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The 2021 Flourish Prize Finalists

The Fowler Center is proud to announce the 77 Finalists for the 2021 Flourish Prizes.

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 accomplishments of the student-author(s), the professor who oversaw the story’s publication, and the business leader interviewed for the story.

In 2020, we published 585 student-written, inspiring innovation stories from all corners of the globe. The 2021 Flourish Prizes Finalists include 77 stories from 31 universities in 17 countries under the guidance of 35 different professors. The businesses profiled come from 20 countries and more than 20 industries.

As a finalist, please feel free to use our Flourish Prize Finalist stamp (PNG) (EPS) for your website.

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Moda Artesanal, Sombreros y Accesorios | Handmade Fashion, Hats and Accessories featuring Nahui by GM in Mexico written by Diana Muñoz from Instituto Tecnológico Universitario Empresarial under the direction of Ariadna Vicencio

From a Humble Village A Globally Responsible Company was Born featuring East Bali Cashews in Indonesia written by Rovician Silitonga from IPMI International Business School under the direction of Amelia Naim Indrajaya

The Organic Spices, The Farmers’ Smiles featuring Vietnam Staraniseed Cassia Manufacturing and Exporting Joint Stock Company (Vina Samex) in Vietnam written by Huong Do from University of Otago under the direction of Joe Cooper

From Plastic to Fashion featuring First Mile in the United States written by Henry Iglesias, Alan Abramzon, Arnold Leotaud and John Fominykh from St. John's University under the direction of Charles Wankel

A PIPELINE towards a Sustainable Future featuring Baden Coffee Company in Canada written by Eryn Navarro, riley malcolmson, Nelson Duffy, Justin Erb, Mathieu Fife and Justin Erb from University of Guelph under the direction of Ruben Burga

How a B Corp Marketing Pioneer Does More Good featuring Global Prairie in the United States written by Adrian Hattan and Anel Mattar from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Chris Laszlo

Navigating Nature with Natives featuring Native in Malaysia written by Brandy Worstell from Loyola University Chicago under the direction of Nancy Landrum

Honduran Coffee: Reinventing the Direct Trade Model featuring Aldea Coffee in the United States written by Katelyn Kam and Logan Marquez from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Jeff Thies

SEEING WORLD THROUGH THE LENS OF POTENTIAL featuring Jaipur Rugs in India written by Siddhi Maheshwari, Gaurav Kumar, Ayush Bhagoliwal, Sooraj Prabhakar, Chadarajupalli Leelavamsi and Sooraj Prabhakar from Goa Institute of Management under the direction of Divya Singhal

Social Inclusion and Financial Independence: The Transgender community in India featuring PeriFerry in India written by Vinamr Mahajan, Bhaskar Deka, Meghna Bhattacharya, Rushabh Jain, Rupal Maloo and Rushabh Jain from Goa Institute of Management under the direction of Divya Singhal

The Source of Truth of the Internet featuring Defudger in Denmark written by Mónica López Calero, Alejandro Gállego, José María Panadero Meseguer and Gabriela Castello from Universidad de Navarra under the direction of Isabel Rodriguez Tejedo

Distrito Chocolate featuring DISTRITO CHOCOLATE in Colombia written by Andrés Quijano, Camilo Acero and Monika Vanessa Del Pilar Morales Polo from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes Lopez

Tony's Chocolonely: Cocoa-llectively Abolishing Slavery featuring Tony's Chocolonely in Ireland written by Siobhán Jordan, Ivan Dominguez, Monika VAnessa Del Pilar Morales Polo and Yitong Yin from Dublin City University Business School under the direction of Gavin Brown and Roisin Lyons

A GPS for People with Reduced Mobility featuring Andyamo in France written by Erica Martins and Gabriela Tusato from Grenoble IAE under the direction of Beatrice LE MOING

Cracking the Code in Affordable Housing Development featuring Laurel Street Residential in the United States written by Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of David Cooperrider

For-Profit Housing Developer Successfully Scales Affordable Housing Creation featuring Laurel Street Residential in the United States written by Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of David Cooperrider

Disrupting Alternative Digital Banking Solutions featuring Dave -- Banking For Humans in the United States written by Alicia Berger, Caleb Cremin-Endes, Chiara Armstrong, Cassidy Collins and Morgan Brooks from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Jeff Thies

