About the Flourish Prizes

AIM2Flourish stories are about business innovations from for-profit companies (including B Corps) that help achieve one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as ending poverty and ensuring peace and justice. Furthermore, we are looking for examples of business innovations that increase economic prosperity while contributing to a healthy world and human wellbeing.

All AIM2Flourish stories that are published on the AIM2Flourish.com website from January 1st through December 31st are eligible nominations for the next year's Flourish Prizes. We will honor the business leader for their innovation as well as the student author(s) and professor.

Every AIM2Flourish story is reviewed by one of our AIM2Flourish Editors, a dedicated volunteer team that includes award-winning journalists, media makers, management coaches, and professors. The final selections for the Flourish Prizes will be made by a distinguished panel of business leaders and scholars.

Flourish Prizes Selection Criteria

Eligibility for the Flourish Prizes is based on a combination of the following:

The Innovation Story meets AIM2Flourish innovation story criteria and is published on AIM2Flourish.com by December 31st of each year:

  • The innovation is an embedded part of the business, not philanthropy.
  • About a for-profit business (including Certified B Corporation) or partnership with 2+ years of self-sustaining operations.
  • Helps achieve one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • The innovation is potentially scalable and could be magnified, amplified or spread to wider applications or audiences.

Based upon recommendations from AIM2Flourish Professors and Story Stewards as well as further due diligence by our AIM2Flourish Core Team, a number of finalists will be named for consideration by the Flourish Prizes Jury. Our jury will further evaluate finalists and recommend Flourish Prize winners by applying more rigorous analysis of the Innovation Story, to include:

  • Context (including cultural sensitivity)
  • Positive impact
  • Social inclusivity
  • Capacity for replication or scale
  • Potential to transform (e.g....engages, inspires, elevates thinking, etc)

Our goal is that the Flourish Prizes will represent a wide range of industries, geographies, and participating schools as well as provide solutions to as many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals as possible.