Fowler Center announces The Fifth Global Forum
Posted 9.15.21The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit in collaboration with Berrett-Koehler Publishers is pleased to announce the Fifth Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit taking place virtually from October 19th-28th. Join Fowler Center Faculty Director, David Cooperrider, and co-hosts Michele Hunt and Audrey Selian, for a 10-day FREE groundbreaking virtual forum and hear from over 40+ business leaders and educators. Learn how business leaders around the world are coming together to create a better future for all.
IHMA Intellectual Shaman Discussion with Sandra Waddock & Chris Laszlo
Posted 8.30.21Join the International Humanistic Management Association (IHMA) and Sandra Waddock (Boston College) for an Intellectual Shaman Conversation with Chris Laszlo (Case Western Reserve University) to discuss the topic "My Journey to Flourishing, with an Excursion into Prospective Theorizing." Register on Eventbrite for this free conversation happening on Friday, September 10th at 12 - 1pm EDT via Zoom. Details will be sent before the event once your RSVP is received.
Fowler Center Advisory Board member Nadya Zhexembayeva featured in Real Leaders Magazine
Posted 6.23.21"Titanic Syndrome: Why Companies Sink and How to Prevent it Happening to You"
The 2021 Flourish Prize Honorees
Posted 6.1.21Announcing the 17 honorees for the 2021 Flourish Prizes
2021 Flourish Prizes Virtual Celebration Announcement
Behind the Scenes at GOJO, featuring Marcella Kanfer Rolnick
Posted 5.21.21NBC Nightly News aired a segment on GOJO, showcasing the local manufacturer's product of Purell hand sanitizer, which saw demand jump 300% during the pandemic. Part of the “Across America" live broadcast series, this segment featured an interview with GOJO President & CEO, Carey Jaros and GOJO Executive Chair and our Fowler Center advisory board member, Marcella Kanfer Rolnick, as well as a manufacturing tour around the Wooster Campus in Ohio. Watch the full interview here: https://www.nbc.com/.../inside-a-purell-factory.../4365167 via NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Read David Cooperrider's latest book on "Prospective Theory"
Posted 5.13.21David Cooperrider, Faculty Director for the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, has written a new novel on "Prospective Theory: Appreciative Inquiry: Toward a Methodology for Understanding and Enhancing Organizational Innovation."
AIM2Flourish presented in PRME Chapter Talks - Engagement in North America
Posted 5.13.21Hear from Megan Buchter, Director of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, as she presents AIM2Flourish to the PRME Chapter Talk webinar held in March 2021. PRME Chapter Talks series is a cross-chapter space for thought-provoking knowledge exchange on sustainability challenges and solutions, for educators and business leaders alike. The Talks are designed to provide inspiration to the PRME Community around the world, where each individual may not face the exact same challenges but may be stimulated to ‘translate’ those challenges and the way they are addressed to their own local context.
Appreciative Inquiry: Getting More Of The Good Stuff
Apple Podcasts: AIM2Flourish: The Intersection of Inquiry and Sustainability
Fowler Center's AIM2Flourish Program Included in New Resource for Universities
Posted 11.13.20AIM2Flourish is proud to be included in the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Accelerating Education for the SDGs in Universities. This new guide aims to help universities, colleges, and tertiary and higher education institutions implement and mainstream this “Education for the SDGs” within their institutions.
The Chief Reinvention Officer Handbook: How to Thrive in Chaos by Nadya Zhexembayeva
Posted 10.28.20In this visual guide to thriving in the midst of chaos, scientist, entrepreneur,“Reinvention Guru”, and Fowler Center Advisory Board member and Weatherhead alumna Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva brings together the insights from a community of 3000+ “reinventors” to offer a bold new method for business resilience during disruptive times.
Global Challenges as Opportunity to Transform Business for Good
Posted 10.8.20Using insights from Peter Drucker’s Theory of the Business framework, the authors, David Cooperrider, Ron Fry, and Chris Laszlo, show that global challenges such as pandemics and climate change are contributing to a critical misalignment between businesses and their increasingly complex external environments. The authors propose a set of change management methods and tools along with specific steps that leaders and organizations can take to transform their businesses into what they define as Positive Institutions.
Weatherhead Releases 2020 PRME SIP Report
Posted 9.25.20As an advanced signatory of the United Nations Global Compact initiative, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), the Weatherhead School of Management released their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) report every two years.
Fowler Center announces new Business as an Agent of World Benefit Fellows
Posted 9.14.20The Fowler Center announced their new Business as an Agent of World Benefit Fellows, comprised of three first-year MBA students.
How Business Schools Can Create Positive Change
Posted 8.13.20From AACSB: Through five key opportunities, business schools can take collaborative action to positively impact learners, businesses, and global society.
New AACSB Standards Promote Societal Impact
Posted 8.6.20In the context of AACSB's newly approved 2020 business accreditation standards, societal impact refers to the ways in which a business school’s mission and strategic plan guide actions that positively influence society—at local, regional, national, or international levels. Business schools are empowered to define impact objectives and strategies that align with the communities they serve. Learn more about how business schools can create positive change in society.
Appreciative Inquiry in a Pandemic: An Improbable Pairing
Posted 6.29.20David Cooperrider and Ron Fry wrote a new article in The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science for executives and managers seeking ways to not just survive the pandemic, but thrive.
AIM2Flourish Featured in PRME's New Blueprint for SDG Integration into Curriculum Manual
Posted 6.24.20AIM2Flourish is featured in PRME's new Blueprint for SDG Integration into Curriculum, Research, and Partnerships as a way to integrate the Global Goals into new or existing curriculum (Pages 37-39).
