Laszlo Quantum Leadership article in GRLI magazine
Posted 12.28.16Chris Laszlo introduces an exciting new perspective on Quantum Leadership in an article titled The Quantum Leadership Project: Accelerating Globally Responsible Business. The article is published in the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative's magazine (pgs 21-23).
Meet the First Year Fowler Center Fellows!
Posted 12.13.16Please welcome our first year Fowler Center Fellows, Alec Simon, Kevin Payne, and Stephanie Hagen!
Fourth Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit: Lowest Rates Available until December 31st
Posted 12.13.16The Fourth Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit will be hosted by the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit June 14-16, 2017. Thematically titled, Discovering Flourishing Enterprise: The Key to Great Performance, the forum will bring together leading executives, entrepreneurs, and change agents to explore and innovate around shared challenges with the opportunity to work in real-time on priority initiatives for each participant organization.
Podcast: Creating Positive Change with David Cooperrider
Posted 12.7.16David Cooperrider, PhD, talks about how appreciative inquiry is being used to build a better world, and how organizations can align strengths in ways that make the system’s weaknesses irrelevant.
AIM2Flourish Announces Flourish Prizes Jury Members
Inspiring Work: Showcasing Business that do Well and Good
Posted 12.1.16AIM2FLOURISH is featured in think magazine for its work in sharing inspiring stories of companies "doing good" in the world and celebrating innovative companies around the globe.
Posted 11.30.16In just over a year, we've published 250+ new business innovation stories that are solving one or more of the UN's SDGs—all written by business students around the world, including the Weatherhead School of Management. We’re working with 99 professors worldwide and have 1,500+ community members in 56 countries. By December 31, we expect to have over 450 stories! (Check out the 17 stories featured recently in CWRU’s think alumni magazine.)
AIM2Flourish's Professor Shirley Yeung in Forbes Middle East on SDGs Collaboration
Posted 11.7.16Working Collaboratively To Create Knowledge: Sustainable Development And Innovation Are At The Top Of Business Agendas Dr. Shirley Yeung, Director Corporate Sustainability & Innovations at HSMC.
AIM2Flourish Featured in CWRU think Alumni Magazine
AIM2Flourish to Present at 4th International Conference on Responsible Leadership
The Dawn of Conscious Business Alliance
Posted 10.24.16Chris Laszlo, PhD, comments on the Conscious Business Declaration and the seven essential principles that define a new standard for business.
AIM2Flourish Featured in "Business and Compassion" Keynote at 8th Worldwide Meeting on Human Values
Beyond Management Podcast Episode 6: AIM2Flourish and Athlos
Posted 10.12.16Roberta Baskin shares a success story from AIM2Flourish, the Fowler Center's learning platform that showcases business innovations that are helping to solve the world's biggest challenges, focusing on the UN's 17 Global Goals. This month we travel to India and learn about Athlos, an innovative clothing company that's environmentally conscious while also creating a great place to work, an example of UN Sustainable Development Goal #8, Decent Work and Economic Growth.
AIM2Flourish Named in New Academic Network Collaboration Agreement for Responsible Management Education
Leading global networks initiate Collaboratory for responsible management education
Posted 10.4.16The Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI) Foundation in strategic partnership with AACSB International, EFMD, and the United Nations Global Compact have created a world-class project incubator and collaborative laboratory--the "Collaboratory." The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University is a key partner with GRLI, AACSB, and the UN Global Compact, and the school's AIM2Flourish initiative is a leading project associated with the "Collaboratory."
Meet the First Year Fowler Center Fellows!
Posted 10.1.16Please welcome our first year Fowler Center Fellows, Alec Simon, Kevin Payne, and Stephanie Hagen!
Read about 2nd Fowler Center Fellow Eliza Somsel's Summer Work in Corporate Responsibility & Community Reinvestment at KeyBank
Posted 9.30.16After an enlightening first year at Weatherhead, Fowler Center Fellow Eliza Somsel put her classroom learnings to work at KeyBank as a Lean Six Sigma Graduate Intern. This experience reassured her that any business can be an agent of world benefit.
Read about 2nd Year Fowler Center Fellow Muyiwa Oni's Summer Work with Greenhouse Gas Inventories & the City of Cleveland's Climate Action Plan
Posted 9.30.16After 6+ years working in the private sector, Fowler Center Fellow, Muyiwa Oni spent the summer after his first year at Weatherhead as a Summer Fellow with the Mayor's Office of Sustainability in the City of Cleveland. There, he was responsible for managing the City's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory update and for laying the foundation to make successive inventory updates more streamlined
Management, Spirituality, Gen Z
Posted 9.29.16Chris Laszlo, PhD, Char and Chuck Fowler Professor of Business as an Agent of World Benefit and faculty executive director of the Fowler Center, discusses the role of mindfulness practices in business and the conversation management scholars are having about spirituality and religion's place in the workplace.
