Model Behavior: Exploring Business Model Innovation for Sustainability

March 12, 2014 | 10AM - 11AM PT

What is business model innovation? How does it impact sustainability? Which models are disrupting industries, beyond car sharing and distributed energy? A new research report, Model Behavior: 20 Business Model Innovations for Sustainability, released by SustainAbility earlier this year, brings clarity to this oft-hyped space and identifies and analyzes 20 emerging business model innovations that are having a positive social or environmental impact.

Mark Lee, Executive Director of SustainAbility, and Lindsay Clinton, Senior Manager in SustainAbility's New York office, who led and co-authored the research, will host this webinar to share research findings and engage in a discussion about business model innovation.

What You Will Learn

  • Uncover the latest insights about business model innovation for sustainability
  • Preview 20 business model innovations that impact the community, environment and the base of the pyramid
  • Learn how leading companies are exploring and can contribute to business model innovation

About The Speakers

Mark Lee is SustainAbility's Executive Director. He is based in Berkeley, California and his work helps companies make more and faster progress on sustainable development. Mark has two decades experience in key leadership positions in the sustainability field. He possesses expertise in sustainability strategy and implementation as well as the systems, governance, public policy, accountability and stakeholder engagement aspects of this agenda. Mark also has extensive knowledge of climate change, economic development, value chains, and the linkages between sustainability and branding.

Mark oversees SustainAbility's think tank as well as SustainAbility's consultancy in the Americas. His past and present portfolio includes Bayer, Brown-Forman, BT, Cisco, Darden, Disney, Ford, Gap, Natura, Nestlé, Nike, Novo Nordisk, Shell and Starbucks. An exceptional consensus builder, Mark has led facilitation for numerous high-level, multi-sector stakeholder engagements. Mark is a valued partner to various public and non-profit organizations, a compelling presenter, and a regular contributor to media.

Mark was previously Vice President at Business for Social Responsibility in San Francisco and Manager, CSR at Vancity Savings in Vancouver.

Lindsay Clinton is a business strategist at SustainAbility with nearly a decade of international experience in a range of advisory, research, forecasting, and start-up roles at the intersection of business and social change. Based in New York, her consulting portfolio includes finance, technology and food companies. Her thought leadership focuses on the potential of business to create social benefit.

In February 2014, Lindsay launched a research report, Model Behavior, and roundtable series focused on business model innovations that bring positive social and environmental impacts. In 2012, she led the Regeneration Roadmap, a project aimed at outlining a path for business to help advance the sustainable development agenda. Lindsay served as lead author of the white papers Down to Business and Unfinished Business and curated Regeneration Salons in five cities.

Lindsay has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, and Guardian Sustainable Business. She is a frequent speaker at conferences focused on social enterprise, impact investing and business innovation.

Prior to joining SustainAbility, Lindsay worked at Intellecap, a consultancy in Mumbai, where she founded a magazine on social enterprise, Beyond Profit.

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