GIIN Annual Impact Investor Survey
Posted 6.22.20The just released 10th edition of the Global Impact Investing Network’s (GIIN) Annual Impact Investor Survey estimates the impact investing market has grown to $715 billion, up from $502 billion last year.
Fowler Center Team Attends the UN Global Compact Leader's Summit
Posted 6.17.20This year's UN Global Compact Leaders Summit marked 20 years of uniting business for a better world. Taking place virtually on 15–16 June 2020, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit brought together thousands of leaders to decide how business can support countries and communities around the world to recover better, recover stronger, and recover together from three global crises – health, inequality and climate. The 20th anniversary Leaders Summit virtually convened leading voices from Business, Government, the United Nations, Civil Society and Academia for a 26-hour conversation about how we can rebuild more inclusive economies and societies to set a new course for a socially just, low-carbon and climate resilient world, where no one is left behind.
The 2020 Flourish Prize Honorees
Posted 6.12.20Announcing the 17 honorees for the 2020 Flourish Prizes
How Can Workplaces Create a "New Normal"?
Posted 6.1.20David Cooperrider discusses in a recent Thrive Global article.
Cleveland Rising Update
Posted 5.31.20Cleveland Rising groups use Zoom meeting to update public on bold ideas for transforming Cleveland.
Students Complete Virtual Advisory Services Projects with Social Entrepreneurs
WATCH: Fowler Center Director Participates in Live Session with @america
Posted 4.29.20Fowler Center Director, Megan Buchter, joined @america in Indonesia for a virtual discussion on how small/medium social enterprises can adapt, survive and even grow while facing this global epidemic.
The Business of Business is People
Posted 4.28.20“We’re all put on the earth to care for each other,” says Professor and Fowler Center Advisory Board member, Raj Sisodia. As the co-founder of Conscious Capitalism, he believes business is a way for us to do just that.
Appreciative Inquiry in a Broken World
Posted 4.27.20Read the latest blog post by Dr. David Cooperrider discussing how Appreciative Inquiry can be used by companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students in India Celebrate Being Among the 2020 Flourish Prize Finalists
Posted 4.23.20News Article: GIM students shortlisted for the prestigious 2020 Flourish Prizes from among 824 entries from across the globe
Weatherhead Selected for AACSB’s 2020 Innovations that Inspire Challenge
Posted 4.22.20The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has recognized the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University as one of the top 25 examples of how business schools are elevating entrepreneurial mindsets and new business creation. The award recognizes Michael Goldberg's undergraduate seminar course that allows cohorts of students from developing countries to participate and learn virtually alongside CWRU undergraduate students.
Clarke Executive Team Evaluates First-Year MBA Students Final Presentations
Online classes offer chance to learn new skills for free
Posted 4.14.20Channel 19 news visited a virtual classroom at Case Western - ENTP 301 Entrepreneurial Strategy co-taught by Michael Goldberg, Megan Buchter, and Doug Degirolamo.
Latest Issue of AI Practitioner: CLE Rising AI Summit
Posted 4.10.20The Cleveland (CLE) Rising Summit converged diverse groups of people to unleash their collective thoughts on how to rise CLE again. This article explores the CLE Rising summit of two-and-a-half days from genesis to execution and provides practitioners’ perspectives and insights on post-summit challenges and opportunities to address them.
Megan Buchter interviews Ashley Weingart and Mel McGee about Social Entrepreneurship
Fowler Center Hosts Inaugural Impact Investing Case Competition
Posted 3.10.20Last week, the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit hosted their inaugural Impact Investing Case Competition sponsored by EPOCH PI and McDonald Hopkins, LLC.
How World-Class Amazon, Apple & Google Have Built Successful Cultures
Posted 3.9.20Top companies like Apple and Google employ a positive approach to planning, pursuing goals, and solving problems called appreciative inquiry.
Michele Hunt and Chris Laszlo Featured in Conscious Business Magazine
Posted 3.9.20The contributors to this publication approach Conscious Business from a whole systems perspective. They ask the reader to think about the how the role of business can contribute to well-being at a global level. They explore what well-being at a global level means at the deeply personal, the family and community levels, and the implications for our social and cultural norms, our economic and political structures, and for our planet.
Fowler Center Co-Hosts Social Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
Posted 3.5.20On Wednesday March 4th, Fowler Center Business as an Agent of World Benefit Scholar, Katie Van Dusen, had the opportunity to sit down with social entrepreneur, John McMicken, CEO of Evergreen Cooperatives, to discuss his career journey and what it means to be an employee-owned business.
Fowler Center Director Participates in thinkBIG Veale Innovation Challenge and Summit
Stop calling it ‘innovation’
Posted 3.2.20Weatherhead alumna and Fowler Center Advisory Board member, Nadya Zhexembayeva, advises companies to stop using the term 'innovation'.
What Does Quantum Physics Have to Do with Business?
Posted 2.27.20Laszlo, speaking at UMASS Lowell, connected quantum physics to the changing role of business in society – arguing that sustainability, mindfulness and well-being are just as important as quarterly earnings, operational efficiency and shareholder returns.
Weatherhead School students take first and second place in ACG Cup competition
Posted 2.14.20Fowler Center Business as an Agent of World Benefit Scholar, Alex Romanowski, was a part of the team that took second place at the ACG Cup competition.
Former Fowler Center Director to help Norwegian Cruise Lines Strengthen Their Commitment to ESG
Posted 1.31.20Beau Daane, former Fowler Center Director and Weatherhead MBA alumnus, joins Norwegian Cruise Lines in a newly created position, Senior Director, ESG.