Innovations

588 Innovations
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    AUARA is a social business that aims to provide clean water to those people that do not have access to it. AUARA produce...
      Spain
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Camilla Quental
      Camilla Quental Auara presents water bottles with a 100% recycled materials. It consists on an insightful and promising social innovation, and it is direclty and indirectly linked with several UN SDGs.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber AUARA puts social benefit before company profit as it uses recycled materials to provide safe, clean water to those without it.
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    Altered:'s solution to promote a sustainable consumption of water is a special adapter for taps. The Nozzle creates mist...
      Worldwide
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Camilla Quental
      Camilla Quental Altered company brings a very insightful innovation on how people consume water, in particular reducing the waste of water when washing fruits, vegetables and objects under the sink. The "Nozzle" created has a great design and can also be changed if the user...  more
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato The fresh water supply will be a major geopolitical question during coming decades. Altered: helps consumers conserve by dispensing water more efficiently.
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    Tonlé offers zero-waste, fairly made products that look and feel as if they come just off the runway.  ...
      Cambodia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Camilla Quental
      Camilla Quental Tonlé is an amazing social innovation, which takes into account a seires of Global Goals and contributes to more equality, decent paid work and zero waste fashion.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel This is a well-crafted story that incorporates both social and environmental components in its exploration of the enterprise. The garment industry is well-known for its abuses of both employees and local environments in the supply chain, and tonlé an exemplar...  more
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    By selling shoes produced with eco-friendly supplies and promoting positive ecological impact among its costumers, TREES...
      Worldwide
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo Treeshoes is a very need initiative in Monterrey, Mexico. The rapid development of the city has caused the loss of many trees and green areas. The company is helping raise awareness of this problem and fostering consumer to plant a tree. This in addition...  more
    • Eliza Somsel
      Eliza Somsel Caring for the environment and not just avoiding harm but striving for restoration is a key capacity for businesses of all sizes to develop in order to become agents for their own flourishing and that of the communities they serve. Treeshoes gets the message...  more
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    BioSolutions elaborates a bio-compound made from vegetable fibers, which is considered a bioplastic becau...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo Mexico is known for its tequila. This company found an additional use of the agave plant that could help reduce the use of plastic in the country. Very innovative idea!
    • Eliza Somsel
      Eliza Somsel What a great idea to target the wastes from a prominent industry in Mexico. I admire that the founder of BioSolutions focused on something that could be done using her connections within her community. This could have a terrific impact.
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    APIA is a co-op focused on selling a wide range of local and organic products, along with innovative derivatives. T...
      Morocco
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville Cooperatives emerge globally out of very local challenges and opportunities. Those making cooperatives effective — innovative designs, product promotions, fair wages, and system-level implementation — are truly innovating in the trenches. Imagine if the...  more
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato APIA blends contemporary agriculture and food production with a traditional attention to craft and sense of place. The result? Delectable treats that support the livelihood of women in underdeveloped areas of Morocco.
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    Innovaqua Water Solutions with its star product NUBE (cloud) aims to create water from the collection of air moisture pa...
      Mexico
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo This innovation allows people to get water from the air, so there is no need to get it from fragile aquifers. It is small, affordable and easy to have at home.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Harvesting water from humid air or clouds to provide clean drinking water to Mexicans.
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    Chicza is the first organic, totally natural and biodegradable chewing gum produced in a sustainable way from the c...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo Chicza has rescued the traditional way to make chewing gum while providing a livelihood to the indigenous Maya farmers. This also helps them conserve their cultural heritage and prevent their forced migration. Chicza is a great example of community development...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd I read this story twice because it was so interesting! I'm fascinated by the innovative and successful business model that upholds a way of life while also focusing on the sustainability of our fragile rainforests.
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    For every product purchased, the company gives a water purification filter to a person in need. The goal is to improve h...
      Worldwide
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo Access to potable water is a human right. By donating a water filter with each purchase, Dos Banderas helps communities In Mexico who don´t have access to drinking and cooking water which helps prevents many diseases and premature deaths.
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato Dos Banderas is a clothing company challenging its customers to increase access to clean water by purchasing its apparel.
