A Flourishing World

For seven years a core working group in the Toronto academic and business community has cocreated and promoted the science, tools, and movement for strong sustainability, or flourishing businesses and public organizations. With the SSBMG and now the Flourishing Enterprise Institute, our members have invested years of work and capitals to effect organizational, policy, and industry-wide change toward the telos of flourishing. Flourishing we see as the aim that sustainability programs are led to ensure that living beings on earth will not be prevented from thriving in evolutionary fitness throughout the span of the human future, the lifespan for which we can be responsible. We believe organizations, public and private, enterprises of all kinds, can contribute to the assurance of net benefit to life and habitats by adapting business models to new economic outcomes and organizational practices to preferred values of flourishing.