Innovations

21 Innovations
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    Crediclub has a strong impact on sustainable development goals such as no poverty through access to sources of financing...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The initiative is very innovative, as a basic idea the business model, has as a starting point, saving and borrowing for productive purposes. This is important, because today in most of the countries of the region, interest paid for saving is very low 1.5%...  more
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus CrediClub using Fintech technology, whose application significantly affects in a positive way how markets function in the neediest parts of Mexico.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne What a wonderful project. Thank you Consuelo and students Denhi, Jesús, Napoleon and Paulette for bringing this story to us.
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    “Patrimonio Hoy” is a program created by CEMEX, a global construction materials manufacturer, that prov...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The initiative narrated is very good, has much potential to be considered as publishable. However, he lacks the video or audio interview, with the CEO or Executive in charge, it is important to complete this,
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber CEMEX has developed a profitable program which gives low-income people the tools to finance and build homes and help the local economy in the process.
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    PROTRASH is a social enterprise, dedicated to optimizing the recycling industry in Mexico, and at the same time helping ...
      Mexico
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This social innovation has all the elements that we consider as valid to participate in AIM2Flourish, in addition to being an agricultural activity that incorporates the entire value chain to reach the local and external population that seeks a healthy experience...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd An innovative program that increases recycling while providing a means of income in low-income areas.
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    Heavenly Organics honey and honey-based products are raw unfiltered and unpasteurized, USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trad...
      United States
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Dennis Heaton
      Dennis Heaton Inspiring story of a quality food product supporting the health of customers and the livelihood of traditional harvesters.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A really great company doing something great for its employees, customers, and all life on land!
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    Fairtrasa is a creative and innovative business that partners with small-scale urban farmers to tackle UN sustainabili...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel The development of agro-entrepreneurs by providing them with the resources, training, and direct market access while simultaneously promoting fair trade is an inspiring story.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley It is commendable that Fairtrasa is helping more farmers to become Fair Trade Certified and receive premium prices for their products.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne What a find! Thank you Angélica for bringing this inspiring story to the world's attention. Together let's get Fairtrasa and the 3 Tier Farmer Development Model into the hands and minds of small farmers throughout Mexico and Latin America.
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    1.   A promise of something for everyone 2.   Venture 1: Charity 3.   Venture 2: Operation Sm...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel The full cycle of Mrs. Lall's journey to success and passion for giving back is truly inspiring.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd An impressive story of a small business that gives back in a big way.
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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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    Instead of focusing on ’what is it Sweden has to offer Gambia?’, switch to ’what is it Gambia has...
      Sweden
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Smiling Groups empowers local farmers and communities through fair trade sourcing of fully produced products at the point of origin, not just the export of raw, harvested commodities.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley This company is enabling Gambian workers to be paid fairly for the value they produce. By keeping the processing of the nuts in Gambia, Smiling Group is also creating new job opportunities.
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    A cooperative network among multiple stages of the value chain empowers a variety of workers to have sustainable employm...
      Morocco Exemplar
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville I am impressed by this entrepreneur's commitment to whole system flourishing. He intentionally sources raw materials that are hand harvested and ground, responsibly produces and packages, and established a grass-roots distribution network. Overall, it seems...  more
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane This is a great example of working with local people to make and distribute a product in high demand using local and natural ingredients. People benefit as this isn't just green for the rich, but an inclusive model.
    • Roberta Baskin
      Roberta Baskin Argan oil is such a healthy skin care product. It's encouraging to learn there's a special source of argan oil that is produced at an affordable price to make it more widely available. It's an inspiring model to create a path where full-time employees become...  more
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    The story of NIHIWATU is a rare and fascinating tale that began when Sumba’s ancestors, the ‘Marapu,’ ...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya More of these pioneering business people will change the life of many unfortunate people in remote areas around the world.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd An amazing story of a luxury resort on a remote Indonesian island working to protect the culture and improve the health, education, and economic well-being of the local communities. Equally amazing – while focusing on flourishing, this “resort with a...  more
    • Agha S. Ganesha
      Agha S. Ganesha A big thanks to Nihiwatu, Sumba Foundation & Kenny to share with me this amazing story.
