The 2019 Flourish Prize Finalists

The Fowler Center’s AIM2Flourish initiative is proud to announce the 76 Finalists for the 2019 Flourish Prizes.

Hosted at the Fowler Center, AIM2Flourish offers the world’s first higher-education curriculum, story platform, and recognition program for the next generation of leaders to use business as a force for good: AIM2Flourish.com. Business students around the world are using Appreciative Inquiry (strength-based interviews) and the UN Global Goals as a lens to search out and report on world-changing innovations.

As part of our mission to demonstrate the power of Business as an Agent of World Benefit, each year we honor the best-of-the-best stories with 17 Flourish Prizes - one for each UN Sustainable Development Goal. The stories recognize the intergenerational accomplishments of the student-author(s), the professor who oversaw the story’s publication, and the business leader interviewed for the story.

The 76 Finalists for the 2019 Flourish Prizes represent exemplar stories from the more than 800 stories we published in 2018, spanning the globe and showcasing business innovations for each of the 17 UN Global Goals. The 2019 Flourish Prizes Finalists include 76 stories from 30 universities in 16 countries under the guidance of 35 professors. The businesses profiled come from 27 countries and more than 19 industries.

'Teaching a Man to Fish for Cotton'about Kotn in Canada written by Cristian Hurtado from York University- Schulich School of Business under the direction of Charles Cho.

'Making Homes and Lives Better' about The Wheatley Group in United Kingdom written by David Lamb from Glasgow Caledonian University under the direction of Alec Wersun.

'Peace, Justice and Stronger Institutions through Transparency and Collaboration'about Ulula in Canada written by Christina Milhomem from York University- Schulich School of Business under the direction of Charles Cho.

'We Produce Food, Not Products' about Aguape in Brazil written by Marina Pimentel De Oliveira from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman.

'Flushing Away India’s Sanitation Problems' about Eram Scientific Solutions in India written by Vaishali Rocque from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman.

'Impact Investing and Gender Lens Investing in Canada' about Marigold Capital in Canada written by Laraib Arshad from York University- Schulich School of Business under the direction of Charles Cho.

'Good Health and Employment Opportunities for Women' about Jayshree Industries in India written by Ashutosh Bhattarai from S. S. Dempo, College of Commerce and Economics, Goa under the direction of Megan Buchter.

'Unstoppable Change'about Incluyeme.com in Argentina written by Luciano Jorge from Instituto Universitario Escuela Argentina de Negocios (IUEAN) under the direction of Renee Carrelo.

'Equalities in a Box'about Bargains in a Box in United States written by Monica Laureano from Dominican University under the direction of Al Rosenbloom.

'Sparking Entrepreneurship Through Clean and Affordable Energy' about Rural Spark in Netherlands written by Dibyendu Adhikari from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman.

'Renewable Energy: The Future is Clean' about ACCIONA United States in United States written by Andrea Barberia from St. John's University under the direction of Charles Wankel.

'Changing Lives Through Sustainable Energy and Clean Water' about RVE.SOL in Portugal written by Sandra Boni from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman.

'Turning Ocean Plastic Waste into Packaging'about Lush in United Kingdom written by Baoyi Zhong from Monash University under the direction of Gitanjali Bedi.

'Tourism Goes Green, Keeping Oceans Staying Blue'about Sea Going Green in Netherlands written by Helder Reis from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman.

'Jalas Veva Jaya Mahe'about PT Aruna Jaya Nusantara in Indonesia written by Corry Sagala from IPMI International Business School under the direction of Amelia Naim Indrajaya.

'Hogares Responsables - Responsible Homes' about EcoDom in Mexico written by Sandra Vazquez from Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla under the direction of Crishelen Kurezyn Diaz.

'A Wonderful Building Technology for the World' about iBuild building solution in Australia written by Yongjun Chen Chen from Monash University under the direction of Gitanjali Bedi.

'Tiny Ideas, Massive Impact' about Fred's Tiny Houses in Australia written by Vladimir Slaviero from Monash University under the direction of Gitanjali Bedi.

'Sustainable Livestock' about OVIS XXI in Argentina written by Candela Morzan from Instituto Universitario Escuela Argentina de Negocios (IUEAN) under the direction of Renee Carrelo.

