Publication Date

Spring 4-23-2018

Document Type

Capstone project: Open access

Degree Name

MA Leadership Studies


Leadership Studies


The world is at a crossroads when it comes to understanding business models and their impact on the world and the environment. Business enterprise fuels the economy and plays a key role in society. However, business enterprise has also been in the spotlight recently due to the damages it has inflicted on society and the environment. We have finite resources on this earth and “business as usual” will no longer suffice for 21st century business models. Companies and leaders are called to re-imagine different business models that integrate a more holistic view of profit, humanity, and the potential for business to be a source for good. In order to better understand the role of business moving forward and to take action we must look at current events, concerns of current business models, and highlighting research through a leadership lens.