AIM2Flourish Named in New UN Student Engagement Platform
Posted 9.23.16AIM2Flourish, hosted at the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, has been named as a student engagement partner in the UN's newly announced digital platform for business solutions that achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Business 101: AIM2Flourish
Posted 9.22.16Roberta Baskin, executive director of AIM2Flourish, shares how AIM2Flourish catalyzes business innovation by discovering, sharing, and celebrating inspiring stories of businesses that do good and do well.
Dean Robert Widing appointed to GRLI board
Posted 9.22.16Widing is one of the newest board members-elect for the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), serving as a Partners' Representative, effective June 2017. GRLI is a major supporter of AIM2Flourish and will partner with the Fowler Center for the Fourth Global Forum next June.
Episode 5 of Beyond: The Podcast - The New Grand Strategy
Posted 9.21.16In Episode 5 of Beyond: The Podcast, Patrick Doherty and Colonel Mark "Puck" Mykleby, co-directors of the Strategic Innovation Lab at the Weatherhead School of Management, discuss their new book The New Grand Strategy.
AIM2Flourish Key to New UN Student Engagement Digital Platform to Support the UN Global Goals
The Conscious Business Revolution
Posted 9.9.16Chris Laszlo, PhD, will present as past of Global Oneness Day, October 24, 2016 with Ken Wilber, Marilyn Tam, Elisabet Sahtouris, Frederic Laloux, and John Thomas.
David Cooperrider recognized with Distinguished University Professorship
Posted 9.1.16Case Western Reserve has honored David L. Cooperrider, a global expert on Appreciative Inquiry (AI) with the Weatherhead School of Management, as one of this year's four Distinguished University Professors. Cooperrider, the Fairmount Santrol-David L. Cooperrider Professor of Appreciative Inquiry, has guided the wide acceptance of AI, his strengths-based management technique now widely practiced in business, public service organizations and governments.
AIM2Flourish featured in AACSB video
Posted 8.2.16AIM2Flourish Executive Director Roberta Baskin and AACSB Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Dan Leclair discuss AIM2Flourish
AIM2Flourish Attends UN Business Leadership Summit
Why sustainability should be America's 'grand strategy'
Posted 6.9.16Mark "Puck" Mykleby and Patrick Doherty, co-directors of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Weatherhead, introduce a new narrative and strategy for the United States.
Call for World Changers
Posted 6.7.16Have you played a role, big or small, in transforming your business into an agent of world benefit? We want to hear your story. Learn about our new series.
CWRU recognizes David Cooperrider with Distinguished University Professor honor
Posted 5.16.16Case Western Reserve University has honored David L. Cooperrider, a global expert on Appreciative Inquiry (AI) with the Weatherhead School of Management, as a Distinguished University Professor.
Fowler family selected for President's Award for Visionary Achievement
Posted 5.13.16For the first time since Case Western Reserve University established the award in 2008, the President’s Award for Visionary Achievement recognizes a family that embodies the award’s ideals of service to the university, humanity and the world: the Fowlers. Receiving the award are Charles “Chuck” Fowler, EMBA '90, Charlotte “Char” Fowler and their daughters and sons-in-law, Chann Fowler-Spellman and Edward F. Spellman, and Holley Fowler Martens and Robert F. Martens.
Mirror Flourishing: The New Business North Star
Posted 5.10.16David Cooperrider, PhD, Fairmount Santrol - David L. Cooperrider Professor in Appreciative Inquiry, discusses what he believes to be the most important business-for-good movement in the world today, the shift from sustainability to flourishing.
NEW by David Cooperrider: "Mirror Flourishing" in Kosmos Journal
Posted 5.10.16Read David Cooperider's inspiring new feature for Kosmos Journal called "Mirror Flourishing: The New Business North Star."
Chris Laszlo new faculty executive director of Fowler Center
Posted 5.2.16As one of the originators of the concept of sustainable value, Laszlo, PhD, professor of organizational behavior, brings a wealth of experience and passion to his role in the Fowler Center.
Earth Day 46 years later? Businesses are friends with the earth
Posted 4.22.16Businesses and environmental concerns used to be oxymorons. Now, most companies realize that caring for the earth helps grow business, attract employees and win customers.
April 2016 AIM2Flourish Professors Calls Roundup
Posted 4.14.16A round up from the April 13 2016 AIM2Flourish Professors monthly calls.
Leading for well being
Posted 4.12.16Leading for Well-Being is a consortium of leaders across industries seeking to integrate the practice of Humanistic Management with sustainable practices at corporate, community, and policy levels.
