The Fowler Center is a leader in scholarship and research on business as an agent of world benefit. Discover some of the research initiatives and case studies the Fowler Center coordinates, find opportunities to learn more about sustainable value, or serve as an intern or fellow in the field of sustainability.
A forthcoming management book from Fowler Center members, Quantum Leadership (anticipated release 2019) will feature a digital platform, global practitioner conferences, executive workshops, alliances with like-minded leaders & organizations, blogs, and journal articles.
AIM2Flourish for Business as an Agent of World Benefit is a worldwide action-research initiative that uses Appreciative Inquiry (AI) to learn more about the role of business in society. The best of the uncovered innovations are profiled on AIM2Flourish.com and will be celebrated and recognized at the 4th Global Forum in 2017. (The 2002-2015 World's Inquiry Innovation Bank is now a historical repository for research and academic purposes.)
Case Study Library
Search sustainability-themed business cases that serve as teaching resources for faculty across management disciplines
Featured Case Study
This case follows the business ventures of former river guides Erika Carpenter and Richard McFarland in the early days of the reclaimed wood industry. Reclaimed wood suppliers mill wood from deconstructed structures--material that typically is burned, sent to landfills, or otherwise wasted--and sell the products to consumers. Beginning in 2003, the partners embarked on an ambitious growth plan with the goal of becoming the No.1 reclaimed wood supplier.