2018 Flourish Prizes | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

2018 Flourish Prizes

We are grateful for our participating professors and students whose inspiring stories of positive business innovation we get to share with the world. In 2017 students published 503 stories on the AIM2Flourish platform, showcasing positive business innovations that span the globe and support each of the 17 UN Global Goals. In preparation for the 2018 Flourish Prizes, with the help of our professors, story editors, and Fowler Center team, we narrowed the stories submitted down to 63 finalists.

In May 2018, the AIM2Flourish team hosted a global, multi-day, virtual celebration via Facebook and Twitter to celebrate the 2018 Flourish Prizes.

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2018 Flourish Prize Winners

Global Goal #1 – End Poverty: Comproagro

Small Farms Reach New Markets written by Mario Antonio Ruiz Vargas and John Alirio Sanabria Téllez from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Professor Gustavo A Yepes López.

Global Goal #2 – End Hunger: Too Good to Go

How to Efficiently Cut Food Waste written by LUCIE LALANNE from Toulouse Business School under the direction of Professor Odile Verdure Labeille.

Global Goal #3 – Good Health and Well-being: Dial4242

When Emergency Summons, Dial 4242! written by Abhishek Ray, Prabodh Patawari, Sruthi Purushothaman, R Prasanth, RAHUL RP, and Maria Jennifer Rayan from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research under the direction of Professor Preeti Rawat.

Global Goal #4 – Quality Education: Simply Play

Innovation in Childcare Services written by Andrew McKegney, Andrew Benson, Cristian Buhus, Jordan Dalzell, and Scott Garvie from Glasgow School for Business and Society under the direction of Professor Alec Wersun.

Global Goal #5 – Gender Equality: IKEA Switzerland

IKEA Promoting Gender Equity written by Karim Albekov from Business School Lausanne under the direction of Professor Nadene Canning.

Global Goal #6 – Clean Water and Sanitation: Vestergaard

Bringing Safe Drinking Water to Vulnerable Populations written by John Guieb from Case Western Reserve University – Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Professor Chris Laszlo.

Global Goal #7 – Affordable and Clean Energy: Pollinate Energy

Towards a Brighter Future written by Shahzad Billimoria from Monash University under the direction of Professor Gitanjali Bedi.

Global Goal #8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth: Fairtrasa

Escaping Poverty and Producing Fair Trade written by Angelica Cruz from St. John's University under the direction of Professor Charles Wankel.

Global Goal #9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Estructuras Metálicas Solana

Life-Giving Metal Sheets written by Mario Aguilera, Juan Vargas, and Lucia Alvarado Tlaque from Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla under the direction of Professor Crishelen Kurezyn Díaz.

Global Goal #10 – Reduced Inequalities: Kempenhaeghe

No Outsiders (Anymore) written by Marianne Van Beers from Institut Français d Appreciative Inquiry under the direction of Professor Ron Fry.

Global Goal #11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities: Empress Green Inc.

Self Sustaining Farm in Urban Environment written by John Mayrose, Lisa Roe, Antonio Lynch, and MAMADOU BARRY from City University of New York – College of Staten Island under the direction of Professor Deepa Aravind.

Global Goal #12 – Responsible Consumption and Production: terra20

Explore a Better Way written by Hillary Hetherington, Stefanie Kaminski, Maddy Lee, Taylor Floris, and Jake Appleby from University of Guelph under the direction of Professor Ruben Burga.

Global Goal #13 – Climate Action: All Nepal Biogas Company Private Limited

Biogas as a Solution to the Energy Crisis written by Prajjwol Lakhey from People's Campus under the direction of Professor Narayan Manandhar.

Global Goal #14 – Life Under Water: Amor a Mar

New Mindset for Seafood Consumption written by Norma Sarai Núñez Gutiérrez, Cecilia Medina, Alejandra Halún, and Alejandro Cueva from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Professor Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre.

Global Goal #15 – Life on Land: Soil Technologies Corporation

Applied Biological Wisdom: Regenerative Agricultural Solutions written by Lani Aulicino from Maharishi University of Management under the direction of Professor Dennis Heaton.

Global Goal #16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: American Prison Data Systems

APDS is Changing Corrections for Good written by Jesse Cutaia, Martin Freeman, Sam Levine, and Luke Olson from Bard MBA in Sustainability under the direction of Professor Kristina Kohl.

Global Goal #17 – Partnerships for the Goals: Greyston Bakery

Helping the People of Yonkers Thrive written by Alistair Hall, Amy Campbell Bogie, and Sven Thiessen from Bard MBA in Sustainability under the direction of Professor Kristina Kohl.