AIM2Flourish Partner GRLI's Newsletter
Posted 11.30.15Read the latest newsletter from AIM2Flourish Founding Partner GRLI, with news, updates and action items from the COP21 conference in Paris.
AIM2Flourish Opportunity in PRME November 2015 Newsletter
Posted 11.16.15Read the Nov 2015 PRME Newsletter for news, events, and opportunities around the world, including AIM2Flourish.
The Conscious Business Declaration
Posted 11.9.15The Fowler Center has joined Humanity's Team, The Club of Budapest, and The Goi Peace Foundation to create the Conscious Business Declaration to unite the global community of business leaders.
AIM2Flourish in Kosmos Journal
Posted 11.8.15AIM2Flourish Executive Director Roberta Baskin shares her journey as a journalist to her current work with the Fowler Center and the AIM2Flourish initiative.
David Cooperrider Insight: 9 Signs that Sustainability Stars are Aligning
Posted 11.8.15Whatever the seeds of enlightenment, something is going on. Global leaders in the religious, political, financial, military, banking, and investment communities are adding their voices to the scientist and activist chorus. It's time for scaled up action--maybe even some new kind of grand strategy where we unite in vision around 100 and 200 year big-picture perspectives. For example, the decisions we make today about replacing old energy infrastructures and utility systems in Boston and New York and everywhere in the world will lock us into certain approaches to energy for one hundred years and more.
Posted 11.5.15Roberta Baskin, executive director of AIM2Flourish, shares her professional and personal journey as a journalist to her current work with the Fowler Center, promoting Appreciative Inquiry and the Fowler Center's newest initiative, AIM2Flourish.
David Cooperrider AIM2Flourish Insight: Youth Engagement is the #1 Success Factor in Designing Sustainable Futures
Posted 11.5.15This article demonstrates and illustrates why youth engagement may be the core success factor in building a sustainability+ flourishing future. All of our experience in applying the "whole systems in the room" Appreciative Inquiry Summit also confirms it: young leadership in the mix changes, by large magnitudes, the positive potential in any change effort. While many government authorities around the world have been slow in integrating youth in their decision-making processes, the United Nations has taken a more proactive role, with a leading example being the Youth 21 initiative launched by UN-Habitat addressing the need for permanent mechanisms for youth participation in the UN system. This year, the newly established Office of the UN Secretary General´s Special Envoy on Youth will soon launch the UN-Youth Global Development Gateway, a "pioneering digital interactive platform to mobilize young people globally for SDG [sustainable development goals] implementation". Additionally, nearly 93,000 young people from around the world voted in the recent election for the new UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board. These examples and so many others highlighting the UN's leadership, innovation, and achievements in sustainable development have been largely ignored or remain unseen by the public due to high-profile international conflict resolution headlines. But part of the good news is this: we are learning that any global change effort, if it is to be successful, must be intergenerational and include the full engagement of our next generation leaders. The new website www.AIM2Flourish.com is an wonderful example.