The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit’s AIM2Flourish program is excited to announce the honorees for the 2019 Flourish Prizes. These 17 Honorees were chosen from a total of 809 stories that were submitted in 2018 and vetted by our professors, story editors, and a distinguished jury of Fowler Center partners and previous Flourish Prize honorees.
The winning stories come from fourteen universities across eight countries. The positive business innovations come from Australia, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Netherlands, UAE, and the United States.
Hear our student authors and professors share their passion for each honoree on our Fowler Center Facebook and Twitter pages. Watch all of the announcement videos on our YouTube Playlist. Learn more about the Flourish Prizes on the AIM2Flourish website.
Congratulations to all of our prize winning professors, students, and business leaders!
The 2019 Flourish Prize Honorees
Global Goal #1--No Poverty: Dean’s Beans
Beyond the Bean written by Jeremy Lile from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management in the United States under the direction of Professor David Cooperrider.
Global Goal #2--Zero Hunger: Alcagüete
The Gain of Sharing written by Anggy Marcela Girón Peñuela, Constanza Choconta, and Natalya Mendez Virguez from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes López.
Global Goal #3--Good Health and Well-being: CareNx
To the Start of a Healthy Life written by Pooja Pendharkar, Janakiram M, and Sumit Dhiman from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay - Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management under the direction of Ashish Pandey.
Goal Goal #4--Quality Education: Directv Peru S.R.L.
Improving the Education in Peru written by Eduardo Galdo, Diego Pizarro Aquino, and Luzamerica Calderon from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre.
Global Goal #5--Gender Equality: Jayaashree Industries
Good Health and Employment Opportunities for Women written by Ashutosh Bhattarai from S. S. Dempo, College of Commerce and Economics, Goa in India, supported by the AIM2Flourish team.
Global Goal #6--Clean Water and Sanitation: JanaJal
Bringing Affordable Drinking Water to Underserved and Rural Communities of India written by Venkata Hareesh Kodi, Ranjana K, and Swetha Thomson A from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay - Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management under the direction of Professor Ashish Pandey.
Global Goal #7--Affordable and Clean Energy: Rural Spark
Sparking Entrepreneurship Through Clean and Affordable Energy written by Dibyendu Adhikari from TIAS School for Business and Society in the Netherlands under the direction of Professor Mirjam Minderman.
Global Goal #8--Decent Work and Economic Growth: Common Interests
Investing for a Reason Beyond Money written by Matthew Hennessey, Swetcha Ananthu, Silas Okoth, Jeffery Shen, and Paul No from Rutgers Business School in the United States under the direction of Professor Joseph Markert.
Global Goal #9--Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Green Afro-Palms
Holding the Future in Our Palms written by Bright Simons and Kofi Yeboah from TIAS School for Business and Society in the Netherlands under the direction of Professor Mirjam Minderman.
Global Goal #10--Reduced Inequalities: Enable
Empowering People of Determination written by Latifa Mohammed, Amal Jaroor, Alia Almatrooshi, Balqees Alhammadi, and Hessa AlShamsi at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates under the direction of Wasseem Abaza.
Global Goal #11--Sustainable Cities and Communities: Fred’s Tiny Houses
Tiny Ideas, Massive Impact written by Vladimir Slaviero from Monash University in Australia under the direction of Professor Gitanjali Bedi.
Global Goal #12--Responsible Consumption and Production: TerraCycle
Because three excellent stories were written about TerraCycle in 2018, the AIM2Flourish selection jury and management decided to award all three teams with the 2019 Flourish Prize:
Thinking Differently about Waste written by Courtney McLeary, Mark Gencer, Varinder Singh, Pedro Rolim, and Will Ujueta from Rutgers Business School in the United States under the direction of Carmen L. Bonilla.
Eliminating the Idea of Waste written by Cameron Kenworthy, Brittney Welde, Zach Saionz, Kristin Thompson, John Degnan, and Michelle Hernandez from Saint Joseph’s University in the United States under the direction of David Steingard.
The Global Leader in Unrecyclable Goods written by Mirecia Blackwood, Marlene Arias, Deena Aglio, and Dina Bruno from St. John’s University in the United States under the direction of Professor Charles Wankel.
Global Goal #13--Climate Action: Architerra
Championing Sustainable Design written by Grace Keating, Andrew Quill, Madeline George, and Caroline Allieri from Boston College in the United States under the direction of Professor Sandra Waddock.
Global Goal #14--Life Under Water: PT Aruna Jaya Nusantara
Jalas Veva Jaya Mahe written by Corry Sagala from IPMI International Business School in Indonesia under the direction of Professor Amelia Naim Indrajaya.
Global Goal #15--Life on Land: EcoDom
Hogares Responsables - Responsible Homes written by Sandra Vázquez from Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla in Mexico under the direction of Professor Crishelen Kurezyn Díaz.
Global Goal #16--Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Coffee for Peace
Because two excellent stories were written about Coffee for Peace in 2018, the AIM2Flourish selection jury and management decided to award both teams with the 2019 Flourish Prize. Both teams were directed by Professor Charles Wankel at St. John’s University in the United States:
Creating Peace Through Coffee written by Salmaan Kapdi, Samiha Huque, and Joslyn Mejicano.
Brewery Harmony written by Wilson Lee, Salmaan Kapdi, and Christina Melendez.
Global Goal #17--Partnerships for the Goals: Asia P3 Hub
Global Partnerships for Social Impact written by Khoo Shu Wen, Felix Lim, and Rosseana Wong from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management in the United States under the direction of Professor Ron Fry.