Announcing the Finalists for the 2018 Flourish Prizes

Celebrating and sharing our 63 finalists from 28 business schools in 15 countries

Celebrating the Global Goals!

We are excited and pleased to share the 63 finalists for the AIM2Flourish 2018 Flourish Prizes.

We are grateful for our participating professors and students whose inspiring stories of positive business innovation we get to share with the world. These 63 finalists represent exemplar stories from the 503 stories we published in 2017, spanning the globe and showcasing business innovations for each of the 17 UN Global Goals.

From stories written by students from our own home at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio to our long-time partners in Indonesia and Latin America, and our newer partners in Europe, these stories all demonstrate the power of business to do well and do good for all life on earth and under the sea.

Our finalists represent 28 leading business schools from 15 countries — Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Russia, Scotland, the United States, and Vietnam.

The schools represented in this year’s 2018 Flourish Prizes Finalist list are: 
Al Akhawayn University 
Audencia Business School 
Bard MBA in Sustainability 
Business School Lausanne
Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management
City University of New York - College of Staten Island
EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey
Fairleigh Dickinson University Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies
Glasgow School for Business and Society
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay - Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management
Institut Français d Appreciative Inquiry 
IPMI International Business School 
Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research 
Maharishi University of Management
Monash University
National Research University Higher School of Economics 
People's Campus - Nepal 
Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina
St. John's University
St. Joseph's University 
The University of Toledo
Toulouse Business School
Universidad Externado de Colombia
Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla 
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
University of Guelph 
Western Sydney University

Please take a moment with us to congratulate all of our students, professors, and business leaders who are part of the AIM2Flourish community. Together, they truly represent a commitment to Business as an Agent of World Benefit.

Next week, we will share the 17 2018 Flourish Prize winners selected by our distinguished, dedicated jury. Join us in our excitement for this announcement by reading and sharing the stories of our finalists below.


2018 Flourish Prizes Finalists (listed in order of publication)

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.

Bridging the Pioneer Gap written by Chris Blanchard from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Professor Chris Laszlo.

MicroFin written by Kumar Nibir and Mayank Mangle from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay - Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management under the direction of Professor Ashish Pandey.

Escaping Poverty and Producing Fair Trade written by Angelica Cruz from St. John's University under the direction of Professor Charles Wankel.

Improving Life Quality written by Denhi Lopez, Jesus Leal, Paulette Romero, and Napolean de la Garza from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Professor Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre.

How to Efficiently Cut Food Waste written by Lucie Lalanne from Toulouse Business School under the direction of Professor Odile Verdure Labeille.

Good For You & Good For Your Soul written by Caroline Cronin, Emily Nonnemacher, Peter Smith, Alexandra Homan from St. Joseph's University under the direction of Professor David Steingard.

EcoZoom Kenya written by Carlos Almanza from St. John's University under the direction of Professor Charles Wankel.

Going Beyond Financial Profitability in Helping the Disabled written by Yirlehan Ramirez and Elsa Paselia Delgado from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Professor Gustavo A Yepes López.

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.

Do Well by Doing Good written by Emma Alanis, Josue Izquierdo, Guillermo Farias Garza, Carlos Cantu, and Daniel Medina from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Professor Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre.

World´s First Retail One-Stop-Shop for Diabetes Care written by Alejandro Montemayor Maldonado, Idalia Garza, Guillermo Castro, Pedro Castro, and Mario Gerardo Garcia Alonso Ferret from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Professor Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre.

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.

Investing in a Brighter Future written by Xiaochen Chen, Dana DelMastro, and Kavya Dasari from St. John's University under the direction of Charles Wankel.

A Revolutionary Pedagogy to Vietnam Education System written by Hong Trinh Le, Trang Vũ Thiên, and Thánh Thư Trần Thị from Western Sydney University under the direction of Professor Guenola Nonet.

Empowering Women and Reducing the Gender Gap in the Workforce written by Melissa Hinojosa and Romina Schiavon from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Professor Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre.

IKEA Promoting Gender Equity written by Karim Albekov from Business School Lausanne under the direction of Professor Nadene Canning.

Ethical Fast Fashion written by Riley Isely from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Professor Chris Laszlo.

Ask About Your Coffee written by Constance Derozier from Monash University under the direction of Professor Gitanjali Bedi.

The Best Innovations are Sometimes the Simplest written by Amday Wolde from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Professor Chris Laszlo.

Don't Miss a Drop: Water Matters. written by Sandra Chochod, Elliott NGUYEN, and Julie C from Audencia Business School under the direction of Professor Camilla Quental.

Bringing Safe Drinking Water to Vulnerable Populations written by John Guieb from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Professor Chris Laszlo.

Rain is Free. Use it. written by Giancarlo DiFranco from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Professor Ilma Barros Pose.

Providing the Power to Grow written by James Apps, David Garden, Brandon Kolar, Anees Khan, and Olajide Ebun from University of Guelph under the direction of Professor Ruben Burga.

Turning Lives On! written by Jose Abraham Garcia and Edwin Rangel from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Professor Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre.

Towards a Brighter Future written by Shahzad Billimoria from Monash University under the direction of Professor Gitanjali Bedi.

A Better Way to Cook written by Moises Dominguez Jacome, Efraín Cortés Barrientos, and Jesús Alejandro Gonzalez Suarez from Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla under the direction of Professor Crishelen Kurezyn Díaz.

