Innovations

68 Innovations
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    Sustainable hotel operations and building. Built in an abandoned factory warehouse with 100% recycled construction wa...
      China
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz A great example of how a hotel can be sustainable in a not very sustainable city like Shanghai. An average of 90% occupancy is extremely rare in a hotel and yet a small boutique hotel surrounded by multinational hotel names is able to achieve it.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I would love to go see the lobby of this hotel. I have never heard of a room being cooled by a bamboo forest but how innovative!
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    The Proximity Hotel, located in Greensboro, North Carolina, was the first hotel to receive LEED Platinum Certification b...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz This hotel is unique in the United States, to give complete ownership to employees is very unique and to contribute to local community at the level this hotel does is also unique. This hotel is a great example of a truly sustainable operation in all aspects,...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This hotel is setting a strong example for the rest of the tourism industry to follow.
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    Making compost from food waste accumulated at the hotel restaurants Grew organic herbs using the compost fo...
      Japan
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz Great example of how business and government can work together to practice sustainability.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love learning about sustainability in all industries!
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    We can recycle plastics, make a profit doing so, and do good for the world by creating a sustainable future. Mike B...
      China Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel MBA Polymers' focus and dedication to recycling plastics and making a profit while doing so is an exemplary example of doing well while doing good.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This innovation has both a social and environmental impact. This is definitely a company worth paying attention to.
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    For our project, we interviewed Giuseppe Castelli who works as a construction manager for the company Barr & Barr. ...
      United States
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Barr & Barr's sustainable construction practices and support of environmentally friendly infrastructure is very encouraging!
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder Sustainable construction is not just desirable, it's essential.
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    Capital Natural is a Mexican company that does business developments with the vision of creating sustainable projects th...
      Mexico
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative is an exemplary case of the company in the town of MTY, where both the public and private sectors are supporting the initiative. Government, community and private company.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a great initiative that connects directly with Global Goal 11.
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    The Payne & Payne Architecture & Design Team has been constructing award-winning custom Green homes in a wide range of a...
      United States
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An interesting innovation story.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A very interesting company. I can't wait to read more about them!
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    Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream in Cleveland, OH, is more than just your average ice cream shop. Through focusing on...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This local Cleveland company has found a really wonderful balance of building sustainability into its physical infrastructure, its supply chain, and its employee culture.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a beautifully written story about a local Cleveland company with a great mission!
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    This story is about ecological logistics. It shows how a new transporting system with small trucks named CityLogin was i...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Ekaterina Ivanova
      Ekaterina Ivanova This is a great example of how logistics business can change its strategy to protect the environment. I wish there would be more companies like FM Logistic that use small trucks powered by alternative fuels to provide modern eco-friendly transport solutions...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love stories about companies in established markets that make changes to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly! They really set the bar high for other companies.
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    Green building has become a key aspect of architectural design and R3A's early adoption and formation of an in-house sus...
      United States
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This is a wonderful innovation. Great work!
    • Erica Schulstad
      Erica Schulstad Imagine if all builders followed these principles! An important innovation.
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    Goby, Inc. is an international company that has developed an online platform for performance optimization of real estate...
      United States
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An interesting look at efforts to embed sustainability within physical infrastructure.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Another really great example of a company that meets so many UN SDGs! The benefits of this innovation can really encourage companies to turn to renewable and clean energy sources.
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    Using an innovative Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Model to develop industry parks and industry new cities in undevelo...
      China
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An important look at the cross-sector collaborations that play a role in the sustainable growth of cities.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter An innovative business model designed to bring sustainability and flourishing to cities in China.
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    The Everarbor Company combines two passions into one up-and-coming company: a love of the outdoor lifestyle an...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An inspirational story about a local company setting an important example for us all.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love the Cleveland aspect of this company and story!
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    AES-VCM Mong Duong Power Company Limited, has been operating in Vietnam through their Mong Duong&nbs...
      Vietnam
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Excellent article and an inspiring company.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love that this story is about a company in Vietnam. There are sustainability initiatives everywhere!
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    Patronicity’s goal is to democratize access to public funding and work to bridge the gap between ordinary citizens...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This is an exceptional story and a truly flourishing innovation.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Based in Detroit, MI, Patronicity is using crowdfunding to improve the grant process where local residents can be part of the project development to transform their communities.
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    What started out as a parents' bike swap for their children quickly became Scotland’s largest bicycle recycler!&nb...
      United Kingdom
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Alec Wersun
      Alec Wersun The Bike Station is an inspirational story of entrepreneurial thinking - seeing opportunity and turning it in to a viable business.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen It's neat to see how The Bike Station has grown from a small recycling swap to a community project that offers bike recycling, education, and training, helping to make cycling accessible to all!
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    Buni Ropes Camp has been widely known by the public in the Greater Jakarta area as a green open space and city park with...
      Indonesia
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya A private City Park accessible to the communities is what a Metropolitan city with limited space needs. Children are deprived from their basic needs to be in the middle of green garden with natural landscape. More kids are loosing their connection to nature,...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd This city park provides green space and activities for the surrounding communities and models environmental responsibility. The founder definitely lives his business model of Profit, People and Planet!
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    In Nepal, recycling still only really exists in theory. And for decades, waste entrepreneurs have not been respected in ...
      Nepal Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Asad Ali
      Asad Ali Interesting and inspiring
    • sadikshya kandel
      sadikshya kandel Thankyou Pravash Rai and team for passing the understanding of current sustainable goals in the campus through your writing. We all are proud of you.
    • Bikash Manandhar
      Bikash Manandhar I would like to give so many congratulations to the students of people's campus who are creating a great story " Cash from trash". I have been much inspired from this innovation.
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    Zoup! is an award-winning soup and sandwich restaurant chain that delivers the utmost quality in their product while emp...
      Canada
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga Zoup! embodies an "Everything Matters" philosophy that impacts everything that they do, and in this way they become an example of how franchise owners embody sustainability in their operations!
    • Lindsay Whipp
      Lindsay Whipp Zoup! appears to be connecting the dots between being responsible corporate citizens for society and the environment, and how that can enhance profit.
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    Sweet Temptations is the first food retailer in Guelph, Ontario, to become a Certified B Corporation. They are...
      Canada
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga Sweet Temptations Cupcakery shows the benefits of being a B-corporation as a small business! Amazing inspiration!
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Great to see how this cupcakery supports the local community!