2021 Flourish Prizes
The Flourish Prizes are each year's culminating event for AIM2Flourish, a Fowler Center initiative that recognizes the positive impact of today's business leaders while changing the way tomorrow's leaders are taught.
Through the lens of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) and under the guidance of our faculty network, students worldwide use Appreciative Inquiry (strengths-based interviews) to identify models of business innovation that promote economic prosperity while contributing to a healthy world and human well-being. Students document these innovations in stories that are published on AIM2Flourish.com to serve as sources of inspiration to others.
The 2021 Flourish Prizes celebrate the 17 best-of-the-best business innovations profiled on the AIM2Flourish site during the 2020 calendar year.
The 2021 Flourish Prize finalists are available here. This year we celebrated 77 finalists. We are so proud of all of our universities, professors, and students for participating in this program and helping to lift up and share stories of business innovation for the global good.
Our 2021 Flourish Prize Honorees will be honored and celebrated at the Fowler Center's Fifth Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, to be held virtually, October 19th-28th, 2021.
2021 Flourish Prize Honorees
Global Goal #1 - No Poverty: East Bali Cashews
From a Humble Village A Globally Responsible Company was Born featuring East Bali Cashews in Indonesia written by Rovician Silitonga from IPMI International Business School under the direction of Amelia Naim Indrajaya
Global Goal #2 - Zero Hunger: SolFoil
Solar Heating Packaging featuring SolFoil in Finland written by Tat Lam, Jean-Philip Cronstedt, Ajda Stenovec, Karolina Jensen and Senni Muiniekka from Hanken School of Economics under the direction of Martin Fougere and Eva Nilsson
Global Goal #3 - Good Health and Well-being: Pacha Soap Co.
Soap for Change featuring Pacha Soap Co. in the United States written by Hope Georgiou, Bryson Gardner, Julian Longmire, Ashley Hollis and Trevor Grinsell from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Jeff Thies
Global Goal #4 - Quality Education: Kaspersky
Developing Security Awareness Learning Journey for Everyone featuring Kaspersky in Russia written by Matvey Petukhov, Anastasia Galkina, Vladislava Stepanenko, Yuliya Yurchak and Veronika Krasilnikova from National Research University Higher School of Economics under the direction of Ekaterina Ivanova
Global Goal #5 - Gender Equality: Evolvin' Women
One Small Step for Women, One Giant Leap for Humankind featuring Evolvinâ€™ Women in the United Arab Emirates written by Zaina AlAboodi, Eman Alsharif, Seeneen Al Bastaki, Ward Albastaki and Hamda Hassan Abdulla from Zayed University under the direction of Wasseem Abaza
Global Goal #6 - Clean Water and Sanitation: AeroNero
Giving Birth to Water featuring AeroNero in India written by Amresh Jha and Ruby Hsiao from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman
Global Goal #7 - Affordable and Clean Energy: Green Fluidics
Green Fluidics featuring Green Fluidics in Mexico written by Ana Sofia Gonzalez, Fatima Lewis Batres and Manuel Medina from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Ezequiel Reficco
Global Goal #8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth: Jaipur Rugs
SEEING WORLD THROUGH THE LENS OF POTENTIAL featuring Jaipur Rugs in India written by Siddhi Maheshwari, Ayush Bhagoliwal, Sooraj Prabhakar, Chadarajupalli Leelavamsi, Gaurav Kumar, Abhishek Kaushik and Shubham Bisht from Goa Institute of Management under the direction of Divya Singhal
Global Goal #9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: InnovaKit SAS
Advanced Coffee Farming Transparency, Quality and Social Impact! - Caficultura de Avanzada !Transparencia, Calidad e Impacto Social! featuring InnovaKit SAS in Colombia written by Maria Barrera, jeimmy vanessa valencia bravo and alejandro ruiz from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes Lopez
Global Goal #10 - Reduced Inequalities: Dave -- Banking For Humans
Disrupting Alternative Digital Banking Solutions featuring Dave -- Banking For Humans in the United States written by Alicia Berger, Caleb Cremin-Endes, Chiara Armstrong, Cassidy Collins and Morgan Brooks from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Jeff Thies
Global Goal #11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities: Balance Farms
Aquaponic Farming in Downtown Toledo featuring Balance Farms in the United States written by Lee Harms and Abigail Saxton from The University of Toledo under the direction of Gary Insch
Global Goal #12 - Responsible Consumption and Production: Ditto Sustainable Brand Solutions
Making an Ordinary Household Item Extraordinary featuring Ditto Sustainable Brand Solutions in the United States written by Lauren Hammett from Loyola University Chicago under the direction of Nancy Landrum
Global Goal #13 - Climate Action: Lightyear
Clean Mobility For Everyone featuring Lightyear in Netherlands (Holland) written by Marizel Vorster and Samar Morshedi from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman
Global Goal #14 - Life Under Water: ORA Estuaries
How Artificial Oyster Beds Save Coastal Areas featuring ORA Estuaries in the United States written by Otto Candies, Bryan Taylor, Jenna Covington and Ivan Prejean from Nicholls State University under the direction of Christopher Castille
Global Goal #15 - Life on Land: Bioamin SA de CV
OrgFung: Maximizing Production of Crops with Zero Residues featuring Bioamin SA de CV in Mexico written by Maria Fernanda Castorena Elizondo, Victor Campo Aguirre, Erick Ruben Calahorra Mejia, Adriana Aranda and Alan Castillo from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Ezequiel Reficco
Global Goal #16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Defudger
The Source of Truth of the Internet featuring Defudger in Denmark written by Monica Lopez Calero, Alejandro Gallego, Jose Maria Panadero Meseguer and Gabriela Castello from Universidad de Navarra under the direction of Isabel Rodriguez Tejedo
Global Goal #17 - Partnerships for the Goals: VimpelCom PJSC (Beeline brand)
Rescuers Finding Missing People with AI Technologies featuring VimpelCom PJSC (Beeline brand) in Russia (Russia Federation) written by Evgeniia Pechnikova from National Research University Higher School of Economics under the direction of Ekaterina Ivanova