Key2enable featuring Key2enable in United Arab Emirates written by Aljood Al Nuaimi and Hamda Jamal from Zayed University under the direction of Wasseem Abaza

The first billboard that eats pollution featuring Pollumesh in Mexico written by Alejandra Cortes, ANA CATALINA GONZALEZ QUINTANILLA, Alan Valle and Ana Paula Velazquez Chao from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Ezequiel Reficco

Coastal Renovation featuring Green Coast Enterprises in the United States written by Vincent Graziano, Beau Balado, Carley Luna and Maegan Foret from Nicholls State University under the direction of Christopher Castille

Aquaponic Farming in Downtown Toledo featuring Balance Farms in the United States written by Lee Harms and Abigail Saxton from The University of Toledo under the direction of Gary Insch

We Offer A Lifestyle featuring Diamond Developers in United Arab Emirates written by Rashed Musabih, Sara Kandil and Ahmad Hindash from University of Dubai under the direction of Yaprak Anadol

Hotel Doolin: Changing the Hotel Industry for the Better featuring Hotel Doolin in Ireland (Eire) written by megan doyle from Dublin City University Business School under the direction of Gavin Brown and Roisin Lyons

OrgFung: Maximizing Production of Crops with Zero Residues featuring Bioamin SA de CV in Mexico written by Maria Fernanda Castorena Elizondo, Victor Campo Aguirre, Erick Ruben Calahorra Mejia, Adriana Aranda and Alan Castillo from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Ezequiel Reficco

Revi-B: Bringing New Life to Communities featuring Tierra de Monte in Mexico written by JESUS VIESCA, Hector Ivan Barrientos Viveros, Jorge Carrillo and Giovanni Rangel from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Ezequiel Reficco

Saving the Jaguar and big felines one cup of coffee at the time / Preservando al Jaguar y otros grandes felinos una taza de café a la vez featuring Urbania Cafe in Colombia written by Juliana Hoyos Acevedo, Lilia Soraya Manzano Romero and Manuel Felipe Torres Trujillo from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes Lopez

Produtos Sustentáveis da Amazônia / Sustainable Produce From The Amazon featuring 100%Amazonia in Brazil written by Dioniso Sampaio and Ellyda Silva from Universidade Federal do Pará (Campus de Bragança) under the direction of Dioniso Sampaio

A Lifelong Devotion to Local: Washtenaw Food Hub featuring Washtenaw Food Hub in the United States written by Rachel Phan from Loyola University Chicago under the direction of Nancy Landrum

Solar Heated Packaging featuring SolFoil in Finland written by Tat Lam, Jean-Philip Cronstedt, Ajda Stenovec, Karolina Jensen and Senni Muiniekka from Hanken School of Economics under the direction of Martin Fougere and Eva Nilsson

Bringing Local Farms and Chefs Together featuring 100km Foods in Canada written by Gyu Kim from York University- Schulich School of Business under the direction of Charles Cho

Escuchando a la madre Tierra / Listening to mother earth featuring Earth iot / Tierra iot in Mexico written by Juan Manuel Aguilar Velazquez, Damari Daniela Garrido Perez and Daniela González Diaz from Instituto Tecnológico Universitario Empresarial under the direction of Ariadna Vicencio

Sustainable Beauty featuring Plum in India written by Chinmoy Ranka, Nikhar Khandelwal, Chaitanya Phadate, Nandhu Venugopal, Kunal Nayak and Nandhu Venugopal from Goa Institute of Management under the direction of Divya Singhal

Empowered people, empower people featuring Clarity Initiative in Canada written by Ana Cristina Morales, Ilse Gabriela Santana Gomez, Paulina Garza and Ludivina Martinez from Universidad de Monterrey under the direction of Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre

Promoting Breastfeeding and Strengthening Communities featuring Sanggar ASI in Indonesia written by Mahonri Lukas from IPMI International Business School under the direction of Amelia Naim Indrajaya

Soap for Change featuring Pacha Soap Co. in the United States written by Hope Georgiou, Bryson Gardner, Julian Longmire, Ashley Hollis and Trevor Grinsell from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Jeff Thies

The Uniqueness of Business in "Keropak Seikhlasnya" featuring KPM in Indonesia written by ichwan setiadi from IPMI International Business School under the direction of Amelia Naim Indrajaya

