Innovations

26 Innovations
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    Greyston Bakery provides job opportunities to people living in Yonkers, NY, who are often excluded from the labor market...
      United States
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Kent Fairfield
      Kent Fairfield Greyston Bakery is regarded as a landmark social enterprise in greater New York. These authors captured the distinctive way the organization improves the individuals and communities that it touches.
    • Andrea  Fleischer
      Andrea Fleischer Greyston Bakery has created a winning recipe that's giving the hard to employ a second chance and revitalizing a struggling community!
    • Roberta Baskin
      Roberta Baskin I'm a Greyston Bakery Groupie. Open Hiring is a model to inspire more businesses. This is a company that walks the talk. Plus, they make scrumptiously delicious brownies!
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    HOBAS CU is a credit union that is established based on the same economic interest. Saving and Lending are two main proc...
      Worldwide
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati This can be one of solution for supporting small business so that more people can have better income and better life.
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    The League of Yes is an organization that tries to reduce the inequalities that people with special needs face today. It...
      United States
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel What a great way to bring the community together and create awareness!
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber It's nice to see an organization try to level the playing field for children with special needs.
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    Taqqia Craft uses leftover fabric from the garment industry, remaking it into beautiful and useful items such as hand ba...
      Indonesia
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya "Taqqia Craft also prevents environmental damage that could have been caused had the fabric been discarded rather than reused". In my opinion, Taqqia Craft as a small-medium enterprise has big concern in protecting environment while their make product and...  more
    • Joice Juliana
      Joice Juliana When she trained prisoners and street sweepers with skills that could make money out of it, she was helping them to be confident to start a better life. Thank you for sharing the story Pak Jul.
    • Insan Kamil
      Insan Kamil A waste is a waste, but in the hand of an artist, a waste can be transformed into a beautiful art. as he teach the prisoner make Endah Sutjihadi bring not only transforming waste trash into beautiful art, but also transforming the cold-hearted prisoners into...  more
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    Cremosa Food Company is a food distribution company that distributes food products to restaurants and is located in Melv...
      United States
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Cremosa is an inspiring food distribution company that wants to give back and help as many people in need as they can.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder This is an extraordinary kind of corporate culture. The world could use more of it.
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    Greyston Bakery makes brownies so that it can hire people, not the other way around. Their Open Hiring™ model...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Amy Campbell Bogie
      Amy Campbell Bogie Thanks, Claire! One of my teammates, Sven Thiessen, just ordered a copy of "Instructions to the Cook." Incredibly interesting to hear how Glassman manifested his faith through the business.
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    Protiviti is a global consulting firm that helps its clients confidently face the future. Through its efforts for d...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel The effort put forth by this company to make diversity and inclusion commonplace in a supporting environment is fantastic.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Many companies overlook the importance of flourishing in the workplace. Everything that this company does internally to support their employees is so inspiring, and that impacts their clients who adopts many of their practices.
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    According to Houcine Amri, the innovative business model makes this company offer a unique pricing strategy ...
      Morocco
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville Privatizing public transportation happens somewhat frequently in developed economies, but creating affordable transportation for marginalized populations is a much more complex and risky business proposition. M'dina bus seems to be rising to the challenge,...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd M'dina bus improves lives by providing affordable transportation that increases mobility and opportunities available to the community.
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    After reflecting on the profits they received in their first year in business, Ink Couture owner, Frank Russo, and manag...
      United States
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Providing free tattoos in a fundraising event for autism awareness proved to be successful for the cause and a good promotion for the business.
    • Andrea  Fleischer
      Andrea Fleischer A local tattoo parlor shows how giving back to the community can be good for business too!
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    Nifty Aides creates products that are sold to assist the hearing and vision impaired. Nifty Aides understands how import...
      United States
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel I love hearing about companies that are founded on creating a solution to a problem that is visible within the local community. Great story!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Reducing inequalities is a great basis for a company. I loved hearing about how this company created a solution to a problem and strives to make people more equal.
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    Matthew Chiappa has been an employee at Salesforce for a little over nine months. He was offered a position af...
      United States
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Supporting community volunteering is a focus.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber It's encouraging to see a company make a commitment to paid volunteering to help the community.
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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 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.
    • Rameshwar Karmacharya
      Rameshwar Karmacharya Mustang of Nepal is a popular tourist place of Nepal.To know mountainous Himalayan country Nepal, one must visit Mustang Nepal and stay in home stay where one may taste nepali food and learn nepales culture and nepalese style of hospitality.Mr Asutosh highlighted...  more
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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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    El Local de Cafe's priority is to increase the well being for small family organic coffee farmers, offering a better pri...
      Mexico
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Armando Sánchez
      Armando Sánchez The new generation of entrepreneurs tries to make money by giving value and feeling proud of the way they make bussiness. It´s always about giving value more than take it away.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Thank you Máximo, José Juan, Adrian, Carlos and Raquel for bringing us this story which really comes to life in the "interview video" you filmed that captures the inspiration behind this beautiful project.
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    Baravom ("look"/"see" in Korean) photo studio is setting a new standard in Korea how profit and non-profit aspects can j...
      South Korea
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • David Cooperrider
      David Cooperrider A heart-warming and uplifting example of how business can do good and do well. I especially appreciate the examples of the business leader reaching out to aligned partners to amplify the business, social and cultural benefits.
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team I really enjoyed this story for how a traditional business like a photo studio can be used to respectfully serve underprivileged citizens and help them be "seen" in the community. What a beautiful example of how a business can help achieve the UN Sustainable...  more
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    If the whole population of the world is 100, then about 4 people are visually impaired, and 0.7 people are totally blind...
      Worldwide
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • David Cooperrider
      David Cooperrider An intriguing example of how technology innovations can dramatically improve human well-being and independence.
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team I loved learning about this technology and hope it will be embraced by people with visual impairments. There's something so creative about marrying Braille--invented almost exactly 200 years ago in 1819--with smartwatch technology!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a really amazing innovation and I would love to learn more about how this works. There is so much potential for good here.
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    Soria Moria Boutique Hotel has been operating in Siem Reap, Cambodia since 2007 with the purpose of helping local p...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz One of my favorite stories because of the owners' commitment to create a better life for the local people in Siem Reap and providing them with great opportunities for personal development while being a profitable enterprise.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder This story is an inspiration on every level!
    • Roberta Baskin
      Roberta Baskin I love knowing about this amazing destination. I've been to Siem Reap. Now I need to go back to stay at the Soria Moria Boutique Hotel.
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    The Lancaster Stroopies Company was established in 2008 and the company’s purpose is to support refugees in L...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell The Lancaster Stroopie Company is an exemplar of business as a force for good. The impact they are making will reverberate far beyond their local community.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon The Lancastar Stroopie Company is a great example of the power that business can have in a community. They are doing a wonderful thing by bringing opportunity to people who are inherently disadvantaged.
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    Diverse toys for boys of color. The company says that it is "Celebrating brown boyhood with diverse toy dolls." The idea...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Nurete Brenner
      Nurete Brenner I think that this company has found an important niche. As they so rightly mention, girls have fictional role models which empower them but our society s sorely lacking in positive role models and initiation rites and ceremonies which empower boys and especially...  more
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder This is an idea whose time should have come long ago. Bravo, Ms. Pierre, and best wishes!