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    The Purple Buddha Project is a global jewelry company based in Cambodia. Employing a local workforce of skille...
      Cambodia
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne This is a terrific story that has the potential to spawn innovative business practices that can contribute to healing the wounds in high conflict areas. Thank you Tom for sharing it with us.
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    Free Birds is a social enterprise that focuses on the production of organically raised chickens. It was established th...
      Philippines
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Pia Manalastas
      Pia Manalastas Globalization at work is concretized in this social enterprise. A Frenchman is working to help uplift Filipino lives through organic chicken farming. His integrated small-scale free-range chickens farm works and can be replicated throughout the country....  more
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus This story is a wonderful example of conscious capitalism at work.
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    The Sunshine Nut Company was founded in 2011 by a man with an amazing innovative vision, a unique business model, a comm...
      Mozambique Exemplar
    Goal 1. No Poverty
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    Only 5 percent of the Indonesian population is protected by individual life insurance. Prudential Indonesia is trying to...
      Indonesia
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya The program is targeted to the women from low income familiies. The motivation after joining the program had influenced the women to change their destiny and eventually become a client of Prudential. Women in Indonesia do not have the luxury of understanding...  more
    • maura casey
      maura casey Financial planning is the key to improving the lives of all family members, no matter what their income levels are. This is an excellent program.
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    From their website: "Prosperity Candle is a social enterprise, designed from the start to do good in the world. We inves...
      United States
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry I especially like the emphasis on helping women become self-sustaining entrepreneurs - beyond just providing an outlet for their products.
    • Lori Neiswander
      Lori Neiswander When corporate bylaws start with social responsibility only good things can happen!
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    Mozkalti Group emerged as a community savings account in 2012, in the small village of San Bernardino Chalchihuapan...
      Mexico
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne A wonderful example of the embodiment of a young woman's dream for her community and a business model that encourages community development, the conservation of local culture and offers viable alternatives to illegal immigration.
    • Stephanie Carmel
      Stephanie Carmel A lovely story of how a young woman is giving back to her community, with the goal of raising everyone up, helping them become savers, and provide options other than leaving their home country. Inspiring!
    • Maria Eugenia Ciofalo-Lagos
      Maria Eugenia Ciofalo-Lagos Martha, Yehver, Yaz, Omar and Gracie this story highlights the importance of community as George says and the need to foster talented people everywhere and open opportunities for everybody so communities could be enriched to offer wellness and identity. Thank...  more
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    RML provides farmers with better information about growing and selling their crops using a cell phone network as a the p...
      India
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Whitney Kear
      Whitney Kear This innovation clearly shows how a for-profit business can serve Bottom of the Pyramid customers with affordable, accessible, reliable cell phone technology and provide significant benefit to local communities by strengthening agricultural production.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne A wonderful use of technology to get agricultural products in the hands of consumers at fair prices for all
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    Sunrise Banks is a family owned community bank largely serving the inner city communities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul,...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Claire Sommer
      Claire Sommer 12 million people could benefit annually from this program - impressive. This innovation shows how the financial services industry can serve traditionally unbanked customers with reliable, affordable, accessible short-term and small-loan services.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne I can imagine the positive impact this innovation has on employee spirit, not only in the realm of their personal projects but also contributing to a sense of belonging to a work community that cares.
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    Interface applied a biomimicry approach to design a carpet that would be more durable and reduce waste.  
      United States
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Whitney Kear
      Whitney Kear Interface is a worldwide business sustainability leader whose employees and scientists prove that great companies "Do Good, Do Well." The role of biomimicry in this product's design is especially noteworthy!
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    Chief (Mrs.) Oyenike ‘Nike’ Monica Okundaiye’s first workshop was conducted at&nbs...
      Nigeria Exemplar
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Whitney Kear
      Whitney Kear This story about empowerment through the arts deserve to be shared, celebrated, emulated and replicated! I felt inspired reading it.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne As Whitney, I too was moved by this inspiring story that I'm sure will touch the hearts and minds of many more. I feel compelled to share it. Thank you Ogusanya for writing it up.