Weaving Well-Being written by Chintara Diva Tanzil, Samantha Alvina Huwito, Natasya Helbert, and Angga Prawira Legowo from IPMI International Business School under the direction of Professor Amelia Naim Indrajaya.

Organization as a Mandarin Tree written by Alina Ilenko, Alexandra Osipova, Aldo Cedillo, Juliya Kotenyova, Elizaveta Kostik, and Anna Gorevanova from National Research University Higher School of Economics under the direction of Professor Ekaterina Ivanova.

Expanding Access to Insurance written by Sabba Manyara from St. John's University under the direction of Professor Charles Wankel.

Using Waste to Generate Decent Employment Opportunities for Women written by Sofia Compagnucci, Denise Sananes, Clara Quirno, and Gisela Consilvio from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina under the direction of Professor Aleandra Scafati.

Replaces the Use of Traditional Wood written by Julien Laurencon, Jaime del Sel, Clara Lopez Cabanillas, Sofia Isasmendi Escudero, and Federico Rosner de Zavalia from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina under the direction of Professor Aleandra Scafati.

Leading Investor in Sustainable Infrastructure written by Rishabh Jain, Khushboo Rathi, Akanksha Chandra, Tanya Chaudhry, Dhruvi Bhuta, and RASHMI BISWAS from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research under the direction of Professor Shiji Lyndon.

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.

Environment-Friendly Steel Structure Building written by Gaoming Guan from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Professor Chris Laszlo.

Good Food Served Silently written by Vaibhav Bhanushali, Ankit Bharadwaj, Rahul Boddu, Anurup Chakraborty, Joylyn Braganza, Akshay Joshi, and mansi chauhan from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research under the direction of Professor Preeti Rawat.

No Outsiders (Anymore) written by Marianne Van Beers from Institut Français d Appreciative Inquiry under the direction of Professor Ron Fry.

Getting to Exceptional Equals Diversity written by Gabriela Mantilla from St. John's University under the direction of Professor Charles Wankel.

Cash from Trash written by Pravash Rai, Pratibha Rimal, and Prasansha Bariya from People's Campus under the direction of Professor Narayan Manandhar.

CITYLOGIN - Now in Moscow! written by Victoria Zubova, Evgeniy Lobanov, Maxim Igumnov, Elizaveta Bobrova, Roman Frolov, and Maria Knyazeva from National Research University Higher School of Economics under the direction of Professor Ekaterina Ivanova.

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.

Creating Soundproof From Waste written by Indra Widjaja from IPMI International Business School under the direction of Professor Amelia Naim Indrajaya.

Preserving Plastic, Preserving Earth written by Francisco Hermida and Joanna Ilardi from St. John's University under the direction of Professor Charles Wankel.

Zero Waste, Fair Fashion with Tonlé written by Anton Gubernatorov and Ani Keshishyan from Audencia Business School under the direction of Professor Camilla Quental.

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.

Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing written by Eric Dynda from St. John's University under the direction of Professor Charles Wankel.

Biogas as a Solution to the Energy Crisis written by Prajjwol Lakhey from People's Campus under the direction of Professor Narayan Manandhar.

The Burger That Could Change the World written by Stephen Williams, Cindy Wasser, and Reagan Richmond from Bard MBA in Sustainability under the direction of Professor Kristina Kohl.

Greener Roofs for a Greener World written by Jonathan Lerner from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Professor Chris Laszlo.

Fighting Destructive Fishing written by Lady Sibuyo from IPMI International Business School under the direction of Professor Amelia Naim Indrajaya.

Jumeirah Vittaveli Resort written by Abdulrahman Althaqafi from Fairleigh Dickinson University Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies under the direction of Professor Aixa Ritz.

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.

Cooking With the Sun written by Hajar EL HASSANI, Afraa Touzani, and Yassine Bachiri from Al Akhawayn University under the direction of Professor Mary Grace Neville.

Applied Biological Wisdom: Regenerative Agricultural Solutions written by Lani Aulicino from Maharishi University of Management under the direction of Professor Dennis Heaton.

Transforming Old Peat Harvesting Site for the People and the Planet written by Rinky Chetia, Raphaëlle Robeyns, Dimah Abuabah, Victoria OHalloran, and Gaurav Taneja from Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick under the direction of Professor Meredith Storey.

Toledo Makeover: Dredge Edition written by Kristin Bostelman and Ivy Martin from The University of Toledo under the direction of Professor Joe Cooper.

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 Kristina Kohl.

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.

Investing for Social Change written by Peter Niro, Shravan Khare, Alexster Callahan, Amar Moolayil, and Douglas Kellermeyer from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Professor Scot Lowry.

Mutualistic Relationship in Kenya written by MinSik Kim from Fairleigh Dickinson University Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies under the direction of Professor Aixa Ritz.

Connecting Recycling Between Africa and France written by Juan Jose Lombana Roa and Aida Ximena León Guatame from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Professor Gustavo A Yepes López.

Turning Aerospace Recyclables into Colorado Meals written by Eric Jackson from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs under the direction of Professor Tracy Gonzalez-Padron.

A Multi-Disciplinary Business Inspiring Innovation written by Michelle Wallace, Claire Caryer, and Mike Rutschilling from The University of Toledo under the direction of Professor Joe Cooper.


AIM2Flourish is an initiative of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management — Case Western Reserve University. Learn more at AIM2Flourish.com.

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