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 positive role of business in society.

With an ever-growing collection of stories about business innovations in sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and full-spectrum flourishing, our Innovation Bank is used by business schools and businesses worldwide to inspire and find effective ideas that can be replicated.

How are stories gathered?

Schools such as Weatherhead, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Notre Dame, and the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain use the Innovation Bank in their coursework. MBA students and executive development program attendees gather stories to add to the Innovation Bank while learning the practical how-to’s of doing well by doing good.

Showcase of Sustainable Business Innovation

By showcasing the best in business-in-society innovations, The World Inquiry sparks conversations about the role and potential of business to act as a positive force for world benefit.

We are especially interested in the following questions:

  1. How differently will the world’s environment and the quality of life of its people appear to you when business serves as a positive agent of community and world benefit?
  2. How can companies create a flourishing environment and healthy profit margins through use of the means and tools of Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship; how can they do well by doing good?

What do you think?

The World Inquiry invites answers to these questions. It is our belief that the sharing of ideas and innovations through success stories will promote new thinking, conversations, connections and learning that will lead the world toward a healthy and peaceful future. You can participate by submitting a story to the World Inquiry’s Innovation Bank.

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