Picture of David L. Cooperrider Presenting at 2017 Global Forum

If you want to change the way business operates, you have to change the way it is taught.

— David Cooperrider

The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit advances extraordinary business innovation and social entrepreneurship by discovering how the social and global issues of our day can become business opportunities. Our programs provide opportunities for students, businesses, and thought leaders to engage with each other in ways that benefit both current and future business leaders. 

Review our programs below to learn more about ways you can get involved with the Fowler Center.


AIM2Flourish is the world's first higher-education program that combines the United Nations' Global Goals for sustainable development and business as an agent of world benefit.

Impact Investing Competition

The Impact Investing Competition seeks to connect and engage students with the Fowler Center’s mission while teaching them about impact investing.

Just Conversations

Just Conversations is an initiative of the Institute for Just Outcomes Through Conversations, which conducts transformative research that leads to the creation of a new paradigm or field of science, engineering or education.


ThinkImpact gives students hands-on opportunities to closely examine societal or environmental issues that impact the lives of many, and think about the ways in which private, public and societal sectors can collectively implement solutions that are impactful, sustainable and scalable around the world.

Global Forum Series

The Global Forum Series is a program that taps into the “whole system of strengths” and uses design tools from the world-renowned Appreciative Inquiry Summit method to enable and inspire individual, team and collective action.

Business for World Benefit Clinic

The Business for World Benefit Clinic is a program that connects students to aspiring B Corporations to help them improve their environmental and social impacts. 

Sustainability Consulting

Sustainability consulting is one of the Fowler Center’s services, offered to provide strategies, tools and methods to build sustainable value in businesses, organizations and regions.