Innovations

169 Innovations
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    Sharplex operates in the niche segment of coarse grained process filtration. It has a global footprint in more tha...
      Worldwide
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Preeti Rawat
      Preeti Rawat It is a technology that can be scaled up yet can also be customised
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne By incorporating care for their workers, the community and the environment into their business model Sharplex is recognised as a socially responsible enterprise.
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    Reduce consumer waste and by-products while increasing social awareness and conscious consumerism Reuse, transform, a...
      Colombia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Camilla Quental
      Camilla Quental This organization brings the idea of reducing waste and over consumption by recycling clothes, towels, etc. The social innovation is important for a country like Colombia, and also allows to give underprivileged women the opportunity to work. It is highly...  more
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Great example of an organization that is working to reduce waste while providing employment for women.
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    Greensole is a company that aims to contribute to social good, by creating a self-sustaining infrastructure that fa...
      India
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Preeti Rawat
      Preeti Rawat The story is unique as it not only helps in sustainability but also creates employment for the bottom of the pyramid
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd Recycling shoes into footwear reduces waste and provides shoes for those in need.
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    Daravi is a triple impact manufacturing plant that produces design products from waste materials with the objective of...
      Argentina
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Aleandra Scafati
      Aleandra Scafati Daravi is a great example of how there are new business model and entrepreneurs that have the intuition and commitment to have a net positive impact on communities with smart and simple ideas. This entrepreneurship has all the ingredients of an ecosystemic...  more
    • John Turner
      John Turner This is a great company. I think the authors struggled to write in a language which the did not speak natively. I did my best to adjust the wording where possible (without interfering with the authenticity of the narrative the students created) and correct...  more
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    Coca Cola has come up with a unique and innovative technique called PlantBottle packaging Technology Aimed at re...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Preeti Rawat
      Preeti Rawat The project is praiseworthy for its attempts to make the environment eco-friendly by making first-ever fully recyclable PET plastic beverage bottle.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus PlantBottle is a responsible innovation to package Coca Cola products.
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    Distribution of alternative print media and calendars A business organized around social ethics and constru...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Creating close, reciprocal relationships with their customers enables this alternative print media company to better serve small businesses, better engage employees in meaningful work, and better serve communities through continued use of otherwise recyclable...  more
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Small Changes, a wholesale magazine and calendar distributor located in Seattle, WA is embodying the Golden Rule in their relationships with customers, employees and their community while serving across the US and Canada.
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    Luck Stone is one of the largest family owned companies in the nation that produces crushed stone, sand and gravel. Luck...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry This is a compelling story of a company that mines for the best in human potential in order to then better mine for stone that is put to meaningful purposes to improve community life.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd We sometimes hear negative stereotypes about the "big, bad mining industry." Here's a company that blows away any preconceived ideas through its commitment to people, communities and environmental stewardship.
    • Gautam Ahuja
      Gautam Ahuja great work
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    Green Edge Gardens is an organic food producer in Appalachian, Ohio. In the context of the economic challenges of local ...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Local organic farm and university partner to create innovation that provides year-round farming and employment in regional climate that typically prohibited winter farming.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder This is a great example of the surprising and important results that can be achieved when universities are open to partnerships with local entrepreneurs.
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    Village Bakery in Athens, OH, is a restaurant and bakery, with the goal of promoting local, conservation-based food and ...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Through using renewable energy sources and locally sources ingredients, this bakery is reversing the unsustainable 'extraction economy' based on fossil-fuel based energy in their region while stimulating a vibrant local food industry.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd This bakery was ahead of its time in focusing on local food sources. The owners' commitment to supporting local farmers and using only renewable energy is particularly remarkable in an area where the economy was historically driven by fossil fuel extraction.
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    Technology allows us to be more sustainable as well as increase income.
      China
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi Good to read about a large Chinese children's clothing manufacturer and Walmart supplier integrating improved packaging into their business model. Good start hopefully with more impacts to follow.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder Improved packaging is always good news for consumers.....especially if it's easy to open, and easy to recycle.
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    60 per cent of SOJO’s electricity from the solar panels. 
      Australia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi Cafes like SOJO shows others in the sector what is entirely feasible in terms of integrating sustainability practices into the business. Good choice for showcase.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus SOJO, a cafe in Australia generating 60% of its electricity from solar panels with an inspiring quote from the owner, "Be kind to the planet. It nourishes us."
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    Groundwater depletion is a major issue across India as it is preventing farmers from growing crops and maintaining&...
      India Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Anurup Chakraborty
      Anurup Chakraborty Wonderful concept. I just checked out the website of Bakeys (http://www.bakeys.com/product-category/products/).
      This can solve a gamut of problems if the cost per spoon can further be reduced to make it reach the mass at large.
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    This interview focuses upon the resurgence and growth of the oyster industry in rural Topping, VA that is revi...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Innovative oyster farming through a cooperative re-established the base of the natural food chain in the Chesapeake Bay resulting in sustained local employment, generative improvement of the Bay ecology, and a better quality protein source for worldwide consumption
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber This company has found a smart way to sustainably provide oysters to the community and far beyond, which helps the local environment and the economy.
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    Padini Holdings Berhad is a company that sells both men's and ladies’ shoes and accessories, garments, children&rs...
      Malaysia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi Interesting to learn more about a well known Malaysian outlet integrating sustainability practices into their business operations. Look forward to learning more about their sustainability journey.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel This retail apparel business takes environmental responsibility to heart through their use of renewable energy to power their stores, eco-smart building efforts, in-stire energy efficiency, and the reduction of plastic and paper use.
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    Collection of rainwater Bore water  Sheep helping to weed Grape residue from making wines as fertilizer
      Australia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi Great to see more examples of good sustainability practices being integrated into wine production.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne It's always inspiring to see another story of a business taking seriously their commitment to the environment.
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    Arbonne is a skincare and beauty company with an innovative Green Idea program. The company sells through netw...
      Australia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi Great to see an example from the beauty and cosmetics industry of how sustainability concerns can be embedded.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber As more and more companies take an interest in how their products are produced and packaged, consumers and the environment benefit.
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    Alex and Ani is a jewelry company that has a unique business model. They strive to have a meaningful purpose&nbs...
      Worldwide
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi If this innovation contributes to creating awareness among consumers about sustainability issues with jewelry, then that would be a great outcome.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber It's nice to think that jewelry does more than adorn the body and helps adorn the planet.
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    BÖRSE is a 100% Mexican company, specialized in the design and manufacture of advertising bags. It has been establi...
      Worldwide
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This innovation story, focused on providing better customer service, offering you recycled products for use by different stakeholders. Initiative that accomplishes its purpose and educates the client without proposers, to be responsible with the environment,...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love the focus on consumer preferences! Consumers are increasingly looking for more sustainable brands and in order to keep up companies are going to have to make changes. BORSE recognizes this and is ahead of the curve.
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    Focus on recycling waste materials such as used engine oils, vehicles' lubricants, and hydraulic oil to refined base oil...
      Malaysia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi Good to see examples of good sustainability practices being applied to waste in an oil refinery.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder There are always solutions to problems if people have the interest in looking for them.
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    BecauseWeCare manufactures and distributes compostable, biodegradable, plastic substitutes.
      Worldwide
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi This innovation has the potential to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags which, as we all know, has a devastating impact on our environment here in Australia and worldwide.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel The more plastics that are removed from consumption and disposal, the healthier the environment and the oceans, as well as people. Because We Care is making a dent by substituting plastic shopping bags for cornstarch-based compostable ones, reducing environmental...  more