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The Fourth Global Forum


Discovering Flourishing Enterprise







The Fourth Global Forum brought together 300 participants from 31 countries, including representatives from business, academia, and nonprofit organizations. Participants worked together to discover how flourishing enterprise—at the individual, organizational and system levels—can improve productivity and bottom-line results. Using the principles of Appreciative Inquiry, they focused their efforts on one of four design areas: Impact Investing, AIM2Flourish, Quantum Leadership, or the Future of Management Education. Design sessions were interspersed with inspiring keynotes that challenged participants to transform their organizations.

One of the highlights of the 2017 Forum centered on AIM2Flourish with the awarding of the inaugural Flourish Prizes. These 17 prizes recognize business innovations that support the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Business leaders, professors, and students from around the world joined to celebrate the ways in which these companies are making a difference in their communities. Two of our Flourish Prize winners—Adam Ziv of Buza Ice Cream and Tyler McMahon of SmartPaani—were featured in an IdeaStream interview.


Global Forum Speakers

Shinzen Young

American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant

Chavalit Fred Tsao

IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

Julie Reiter

VP, Human Resources and Sustainable Development, Clarke

Jenniffer D. Deckard

Sisters of Notre Dame of the United States

Jeff Hoffman

Driving Force Enterprises / Global Entrepreneurship Network / Dream Tank

Jonathan Halperin

Jonathan J Halperin / FYI Information Resources for a Changing World

Barbara Fredrickson

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tom Robinson

Robinson Global Investment Management LLC

Chris Laszlo

Professor and Author, Flourishing Enterprise and Quantum Leadership

Peter M. Senge

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David L. Cooperrider

Founder and Faculty Chair of The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit
The Fourth Global Forum



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