The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit and AIM2Flourish are excited to announce the winners for the 2018 Flourish Prizes. These 17 winners were chosen from a total of 503 stories that were submitted in 2017 and vetted by our professors, story editors, and a distinguished jury of Fowler Center partners and previous Flourish Prize winners.
The winning stories come from 16 universities across nine countries. The positive business innovations come from Colombia, France, India, Scotland, Switzerland, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, and Nepal.
You can read more about our winners on our Medium Post .
Congratulations to all of our prize winning professors, students, and business leaders!
List of 2018 Flourish Prizes Winners
Global Goal #1—End Poverty: Comproagro
Small Farms Reach New Markets written by Mario Antonio Ruiz Vargas and John Alirio Sanabria Téllez from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Professor Gustavo A Yepes López.
Global Goal #2—End Hunger: Too Good to Go
How to Efficiently Cut Food Waste written by LUCIE LALANNE from Toulouse Business School under the direction of Professor Odile Verdure Labeille.
Global Goal #3—Good Health and Well-being: Dial4242
When Emergency Summons, Dial 4242! written by Abhishek Ray, Prabodh Patawari, Sruthi Purushothaman, R Prasanth, RAHUL RP, and Maria Jennifer Rayan from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research under the direction of Professor Preeti Rawat.
Goal Goal #4—Quality Education: Simply Play
Innovation in Childcare Services written by Andrew McKegney, Andrew Benson, Cristian Buhus, Jordan Dalzell, and Scott Garvie from Glasgow School for Business and Society under the direction of Professor Alec Wersun.
Global Goal #5—Gender Equality: IKEA Switzerland
IKEA Promoting Gender Equity written by Karim Albekov from Business School Lausanne under the direction of Professor Nadene Canning.
Global Goal #7—Affordable and Clean Energy: Pollinate Energy
Towards a Brighter Future written by Shahzad Billimoria from Monash University under the direction of Professor Gitanjali Bedi.
Global Goal #9—Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Estructuras Metálicas Solana
Life-Giving Metal Sheets written by Mario Aguilera, Juan Vargas, and Lucia Alvarado Tlaque from Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla under the direction of Professor Crishelen Kurezyn Díaz.
Global Goal #10—Reduced Inequalities: Kempenhaeghe
No Outsiders (Anymore) written by Marianne Van Beers from Institut Français d Appreciative Inquiry under the direction of Professor Ron Fry.
Global Goal #11—Sustainable Cities and Communities: Empress Green Inc.
Self Sustaining Farm in Urban Environment written by John Mayrose, Lisa Roe, Antonio Lynch, and MAMADOU BARRY from City University of New York - College of Staten Island under the direction of Professor Deepa Aravind.
Global Goal #12—Responsible Consumption and Production: terra20
Explore a Better Way written by Hillary Hetherington, Stefanie Kaminski, Maddy Lee, Taylor Floris, and Jake Appleby from University of Guelph under the direction of Professor Ruben Burga.
Global Goal #13—Climate Action: All Nepal Biogas Company Private Limited
Biogas as a Solution to the Energy Crisis written by Prajjwol Lakhey from People's Campus under the direction of Professor Narayan Manandhar.
Global Goal #14—Life Under Water: Amor a Mar
New Mindset for Seafood Consumption written by Norma Sarai Núñez Gutiérrez, Cecilia Medina, Alejandra Halún, and Alejandro Cueva from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Professor Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre.
Global Goal #16—Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: American Prison Data Systems
APDS is Changing Corrections for Good written by Jesse Cutaia, Martin Freeman, Sam Levine, and Luke Olson from Bard MBA in Sustainability under the direction of Professor Kristina Kohl.
Global Goal #17—Partnerships for the Goals: Greyston Bakery
Helping the People of Yonkers Thrive written by Alistair Hall, Amy Campbell Bogie, and Sven Thiessen from Bard MBA in Sustainability under the direction of Professor Kristina Kohl.