Encuentro de Profesores
13 December, online
AIM2Flourish Year-End Professor Appreciation Calls
14 December, online (8am and 4pm EST)
Welcome to AIM2Flourish Calls
11 Jan, online
AIM2Flourish Professor Faculty Fair Calls
18 Jan, online
We're planning lots of ways to support your local AIM2Flourish recognition events as part of the global celebration for the inaugural Flourish Prizes in June 2017.
Please send your photos, videos, and links to [email protected] so we can share them on social media and at the Fourth Global Forum.
To support you in recognizing your students, the business leaders they wrote about in their AIM2Flourish Innovation Stories, and your fellow professors, we've created certificates that you can customize and print out (see links below):
If you have any questions about using these certificates, please send a note to AIM2Flourish Professor Support at [email protected].
AIM2Flourish actively seeks scholarly collaboration with our global professor community. Please reach out to Isabel Rimanoczy, AIM2Flourish Global Academic Ambassador, at [email protected] for more information.
Here is a list of current collaboration opportunities:
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AIM2Flourish inspires action for the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Business as an Agent of World Benefit and 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.
Supporting AIM2Flourish makes you an inspirational early-adopter champion for the “World’s To-Do List” — the 17 goals that must be achieved by 2030. Your contribution supports our global network of higher education institutions, professors, business leaders, and most importantly, students – the talented business leaders of tomorrow.
Championing AIM2Flourish demonstrates what you believe in and what you care about. Your donation supports the world’s first-and-only higher-education curriculum for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, that we offer to the world’s business professors.
Your donation makes solving the UN Global Goals a priority with business school students worldwide by funding awareness campaigns and educational opportunities. You will accelerate the spirit of “doing good, and doing well” for businesses to achieve a flourishing world for all.
GIVE MORE! Our sponsorship opportunities include ongoing exposure on our websites, social media, newsletters, and marketing materials. Your championship can be tailored to your giving level to have the greatest impact for world benefit. Please contact AIM2Flourish Executive Director Roberta Baskin at 202/246-1045 or [email protected].
A Special Welcome to Sustainable Brands New Metrics Attendees:
AIM2Flourish.com is a movement to change business for the better, by helping business students discover, report on, and be inspired by world-benefiting business leaders.
Our Invitations: We'd love to have your brand showcased on AIM2Flourish.com as a business that's championing the UN SDGs & building a better world for all. We'd also be honored to have your thought partnership about how AIM2Flourish can best serve the Business for Good community as a whole. To learn more, please contact Claire Sommer, AIM2Flourish Communications Director at [email protected] or +1 917-834-0323, or contact her via the Sustainable Brands New Metrics app.
In September 2015, the entire world voted on the 17 biggest challenges facing humanity and pledged to solve them by 2030. These are the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Today, the world's business leaders are starting to be aware of the SDGs, but in large part they don't know how to profitably take action to end poverty, mainstream clean energy, champion universal education, and more. What’s needed is a powerful mindset shift: from solving ongoing problems to innovating solutions that end them forever. This gap presents an incredible opportunity for business educators to make action — not awareness — about the UN SDGs action real and relevant in their studies, universities, workplaces and the marketplace. And it must all happen fast enough to meet the world's 2030 deadline.
At AIM2Flourish, we believe that responsible leaders who do good and do well are everywhere, but we don’t hear about them enough. As the world’s first experiential curriculum for the SDGs and Business for Good story platform, the AIM2Flourish assignment accelerates the jump from awareness to action by connecting students with leaders who are already solving SDGs challenges.
Here’s how and why AIM2Flourish works: We support responsible management education with the world’s first higher-education curriculum for the SDGs to accelerate the evolution of business in service of, and steward to, human society and the earth.
Using the SDGs as their lens and guided by their professor, students identify a world-benefitting business innovation and interview a business leader about it using Appreciative Inquiry techniques. The students’ stories live on AIM2Flourish.com as sources of inspiration for others. Students tell us that writing an AIM2Flourish story about a business innovation is transformational — it changes how they think about business' potential for good, and how they see their own potential to be positive social innovators. The business leaders who are interviewed tell us that they see their accomplishments in a new light, feel recommitted to business practices that do good, and appreciate meeting rising talent. These new relationships have led to jobs, internships and even a board seat offer. As a result of this initiative, students will enter the business world as SDGs-ready leaders to do well by doing good responsibly.
We will celebrate the best-of-the-best stories and recognize students, professors, and business leaders with the first 17 Flourish Prizes, selected by a jury of business and academia leaders, at the June 2017 Fourth Global Forum at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Many students are writing about business leaders in service to big environmental challenges, such as the Indonesian company creating plastic bags made of tapioca that bio-degrade in just 2 weeks, instead of 500 years. Other students are writing about positive health innovations, like the Lucky Iron Fish, a social enterprise started by University of Guelph business student Gavin Armstrong. Armstrong’s innovation helps combat iron deficiency in Cambodia with a small fish-shaped iron ingot that, when boiled with a meal for 10 minutes, releases a significant portion of a person's daily iron intake requirements. Browse more AIM2Flourish stories here.
As of November 2016, we have just over 5,000 days to meet the September 25, 2030 goal. In that time, we need new business solutions to be discovered, implemented, improved, and deployed at speeds and scale never before attempted. It all adds up to trillions of dollars of business opportunity that can be won by innovative, collaborative, entrepreneurial leaders.
We’d love to share the AIM2Flourish initiative with the 4th International Conference on Responsible Leadership community. Our keynote presentation will highlight exemplar AIM2Flourish stories to uplift, inspire and educate. As well, we are eager to hear this community’s recommendations for how to amplify our work and champion Responsible Leadership in more powerful ways.
AIM2Flourish is an initiative of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management’s Case Western Reserve University, and founding co-sponsors UN Global Compact PRME and the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI).
In September 2016, AIM2Flourish was named as the student engagement platform partner for the UN’s Global Solutions Platform of business solutions for the SDGs. Launching in May 2017, the Global Solutions Platform will become the world’s most comprehensive resource for business solutions for the SDGs.
AIM2Flourish is a featured initiative for the Collaboratory for Responsible Management Education co-announced October 4 by GRLI, UN Global Compact, PRME, AACSB International, and EFMD.
Roberta Baskin, AIM2Flourish Executive Director, [email protected]
Claire Sommer, AIM2Flourish Communications Director, [email protected]