Group photo of the 2017 Flourish Prize winners holding globe awards with the words 'Congratulations to Our 2017 Flourish Prize Winners' superimposed

On June 14-16, 2017, we celebrated AIM2Flourish’s inaugural 17 Flourish Prizes at the Fourth Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit in Cleveland, Ohio. It was an incredible few days that brought the Flourish Prizes community together from all over the globe.

The award given to Flourish Prize winners: a small globe that rotates using solar power, resting on a clear base bearing the logos of AIM2Flourish and the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit

Visit the Fourth Global Forum Medium site to read articles, watch videos, and review press coverage about the Flourish Prizes.

The 17 inaugural Flourish Prizes celebrated the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Business as an Agent of World Benefit. AIM2Flourish and the Flourish Prizes are an initiative of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and founding co-sponsors UN Global Compact PRME and the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI).

2017 Flourish Prize Winners

Global Goal #1 — End Poverty 
Sunshine Nut Company in Mozambique 
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: The Sunshine Nut Company

Global Goal #2 — End Hunger 
CV. Green Health Agriculture in Indonesia
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Affordable Organic Rice for Everyone

Global Goal #3 — Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-Being 
Lucky Iron Fish: Created in Canada for use in Cambodia and other populations suffering from iron deficiency. 
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: An Ironclad Solution

Global Goal #4 — Inclusive and Equitable Education for All Children
Foldscope Instruments of San Francisco California
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Unfolding Curiosity with a $1 Microscope

Global Goal #5 — Gender Equality and Women and Girls Empowerment 
Serve&Help in Morocco
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: The Journey of Changing Lives

Global Goal #6 — Clean, Safe Water and Sanitation for All 
SmartPaani in Nepal
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Driving Change Through Water Conservation and Biotechnology

Global Goal #7 — Affordable, Reliable, and Sustainable Energy
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Light for Everyone

Global Goal #8 — Decent Work and Economic Growth
CINIA, a social enterprise in Mexico
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: CINIA- A Company Where Disability is a Labor Competence

Global Goal #9 — Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
BIOCONEXION in Argentina 
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Uniting People Through Land

Global Goal #10 — Reduced Inequality
Cipla, Ltd. in India 
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Low-Cost Strategy for High-Cost Drugs

Global Goal #11 — Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable cities. 
Conceptos Plásticos in Colombia
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Recycled Material Converted in Housing

Global Goal #12 — Sustainable Consumption and Production. 
GreenHope in Indonesia
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: The Alchemy of Bio Degradable Plastic for a Greener World

Global Goal #13 — Fighting Climate Change
Gram Power in India
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Serving Energy Customers with Power Distribution at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Global Goal #14 — Life Under Water 
Bureo Skateboards in Chile
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Skateboards for Plastic Free Oceans

Global Goal #15 — Life on Land
SunCulture in Kenya
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Reducing Costs and Tripling Crops

Global Goal #16 — Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Buza Ice Cream in Israel
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Building Peace for the Love of Ice Cream

Global Goal #17 — Partnerships for the Goals
MPOWERD, a solar-light company that is working in partnership with two non-profits: New Course and Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust
Read the AIM2Flourish Story:Solar Lights for Women

Throughout 2016, business students around the world submitted 422 AIM2Flourish Innovation Stories to the platform. A distinguished jury evaluated 48 semi-finalists in February and selected the 17 best-of-the-best—one for each SDG.

Plans are now underway for the 2018 Flourish Prizes that will celebrate 17 new innovations, chosen out of all the stories published in 2017.