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2022 Flourish Prizes

The Flourish Prizes are each year’s culminating event for AIM2Flourish, a Fowler Center initiative that recognizes the positive impact of today’s business leaders while changing the way tomorrow’s leaders are taught.

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.

All 685 stories published during 2021 are eligible for a 2022 Flourish Prize.

The 2022 Flourish Prize finalists are available here. These finalist stories will be read by our panel of distinguished judges and voted upon to determine our 17 Flourish Prize honorees. This year we celebrate 84 finalists. We are so proud of all of our universities, professors, and students for participating in this program and helping to lift up and share stories of business innovation for the global good.

2022 Flourish Prize Honorees

Global Goal #1 - No Poverty: Kitovu

Innovative Agricultural Advisor in Nigeria featuring Kitovu in Nigeria written by Ray Tung and Sherif Tosin Akanbi from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman

Global Goal #2 - Zero Hunger: Eat My Lunch

Feeding Kiwi Kids Minds featuring Eat My Lunch in New Zealand written by Hamish Thomson from University of Otago under the direction of Joe Cooper

Global Goal #3 - Good Health and Well-being: Natural Balance Co.

A Recipe For Change featuring Natural Balance Co. in South Africa written by Jessica Lin from Monash University under the direction of Gitanjali Bedi

Global Goal #4 - Quality Education: Kiddom

Kiddom: Technology to Enable All Teachers and Learners featuring Kiddom in the United States written by Rob Kimmich from Bard MBA in Sustainability under the direction of Kristina Kohl

Global Goal #5 - Gender Equality: Amartha

Shared Prosperity of Women Micro and Small Medium-Entrepreneur (MSME) in Rural Area in Indonesia. featuring Amartha in Indonesia written by Melitta Aroean from IPMI International Business School under the direction of Amelia Naim Indrajaya

Global Goal #6 - Clean Water and Sanitation: Absolute Water

Leaving No Drop Behind featuring Absolute Water in India written by Joel Peter, Maysil Dias, Leah Demars, and Julia Mills from Western Michigan University under the direction of Timothy Palmer


Each Drop Counts featuring Absolute Water Pvt. Ltd. in India written by Jatin Tripathi, Kushagra Bansal, Akash Ghosh, Srikaran Shenvi Sursure and Anushkar Chauhan from Goa Institute of Management under the direction of Divya Singhal

Global Goal #7 - Affordable and Clean Energy: Waterlight by E-Dina

45 Days of Light with Half a Liter of Water / 45 Días de Luz con Medio Litro de Agua featuring Waterlight by E-Dina in Colombia written by Camila Virgues Mahecha, juan sebastian triviño vega and Sebastian Vargas from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes Lopez

Global Goal #8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth: MitiMeth

Woven Wonders from Natural Fibers featuring MitiMeth in Nigeria written by Youssef ElTazy, chuhan zhou, Abdulganiyu Onabanjo and Samuel Maiorino from Dalhousie University under the direction of Kent Williams and Kate Yau

Global Goal #9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: FactoryOS

Sustainable Innovation in the Construction Industry featuring FactoryOS in the United States written by Daniella Vincent, Christopher Dorsy and Jeannie Schryer from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Ingrid Greene

Global Goal #10 - Reduced Inequalities: Messy Bessy Cleaners, Inc.

Empowering Filipino At-risk Young Adults while Caring for the Environment featuring Messy Bessy Cleaners, Inc. in Philippines written by Chelley Sharleene Pecajas and Stephanie Anne Añonuevo from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman

Global Goal #11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities: Crop Swap LA

Food Is Power: Eradicating Food Insecurity One Yard at a Time featuring Crop Swap LA in the United States written by Ryan Walker, Faith Nishimura, Tyler Walker and Steve Howell from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Jeff Thies

Global Goal #12 - Responsible Consumption and Production: Redwood Materials

Recycling Lithium-Ion Batteries featuring Redwood Materials in the United States written by Lucienne Burnett, Emmanuel Johnson and Alayna Savaglio from Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) under the direction of Aixa Ritz

Global Goal #13 - Climate Action: Ant Group

Turning the desert into a forest together featuring Ant Group in China written by Chengye Sun, Zili Tao, Hanyu Wang, Chunyi Sun and Ningxuan Tong from University of Nottingham Ningbo China under the direction of 'Alim Beveridge

Global Goal #14 - Life Under Water: The Plastic Flamingo

A Clean Earth Needs Everyone’s Help, Especially Yours featuring The Plastic Flamingo in Philippines written by Aneeka Africa, Abdullah Khattab and Nina Aguilar from De La Salle University under the direction of Pia Manalastas

Global Goal #15 - Life on Land: Biopencil

Write, Plant, Preserve and Reforest featuring Biopencil in Peru written by Marta Garrido, Adriana Artieda, Itziar Calviño and Sebastian Wallace from Universidad de Navarra under the direction of Isabel Rodriguez Tejedo

Global Goal #16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: La Trocha

Taking the Path of Peace / Tomando el Camino de la Paz featuring La Trocha in Colombia written by Maria Alejandra Rodriguez, Jean Nicolas Alvarado and Erika Julieth Alvarez Juanias from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes Lopez

Global Goal #17 - Partnerships for the Goals: EPOCH Pi

Investing In A Purpose Economy featuring EPOCH Pi in the United States written by Langdon Caldwell and Sarah Sekwat from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Chris Laszlo

2022 Distinguished Jury

We are grateful to our Distinguished Jury for taking the time to support our 2022 Flourish Prizes. The 2022 Jury comprises of Fowler Center Advisory Board Members, Fowler Center Doctor of Management and Doctor of Business Administration Fellows, Fowler Center MBA Fellow Alumni, Weatherhead PhD Candidates, and previous Flourish Prize honorees.

Adan Ramirez | Flourish Prize Honoree 2021
Andres Escobar Ibarra | Flourish Prize Honoree 2019
Angel Lopez | Fowler Center Doctor of Management Fellow Alumni
Annie Morino | Fowler Fellow Alumni
Cindy Stull | Fowler Center Advisory Board Member
Craig Dicht | Fowler Fellow Alumni
Daniel Valles | Flourish Prize Honoree 2018
Evgeniia Chistova | Flourish Prize Honoree 2021
Gary Barker | Flourish Prize Honoree 2021
Heather Frutig | Fowler Fellow Alumni
Jaime Ferrer Aldana | Flourish Prize Honoree 2020
Jeetu Lalwani | Flourish Prize Honoree 2018
Jennifer Bishop | Fowler Center Doctor of Management Fellow
John Turner | Fowler Fellow Alumni
Juan Osuna | Flourish Prize Honoree 2021
Lyell Clarke | Fowler Center Advisory Board Member
Mary Ellen Dowd | Flourish Prize Honoree
Mike Bellissimo | Fowler Center Doctor of Management Fellow
Nina Borger | Flourish Prize Honoree 2021
Oscar Andres Mendez | Flourish Prize Honoree 2017
Redda BEN GELOUNE | Fowler Center Doctor of Business Administration Fellow
Roberta Baskin | Former AIM2Flourish Director
Rolando Davila Ponce de Leon | Flourish Prize Honoree 2019
Suman Shakya | Flourish Prize Honoree 2017
Tyler Ortego | Flourish Prize Honoree 2021
Udayan Dhar | Case Western PhD Candidate
Yana Barankin | Flourish Prize Honoree 2020