Innovations

742 Innovations
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    Northeast Solar’s goal is to partner with the utility and technology industries to provide better resources to con...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell Northeast Solar is making a major change to the consumption patterns of energy and contributing to the local economy while doing it!
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Great to see how Northeast Solar is making it easier for customers to conserve energy!
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    Earth to Table: Bread Bar is a local restaurant in Guelph that prides itself on farm to table sustainable food. All...
      Canada
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga Earth to Table: Bread Bar really shows how eating out at a restaurant can also be an education into sustainability and an awareness of eating locally sourced food!
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni I like that this innovation combines sustainability and education.
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    Market Fresh’s innovation is their commitment to supporting local businesses, as well as their comm...
      Canada
    Goal 2. Zero Hunger
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga Market Fresh is an excellent example of a grocer doing all it can to minimize waste and contribute to the community by providing locally grown and sustainable foods! What a great grocer to have in our backyard!
    • John Turner
      John Turner Market Fresh's policy of being willing to accept up-front costs associated with sustainability and ethics have yielded a net profit for the business, because its reputation has made it popular to its customers and the first stop for entrepreneurs seeking...  more
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    Terra20 was founded in 2006 by Bill Stewart and Steve Kaminski on the premise of making eco-friendly sust...
      Canada Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga Terra20 is a fantastic example of how we can incorporate sustainability into our everyday life by encouraging consumers to shop and use sustainable products!
    • John Turner
      John Turner Web-based eco-business is a market with huge and under-utilized potential that Terra20 is harnessing.
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    Reliance Jio Info comm Ltd has invested around ₹ 150,000 Crores ($ 22 billion) to create infrastructure for getting rid ...
      India
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Preeti Rawat
      Preeti Rawat It will create disruption in the market
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What an interesting innovation to support a growing market.
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    Americans generate nearly 48 million tons of plastic waste each year and worldwide that number reaches nearly 300 millio...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This is a wonderful profile and inspiring innovation!
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber This company does it all, giving great thought to every aspect of product manufacture and its impact on the environment and giving back to society by sharing its profits. Bravo!
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    A Canadian lifestyle brand celebrates the pride of living in Canada and empowers the community it operates in by selling...
      Worldwide
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga The Peace Collective does an amazing job of promoting Canadian pride through their apparel sales and using these sales to embody Canadian values in line with the social and sustainable values in the UN SDGs.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber It's encouraged no to see a company think beyond the bottom line and share its profits to help the local community.
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    Buni Ropes Camp has been widely known by the public in the Greater Jakarta area as a green open space and city park with...
      Indonesia
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya A private City Park accessible to the communities is what a Metropolitan city with limited space needs. Children are deprived from their basic needs to be in the middle of green garden with natural landscape. More kids are loosing their connection to nature,...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd This city park provides green space and activities for the surrounding communities and models environmental responsibility. The founder definitely lives his business model of Profit, People and Planet!
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    Pandhapur wari (procession) is a tradition which has been followed more than 700 to 800 years. It involves the mass migr...
      Worldwide
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Preeti Rawat
      Preeti Rawat India needs such innovations to maintain an eco-friendly environment
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley By using new research and innovation, Vijanana Bharati has prevented the banning of this procession and has created a product that may be able to be used more widely as well.
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    Kampung Lumpung Boutique Hotel was founded in 2006 in Batu, small city in East Java Island, Indonesia. It was designed a...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Preserving the old heritage in the form of East Java architecture is an innovative idea. Without this initiative, the future generation would not be able to see the rich culture of their ancestors through their cultural heritage, since everyone else is into...  more
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Kampung Lumbung exemplifies housing options that are both culturally sustaining and eco-friendly architecture by being more than just green buildings, but also giving special attention to conserve Eastern Java architecture.
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    Aurora Legorreta shares its aesthetics vision of Mexico, and in the process helps people improve their quality of life...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative presents with clarity the details of the innovation that contributes an impotant impact in the vunerable community,
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd A great story about sharing the beautiful work of Mexican artists with a larger market and increasing their profits and standard of living.
