Innovations

132 Innovations
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    Tonlé offers zero-waste, fairly made products that look and feel as if they come just off the runway.  ...
      Cambodia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Camilla Quental
      Camilla Quental Tonlé is an amazing social innovation, which takes into account a seires of Global Goals and contributes to more equality, decent paid work and zero waste fashion.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel This is a well-crafted story that incorporates both social and environmental components in its exploration of the enterprise. The garment industry is well-known for its abuses of both employees and local environments in the supply chain, and tonlé an exemplar...  more
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    By selling shoes produced with eco-friendly supplies and promoting positive ecological impact among its costumers, TREES...
      Worldwide
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo Treeshoes is a very need initiative in Monterrey, Mexico. The rapid development of the city has caused the loss of many trees and green areas. The company is helping raise awareness of this problem and fostering consumer to plant a tree. This in addition...  more
    • Eliza Somsel
      Eliza Somsel Caring for the environment and not just avoiding harm but striving for restoration is a key capacity for businesses of all sizes to develop in order to become agents for their own flourishing and that of the communities they serve. Treeshoes gets the message...  more
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    BioSolutions elaborates a bio-compound made from vegetable fibers, which is considered a bioplastic becau...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo Mexico is known for its tequila. This company found an additional use of the agave plant that could help reduce the use of plastic in the country. Very innovative idea!
    • Eliza Somsel
      Eliza Somsel What a great idea to target the wastes from a prominent industry in Mexico. I admire that the founder of BioSolutions focused on something that could be done using her connections within her community. This could have a terrific impact.
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    Chicza is the first organic, totally natural and biodegradable chewing gum produced in a sustainable way from the c...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo Chicza has rescued the traditional way to make chewing gum while providing a livelihood to the indigenous Maya farmers. This also helps them conserve their cultural heritage and prevent their forced migration. Chicza is a great example of community development...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd I read this story twice because it was so interesting! I'm fascinated by the innovative and successful business model that upholds a way of life while also focusing on the sustainability of our fragile rainforests.
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    The goal of Renovapack is to satisfy the packing needs of their customers with a product that is disposable, biodegradab...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo By using natural materials, Renovack helps solving one of the biggest problems in Mexico, the use of plastic disposable containers which not only pollute the environment but also take hundreds of years to degrade.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Biodegradable packaging products made from sugarcane and wheat, instead of oil-based plastics providing a positive impact by taking only days instead of years to degrade and reducing Mexico's landfill waste.
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    The main idea of this chain of restaurants is to provide quality meat with which its hamburgers are made; the meat ...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo This restaurant proves that fast food can be made in a healthy, environmental and socially responsible manner. They are a great example of a company that cares for its customers, suppliers and employees equally.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Wonderful example of a company that seeks to provide fair treatment for all involved, from its customers and employees to the "happy cows" in its supply chain.
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    Lyrba recycles over 100,000 tons every year of residues like railway sleepers, HDPE, PET Crystal and multicolor&nbs...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo One of the few corporations that have invested in technology not only to recycle but to make new use of plastics and other polluting materials. Lack of recycling is a huge problem in Mexico and this company is contributing to solve the problem.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel The world needs more technologies for material reuse, recycling, reduction, and up-cycling. Lyrba is innovating in this space, and their firm contributes to a reduction in the waste and contamination stream, while also bringing more attention to the need...  more
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    The President of the Jiangtian Hotel, Jihua Cui, created a green food product environment in the hotel re...
      China
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel The introduction of healthy organic food options for customers and the recycling of food waste into fertilizer at this environmentally conscious hotel in China is very encouraging!
    • Kit Turen
      Kit Turen It's great to hear about a hotel in China that offers organic food and recycles food waste into fertilizer.
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    Ecü is a footwear business with products 100% made in Mexico. Unlike any other footwear shop, it is distinguished b...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo This is a great example of how discarded tires find a new life through good design and how a company can create a long term relationship with marginalized women in Mexico.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel It's incredible to realize that a single burned tire can pollute as much as a car pollutes in an entire year; these entrepreneurs found a way to think about an environmental problem as an enterprise solution, even adding social impact in their packaging production....  more
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      FoodShed Alliance works as an advocate for local farmers in northern New Jersey. They aid farmers to become p...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Kent Fairfield
      Kent Fairfield This team discovered an innovative organization that benefits farmers, consuming families and institutions, and the communities. I think the story conveys this in a persuasive fashion.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus The idea of a foodshed or Foodshed Alliance shows the flow of food from the local land where its grown, to the tables its ends up on in New Jersey - reminding everyone where our food comes from.
