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  • Published yesterday for the World Economic Forum in Davos! A new Business for the SDGs report from the Business & Sustainable Development Commission shows that sustainable business models could open economic opportunities worth at least US$12 trillion – creating up to 380 million jobs a year by 2030.

    The Sustainable Development Goals—also called the Global Goals—offer companies a tremendous new growth strategy that could also help rebuild trust with society. The Better Business, Better World report shows how pursuing the Global Goals could raise trillions in new market opportunities in ways that extend prosperity to all.

    Read the Report.

  • Published yesterday for the World Economic Forum in Davos! A new Business for the SDGs report from the Business & Sustainable Development Commission shows that sustainable business models could open economic opportunities worth at least US$12 trillion – creating up to 380 million jobs a year by 2030. The Sustainable Development Goals—also called the Global Goals—offer companies a tremendous new growth strategy that could also help rebuild trust with society. The Better Business, Better World report shows how pursuing the Global Goals could raise trillions in new market opportunities in ways that extend prosperity to all. Read the Report.
    Jan 17, 2017 91
  • We're thrilled to start 2017 with an amazing feature story about AIM2Flourish in Beyond Magazine from the Weatherhead School of Management.

    Beyond the Green Office: AIM2Flourish

    “Our theory is that the world is going to get better because of business,” says Roberta Baskin, executive director of a two-year-old initiative called AIM2Flourish. “It’s not governments or NGOs that are going to accomplish this ambitious program.”

    That’s the philosophy that drives AIM2Flourish, which defines itself as “the world’s first global initiative steering future business leaders towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and a flourishing world for all.” It’s an initiative of the Weatherhead School of Management’s Fowler Center, and has created a curriculum for business schools around the world built around the role of business in achieving the UN SDGs. Students are challenged to find and research for-profit companies creating innovations that contribute to achievement of one or more of the SDGs. The students interview a business leader in each company and write a narrative about that initiative. AIM2Flourish acts as a platform for the exchange of these stories, as well as videos and resources for business schools incorporating this program into their classroom instruction.

    ... Continue Reading ...

  • We're thrilled to start 2017 with an amazing feature story about AIM2Flourish in Beyond Magazine from the Weatherhead School of Management. Beyond the Green Office: AIM2Flourish “Our theory is that the world is going to get better because of business,” says Roberta Baskin, executive director of a two-year-old initiative called AIM2Flourish. “It’s not governments or NGOs that are going to accomplish this ambitious program.” That’s the philosophy that drives AIM2Flourish, which defines itself as “the world’s first global initiative steering future business leaders towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and a flourishing world for all.” It’s an initiative of the Weatherhead School of Management’s Fowler Center, and has created a curriculum for business schools around the world built around the role of business in achieving the UN SDGs. Students are challenged to find and research for-profit companies creating innovations that contribute to achievement of one or more of the SDGs. The students interview a business leader in each company and write a narrative about that initiative. AIM2Flourish acts as a platform for the exchange of these stories, as well as videos and resources for business schools incorporating this program into their classroom instruction. ... Continue Reading ...
    Jan 04, 2017 92
  • The UN Global Goals, formally known as the UN Sustainable Development Goals or the SDGs, are the world's "must-do list" from today until 2030.

    The Global Goals were ratified by 193 nation states in September 2015. The Global Goals represent the first time that the leaders of the world managed to comes up with a plan for the future that encompasses what's needed for people, the planet, for peace and prosperity

    The plan has 17 goals and a 169 performance indicators against which leaders can be measured over the next fifteen years. Leaders have also agreed to set up an annual auditing process through the High Level Political Forum and to continuously engage at regional and national level with their people to discuss how they are getting on with this plan.

    Many people thought that this plan idealistic and had no real chance of success. But during the first year, we have seen unprecedented energy on the part of government and also civil society, business, creative communities and the media. The truth is that the Global Goals represent our best, finest chance to ensure a livable future for generations to come. And beyond livable, a future where people thrive, nature flourishes and business prosper.