EDUCATION FOR ALL. ALL FOR EDUCATION featuring ORANGE NEUROSCIENCES in Canada written by Rachna Gupta, Vasu Mohan Gupta, Aakash Srivastava, Amar Kumar, Akrati Chauhan and Amar Kumar from Goa Institute of Management under the direction of Divya Singhal

ReDeemable Arts and Empowering Education featuring Re-Deme Studio in the United States written by Elyse Gaitan from Fairleigh Dickinson University at Florham under the direction of Diana Cvitan

Developing Security Awareness Learning Journey for Everyone featuring Kaspersky in Russia written by Matvey Petukhov, Anastasia Galkina, Vladislava Stepanenko, Yuliya Yurchak and Veronika Krasilnikova from National Research University Higher School of Economics under the direction of Ekaterina Ivanova

Tejiendo tradiciones para crear comunidades sostenibles-Weaving Traditions to Create Sustainable Communities featuring Cielo Hamacas in Mexico written by Ana Karen Lozano Cortés from Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla under the direction of Crishelen Kurezyn Diaz

Eternal Solution to Period Problems featuring Wa Collective in New Zealand written by Sequoia Short from University of Otago under the direction of Joe Cooper

One Small Step for Women, One Giant Leap for Humankind featuring Evolvin’ Women in the United Arab Emirates written by Zaina AlAboodi, Eman Alsharif, Seeneen Al Bastaki, Ward Albastaki and Hamda Hassan Abdulla from Zayed University under the direction of Wasseem Abaza

Giving Birth to Water featuring Elbow Engineers Pvt Ltd. in India written by Amresh Jha and Ruby Hsiao from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman

Rethinking the Blue Gold cycle featuring Hydraloop in Netherlands (Holland) written by Jorge Benitez and EMMANUEL TOLEDO from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Ezequiel Reficco

Agualogic, Agua Para Todos // Agualogic, Water For Everyone featuring Agualogic in Colombia written by Camilo Alberto Hernandez Cantor, Carolina Jerez and Gina Martínez Castro from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes Lopez

Water Purification with Solar Energy featuring Solar Water Solutions in Finland written by Sophia Rahimeh, Kia Kohonen, Minja Orava and Saskia Tykkyläinen from Hanken School of Economics under the direction of Martin Fougere and Eva Nilsson

Smart Power of Water to Secure Water Networks featuring Save Innovations in France written by Coline Rognon and Marion reynier from Grenoble IAE under the direction of Beatrice LE MOING

A Solution for the Plastic Waste Contamination Problem featuring Arqlite in Argentina written by Maria del Rosario Scasso, Florencia Bernardi, Constanza Ferreiro and Agustina Creta from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina under the direction of Aleandra Scafati

Re-Play featuring Tiny Toy Co. in Canada written by Taylor Sabatelli from York University- Schulich School of Business under the direction of Charles Cho

A Step For Change In Fashion: Mexican Nopal Leather featuring Adriano di Marti | DESSERTO in Mexico written by Daniela Ubilla, Daniel Delgadillo, Cinthia Liliana Hernandez Macias and Edgar González Herrera from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Ezequiel Reficco

Cupanion: The Water Bottle That Keeps On Giving featuring Cupanion in Canada written by Sarah Hopkins from Beyond Borders under the direction of Matthew Mulhern

Green Products for a Greener Environment featuring ECOS in the United States written by Natalie Fella, Geetha Rajesh and Teja Vepuri from Rutgers Business School under the direction of Monique Okumakpeyi

Making an Ordinary Household Item Extraordinary featuring Ditto Sustainable Brand Solutions in the United States written by Lauren Hammett from Loyola University Chicago under the direction of Nancy Landrum

Green Fluidics featuring Green Fluidics in Mexico written by Ana Sofia González, Fatima Lewis Batres and Manuel Medina from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Ezequiel Reficco

Providing Value from Waste and Emissions featuring QPower OY in Finland written by Sudina Shrestha, Abaas Mohamed, Daniel Ovall and Mira Lang from Hanken School of Economics under the direction of Martin Fougere and Eva Nilsson

Solar Energy for the African Future featuring Bonergie in Senegal written by Erika Widsten, Alexandra Wagmann, Rowena Barner and Viola Westling from Hanken School of Economics under the direction of Eva Nilsson

The Solar Standard of Living in Haiti featuring 10Pwr in the United States written by Violet Bullock, Justin DeMesa, Morgan Alexander, Joanna Colasanto, Francis Woodbridge and Joanna Colasanto from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Jeff Thies

