We are excited to announce the honorees for the 2022 Flourish Prizes. These 17 honorees were chosen from a total of 685 AIM2Flourish stories that were submitted in 2021 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 15 universities across 11 countries and 16 professors. The positive business innovations come from Nigeria, New Zealand, South Africa, Indonesia, the Philippines, China, Colombia, India, Peru, and the United States.
This year we not only celebrated the Flourish Prizes but also the 20th anniversary of the World Inquiry into Business as an Agent of World Benefit - the action-research project that became the globally recognized AIM2Flourish program.
See our virtual announcements for each honoree via our Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages and our AIM2Flourish Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
Congratulations to all of our prize winning professors, students, and business leaders!
Global Goal #1- No Poverty: Kitovu
Innovative Agricultural Advisor in Nigeria featuring Kitovu in Nigeria written by Ray Tung and Sherif Tosin Akanbi from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman
Global Goal #2 - Zero Hunger: Eat My Lunch
Feeding Kiwi Kids Minds featuring Eat My Lunch in New Zealand written by Hamish Thomson from University of Otago under the direction of Joe Cooper
Global Goal #3 - Good Health and Well-being: Natural Balance Co.
A Recipe For Change featuring Natural Balance Co. in South Africa written by Jessica Lin from Monash University under the direction of Gitanjali Bedi
Global Goal #4 - Quality Education: Kiddom
Kiddom: Technology to Enable All Teachers and Learners featuring Kiddom in the United States written by Rob Kimmich from Bard MBA in Sustainability under the direction of Kristina Kohl
Global Goal #5 - Gender Equality: Amartha
Shared Prosperity of Women Micro and Small Medium-Entrepreneur (MSME) in Rural Area in Indonesia. featuring Amartha in Indonesia written by Melitta Aroean from IPMI International Business School under the direction of Amelia Naim Indrajaya
Global Goal #6 - Clean Water and Sanitation: Absolute Water
Leaving No Drop Behind featuring Absolute Water in India written by Joel Peter, Maysil Dias, Leah Demars, and Julia Mills from Western Michigan University under the direction of Timothy Palmer
Each Drop Counts featuring Absolute Water Pvt. Ltd. in India written by Jatin Tripathi, Kushagra Bansal, Akash Ghosh, Srikaran Shenvi Sursure and Anushkar Chauhan from Goa Institute of Management under the direction of Divya Singhal
Global Goal #7 - Affordable and Clean Energy: Waterlight by E-Dina
45 Days of Light with Half a Liter of Water / 45 Días de Luz con Medio Litro de Agua featuring Waterlight by E-Dina in Colombia written by Camila Virgues Mahecha, juan sebastian triviño vega and Sebastian Vargas from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes Lopez
Global Goal #8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth: MitiMeth
Woven Wonders from Natural Fibers featuring MitiMeth in Nigeria written by Youssef ElTazy, chuhan zhou, Abdulganiyu Onabanjo and Samuel Maiorino from Dalhousie University under the direction of Kent Williams and Kate Yau
Global Goal #9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: FactoryOS
Sustainable Innovation in the Construction Industry featuring FactoryOS in the United States written by Daniella Vincent, Christopher Dorsy and Jeannie Schryer from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Ingrid Greene
Global Goal #10 - Reduced Inequalities: Messy Bessy Cleaners, Inc.
Empowering Filipino At-risk Young Adults while Caring for the Environment featuring Messy Bessy Cleaners, Inc. in Philippines written by Chelley Sharleene Pecajas and Stephanie Anne Añonuevo from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman
Global Goal #11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities: Crop Swap LA
Food Is Power: Eradicating Food Insecurity One Yard at a Time featuring Crop Swap LA in the United States written by Ryan Walker, Faith Nishimura, Tyler Walker and Steve Howell from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Jeff Thies
Global Goal #12 - Responsible Consumption and Production: Redwood Materials
Recycling Lithium-Ion Batteries featuring Redwood Materials in the United States written by Lucienne Burnett, Emmanuel Johnson and Alayna Savaglio from Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) under the direction of Aixa Ritz
Global Goal #13 - Climate Action: Ant Group
Turning the desert into a forest together featuring Ant Group in China written by Chengye Sun, Zili Tao, Hanyu Wang, Chunyi Sun and Ningxuan Tong from University of Nottingham Ningbo China under the direction of 'Alim Beveridge
Global Goal #14 - Life Under Water: The Plastic Flamingo
A Clean Earth Needs Everyone’s Help, Especially Yours featuring The Plastic Flamingo in Philippines written by Aneeka Africa, Abdullah Khattab and Nina Aguilar from De La Salle University under the direction of Pia Manalastas
Global Goal #15 - Life on Land: Biopencil
Write, Plant, Preserve and Reforest featuring Biopencil in Peru written by Marta Garrido, Adriana Artieda, Itziar Calviño and Sebastian Wallace from Universidad de Navarra under the direction of Isabel Rodriguez Tejedo
Global Goal #16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: La Trocha
Taking the Path of Peace / Tomando el Camino de la Paz featuring La Trocha in Colombia written by Maria Alejandra Rodriguez, Jean Nicolas Alvarado and Erika Julieth Alvarez Juanias from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes Lopez
Global Goal #17 - Partnerships for the Goals: EPOCH Pi
Investing In A Purpose Economy featuring EPOCH Pi in the United States written by Langdon Caldwell and Sarah Sekwat from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Chris Laszlo