How might we celebrate businesses that innovate for world benefit?

Posted 11.6.2012

How might we celebrate businesses that innovate for world benefit?

The Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at Weatherhead School of Management and David Cooperrider, PhD, Fairmount Minerals Professor in Social Entrepreneurship, in partnership with OpenIDEO, recently launched a global design challenge to answer the question:

How might we identify and celebrate businesses that innovate for world benefit, and inspire other companies to do the same?

Through this OpenIDEO design challenge, participants from around the world have contributed close to 90 concepts to help answer this question. And your input and experience are incredibly valuable—not only to help shape the conversation and collaboration around this initiative, but to ensure our own progress toward a more flourishing society and economy.

Through the perspective of others, learning about businesses that act as agents of world benefit and design concepts, the Fowler Center looks to create a global prize for businesses that best illustrate sustainable value.

The challenge is still open and here's how you can get involved. Join the Applause phase by reviewing the selected short-list of concepts and then submit your comments.


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