'Clean Energy for the Field' about Enel Codensa in Colombia written by Monica Vergara Mercado from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes Lopez.

'Beyond the Bean'about Dean's Beans in United States written by Jeremy Lile from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of David Cooperrider.

'Gelato: Nature's Guilty Pleasure' about Nelwa's Gelato in Tanzania written by Amber Phillips and Hannah Grace from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Michael Goldberg.

'Democratizing Access to Health'about Umana in Argentina written by Brenda Arevalo from Instituto Universitario Escuela Argentina de Negocios (IUEAN) under the direction of Renee Carrelo.

'Nutritious, Affordable, Regional Style of Food Available to Everyone Everywhere' about Comida x un Dolar (Food for a Dollar) in Argentina written by Catalina Cepparro and Alberto Candia from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina under the direction of Aleandra Scafati.

'Reduce the Use and Stop Overproduction' about Monthly Cup AB in Sweden written by Felicia Ahl and Elin Elmeke from Jonkoping International Business School under the direction of Guenola Nonet.

'Transforming Urban Waste into Rural Soil'about Guavay in Tanzania written by Kevin Payne and Joseph Toth from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Michael Goldberg.

'Holding the Future in Our Palms' about Green Afro-Palms in Ghana written by Bright Simons and Kofi Yeboah from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman.

'More Production, Less Contamination Using Agriculture Precision Technology' about Auravant in Argentina written by Paula Casasola and Maria Evangelina Moal from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina under the direction of Aleandra Scafati.

'FOOD BANKING'about BANCALIMENTOS in Colombia written by Edgar Eduardo Patino Malagon, Maria Camila Restrepo Pulido, and Marlly Arcila Cano from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes Lopez.

'Financial Support for Family Business Growth'about Grupo Genera (Genera Group) in Peru written by Yamil Adum, Jose Luis Velasquez Relayze, and Daniel Dibos from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre.

'Creating Peace Through Coffee' about Coffee for Peace in Philippines written by Salmaan Kapdi, Joslyn Mejicano, and Samiha Huque from St. John's University under the direction of Charles Wankel.

'Brewing Harmony'about Coffee For Peace in Philippines written by Wilson Lee, Salmaan Kapdi, and Christina Melendez from St. John's University under the direction of Charles Wankel.

'The Gain of Sharing'about Alcaguete in Colombia written by Anggy Marcela Giron Penuela, Constanza Choconta, and Natalya Mendez Virguez from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes Lopez.

'The System That Turns Mist Into Water' about Nebulon in Colombia written by Laura Rincon, Juan Sebastian Monroy Rodriguez, and Juan Carlos Torres Cure from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes Lopez.

'Sanitation in Lima' about x-runner in Peru written by Liliana Oyola, Lourdes Guerra, and Claudia Suarez from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre.

'Bringing Affordable Drinking Water to the Under Served and Rural Communities of India'about JanaJal in India written by Venkata Hareesh Kodi, Ranjana K, and Swetha Thomson A from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay - Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management under the direction of Ashish Pandey.

'From Trash to Your Home'about Natuh-Ecohilandes in Colombia written by Queennie Lopez Panssa, Jennifer Torres Galeano, and Natali Ramirez from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes Lopez.

"Recuperar para Construir" about La Escombrera in Argentina written by Alide Necchi, Ana Diaz Casal, and Miguel Andres Gough from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina under the direction of Aleandra Scafati.

'Leaders In Clean Mold Remediation' about MoldPro LLC in United States written by Aidan Gallagher, Curtis Stephens, and Foster Hayes from The University of Toledo under the direction of Joe Cooper.

'To the Start of a Healthy Life' about CareNx in India written by Pooja Pendharkar, Janakiram M, and Sumit Dhiman from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay - Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management under the direction of Ashish Pandey.

'Creating Pathways into Employment for Young People' about Forth Valley Social Enterprises in United Kingdom written by Rachel Mcclelland, Erin Mccafferty, and Iona Miller from Glasgow Caledonian University under the direction of Leslie Huckfield.

'Improving the Education in Peru' about Directv Peru S.R.L. in Peru written by Eduardo Galdo, Diego Pizarro Aquino, and Luzamerica Calderon from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre.

