Innovations

431 Innovations
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    Velosophy's innovation is to sell designer bicycles and for each bicycle that they sell, Velosophy will donate a bicycle...
      Sweden
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry The TOM's Shoes pay forward innovation applied to bicycles to help young girls in developing regions.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon By providing bikes to girls in Ghana, Velosophy will help facilitate their education, which is immensly important and valuable.
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    This innovation encourages ethical consumption. This innovation produces products in a sustainable way. This innovat...
      Hong Kong SAR China
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Shirley M C Yeung
      Shirley M C Yeung Innovations from a human perspective with economic and environmental impacts. A persistent and passionate entrepreneur with a good sense of the market and the author can pick up an angle to learn.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus An ingenious way to bring constant and stable, farm-to-table fresh fruits and vegetables grown from compost.
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    In 1994 Sebastien Marot was visiting Cambodia. He saw that when he gave food to poor kids in the streets, others gave, t...
      Cambodia
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • David Cooperrider
      David Cooperrider A true example of Business as an Agent of World Benefit, by making it possible for young people to escape grinding poverty with skills and access to self-sustaining, dignified work.
    • maura casey
      maura casey Inspiring story of how to help poor children in a way that changes their lives and enables them to support themselves.
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    Biogas is one of the best alternative renewable source of energy. It will fulfill the demand for cooking energy whe...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Narayan  Manandhar
      Narayan Manandhar The bio-gas plant is a simple technology having a profound impact on environment, people's health, gender empowerment (as women are primarily engaged in cooking activities in Nepal) and child welfare. Moreover, the energy is clean, renewable, cost-effective...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This innovation story really shows how one man's passion can change the lives of many people. Clean, renewable energy is so important for our future and All Nepal Biogas Company is making huge strides towards UN SDG 7.
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    A shared office space for people to work and network or even work alone. Conclave has offered a new look to offices f...
      Indonesia
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Conclave is not just an ordinary co-working space. It is striving to flourish start-up businesses. It encourages networking and new creative businesses to synergize.
    • Michael Hoffman
      Michael Hoffman I like this business model. It eliminates barriers to the pursuit of one's entrepreneurial (or, for that matter, educational) aspirations. And, it eliminates the unnecessary expense of office/work space, which frees up resources to be focused on the core...  more
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    Usage of Zero Impact products Recycling salon waste (hair clippings, foil etc) Efficient energy usage Locally ...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Victoria Avi
      Victoria Avi This is a great example of a small business doing more than the industry standard. The students were able to highlight the owner's drive for sustainability through her area of influence. She is an inspiration to her clients and her community.
    • Karen McKenzie
      Karen McKenzie Willow Room Salon exemplifies sustainable community. The students link several sustainable development goals to its core business practices and illustrate the positive impact on both profitability and community wellness and awareness. Although not novel,...  more
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    Bank Danamon, thorugh the Danamon Peduli Foundation, launched a Corporate Social Responsibility program called...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Great innovations to develop the micro and small entrepreneurs of Indonesia. Healthy micro, and small businesses will be a prosperous partners of the Bank.
    • Jim Trengrove
      Jim Trengrove Heartening to see the efforts of Bank Danamon moving ahead with such a program aimed at local business and community development with the understanding that as the community succeeds, so does the bank's business.
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    In an attempt to protect the purity of its precious water source, Aqua Danone, Indonesia's largest mineral water produce...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya This is a great initiative and build a new profitable business flourishing to all
    • Jim Trengrove
      Jim Trengrove It is encouraging to see a major company address one concern - its need for a pure water sources, by addressing a separate concern - society's growing insistence for healthier food sources.
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    Du'Anyam aims to economically empower women of childbearing age by facilitating relationships between female wicker weav...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Speechless. The whole inspiration of turning rural underpriviledged women tragedy into a flourishing business is fascinating.
    • Marina Williams
      Marina Williams Poor women and children in rural areas are among the most vulnerable groups, especially during pregnancy and early childhood. Creating safe jobs that provide them with livelihoods while preserving and appreciating local crafts is a great social, economic...  more
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    A connection center between a visionary work team and people who are looking forward to materializing ideas and cre...
      Mexico
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Erika Munoz
      Erika Munoz Connecting Juarez, El Paso and New Mexico supporting innovation projects focused on education and cooperation.
    • Pernille Hippe Brun
      Pernille Hippe Brun In times of crisis cities and its inhabitants need role-models showing a different way. In this story it is shown, that instead of sitting back and feeling hopeless, when crisis occur, you can build a new business and show how to do things differently. That...  more
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    EcoZoom Mexico is an innovative project created to help poor people in Mexico. The idea came in response to a need for c...
      Mexico
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This initiative uses a UN experience in other countries and is adopted by the eco-zoom initiative to take it to rural Mexico. Very interesting and with excellent results in the country.
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni EcoZoom is helping reduce CO2 emissions and health risks associated with cooking while improving efficiency and productivity in the household vis-a-vis cooking. It's a great story and one that can benefit the more than 3 billion people worldwide that cook...  more
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Thank you Consuelo and your student, Javier for seeking out and publishing another Sistema B certified business as a force for good.
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    As many other companies in the similar industry, Intel uses tantalum, tungsten, and gold in their ma...
      Congo - Brazzaville
    Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • Nurete Brenner
      Nurete Brenner This is a laudatory example of a multinational corporation stepping up to the plate and using its financial muscle and influence to make the world a better place. I think it's important to highlight Intel's actions here and give it the attention it is due...  more
    • Andrew Himes
      Andrew Himes An excellent example of a company learning how to do well by doing good.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Intel is contributing to the well-being of families in conflict torn Democratic Republic of Congo by continuing to do business with conflict free suppliers rather than taking their business to other more stable countries. An example for others to follow.
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    Beyond Meat has redefined the burger with the release of their Beyond Burger; a plant-based patty that sizzles and &ldqu...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo The challenge of creating a vegetable burger is not new, but Beyond Meat has created a product that acts like meat and is sold next to the meat burgers in grocery stores. A powerful example of providing a sustainable solution to the harm that arises from...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a wonderful innovation! The benefits of this product are so great. I can't wait to try it!
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    Vancity has always had Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) options for it’s members. Vancity incorporates&nb...
      Canada Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Lindsey  Godwin
      Lindsey Godwin Vancity's work invites us all to 'redefine wealth'. Their approach illustrates what an "abundance economy" could look like in action, helping to create flourishing for all.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a truly inspiring story about a financial institution that has embedded business as an agent of world benefit into their core business operations and beliefs. It is very inspiring the many ways in which they have helped their community!
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    ECOsmeticos develops handmade, and natural cosmetic formulations and simple methodologies for people with any incom...
      Colombia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gustavo A Yepes López
      Gustavo A Yepes López It seems to me a remarkable innovation Products and business model are a good example of corporate sustainability
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne A novel approach that connects a diverse, changing consumer market with suppliers capable of offering customized cosmetics.
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    Exeter Agri-Energy, in conjunction with Stonyvale Farm and Biogas Energy Partners, installed a large scale anaerobic dig...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Great story of innovative anaerobic digesters that create flourishing at multiple levels; diversifying family business, sustaining dairy farming, increasing community employment and positive impact on the environment!
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni A wonderful story. Exeter Agri-Energy is helping close the loop by turning waste into energy. Their approach strengthens relationships with stakeholders in their community (farms, energy distributors, residents) and has the capacity to scale. Pretty exciting stuff.
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    "Nursing should be a right, not a privilege". By providing lactation suites, Mamava is improving access and addressing r...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Lindsey  Godwin
      Lindsey Godwin Mamava is a business dedicated to transforming the culture of breastfeeding one lactation station at a time. With an inspirational goal that one day their product will no longer be needed, they are helping to create spaces for mothers everywhere to breastfeed...  more
    • Marina Williams
      Marina Williams The reality women face when seeking to harmonize their dual role as workers and as new mothers can be a rude awakening. Being able to continue lactation despite returning or starting to work is a simple need to accommodate, yet it brings incalculable benefits,...  more
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    This story is about a man who worked as an electrical contractor before he realized the difference he can make in the wo...
      Worldwide
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Gerard Farias
      Gerard Farias The key in this story is how the entrepreneur was inspired...
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A really nice story of the inspiration involved in becoming an entrepreneur with a sustainable mission.
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    Glassworks is a studio where families, kids, parties, and even adults come to make beautiful works of art out of recycle...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gerard Farias
      Gerard Farias A great example of a business that can help all ages learn about sustainability while being creative. While not scalable itself, the concept is scalable and can be extended to other materials.
    • Katherine Gullett
      Katherine Gullett Glassworks Studio has embedded sustainability practices in their product and their business operations. This company encourages creativity and helps to connect individuals through artwork.
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    The Cloud Meet Bed and Breakfast provides a simple natural lifestyle, which revolves around nature for those who may fee...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz A rural area that local government saw potential for development only by attracting industrial factories was changed by one person who saw the beauty of nature and saw potential for development with organic farming, female employment, and providing a way...  more
    • Isabel Rimanoczy
      Isabel Rimanoczy The relevance of this business goes beyond providing a more natural experience for the guests: it has influenced the local government to rethink the development of the area, it is providing jobs in a community that suffers from unemployment and workers migrating...  more