Research and Scholarship

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.


World Inquiry

The World Inquiry into 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 in the Innovation Bank.

Featured Innovation

Transforming Contaminated Land as a Successful Business Strategy

Hemisphere Development's innovation is an unusual approach to real estate investment: They invest in the worst, most damaged properties imaginable, the ones most investors avoid like dirty laundry. Their approach not only helps to green the environment, it is also profitable. The impact of their work reaches from urban Cleveland to rural Ohio.


Case Study Library

Search sustainability-themed business cases that serve as teaching resources for faculty across management disciplines


Courses and Programs

Educational resources highlighting the link between theory and practice in sustainable value

Sustainable Value Research

A collection of Weatherhead faculty publications in sustainable value

Internships and Fellowships

Opportunities to serve as interns or fellows in various offices of sustainability as a Weatherhead student