Interview with Dylan Beach, current full-time MBA student and president of Net Impact
Posted 3.22.16Dylan Beach talks about Net Impact, a student club at Weatherhead, and its aim to use business as a force for environmental and social impact.
Mindfulness in the workplace improves employee focus, attention, behavior
Posted 3.11.16New management-based research co-directed by Christopher Lyddy, an organizational behavior doctoral candidate suggests that injecting a corporate culture of mindfulness not only improves focus but the ability to manage stress and how employees work together.
Savouring the gifts in the Appreciative Inquiry community
Posted 3.7.16David Cooperrider, PhD, gathered with 50 others to celebrate Jane Magruder Watkins' contributions to the field of Appreciative Inquiry at a get-together in Williamsburg, Virginia February 19-21.
AIM2Flourish Professor Jeana Wirtenberg's Huffington Post Article on Meaningful and Purposeful Work Cultures
AIM2Flourish Executive Director Roberta Baskin Presents at AACSB International Headquarters
AIM2Flourish Presented at 2016 International Conference on Entrepreneurship (ICE 2016) in Manila
Fowler Center and AIM2Flourish Support New "Leading for Wellbeing" Consortium
Posted 2.19.16Professor Chris Laszlo, faculty director for research and outreach in the Fowler Center, and AIM2Flourish Communications Director Claire Sommer attended the Feb 18-19 meeting of the new "Leading for Wellbeing” consortium at Fordham University in New York City. The Fowler Center is helping to convene this initiative along with three Fowler Center Distinguished Fellows.
AIM2Flourish Professor Shirley Yeung Keynotes at Harvard
Posted 2.12.16On February 12-15, the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) took place at Harvard University. HPAIR is an Asian student-run organization of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences. HPAIR has organized Harvard University’s largest annual student conferences since 1991 with over 200 students participating each year from top universities in Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Jordan, Thailand and Vietnam. The HPAIR conferences are led by a dialogue exchange on international issues. In the 2016 event, Dr. Shirley Yeung, Director of the Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI) presented her perspectives on entrepreneurial spirit and sustainable graduate and undergraduate students from 40 countries and Harvard University students.
Leading for Well-Being
Posted 2.11.16Chris Laszlo, PhD, professor of organizational behavior and faculty director for research and outreach in the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit is helping to convene this initiative at Fordham University in New York City February 17-18 along with three Distinguished Fellows of the Fowler Center.
AIM2Flourish University Heng Seng Management College Builds Global Network for the Entrepreneurial Spirit and a Sustainable Development Mindset
Posted 1.28.16AIM2Flourish is proud to share the news that the The Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI) of the Hang Seng Management College in Hong Kong is building a global network for the entrepreneurial spirit and the sustainability mindset. CCSI and the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in January, 2016. The MoU indicated the areas of future collaboration including the promotion of a sustainable development mind-set in entrepreneurship training. In pursuit of this goal; three events took place in February under which CCSI led or collaborated with the full support and input of UNOSSC and other partners. These events have taken place at Global, Regional and local level in line with the goals of the MOU to promote South-South and triangular cooperation. The Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI) brings in a new way of capacity building with entrepreneurial spirit, design thinking and sustainable mindset for future sustainable leaders. This has been achieved through knowledge exchange from the initiatives of UN Principles of Responsible Management (PRME), United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) with events at the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) conference and the ENEDA International Conference on Entrepreneurship in Philippines with over 100 delegates working in the higher education sector.
David Cooperrider named one of Trust Across America's 2016 Top Thought Leaders in Trust
Posted 1.26.16The Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TAW) awards program celebrates professionals who are transforming the way organizations do business.
AIM2Flourish Partner CCSI in Hong Kong Announces Social Responsibility MOU with the United Nations
Posted 1.15.16AIM2Flourish is pleased to share this news from AIM2Flourish Distinguished Professor Shirley Yeung, who is the director of the Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI) in Hong Kong. On Jan. 15, the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI) in Hang Seng Management College, which is based in the People's Republic of China's Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong, signed an agreement to mutually pursue the goals of engaging teaching institutions and the private sector on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). As well, the agreement includes providing training programmes that will focus on effective entrepreneurship education, including social entrepreneurship. "This collaboration reflects our strategy to work with centre of excellence to help us address development issues. The partnership with CCSI will accelerate our efforts at enhancing collaboration between the private sector, teaching institutions and United Nations Agencies in expanding awareness about entrepreneurship education that greatly enhances the suitability of young graduates for industry needs and to also expand the scope for social entrepreneurship that targets disadvantaged groups with roles for the private sector, academic institutions and UN collaboration", says Jorge Chediek, The Director of the UN Office for South-South Cooperation. "Capacity development has to be on an on-going basis via a strong network of partners with a shared vision and outcomes," says Dr. Shirley Yeung, the Director of the Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations.