Innovations

96 Innovations
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    This innovation reminds society of the value of arts. This innovation emphasises on face-to-face human interaction ...
      Hong Kong SAR China
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Shirley M C Yeung
      Shirley M C Yeung Innovations observed from the case of K11 - applying arts and cultural elements in retail business to draw attention of the community about achieving economic growth from a new perspective.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's great to see bigger establishments caring about sustainability and bringing those ideas to the general population.
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    This innovation encourages ethical consumption. This innovation produces products in a sustainable way. This innovat...
      Hong Kong SAR China
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Shirley M C Yeung
      Shirley M C Yeung Innovations from a human perspective with economic and environmental impacts. A persistent and passionate entrepreneur with a good sense of the market and the author can pick up an angle to learn.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus An ingenious way to bring constant and stable, farm-to-table fresh fruits and vegetables grown from compost.
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    Usage of Zero Impact products Recycling salon waste (hair clippings, foil etc) Efficient energy usage Locally ...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Victoria Avi
      Victoria Avi This is a great example of a small business doing more than the industry standard. The students were able to highlight the owner's drive for sustainability through her area of influence. She is an inspiration to her clients and her community.
    • Karen McKenzie
      Karen McKenzie Willow Room Salon exemplifies sustainable community. The students link several sustainable development goals to its core business practices and illustrate the positive impact on both profitability and community wellness and awareness. Although not novel,...  more
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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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    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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    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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    Coconut shells are an abundant waste product found throughout Indonesia. Through years of research and experimentation, ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya The tenacity of Gustinov in finding business with new ways to improve the world into a better place to live, is amazing. We hope that more youngsters could be inspired by his example.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Here is another inspiring story from Indonesia, this one showcasing the use of coconut shells to produce non-toxic insecticides. Thank you Winus for making the trip to get the story.
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    Great Lakes Brewing Company has long crafted the idea of environmentalism into their products. Their innovation of reduc...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry The innovation of reducing the amount of water they consume when creating their products is one that can be replicated, advanced, and shared not only in the brewing industry, but others as well.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A really important innovation for a company that uses a lot of water. The fact that they are sharing their ideas and best practices show how committed Great Lakes Brewing Co is to this mission.
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    Rustbelt Reclamation, originally Reclaimed Cleveland, was formed in 2010 offering both standard and commercial products ...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry Demonstrating that a business can be built profitably around repurposing recycled materials has the potential to encourage others to replicate with different products and other regions. Plus it's a great local story demonstrating the evolution of a entrepreneurial...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Turning reclaimed wood into high quality materials and creating beautiful products. A great business innovation.
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      This innovation helps with using less paper made product. This innovation could replace the traditional...
      Hong Kong SAR China
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Shirley M C Yeung
      Shirley M C Yeung Quotation of Ms Amy Chiu, CEO, CITA is
      "We need to challenge the market. The product has to be relevant to the target market group of customers and easy carry, easy use, and the price is correct and right."
      Proactive CEO with innovations in designing products...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A very interesting innovation that takes something that already exists and change it and market it so that it is more useful and more environmentally friendly.
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    Fruandes is present in Asian, European, and North American markets; produces near 900 tons/year of dried organic fruit a...
      Colombia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Maria Isabel  Irurita
      Maria Isabel Irurita In a world where supposedly fairtrade has taken off, we need to do whatever is at our reach to secure fairness and justice for growers and peasants. Fruandes, as this case has demonstrated, has a pioneering approach to social justice in the mountains of Colombia...  more
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team I am grateful to learn about Fruandes and am eager to learn if I can purchase their products where I live in the United States. What an inspiring story! I love learning about Empresas B, which is the Latin American B Corps movement. Thank you Professor Maria...  more
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Javier and his partners are living the change as leaders of a new way of doing business - doing well and doing good. Another inspiring story of a Sistema B certified business. My hope is that many others will be inspired to create their own stories.
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    Esquisan, due to its experience in waste management, decided to take advantage of the resources coming from their recycl...
      Colombia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gustavo A Yepes López
      Gustavo A Yepes López The production of products based on plastic waste represents an important alternative for new enterprises with a high potential to constitute profitable businesses based on the solution of a social problem.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne A company amplifying their waste management focus to include the goal of converting industrial residual materials into new products, adding value while reducing the throw away mentality.
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    2ReWear operates multiple facilities around the United States that recycle unwanted clothing and fabrics for further use...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • April Patrick
      April Patrick This is a great overview of a company that's making such a difference in dealing with the waste we produce while also finding ways to help those in need. What a creative solution to a major problem facing our world.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon 2ReWear is a wonderful example of a company that uses an innovative approach to help solve a significant problem in our world today. By extending product life cycles and helping to provide low-cost clothes to those in need, 2ReWear is helping to make a great...  more
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    Reduce waste; produce high value handicraft products from reused newspaper. The business is focused on community...
      Indonesia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya This business model should be scalable to other provinces in Indonesia. Waste paper / newspaper are readily available and this handicraft are up-cycling the value of waste materials by more than thousands folds. The products are interestingly high quality...  more
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team I appreciate the opportunity to learn about this innovative business that provides good jobs to women while producing high-quality, attractive products and also helping the community reduce landfill waste. I am so happy that the newspaper KOMPAS recognizes...  more
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    Lapa Rios Eco Lodge in Costa Rica has been providing a sustainable experience for its guests for over two decades. ...
      Costa Rica Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz Travel and tourism is not necessarily viewed as an industry that has a positive impact on local communities and the environment. Members of this industry that take into consideration the positive development of the community they operate in and conserve the...  more
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne An excellent example of Eco Tourism in Costa Rica built and run with passion for the environment and the community.
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    Utilizing the waste produced as a result of the life cycle of some products manufactured by soft drink companies and tra...
      Colombia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gustavo A Yepes López
      Gustavo A Yepes López I think innovation helps to give it an effective use with social impact to tetrapack waste, and although the idea is not so novel if the technique and use.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley Proplanet is promoting responsible consumption by using what would have been wasted materials to make saleable goods. The social impact they are making with the donations of much needed desks to schools is commendable.
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    The textile industry is the second most polluting activity on the planet behind the oil industry, according to Clement M...
      India
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Delphine GIBASSIER
      Delphine GIBASSIER This is one of my favourite innovation from TBS students stories. It is the story of 2 former students who started their own business. it has the three pillars (economic, social and environmental). It has been looking at every possible way to do good (energy,...  more
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber This is a company that has put much thought into how it operates. Its manufacturing process decreases water consumption and its customers donate part of their purchase price to environmental and social causes. Everyone wins!
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    Walden Local Meat Co. sets out to produce grass-fed meat at affordable (but equitable) prices. While more expensive than...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell What an exemplar of positive and healthy food production.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Walden's dedication to providing healthy, local, and sustainable meats--including grazing cattle on underutilized grasslands--is a great example for others in the meat industry.
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    Assisting groups/organizations to farm in creative ways by utilizing unused space by means of rooftop and raised beds wi...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell This is an exciting and scalable idea that can transform our city-scapes and impact the health of our communities!
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley This is a creative way to utilize and beautify urban spaces. while also benefitting consumers.