'TOMi7 the best technological tool for teachers'about Aulas Amigas in Colombia written by Jenny Triana, Beatriz Ramirez, and Ricardo Ustariz from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes Lopez.

'Global Partnerships for Social Impact'about Asia P3 Hub in Singapore written by Khoo Shu Wen, Rosseana Wong, and Felix Lim from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Ron Fry.

'Where TECHNOLOGY meets ARTS and CULTURE'about Sana Hastakala in Nepal written by Kunjan Shrestha, Prakash Marasini, and Sumit Kishor Karna from Kathford International College under the direction of Bhuwan Adhikari.

'The Future of Pest Management' about Bugs For Bugs in Canada written by Oreoluwa Odewole, Riley-Jay Foster, and Tarek Jamaleddin from University of Guelph under the direction of Ruben Burga.

'Producing Cement with RDF' about CEMEX in Mexico written by Maria Bojorquez, Roberto Chapa, and Hector Alanis from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Ezequiel Reficco.

'Solar Energy Solutions for Colombia'about SUNCOLOMBIA in Colombia written by Camilo Andres Mulett Tovio, Diana Marcela Garzon, and Liliana Ravelo from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes Lopez.

'Generating Tomorrow’s Business Model Sip by Sip'about Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products, Inc. in United States written by Caroline Mulrey, Angela Huang, Abigail Evans, and Ikjoo Cho from Boston College under the direction of Sandra Waddock.

'The Global Leader in Unrecyclable Goods' about TerraCycle in United States written by Dina Bruno, Marlene Arias, Mirecia Blackwood, and Deena Aglio from St. John's University under the direction of Charles Wankel.

'Disrupting Feminine Hygiene, One Panty at a Time' about THINX in United States written by Nina Tschinkel, Kendra Martz, Jason Mortara, and Jennifer Coleman from Bard MBA in Sustainability under the direction of Kristina Kohl.

'Changing the World One Cup at a Time'about Lunette in Finland written by Tia-Maria Virtanen, Leena Kummu, Emilia Keski-Heikkilã¤, and Mette Hiltunen from Hanken School of Economics under the direction of Sanchi Maheshwari and Martin Fougere.

'Breaking the Borders to Social Enterprise' about Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber C.I.C in United Kingdom written by Kirstin Potter, Klara Tonkova, Najma Bani, and Ieva Znotina from Glasgow Caledonian University under the direction of Leslie Huckfield.

'A Solution to Manmade Disaster: The Rigid Pipe Boom' about T. Baker Smith in United States written by Samantha Hollingsworth, Geri Orgeron, Alexis Guzman, and Donald August from Nicholls State University under the direction of Christopher Castille.

'Producing from Wood, Respecting the Forest' about Stora Enso in Finland written by Farrah Ouattara, Tamsin Brecknell-Starling, Clement Bouhier, and Rasmus Hietanen from Jonkoping International Business School under the direction of Guenola Nonet.

'Pure Cycling Process'about Pure Waste in Finland written by Iiris Kuivanen , Azma Mohammed, Mayra Da Silva, and Noora Lakkonen from Hanken School of Economics under the direction of Sanchi Maheshwari and Martin Fougere.

'Brunck Residential Quarter - Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Housing'about BASF Wohnen + Bauen in Denmark written by Patrick Theisen , Vadym Lutskyy, Lorenzo Burcheri, and Sustainability Project Team Kaiserslautern from Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern (TUK) under the direction of Ekaterina Ivanova.

'Championing Sustainable Design'about Architerra in United States written by Madeline George, Grace Keating, Caroline Allieri, and Andrew Quill from Boston College under the direction of Sandra Waddock.

'The New Old Delivery' about CJ Logistics in North Korea written by Jungyun Kim, David Medina, Gi Youn Kim, Haejin Jang, and Junho Cho from Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) under the direction of Aixa Ritz.

'Investing for a Reason Beyond Money'about Common Interests in United States written by Swetcha Ananthu, Silas Okoth, Matthew Hennessey, Jeffery Shen, and Paul No from Rutgers Business School under the direction of Joseph Markert.