Providing Solar Energy for Those In Need featuring YouSolar, Inc. in the United States written by Bryan Elliott, Janet Ruiz-Kroll, Frank Popper and Pedro Perez from St. John's University under the direction of Charles Wankel

No Carbon Left Behind featuring LanzaTech in the United States written by Lillith Ida, Michael Barron and Nicholas Jounakos from St. John's University under the direction of Charles Wankel

The Disruptor: How ‘Studio Wae’ Created Circular Design Products from Waste featuring Studio Wae in Netherlands (Holland) written by heeyeon shim and NITHIN ANTONY from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman

Clean Mobility For Everyone featuring Lightyear in Netherlands (Holland) written by Marizel Vorster and Samar Morshedi from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman

Creating the Impossible featuring Impossible Foods in the United States written by Vanessa Tejada, Keyi Zhuang and Aisha Zeka from Rutgers Business School under the direction of Monique Okumakpeyi

Collect, Control, Destroy: Fighting Against Ozone Depletion featuring Tradewater in the United States written by Will Miller from Loyola University Chicago under the direction of Nancy Landrum

Constructing a Greener Future featuring Terra View Homes in Canada written by Douglas Hoeksema, Jaimie Brooks, Noah Andriessen, Cadence Price-Johnson, Brandon Lit and Cadence Price-Johnson from University of Guelph under the direction of Ruben Burga

Investing for a Sustainable Future featuring Earth Equity Advisors in the United States written by Brian Liechti from Bard MBA in Sustainability under the direction of Kristina Kohl

Blending technology with Indigenous practices - Made in India featuring Choyal Industries in India written by Ramya Ramakrishnan, Midushi Narang, Rohan Goswami, shishir jain and Vamshidhar Reddy from Goa Institute of Management under the direction of Divya Singhal

Three Enthusiasts Changing the Waste Industry in Russia featuring Wasteout in Russia (Russia Federation) written by Tatyana Molchanova, Malika Alimova, Valeriya Vatazina, Alexander Bitar, Anastasya Serova and Alexander Bitar from National Research University Higher School of Economics under the direction of Ekaterina Ivanova

Using Data to Change the World featuring CARTO in the United States written by Cameron Khan, Zakary Kapilevich and Amarys Berry from St. John's University under the direction of Charles Wankel

Advanced Coffee Farming ¡Transparency, Quality and Social Impact! - Caficultura de Avanzada !Transparencia, Calidad e Impacto Social! featuring InnovaKit SAS in Colombia written by Maria Barrera, jeimmy vanessa valencia bravo and alejandro ruiz from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes Lopez

Recyclamer : The Water Vacuum featuring Recyclamer Innovation in France written by marion beauvir and Elise Choné from Toulouse Business School under the direction of LOPEZ DELPHINE

How Artificial Oyster Beds Save Coastal Areas featuring ORA Estuaries in the United States written by Otto Candies, Bryan Taylor, Jenna Covington and Ivan Prejean from Nicholls State University under the direction of Christopher Castille

The Red Sea Development Company: On Top of the World featuring The Red Sea Development Company in Saudi Arabia written by Majjd Alqahtani, Haneen Alsahan and Aljohara Alsheikh from Dublin City University Business School under the direction of Gavin Brown and Roisin Lyons

Insuring More People Through Waste featuring Allianz Indonesia in Indonesia written by Rainy Tumengkol from IPMI International Business School under the direction of Amelia Naim Indrajaya

A Pioneer ESG-driven Bank in Russia featuring Credit Bank of Moscow in Russia (Russia Federation) written by Aleksandra Smagina, Anastasiya Popova, Boris Lysov, Polina Levashova, Daria Gerish and Polina Levashova from National Research University Higher School of Economics under the direction of Ekaterina Ivanova

Utilizing Risk Management to Invest in Sustainability featuring Citigroup in the United States written by Meredith Teague, Anna Zagorski, Brian Sheerin, Ryan Steffens, Paige Walker and Ryan Steffens from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Jeff Thies

Connecting the world featuring Unboxed in Mexico written by Samuel Alfaro and Amaury Alfaro from Universidad de Monterrey under the direction of Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre

Rescuers Finding Missing People with AI Technologies featuring VimpelCom PJSC (Beeline brand) in Russia (Russia Federation) written by Evgeniia Pechnikova from National Research University Higher School of Economics under the direction of Ekaterina Ivanova