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    In Nepal, recycling still only really exists in theory. And for decades, waste entrepreneurs have not been respected in ...
      Nepal Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Asad Ali
      Asad Ali Interesting and inspiring
    • sadikshya kandel
      sadikshya kandel Thankyou Pravash Rai and team for passing the understanding of current sustainable goals in the campus through your writing. We all are proud of you.
    • Bikash Manandhar
      Bikash Manandhar I would like to give so many congratulations to the students of people's campus who are creating a great story " Cash from trash". I have been much inspired from this innovation.
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    Syngenta is a biotechnology firm that produces agrochemicals and seeds. The "Good Growth Plan", implemented by the ...
      Canada
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga Syngenta is a great example of how a large company can instill 'Good Growth' principles across its workforce and embed sustainability in all of its operations.
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato Syngenta makes agricultural products to feed a growing globe.
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    It is time to support locals and taste the organic and excellent coffee of Mexico small producers of Chiapas. MyCoffe...
      Mexico
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative is an excellent example of a fair trade innovation in the field of the value chain of a company, but also reaches the community in the environment where the business is located. A case that evidenced the impact on the company in the peasant community.
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane Great example of truly fair trade - where the local organic / sustainable farmers directly benefit from access to markets.
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    Challenging inequalities; Training and Development; Furniture and textile re-cycling and up-cycling.  “Cothr...
      United Kingdom
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Alec Wersun
      Alec Wersun This is an inspiring story as it shows how threats to an island way of life can be overcome through entrepreneurial action, and combining commercial with non-for-profit interests.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This organization does so many great things! This is a very inspiring story!
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    The Soap Corner is a private company founded in 2013. It is also a local Indonesian brand that makes and sells natural s...
      Worldwide
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya I like the idea of engaging in a Gift Economy model like this. Not only selling the products, people can also learn more about Natural Soap by joining the learning center. Developing communities become a highly engaging activity that influence people's behaviour....  more
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen This is a neat story about one company's quest to teach others about the importance of using natural soaps.
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    A Brief Background for the Story Dealing with a medical emergency can be a nightmarish experience. In India, the lack...
      India Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Preeti Rawat
      Preeti Rawat The innovation is going to be a breakthrough in servicing patients in times of emergency and it is very cost effective.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon Leveraging technology to help save lives and provide other, more cost-effective services is a great example of innovation and flourishing.
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    Replaces the use of traditional wood by an innovative type of biosynthetic wood produced from...
      Argentina Exemplar
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Aleandra Scafati
      Aleandra Scafati Ewar is an exemplary innovative business experience that generates a positive impact on all three dimensions of sustainabilty; economic, environmental and social.
    • John Turner
      John Turner Ewar demonstrates the qualities we are talking about when we say "full spectrum flourishing." The students have done a great job researching the company thoroughly.
    • Federico Rosner de Zavalia
      Federico Rosner de Zavalia What i like the most about this project is that they work with the things that area around them. Ewar works in a slum neighborhood where they hire local giving oportunitys to people that dosent have it and their main input to make biosynthetic wood is plastic...  more
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    LVD Fitness is a new-age athletic apparel company focusing on the fitness industry. The company has created a community ...
      Canada
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga LVD Fitness is a fitness apparel retailer making a big difference by collaborating and partnering with organizations that directly impact the UN Sustainable Development Goals and letting their customers know about these impacts!
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Through their partnership with WaterAid every purchase from LVD Fitness a portion is donated to provide clean drinking water to underdeveloped countries.
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    Fallowfield is a children's clothing store located in downtown Guelph that sells organically made and fair-trade clothes...
      Canada
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga Fallowfield is a great example of how local customers can visit a brick and mortar clothing store and be educated in their purchasing decisions, and also contribute to environmental sustainability whilst impacting suppliers in far-flung disadvantaged locations.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Fallowfield is making parents feel comfortable with putting eco-friendly and ethically-made clothing on their children in Guelph, ON, Canada