AIM2Flourish

AIM2Flourish is the world’s first higher-education curriculum for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and “Business as an Agent of World Benefit” – another way of saying positive and profitable businesses which give something back to society.

Using the UN SDGs as their lens, students from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), and other universities around the world, research and identify a specific innovation and interview a business leader about it.

Working with Senscot and Social Firms Scotland, Glasgow Caledonian University profiled 50 Scottish social enterprises in 2017, who were then showcased globally through the Aim2Flourish platform.

So far, 50 Scottish social enterprises have been profiled as part of the project, including a number of SEN members:

 

1st Step Cafe (Employability SEN)

Accessible Tennis (Employability SEN, Sport SEN)

Active Communities (Health SEN, Sport SEN)

All Cleaned Up (Employability SEN)

Aspire2Access (Employability SEN)

Ayrshire Children’s Services (Employability SEN)

Bike Station (Edinburgh SEN, Tourism SEN)

Building Futures (Employability SEN)

Cafe Tiki (Employability SEN)

Callander Youth Project Trust (Culture SEN, Employability SEN, Tourism SEN)

CFINE (Aberdeen SEN, Aberdeenshire SEN, Community Food SEN, Employability SEN, Health SEN)

Check-In Giraffe (Employability SEN)

Clydesdale Community Initiatives (South Lanarkshire SEN, Employability SEN, Health SEN)

Cope Ltd (Employability SEN)

Crisis Counselling (Renfrewshire SEN, Employability SEN, Health SEN)

Fablevision Studios (Glasgow SEN, Cultural SEN, Employability SEN, Health SEN, Tourism SEN)

FVSE CIC (Forth Valley SEN, Cultural SEN, Employability SEN, Tourism SEN)

Glasgow Wood Recycling (Glasgow SEN, Employability SEN)

Grassmarket Community Project (Edinburgh SEN, Community Food SEN, Employability SEN, Health SEN)

The Health & Wellness Hub (Employability SEN, Health SEN)

InspirAlba (Argyll & Bute SEN, Employability SEN)

Instant Neighbour (Aberdeen SEN, Employability SEN, Health SEN)

Johnstone Community Sports Complex (Renfreshire SEN)

Kintyre Recycling Ltd (Argyll & Bute SEN, Employability SEN)

Know You More

Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health (LAMH) (South Lanarkshire SEN)

The Larder (West Lothian SEN, Community Food SEN, Employability SEN, Health SEN)

LEAP Energy

Libertie Project (Community Food SEN, Cultural SEN, Employability SEN, Health SEN)

Living Solutions (Fife SEN, Employability SEN)

Move On (Employability SEN, Health SEN)

Outside the Box (Borders SEN, Employability SEN)

Re-employ (Employability SEN)

Rejig (Employability SEN)

ReTweed (Employability SEN)

Save Falls of Clyde International

Scotlearn (Employability SEN)

Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber

Showcase the Street (Aberdeen SEN, Dundee SEN, Culture SEN, Employability SEN, Sport SEN, Tourism SEN)

Simply Play (West Lothian SEN, Health SEN)

Stirling Community Enterprise (Forth Valley SEN, Employability SEN)

Thriving Survivors (Employability SEN, Health SEN)

Unity Enterprise (Glasgow SEN, Employability SEN, Health SEN)

Wasps Studios (Glasgow SEN, Cultural SEN)

Watch Us Grow (Community Food SEN, Employability SEN)

Weekday Wow Factor (Health SEN)

YES Works (Glasgow SEN, Employability SEN)

 

For an illustration of the work the AIM2Flourish students are producing, take a look at the video which accompanies the case study for Glasgow-based Thriving Survivors, a charity set up to support the survivors of trauma:

For more information about the AIM2Flourish programme, or if you are interested in your social enterprise being involved for 2018-19, get in touch with Les Huckfield, who is now recruiting for the next year.

Leslie Huckfield
Yunus Centre for Social Business & Health
George Moore Building
Glasgow Caledonian University
Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow
G4 0BA

leslie.huckfield@gcu.ac.uk