Innovations

489 Innovations
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    Fairtrasa is a creative and innovative business that partners with small-scale urban farmers to tackle UN sustainabili...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel The development of agro-entrepreneurs by providing them with the resources, training, and direct market access while simultaneously promoting fair trade is an inspiring story.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley It is commendable that Fairtrasa is helping more farmers to become Fair Trade Certified and receive premium prices for their products.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne What a find! Thank you Angélica for bringing this inspiring story to the world's attention. Together let's get Fairtrasa and the 3 Tier Farmer Development Model into the hands and minds of small farmers throughout Mexico and Latin America.
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    Adam Zhang is the founder of the Shanghai STEMCLOUD Center, which is the first STEM Education platform in China. Si...
      China
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Promoting STEM education in China is a terrific cause!
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley STEM education is a very important factor in the new global economy. It is wonderful that STEMCLOUD is teaching problem solving and innovation through its education courses.
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    Chelsea Green Publishing is the first American publisher to focus their concentration on the politics and practice of su...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Kristina Kohl
      Kristina Kohl Chelsea Green's innovative approach to publishing demonstrates a scalable model for others in the industry by publishing sustainability education books, promoting a more regenerative production techniques, and building stronger communities. Their business...  more
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon Chelsea Green is a great example of business as an agent of world benefit. The company does a great service by telling stories of sustainability while publishing those stories in a responsible and profitable way.
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    Impossible foods is an innovative company with the mission to provide the world with plant-based alternatives to animal ...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Kristina Kohl
      Kristina Kohl Impossible Food's innovative plant based burger is improving health and promoting responsible consumption through reducing reliance on the earth's scarce natural resources. A great example of providing a valuable product with social and environmental impact.
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne The statistics on land and water use to raise animals are staggering! This burger is an amazing innovation with the potential to support numerous sustainable development goals. I hope it arrives at a restaurant in Cleveland soon!
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    Garbage or waste is one of the problems that needs to be managed efficiently and effectively using an environmentally fr...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati Reduce waste, recycle it, while in the same time empowering people. Good innovation.
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    Telkom Indonesia created Telkom Indigo in 2013 to build Digitalpreneur of Indonesia. It was started to help digital...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
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    As one of the commitments to develop a sustainable health-care system, GE continues to innovate in improving community a...
      Indonesia
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati This product is suitable for Indonesia considering that number of mortality of pregnant mother is high and they usually lived in villages that has low level of medical infrastructure. Good innovation.
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    ExPrep is a self-paced interactive learning application for Microsoft Excel that gives users real-time feedback on ...
      United States
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel It is great to read about a founder who turned a personal problem into a new company that provides the solution.
    • Andrea  Fleischer
      Andrea Fleischer Interesting example of how a personal challenge inspired an innovative learning platform that can help us all excel!
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    PT Hino Motor Sales Indonesia (HMSI) has regularly supported some vocational schools in Jakarta, West Java, and Banten b...
      Worldwide
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Other companies should also provide supports to the educational institutions which enables them to have access to a high quality skilled human resources while at the same time opening bigger opportunities to the students.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd Providing students with hands-on opportunities to learn technical automotive skills improves their chances for meaningful employment and helps meet the demand for a skilled workforce.
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati Practice makes perfect. A theory can only be applied if they implemented in the real world. By providing simulator for schools Hino can give better education to the community while in the same they can get talent pool of skilled labour for the business. Good...  more
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    Mohit Ahmed is the proprietor of a push cart business that works in partnership with various cart food vendors in New Yo...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel It is great to read how this company has provided a safe, healthy, and sanitary environment guaranteed for the cart food vendors and their customers in New York City.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber Push carts may be something we see and patronize without much thought. But PushCart Garage has gone the extra mile to ensure that the vendors' sales come from well maintained, safe, clean carts.
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    Urban waste problems are always discussed in Indonesia and the cities around the world, because almost all the cities ar...
      Indonesia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya Indonesia is one of the country whose has urban waste handling problem. The story can give inspiration for every household to how manage waste and generate revenue from it.
    • Reza Maghraby
      Reza Maghraby It's not easy to gather and move people around us to make a great impact for the community, but Ibu Nuning make it look easy to deal with it. What a great inspiration!
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    A sustainable and profitable business generating wealth and income in an underdeveloped village is possible by empowerin...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya I agree that arus liar is one of the movement to empowering local people to optimize local resource for tourist destination. its inspiring another to create same movement in another area.
    • Reza Maghraby
      Reza Maghraby Arus Liar success business model trough empowering locals will inspired other business owner that have significant local strength, thanks for sharing this story Kak Meutia!
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     “Waste Heat Chiller Machine”, using waste exhaust heat from power generation or industrial process as ...
      Worldwide
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya minimize pollution and optimize using energy in production chain..good innovation
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    Essentia Water LLC, is a company whose product adds value to the world around us. Their ionized alkaline water, whi...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel It is clear that high-quality H2O and proper rehydration is a sincere passion of this company.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon This seems like a great innovation to help us to rehydrate and better rehydration something that can benefit almost all of us.
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    According to Houcine Amri, the innovative business model makes this company offer a unique pricing strategy ...
      Morocco
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville Privatizing public transportation happens somewhat frequently in developed economies, but creating affordable transportation for marginalized populations is a much more complex and risky business proposition. M'dina bus seems to be rising to the challenge,...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd M'dina bus improves lives by providing affordable transportation that increases mobility and opportunities available to the community.
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    Delassus, a leading citrus exporter in the Moroccan market, launched a foundation named "Sanady" to academically improve...
      Morocco Exemplar
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville This multi-stakeholder initiative brings social innovation to the forefront of the founder's business mission. Together, the partners comprising accountability for this advancement center and the young people being directly served reflect a leveling of a...  more
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni Sanady started for the benefit of Delassus Company's employees and its positive impact has extended beyond employee welfare into partners institutions and the learning needs of the greater community. This wonderful story of social innovation highlights how...  more
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    Blue Marble aims to extend risk management and insurance protection to the underserved emerging middle class of ove...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Providing risk management and insurance protection to the underserved is a great cause.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder I read about this company in Bloomberg, and it deserves the widest audience possible.
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    Important messages can be sent out through objects, especially personalized ones. Branded Agency is using personalizatio...
      Morocco
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville Cultural contexts matter when imagining what constitutes innovation. Here, branding becomes a positive-psychology approach to empowering self-esteem, that is particularly needed where mental health is still not openly discussed.
    • Karen McKenzie
      Karen McKenzie This company has identified a niche in working to support the efforts of mental heath professionals via simple printed messages to address patients' needs---an example of the simple ways business can profit by making the world a brighter, happier place.
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    It is quite a challenge for people living in Indonesia to follow a special diet program, such as paleo, vegan or th...
      Indonesia
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati A provocative title which leads people to read more that turn out to be a healthy product for a healthier community. Nice writing, nice product.
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    sustainable seafood sales supporting local, traditional fishing communities  protecting against over-...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane Every dollar is a vote. Vote carefully! Better connecting consumers with the source of their food is critical to promote understanding and long-term food system sustainability. This company's work helps bridge that difficult gap and promote sustainable...  more
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Bringing better, better regulated and locally sourced fish by supporting fishing communities in the U.S. dependent on the fishing industry.