2019 Flourish Prizes

Welcome to the 2019 Flourish Prizes

We’re excited to share updates with you about the third annual Flourish Prizes.

All 809 student-written stories published in 2018 are eligible for the 2019 Flourish Prizes.

The last two years of Finalists and Honorees showcase truly outstanding business innovations and inspiring leaders--take a look back at our 2017 Flourish Prizes and 2018 Flourish Prizes. We are looking forward to discovering and sharing more amazing innovations this year.

These stories showcase positive business innovations that span the globe and demonstrate how business can help achieve the 17 UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

2019 Flourish Prizes Finalists

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Flourish Prizes. This year we have 76 finalist 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.

2019 Flourish Prizes Finalists


Sample Press Release for Flourish Prizes Finalists - Universities

Coming Soon - 2019 Flourish Prize Honorees

The 17 2019 Flourish Prizes Honorees will be announced in Spring 2019.

The AIM2Flourish team will host a global, multi-day, virtual celebration via social media to celebrate the 2019 Flourish Prizes. We will host live conversations, share photos and videos, and host Twitter chats — all to lift up the stories of our 2019 Flourish Prizes winners.

2019 Distinguished Jury

Selecting the 17 Flourish Prizes Honorees is a huge job, since we have over 800 eligible student-written stories about positive and profitable business innovations that were published on AIM2Flourish.com in 2018. To meet this challenge, we expanded the number of distinguished people who will help us select the final 17 winners this year.

The 2019 Flourish Prizes Jury includes business leaders who were honored with 2017 and 2018 Flourish Prizes, as well as Fowler Center Advisory Board members, and esteemed colleagues from academia and the Cleveland business community.

Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit Advisory Board Members

Roberta Baskin
Jacqueline Cambata
Tony Carr
Lyell Clarke
Michele Hunt
Marcella Kanfer Rolnick

Fowler Center Friends and Colleagues

Adam Dunn / Cleveland Co-Labs
John R. Ehrenfeld / Former Fowler Center Distinguished Fellow
Mary Finney / Former Fowler Center Distinguished Fellow
José Hidalgo / Former Global Head of Supplier Relationship Management, Nestle
Lori Kendall / Former Fowler Center Distinguished Fellow
Jing Lauengco / Flourish Agency
John North / Executive Director, GRLI (Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative)

2019 Flourish Prizes Jury Members from the 2017 and 2018 Flourish Prizes Honorees Community, representing businesses in Canada, Chile, Australia, Argentina, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Mexico, Nepal, Scotland, and the United States

Raymond Branton / Simple Play
Luke Barbagallo / Pollinate Energy
Jamie Bechtel / A New Course
Fernando Diez Torres / CINIA
Juan Ignacio Gerardi / Bioconexion
Seungah Jeong / MPOWERD
Jeetu Lalwani / DIAL4242
Don Larson / The Sunshine Nut Company
Maria Eugenia Lascano / Bioconexion
Tyler McMahon / SmartPaani
Karl Morrison / A New Course
Anne Pringle / Lucky Iron Fish
John Salzinger / MPOWERD
Jim Schaefer / Soil Technologies Corporation
Javier Solana Rivero / Estructuras Metálicas Solana
Sugianto Tandio / Greenhope
Tommy Tjiptadjaja / Greenhope
Daniel Valles / AMOR a MAR