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.
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 AIM2Flourish.com 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 AIM2Flourish.com stories published in 2017.