frameworks, lessons learnt and more that help organisations around the world put sustainability at their heart.
Membership of the group is available to all Forum members and partners. Pioneer partners are able to join the group free of charge. Forum Corporate Partners and Members are asked to contribute £8,500 (excluding VAT) per year.
To join, or for more information please contact Zoe Le Grand.