    AIM2Flourish is proud to be part of the UN Global Goals movement, and to support higher education in preparing future business leaders to achieve them. As well, all the AIM2Flourish Innovation Stories written by business students recognize and celebrate business leaders for the SDGs today. Please join us at AIM2Flourish.com/signup.

  • The UN Global Goals, formally known as the UN Sustainable Development Goals or the SDGs, are the world's "must-do list" from today until 2030. The Global Goals were ratified by 193 nation states in September 2015. The Global Goals represent the first time that the leaders of the world managed to comes up with a plan for the future that encompasses what's needed for people, the planet, for peace and prosperity The plan has 17 goals and a 169 performance indicators against which leaders can be measured over the next fifteen years. Leaders have also agreed to set up an annual auditing process through the High Level Political Forum and to continuously engage at regional and national level with their people to discuss how they are getting on with this plan. Many people thought that this plan idealistic and had no real chance of success. But during the first year, we have seen unprecedented energy on the part of government and also civil society, business, creative communities and the media. The truth is that the Global Goals represent our best, finest chance to ensure a livable future for generations to come. And beyond livable, a future where people thrive, nature flourishes and business prosper. AIM2Flourish is proud to be part of the UN Global Goals movement, and to support higher education in preparing future business leaders to achieve them. As well, all the AIM2Flourish Innovation Stories written by business students recognize and celebrate business leaders for the SDGs today. Please join us at AIM2Flourish.com/signup.
    Jan 03, 2017 106
  • Upcoming AIM2Flourish events are highlighted in the list below.
     
    We'd love to see you! Please contact Claire Sommer, AIM2Flourish Communications Director, at [email protected] for more information. 

     


    December

     

     
    ICV Social Impact Investor Conference
    8-9 Dec 8-9, New York City

    Encuentro de Profesores
    13 December, online

    AIM2Flourish Year-End Professor Appreciation Calls
    14 December, online (8am and 4pm EST)

    Deadline for Flourish Prizes Nominations
    31 December
     

     


    January 2017

    AIM2Flourish Professor Faculty Fair Calls
    18 Jan, online

     

     
  • Upcoming AIM2Flourish events are highlighted in the list below.   We'd love to see you! Please contact Claire Sommer, AIM2Flourish Communications Director, at [email protected] for more information.    December   Babson College "Good Business Friday" Event2 December, Wellesley MA   ICV Social Impact Investor Conference 8-9 Dec 8-9, New York City Encuentro de Profesores13 December, online AIM2Flourish Year-End Professor Appreciation Calls 14 December, online (8am and 4pm EST) Deadline for Flourish Prizes Nominations 31 December     January 2017 AIM2Flourish Professor Faculty Fair Calls18 Jan, online    
    Dec 01, 2016 172
  • 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):

     
     AIM2Flourish Certificate for Student Recognition (A4)

    AIM2Flourish Certificate for Student Recognition (Letter)

    AIM2Flourish Certificate for Faculty Recognition (Letter)

    AIM2Flourish Certificate for Faculty Recognition (A4)

    AIM2Flourish Certificate for Business Recognition (A4)

    AIM2Flourish Certificate for Business Recognition (Letter)

    If you have any questions about using these certificates, please send a note to AIM2Flourish Professor Support at [email protected].

  • 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):   AIM2Flourish Certificate for Student Recognition (A4) AIM2Flourish Certificate for Student Recognition (Letter) AIM2Flourish Certificate for Faculty Recognition (Letter) AIM2Flourish Certificate for Faculty Recognition (A4) AIM2Flourish Certificate for Business Recognition (A4) AIM2Flourish Certificate for Business Recognition (Letter) If you have any questions about using these certificates, please send a note to AIM2Flourish Professor Support at [email protected]
    Nov 30, 2016 134
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    Nov 25, 2016 144