Third Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit

Leading the shift from sustainability to
full-spectrum flourishing

Cleveland, Ohio

What we're about

Flourish & Prosper explores how cutting-edge innovators and forward-thinking leaders are moving beyond traditional notions of social responsibility and sustainability. Participants will examine and embrace the new spirit of business—the shift to full-spectrum flourishing.

Flourishing is the business opportunity of the 21st century. Every social and global issue of our day is an opportunity to ignite industry leading innovation, eco-entrepreneurship, and new sources of value.

Who should attend

Flourish & Prosper will bring together more than 1,000 participants, ranging from CEOs of large and mid-sized companies to small business owners to academic thought leaders. Companies are encouraged to bring functional teams, enabling them to work together to create actionable plans to implement in their own work groups.

Why Attend

Unlike typical business conferences, Flourish & Prosper will offer participants the opportunity to learn from exceptional change agents through groundbreaking workshops with a "design studio format” using the world-renowned Appreciative Inquiry Summit Method. Keynotes and session leaders will be a mix of Fortune 500 CEOs, world leaders, entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and management educators.

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The Global Forum is an epicenter of innovation. Its focus on turning global and social issues into bona-fide business opportunities is a perfect way to bring executives, young leaders, and visionary scholars together.

Patrick Cescau

Chairman and CEO, Unilever and Co-Chair, First Global Forum

Speakers list to be announced shortly

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A few of the speakers from previous global forums.

past speakers include

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lourish & Prosper will be held on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in collaboration with the Weatherhead School of Management. The Peter B. Lewis Building is home to Weatherhead where faculty make a point of contributing to the cutting edge of management science, from establishing graduate disciplines in organizational behavior and operations research to exploring design practices in management. Weatherhead's programs enhance traditional management education by integrating the fundamentals of business with ideas and practices that change individuals, organizations and societies. It aims to develop leaders who innovate to create sustainable value and who are good global citizens.

Case Western Reserve University is located in Cleveland, Ohio’s culturally vibrant University Circle neighborhood. Hotels are located within walking distance or a shuttle ride from the conference venue.

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niversity Circle, four miles east of Downtown Cleveland in a scenic park-like setting, is the cultural center of the city. It is home to more cultural and performing arts institutions within one square mile than anywhere else in the country.

Museums include the highly acclaimed Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Botanical Garden and Western Reserve Historical Society. The magnificent Severance Hall is the winter home of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra. Flourish & Prosper will include opportunities for experiencing the area’s rich cultural amenities.

Registration opens April 30

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Flourish & Prosper – The Unconference

The two and a half day schedule includes keynote plenary sessions, sector-specific breakouts designed to produce actionable plans, CEO panels, interactive workshops and roundtable dialogues.

Forum Highlights

  • 2.5

    Content-Filled Days

  • Visionary Keynote Speakers

  • 30+


  • Appreciative Inquiry Summit

  • 1000

    Forum Participants

Participants will

  • Develop actionable, sector-specific plans for use in their own companies

  • Interact with business leaders pursuing world changing innovations

  • Understand rising market expectations for companies to have a net positive impact

  • Strengthen their sense of connection to purpose, others and the world

  • Build personal and team practices designed to inspire and engage

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The Global Forum provided me with a transformational opportunity to create a company with a greater purpose.

J. Lyell Clarke

President and CEO, Clarke


Partnering with Flourish & Prosper as a sponsor puts your company or organization at the forefront of the global movement to flourishing

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