Innovations

422 Innovations
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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
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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.
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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
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    Forest City's Vision aims to be the real estate leader and partner-of-choice in creating distinctive places to live, wor...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry Having a large, well established company demonstrate it's willingness to move in a sustainable direction, especially in a high impact area like real estate development has the potential to inspire other developers to continue to innovate in the space.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A positive story about a company that has changed their business operations to embed sustainability and positively impact the environment and society.
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    This innovation is a joint effort made by the local residents of Mustang district, Kagbeni Village Development Comm...
      Nepal
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Narayan  Manandhar
      Narayan Manandhar The concept of Home Stay is gradually gaining ground in Nepal. First promoted as a concept to promote rural tourism cashing on the Nepali people's unique culture of hospitality where visitors are treated as gods. The visiting tourists get the experience of...  more
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne The Home Stay concept reminds me of a culturally immersive Airbnb. Sounds like a wonderful way to share a rich local culture with interested visitors and also promote local economic development.
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    The Old Spokes Home in Burlington, Vermont was up for sale. A local non-profit had the innovation to change the non-prof...
      United States
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Lindsey  Godwin
      Lindsey Godwin The story of Old Spokes Home inspires us all to see what can be created when passionate individuals come together with the intention of creating ore good in the world. Helping get more people on bikes helps generate flourishing for not only the bikers, but...  more
    • Marina Williams
      Marina Williams Bicycling is becoming increasingly popular, as it simultaneously addresses many pressing topics that affect urban and suburban quality of life; namely traffic, active living and wellness, affordable transportation and zero emissions, among others. The story...  more
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    Mr. ShuYing Lee is a medical doctor who prefers to provide health food through planting than writing out prescriptions. ...
      Taiwan Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz Great example of a small business conveying and promoting the importance of sustainability.
    • Isabel Rimanoczy
      Isabel Rimanoczy The creativity of the owners to extend their impact is amazing: by educating farmers, children, providing tools, supporting farmers to sell locally, lowering the food waste risk with take-outs and fostering new behaviors like using clients' containers.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love the part of this innovation where the restaurant encourages people to bring in their own containers for take out. Such a brilliant idea!!
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    OLX Indonesia is a free e-commerce platform that facilitates C2C trading in second hand goods with a vision of doing goo...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya OLX had successfully changed the mindset of Indonesian. Before, rarely people take advantage of their second hand goods, or even consider of buying second hand goods, but now it becomes an awareness of environmental friendly act. Buy buying second hand goods,...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This innovation helps society in so many ways! Waste is reduced, and people are able to buy and sell the items they need without hassle.
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    Conceptos Plásticos is a company that helps BOP families to build their houses and improve their life q...
      Colombia
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Gustavo A Yepes López
      Gustavo A Yepes López This case has huge potential because of the innovation and positive social and environmental impact. It is also disruptive and has potential to be scalable.
    • Laura M. Johnson
      Laura M. Johnson As we learn more about climate change, it becomes increasingly important to find building and manufacturing solutions which are more conducive to healing our planet. This model has implications to provide shelter in a safer, more sustainable way to the people...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a really really cool innovation. This company provides housing solutions for people in need and also keeps plastics and other materials out of landfills. So much good!
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    Jaswig is a company that makes adjustable standing wooden desks. They provide desks that improve health and can even hel...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry Creative product that is has a large market in a sustainable way.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A great innovation to improve the health and well being of people of all ages.
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    Angel Beauty, a massage parlor in Hong Kong, hires and trains the visually impaired to become massage practitioners ther...
      Worldwide
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Shirley M C Yeung
      Shirley M C Yeung Nuturing the community to perceive visual impaired with respect and appreciation of talents in an artisan way
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's wonderful to see a company training people with disabilities in a skill that they can use in other places. Angel Beauty is really helping society to see how everyone can contribute.
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    Revolution Foods is promoting and serving healthy foods for children in public schools across the United States and givi...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz This is a great example of how public schools in inner cities can provide good tasting, nutritious, and yet affordable food to children. A good nutritious meal can facilitate learning and create good eating habits. Affordability is a perception that we all...  more
    • Katherine Gullett
      Katherine Gullett This company contributes to Good Health and Well-Being by providing children with healthy meals in and out of school. One of its strongest focuses is on affordability, allowing healthy meals to reach even more children.