AIM2Flourish Inspiration: Appleseed Capital | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

AIM2Flourish Inspiration: Appleseed Capital

Posted 1.30.2018

In this new biweekly series, we’ll share an inspiring AIM2Flourish story written by Weatherhead School of Management students.

You may have heard about the letter BlackRock Founder Laurence Fink sent to leading CEOs this month, advising them to “not only deliver financial performance, but also show how [to make] a positive contribution to society.”

At the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, we believe that the best businesses are both profitable and show a positive impact for society, the environment, and employees. To build the case, our AIM2Flourish initiative’s website has nearly 1,000 student-written examples of businesses doing exactly that.

We’re starting with Investing for Social Change about Chicago-based Appleseed Capital by WSOM students Amar Moolayil, Peter Niro, Douglas Kellermeyer, Alexster Callahan, and Shravan Khare for Professor Scot Lowry’s class (he’s also a WSOM MBA alum). This innovative investment firm goes beyond shareholder value when evaluating potential investments and advising clients.

UN Global Goals Supported: Goal 8-Good Jobs and Economic Growth, Goal 17-Partnerships for the Goals

Noteworthy: Appleseed Capital is a Certified B Corp.

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