Fall 2022 AIM2Flourish Newsletter
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Dear AIM2Flourish Community,

Happy Fall. The Fall semester is off to a busy start for AIM2Flourish and I don't get the chance to send newsletters as often as I would like anymore, but we had several exciting updates from our community that we wanted to share. 

Please enjoy the news and remember to have your stories to Editorial Review by December 14th so we can get them published by the end of the year and included in our 2023 Flourish Prizing process. 

With Appreciation,

Megan Buchter

Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit
Weatherhead School of Management | Case Western Reserve University

Critical Reflections on Innovative Flourishing Businesses in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Instructors from the University of Guelph in Canada (Dr. Ruben Burga), University of Navarra in Spain (Dr. Rodriguez Tejedo) and IPMI International Business School in Indonesia (Dr. Amelia Naim) collaborated to create a cross cultural experiential learning activity for their students. Over 120 students from the three institutions were mixed into teams to review 20-40 business innovation case studies published on the AIM2Flourish website in order to analyze their impact on the 17 SDGs. Each team wrote up critical reflections from this experience which were published in an Open Access book available here. The book contains over 350 stories written by the students.

The Business of Building a Better World

David Cooperrider's new book, 'The Business of Building a Better World' is nominated for the 2022 getAbstract International Book Award in the Business Impact category. He recently did an interview with the getAbstract journal which you can read here

If you would like a free PDF or e book copy of the book please email and indicate which version of the book you would like.

Weatherhead Executive Education: Appreciative Inquiry Course

Coming up in November we are returning to face-to-face (yeah!) for the Weatherhead Executive Education Appreciative Inquiry: Leveraging Strengths for Transformative, Lasting Change program on November 1-3, 2022, at the Dively Center on the Case Western Reserve University campus in Cleveland Ohio. For this program, with David Cooperrider we are delighted to be able to offer a discount to people associated with AIM2Flourish. If you have colleagues, teams, or people interested in this amazing Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry offering, taught in person by David, I would like to offer you and them a 25% discount for the workshop. Just use this discount code - FallAI2022 for 25% off. All you have to do is go online to Appreciative Inquiry: Leveraging Strengths for Transformative, Lasting Change and add the discount code to get registered. Feel free to forward this email with your own little note. 

PRME Chapter LAC Welcomes New Chair


We would like to congratulate Gustavo Yepes (Universidad Externado de Colombia) as the newest Chair of the PRME LAC Chapter. Gustavo is a long-standing supporter of AIM2Flourish and we with him well in this new role. Congratulations Gustavo!

While the AIM2Flourish network seeks to change the story about business from best IN the world, to best FOR the world, the Positive Impact Rating (PIR) is a doing exactly this in the business school world.
Now in its fourth Edition, the PIR achieves a dual purpose:
  1. Measure, benchmark, and compare the societal impact of business schools through the annual rating
  2. Shift the business school culture from competition to collaboration with case studies and peer network events that provide examples and practical insights for higher impact
The PIR reflects the current assessment of a school’s impact on society as perceived by its students. It provides a practical assessment tool to school management and student organizations to achieve a higher impact. Both are empowered to use the data to drive change.
The 2023 Edition of the PIR is open for registration from business schools globally now. For more information visit or get in touch with PIR Manager John Watt at
AIM2Flourish's mission is to teach students all over the world about the potential for business to do good in the world and to be a powerful force for achieving the UN Global Goals. We are housed at the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, a nonprofit organization. We are endlessly grateful for our donors' continued support. 
AIM2Flourish is the world’s first global initiative steering future business leaders towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) and a flourishing world for all.

AIM2Flourish is an initiative of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management - Case Western Reserve University
Copyright © 2022 Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, All rights reserved.

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