Flourish Prize Winner 2019

Tiny House Buisness winner of international sustainability award

About the Flourish Prize

We are delighted and proud to receive the international sustainability award: Flourish Prize for business as an agent of world benefit! There are 17 categories for the awards which are aligned with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as outlined in 2015.

Fred’s Tiny Houses won first prize in the category for Goal #11 Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesWe were selected from 809 nominees from over 80 countries around the world.

By winning in the category of Sustainable Cities and Communities, the prize recognises Fred’s Tiny Houses as being the best example of how a business can help to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

“It’s great to get recognition because we’re not a big business and we’re trying to change the world in small yet positive ways so this really helps us to feel encouraged and motivated.” – Fred Schultz, Founder and Owner of Fred’s Tiny Houses.

See our award entry here:

Here is the award entry outlining the ways in which Fred’s Tiny Houses exemplifies a business orientated towards Goal #11.

Here is the announcement video from Aim2Flourish:

Big thanks goes to Vlad Slaviero who nominated us and to his supervisor, Gitanjali Bedi from the Monash Sustainable Development Institute. To read more about the nomination process, read this blog post.

Fred reflects on receiving the Flourish Prize

About Aim2Flourish

AIM2Flourish is a program housed at the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management – Case Western Reserve University. AIM2Flourish is a United Nations-supported global learning initiative where students use Appreciative Inquiry and the 17 Global Goals as a lens to discover and celebrate untold stories about business innovations for good. The award was announced on May 9th 2019, 8AM EST.

Check out the hashtag #FlourishPrizes2019 to see all of the reactions and related content!

In the Media:

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