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TIAS MBA students win international award

June 2, 2021 | 1 min read
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Our Full-time MBA students participated in AIM2Flourish: an international, UN supported platform for sharing stories about business innovations that create value for both business and society. Business students around the world are participating in AIM2Flourish and using Appreciative Inquiry (strength-based interviews) and the UN Global Goals as a lens to search out and report on world-changing innovations. 

The stories from TIAS students about Global Goals #6 Clean Water and Sanitation and #13 Climate Action are awarded as the best entries in 2021.

As part of their mission to demonstrate the power of Business as an Agent of World Benefit, each year AIM2Flourish honors the best-of-the-best stories with 17 Flourish Prizes - one for each UN Sustainable Development Goal. The Prizes recognize the accomplishments of the student author(s), the professor who oversaw the story’s publication, and the business leader interviewed for the story.

The winning stories

Global Goal #6 - Giving Birth to Water featuring Elbow Engineers Pvt Ltd. in India written by Amresh Jha and Ruby Hsiao under the direction of Mirjam Minderman.

Elbow Engineers is a technology-based firm that manufactures machines, which convert moisture in the atmosphere to pure and fresh drinking water. The innovation’s primary mission is to provide sustainable, safe, and pure drinking water to places where water is in scarcity and without causing any damage to the surface and underground water. In addition, in most cases, these potable water generators can be powered by a small portable solar panel, which is highly cost-efficient and energy-saving.

Global Goal #13 -Clean Mobility For Everyone featuring Lightyear in the Netherlands (Holland) written by Marizel Vorster and Samar Morshedi under the direction of Mirjam Minderman.

Lightyear is a Dutch technology company on a mission to make clean mobility available to everyone, everywhere in the world. Lightyear One is its first driving prototype: an innovative solar car with a focus on range and efficiency. Motorists driving with Lightyear One will be able, depending on the climate, to drive up to twenty thousand kilometers per year in sunlight. The fast-growing tech company was founded in 2016 and currently employs more than one hundred employees.

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