'Everyone Deserves a Second Chance' about All Cleaned Up Scotland in United Kingdom written by Greg Weir, Andrew Kampman, Catie Campbell, John Paul Church, and Muhammad Junaid from Glasgow Caledonian University under the direction of Alec Wersun.

'Redefining Agriculture through Technology'about Letcetra in India written by Noel Malekandathil, Hari Sankar, Ankit Bhardwaj, Alen Peter, and Palak Kakkar from Goa Institute of Management under the direction of DIVYA SINGHAL.

'Thinking Differently About Waste'about TerraCycle in United States written by Mark Gencer, Will Ujueta, Pedro Rolim, Courtney Mcleary, and Varinder Singh from Rutgers Business School under the direction of Carmen L Bonilla.

'Improving Community Health Through Fresh Food ' about Alfrea in United States written by Ben Mcdonald, Philip Marrone, Elizabeth Biscoe, Sean Rigau, and Eli St. Amour from Saint Joseph's University under the direction of David Steingard.

'Advancing The World of Health' about Becton Dickinson in United States written by Eboni Coleman, Mari-Elle Sudarkasa, Keirra Dailey, Nadege Adanou, and Sophietou Ndiaye from Rutgers Business School under the direction of Jeana Wirtenberg.

'A New Life for Chronically Ill Children'about Milestones in Home Care in United States written by Kendall Marianacci, Dan Wu, Gieriet Bowen, Matt Giovanniello, and Anna Copman from Boston College under the direction of Sandra Waddock.

'Wheels For Women'about Roshni Rides in Pakistan written by Matthew Gleason, Arjan Bhasin, Shehryar Ahmed, Meet Patel, and Stephanie Peters from Rutgers Business School under the direction of Joseph Markert.

'Empowering People of Determination'about Enable in United Arab Emirates written by Amal Jaroor, Latifa Mohammed, Alia Almatrooshi, Hessa Alshamsi, and Balqees Alhammadi from Zayed University under the direction of Wasseem Abaza.

'Chocolate Will Save the Rainforest' about Ixcacao Maya Belizean Chocolate in Belize written by Kiernan Pagnani, Courtney Sepe, Diane Hoffmann, Evan Griesing, and Catherine Clavin from Boston College under the direction of Sandra Waddock.

'Car Club: Driving Social Mobility Forward' about Enterprise Rent-A-Car (ERAC) in United Kingdom written by Lyndsay Gillan, Lorna Murphy, Samuel Da Silva Costa, Stefanie Paterson, and Emma Cartwright from Glasgow Caledonian University under the direction of Alec Wersun.

'One Bean at a Time'about Equal Exchange in United States written by Dan Miller, Meaghan Gallagher, Matthew Garbus, Danielle Bellantonio, Alex Kontopanos, and Elizabeth Takash from Boston College under the direction of Sandra Waddock.

'Sustainable Consultants - Up2Start Corporate Incubator'about Deloitte CIS in Russia written by Ekaterina Ryzhkova, Samantha Bruno, Asmik Sargsian, Albina Filimonova, Daria Vorobyova, and Alexey Ostapenko from National Research University Higher School of Economics under the direction of Ekaterina Ivanova.

'Eliminating the Idea of Waste'about Terracycle in United States written by Cameron Kenworthy, John Degnan, Kristin Thompson, Brittney Welde, Michelle Hernandez, and Zach Saionz from Saint Joseph's University under the direction of David Steingard.

'Enabling Russia's Digital Future' about Codabra in Russia written by Alexander Grosser, Giovanni Ansaldo, Dmitry Sheranov, Markus Daae-Qvale Holmemo, Stepan Grikalovsky, and Maxime Andre from National Research University Higher School of Economics under the direction of Ekaterina Ivanova.

'Equal Opportunities for Deaf Taxi Drivers' about Yandex. Taxi in Russia written by Pomah Pyoob, Erdni Bataev, Olesya Zalevskaya, Maria Kara, Irina Vovk, Dmitry Piruev, and Sergey Lapshin from National Research University Higher School of Economics under the direction of Ekaterina Ivanova.

'Contruyo Contigo' about CEMEX in Mexico written by Jessica Yadira Narvaez Gomez , Barbara A Elizondo, Ricardo Cortazar, Sofia Ledezma, Yajaira Martinez, and Diego Najera from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre.