The 2017 Flourish Prize Winners celebrate at the Cleveland Museum of Art

2017 Flourish Prizes

On June 14-16, 2017, we celebrated AIM2Flourish’s inaugural 17 Flourish Prizes at the Fourth Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit in Cleveland, Ohio. It was an incredible few days that brought the Business as an Agent of World Benefit and AIM2Flourish community together from all over the globe.

Visit the Fourth Global Forum Medium site to read articles, watch videos, and review press coverage about the Flourish Prizes.

Throughout 2016, business students around the world submitted 422 AIM2Flourish Innovation Stories to the AIM2Flourish.com platform. A distinguished jury evaluated 48 semi-finalists in February and selected the 17 best-of-the-best—one for each SDG. The 17 inaugural Flourish Prizes celebrated the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Business as an Agent of World Benefit.

Learn about the 2018 Flourish Prizes.

The 2017 Flourish Prize

2017 Flourish Prize Winners

Global Goal #1 — End Poverty  Sunshine Nut Company in Mozambique  
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: The Sunshine Nut Company 

Global Goal #2 — End Hunger  CV. Green Health Agriculture in Indonesia
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Affordable Organic Rice for Everyone

Global Goal #3 — Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-Being  Lucky Iron Fish: Created in Canada for use in Cambodia and other populations suffering from iron deficiency. 
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: An Ironclad Solution

Global Goal #4 — Inclusive and Equitable Education for All  Foldscope Instruments of San Francisco California
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Unfolding Curiosity with a $1 Microscope

Global Goal #5 — Gender Equality and Women and Girls Empowerment  Serve&Help in Morocco
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: The Journey of Changing Lives

Global Goal #6 — Clean, Safe Water and Sanitation for All  SmartPaani in Nepal
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Driving Change Through Water Conservation and Biotechnology

Global Goal #7 — Affordable, Reliable, and Sustainable Energy d.light. 
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Light for Everyone

Global Goal #8 — Decent Work and Economic Growth CINIA, a social enterprise in Mexico
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: CINIA- A Company Where Disability is a Labor Competence

Global Goal #9 — Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure BIOCONEXION in Argentina 
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Uniting People Through LandUniting People Through Land

Global Goal #10 — Reduced Inequality Cipla, Ltd. in India 
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Low-Cost Strategy for High-Cost Drugs

Global Goal #11 — Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable cities  Conceptos Plásticos in Colombia
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Recycled Material Converted in Housing

Global Goal #12 — Sustainable Consumption and Production  GreenHope in Indonesia
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: The Alchemy of Bio Degradable Plastic for a Greener World

Global Goal #13 — Fighting Climate Change Gram Power in India
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Serving Energy Customers with Power Distribution at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Global Goal #14 — Life Under Water  Bureo Skateboards in Chile
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Skateboards for Plastic Free Oceans

Global Goal #15 — Life on Land SunCulture in Kenya
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Reducing Costs and Tripling Crops

Global Goal #16 — Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions Buza Ice Cream in Israel
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Building Peace for the Love of Ice Cream

Global Goal #17 — Partnerships for the Goals MPOWERD, a solar-light company that is working in partnership with two non-profits: New Course and Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust
Read the AIM2Flourish Story: Solar Lights for Women

2017 Distinguished Jury

Ilma Barros

Jacqueline Cambata

Lyell Clarke

John Ehrenfeld

Mary Finney

Chuck Fowler

Michele Hunt

Lori Kendall

Michael Pirson

Nadya Zhexembayeva