Innovations

694 Innovations
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    RUR offers end to end sustainable and decentralized waste management solutions. RUR strives to sensitize and educate cit...
      India
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Shiji Lyndon
      Shiji Lyndon RUR is an exempler in waste management, which is the need of the hour for cities like Mumbai.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus RUR is a role model providing waste management solutions by showing a measurable positive impact to the environment.
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    From radiant cooled commercial buildings, appropriate water treatment technologies, solar power installations of 50 MW(p...
      India Exemplar
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Shiji Lyndon
      Shiji Lyndon Infosys is one of the few business organisations which addresses multiple goals of sustainability.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley It is commendable that Infosys is creating innovative solutions to ensure their campuses are energy efficient and sustainable.
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    For a restaurant customer to experience perfect hospitality, the person serving the food should be focused, intuitive an...
      India Exemplar
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Preeti Rawat
      Preeti Rawat A for-profit Business with an eye on engaging with the people with disabilities.
    • Jim Trengrove
      Jim Trengrove This is a very inspirational story, one that should serve as a model for hundreds of other businesses where customer service is a priority. As the authors said, the ambiance in the restaurant gives a sense of achievement to both customers and employees.
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    Matriarca is the main seller of handcraft products made by women from different indigenous communities in Argentina...
      Argentina Exemplar
    Goal 17. Partnerships for the Goals
    • Aleandra Scafati
      Aleandra Scafati This story is an example of how alliance can work for all in solving many of the 16 sustainable goals, and improving people life without competition but with collaboration, a clear win-win solution.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Matriarca is preserving native art and history to "to empower the cultures of the native communities and promote their sustainability" and flourishing.
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    Addressing social inequalities and imperfections in the labor market.  The café aims to provide a welcoming...
      United Kingdom
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Alec Wersun
      Alec Wersun An inspirational case that combines commercial orientation for social good,
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen A neat organization that helps empower those with visual impairments!
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    Entrepreneurial action to alleviate homelessness and empower the disadvantaged. Aberdeen Foyer is a successful social e...
      United Kingdom
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Alec Wersun
      Alec Wersun An inspiring case of social innovation, where an entrepreneurial. commercial approach delivers something that public services could not.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen A great organization that is making a real difference in reducing youth homelessness!
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    Poverty alleviation; Health and Well-being; Building resilient communities.  Community Foods Initiative North East...
      United Kingdom
    Goal 2. Zero Hunger
    • Alec Wersun
      Alec Wersun This case is inspiring as it captures the power of effective stakeholder engagement in driving a business idea forward
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder This food bank seems to have found an efficient model for an important mission.
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    Business supporting people with disabilities into the labour market. Recognising that there was a lack of opportuni...
      United Kingdom
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Alec Wersun
      Alec Wersun An innovative, entrepreneurial approach to social inclusion.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd An inclusive model that provides increased well-being for people while also giving new life to items that otherwise would be sent to the landfill.
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    Byju's has made a positive impact on the learning environment in India today. Their approach is to make learning an enj...
      India
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Shiji Lyndon
      Shiji Lyndon Byju's is a classic example of how businesses can provide for consumer wants by making best use of contemporary technology
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd Through technology, Byju's reaches millions of students and engages them in wanting to learn through the company's innovative, creative and highly successful teaching methods.
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    Sharplex operates in the niche segment of coarse grained process filtration. It has a global footprint in more tha...
      Worldwide
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Preeti Rawat
      Preeti Rawat It is a technology that can be scaled up yet can also be customised
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne By incorporating care for their workers, the community and the environment into their business model Sharplex is recognised as a socially responsible enterprise.
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    Final Mile Consulting pioneers the practice of Behavior Architecture. It understands, explains, and influences decision-...
      India
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Shiji Lyndon
      Shiji Lyndon Final Mile is dealing in multiple areas to improve the overall well being of the people in the society
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane Interesting to consider the impact that DESIGN and behavioral architecture can have on outcomes. In the "overall impact" section, the author uses the word "Disgust" - does the auther mean 'discussed'? Would be better to have more quotes.
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    Reduce consumer waste and by-products while increasing social awareness and conscious consumerism Reuse, transform, a...
      Colombia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Camilla Quental
      Camilla Quental This organization brings the idea of reducing waste and over consumption by recycling clothes, towels, etc. The social innovation is important for a country like Colombia, and also allows to give underprivileged women the opportunity to work. It is highly...  more
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Great example of an organization that is working to reduce waste while providing employment for women.
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    Greensole is a company that aims to contribute to social good, by creating a self-sustaining infrastructure that fa...
      India
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Preeti Rawat
      Preeti Rawat The story is unique as it not only helps in sustainability but also creates employment for the bottom of the pyramid
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd Recycling shoes into footwear reduces waste and provides shoes for those in need.
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    Daravi is a triple impact manufacturing plant that produces design products from waste materials with the objective of...
      Argentina
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Aleandra Scafati
      Aleandra Scafati Daravi is a great example of how there are new business model and entrepreneurs that have the intuition and commitment to have a net positive impact on communities with smart and simple ideas. This entrepreneurship has all the ingredients of an ecosystemic...  more
    • John Turner
      John Turner This is a great company. I think the authors struggled to write in a language which the did not speak natively. I did my best to adjust the wording where possible (without interfering with the authenticity of the narrative the students created) and correct...  more
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    Lok Vikas Sanstha is an organisation which aims to improve children health in tribal areas. They also aim to preve...
      India
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Preeti Rawat
      Preeti Rawat The story is focused on encouraging inclusive behavior by imparting education on prevention of HIV AIDS among sex workers and migrant population
    • Andrew Himes
      Andrew Himes This organization aims to help women become both better-educated and financially self-sufficient.
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    Coca Cola has come up with a unique and innovative technique called PlantBottle packaging Technology Aimed at re...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Preeti Rawat
      Preeti Rawat The project is praiseworthy for its attempts to make the environment eco-friendly by making first-ever fully recyclable PET plastic beverage bottle.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus PlantBottle is a responsible innovation to package Coca Cola products.
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    Nrinam is an enterprise that is run by and for the women of the economically marginalized. Women at Nrinam are b...
      India
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Preeti Rawat
      Preeti Rawat It is a story of providing dignity to the women at the bottom of the pyramid
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel This well-written and informative story shows how the prioritization of benefit and impact to those at the bottom of the pyramid can make a difference to those who are involved, even if the main focus of the firm is not high profit, but sustainable profit.
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    Distribution of alternative print media and calendars A business organized around social ethics and constru...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Creating close, reciprocal relationships with their customers enables this alternative print media company to better serve small businesses, better engage employees in meaningful work, and better serve communities through continued use of otherwise recyclable...  more
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Small Changes, a wholesale magazine and calendar distributor located in Seattle, WA is embodying the Golden Rule in their relationships with customers, employees and their community while serving across the US and Canada.
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    Luck Stone is one of the largest family owned companies in the nation that produces crushed stone, sand and gravel. Luck...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry This is a compelling story of a company that mines for the best in human potential in order to then better mine for stone that is put to meaningful purposes to improve community life.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd We sometimes hear negative stereotypes about the "big, bad mining industry." Here's a company that blows away any preconceived ideas through its commitment to people, communities and environmental stewardship.
    • Gautam Ahuja
      Gautam Ahuja great work
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    Green Edge Gardens is an organic food producer in Appalachian, Ohio. In the context of the economic challenges of local ...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Local organic farm and university partner to create innovation that provides year-round farming and employment in regional climate that typically prohibited winter farming.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder This is a great example of the surprising and important results that can be achieved when universities are open to partnerships with local entrepreneurs.