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    The idea is to keep the lake RAWA PENING as a source of life for the local community, by turning water hyacint...
      Indonesia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Really great example of changing threat into opportunity. From being a problem, Water Hyacinth is now used to make beautiful furniture and useful goods.
    • Pernille Hippe Brun
      Pernille Hippe Brun This story shows, how a single woman, with a great idea, can make a positive impact in her community, solving many problems in a sustainable way, and at the same time. By using the Water Hyacinth to create beautiful furnitures, she not only solves the problem...  more
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati Instead of using pesticides or other chemical products, this business can reduce many Water Hyacinth safely. And the wonderful thing is that the business generating income for community. Great.
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    SOLEP - Soluciones Ecológicas de Puebla specializes in the elaboration of organic f...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne This is an example of a scalable business that's good for the planet, farmers and all of us that could and should be replicated in every city and town in Mexico and Latin America.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd A great example of the positive environmental impact a company can have by looking at what's possible instead of what has always been done.
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    As a leader in the beer industry, SABECO's sustainability strategy focuses on reducing negative impacts on the envi...
      Vietnam
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Guenola Nonet
      Guenola Nonet This in-depth analysis of Sabeco's strategy shows how a mainstream business can embed sustainability principles and conduct business more responsibly.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon SABECO is a prime example of a company working to embed sustainability into the core of their business, helping to improve the world and their bottom line
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    Compañía Mexicana del Desierto prunes agave plants to obtain ixtle for the manufacture of yarns for a...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne An example of a production process in the Mexican desert that contributes to the well-being of the locals and the planet with biodegradable products.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen It's neat to see how the company provides employment for local communities while also protecting the environment!
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    Soil Tech exemplifies business as an agent of world benefit. By using the intelligence of micro-organisms, it provides s...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Dennis Heaton
      Dennis Heaton Soil Tech enriches the soil with helpful micro-organisms to grow things and regenerate the environment. It is a model of human industry in partnership with nature.
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato Soil Tech is using sophisticated biological science to help agriculture return to its organic roots.
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      Strengthening and enlarging the benefit of existing waste bank. A new business model implemented on the...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya Good story from the writer. I want to have one of their product.
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    Éclat Chocolate exercises socially and environmentally-friendly craftsmanship to create extraordinary chocolate p...
      Worldwide
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • David Steingard
      David Steingard Éclat is truly a pioneer in the high-end confectionary space. Éclat integrates best-in-class chocolate production and retailing with a humane and sustainable supply chain--successfully demonstrating that superior products do not have to be produced at the...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter You never know what can happen when one company in an industry starts doing business right. Customers are starting to demand more transparency in product processes and Eclat is already at the forefront of business for good!
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    Limbahagia is involving society to support their business on plastic waste management. They engage women and high s...
      Indonesia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya Plastic is a favorite way to wrap food, things, beverages, etc. Plastic waste management will become solution to resolve the waste problem. Good story Pak Erick
    • Insan Kamil
      Insan Kamil Nowadays plastic become more and more important in our daily life. if we see our surroundings, almost everything made from plastics, even part of car body now made from plastics. The increasing use of plastic also align with the need of plastic itself, so...  more
    • Joice Juliana
      Joice Juliana The effort of setting up the waste bank and recycling the waste will prevent land and environment from pollution. Thanks for the story Pak Erick.
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    Construction is activities that change the environment. Green construction concept is a strategy to encourage eco-f...
      Indonesia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya PP is an Indonesia state owned enterprise which has core business in construction and investment. It can be sample for another construction company when they construct building to consider environment.
    • Insan Kamil
      Insan Kamil The innovation not only bring the construction process become quicker and easier but also become greener and good for environment. PT PP undoubtedly become the leading of the best contractor for the world sustainability
    • Joice Juliana
      Joice Juliana Businesses that consider responsibility towards environment and community will be long lasting. PT PP has shown and proven the impact and benefit of its green construction.
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    The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is dedicated to promoting sustainable practices within the fashion industry. T...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Supporting and mentoring companies that promote sustainability through their business is a fantastic cause.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley The Brooklyn Fashion Design Accelerator is making an impact on sustainable practices in the fashion industry by mentoring and supporting designers who are new to the industry.