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    The goal of Renovapack is to satisfy the packing needs of their customers with a product that is disposable, biodegradab...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo By using natural materials, Renovack helps solving one of the biggest problems in Mexico, the use of plastic disposable containers which not only pollute the environment but also take hundreds of years to degrade.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Biodegradable packaging products made from sugarcane and wheat, instead of oil-based plastics providing a positive impact by taking only days instead of years to degrade and reducing Mexico's landfill waste.
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    Wholly Wholesome is promoting the natural food experience to its consumers, keeping in mind to give them an affordable a...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Kent Fairfield
      Kent Fairfield This is run by a creative, dedicated entrepreneur who has a passion for healthy eating. He has derived a variety of products that achieve his goals.
    • Pernille Hippe Brun
      Pernille Hippe Brun It is always inspiring to read about a founder and a company, who takes his or hers passion to a level, where it becomes possible to grow a sustainable business.
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    Mexican e-commerce fashion seller that promotes articles from Mexican designers, artists, and entrepreneurs. This online...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo This is an example of how an online platform can help emerging local entrepreneurs promote and sell their products in the international markets without incurring in high technology expenses. This platforms also helps expand knowledge about Mexican products...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd Through an online presence, local businesses and entrepreneurs can reach a global market, expanding sales and increasing awareness of Mexican products.
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    CUMNDA has created a technology which contributes to the preservation of water where it is most wasted in everyday life:...
      Mexico
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo This innovative shower head contribute to reduce water waste in Mexico. In addition, it helps families save money in water bills. A small change in the design of a product can make a big difference!
    • Andrew Himes
      Andrew Himes This is a good idea and attractive design. Efficient use of water is essential for providing access to clean water to all.
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    The main idea of this chain of restaurants is to provide quality meat with which its hamburgers are made; the meat ...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo This restaurant proves that fast food can be made in a healthy, environmental and socially responsible manner. They are a great example of a company that cares for its customers, suppliers and employees equally.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Wonderful example of a company that seeks to provide fair treatment for all involved, from its customers and employees to the "happy cows" in its supply chain.
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    Lyrba recycles over 100,000 tons every year of residues like railway sleepers, HDPE, PET Crystal and multicolor&nbs...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo One of the few corporations that have invested in technology not only to recycle but to make new use of plastics and other polluting materials. Lack of recycling is a huge problem in Mexico and this company is contributing to solve the problem.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel The world needs more technologies for material reuse, recycling, reduction, and up-cycling. Lyrba is innovating in this space, and their firm contributes to a reduction in the waste and contamination stream, while also bringing more attention to the need...  more
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    SOLBEN offers technologies to strengthen the production of various bioenergy sources based on a product diversification ...
      Mexico
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo Young Mexican entrepreneurs dedicated to use technologies to create biofuels and reduce Mexican dependency on oil.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It is so impressive to see how motivated and inspired young people can be and how they can make tremendous changes in their country.
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    This is a business that creates natural cosmetics buy using "nopal" (cactus), a Mexican traditional plant that has benef...
      Mexico
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo Make up made with natural ingredients will help reduce the carbon impact of the cosmetic industry. Nopal (cactus) is a very versatile product and I am glad to see that is being used to provide better and healthier products for the women of Mexico and potentially...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter The beauty industry really suffers from harmful ingredients and I love to see a company that is offering a safer, alternative product and continually striving to be better than they already are.
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    The President of the Jiangtian Hotel, Jihua Cui, created a green food product environment in the hotel re...
      China
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel The introduction of healthy organic food options for customers and the recycling of food waste into fertilizer at this environmentally conscious hotel in China is very encouraging!
    • Kit Turen
      Kit Turen It's great to hear about a hotel in China that offers organic food and recycles food waste into fertilizer.
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    Cyclus is a Colombian company committed to the environment and the local community, demonstrating that fashion can be cr...
      Japan
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo This is a great example that the fashion industry can advance in a sustainable manner. Cyclus´ products are made with materials that otherwise will harm the environment while procuring a dignifying place of work for its employees. At the same time, the beautiful...  more
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder What a great story! I had no idea it was possible to turn used tires into fashionable versions of products that everyone can use. Next time I'm looking for a gift for an environmentally conscious friend, I'll visit the Cyclus website.
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    Accessible technology to meet genuine human needs. Innovation from inspiration and passion. Lasting value, craf...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry This business flourishes by taking biking beyond just exercise and sport to daily transportation and healthy living.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber This company adds a new and more meaningful perspective to biking.