Innovations

152 Innovations
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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
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    Coffee is the world’s second largest commodity behind oil, yet lacks the knowledge behind the process in which the...
      Australia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi An inspiring business innovation aimed at creating more sustainable supply chains for coffee.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder The enthusiasm of the company for its mission and the writer for her subject really come through!
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    As part of the need to incorporate into the productive life cycle the main packaging used by the refreshment industry in...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The initiative of Arca company closely linked with the bottler Coca Cola, on the one hand, fulfills a core idea of its business, to recycle and attenuate the impact of plastic bottles on the environment. On the other hand, it actively works so that bottle...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd A great example of the impact high-volume recycling can have on the environment while providing economic stability to thousands of employees and pickers.
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    Sparks Cedarlee Farm provides sustainable organic food to the market using only natural sources of feed, vaccinations an...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer This is an interesting story describing the transition of a family farm toward organic practices. It showcases how farmers can meet the needs of the present without jeopardizing the community and Great Lakes ecosystem with potentially harmful pesticides and...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a great example of how people's passion can change the world they live in. You don't have to be ok with the way things are. You can make a difference no matter your business.
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    La Casa de las Baterías is a battery retailer chain that has aimed to achieve and maintain an exceptional custome...
      Panama
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative is important in terms of the care of the environment and the business model developed by this organization. Batteries are highly polluting, and they care about performing the care, completing the product life cycle. Very good initiative.
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato La Casa de las Baterías is fighting environmental degradation by encouraging its customers to help it recycle batteries.
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    Renovare is a small business company that has taken an important role in helping the environment and saving the planet b...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo Plastic bottles are a big problem in Mexico because of their overuse and lack of recycle culture. Renovare helps tackle this problem by using them to make fashionable shoes.
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni Plastic trash is a big problem all over the world. Being able to reuse this plastic and give it a second, useful life is an important innovation.
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    PetStar is the biggest PET recycling plant in the world and is located in Mexico. PetStar's operations allow its bottli...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The industry of using plastic in bottles of bottling beverages is a source of high contamination and this story is an example of innovation initiative to end the high levels of pollution in the world. That it is an initiative in Mexico where bottling companies...  more
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane This is a nice story of recycling in Mexico.
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    Since its creation in 2004, Whitepod aims to prove that hospitality and environmental conservation can coexist to create...
      Switzerland
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Lindsey  Godwin
      Lindsey Godwin Whitepod is a great example of how businesses can be in alignment with the natural world while also being successful. Through their approach, they are modeling that luxury and responsible consumption do not have to be mutually exclusive.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber Whitepod provides a guilt-free luxury experience where hospitality coexists with environmental conservation in the Swiss Alps.
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    Indonesia's (or the world's!) solution to the plastic epidemic. Are you aware that the products we use everyday such as ...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Avani offers a great green substitute for the plastic utensils to be used in daily lives. The fact that it is also durable and aesthetically profound is also amazing. This should be the new trend for food packaging in the future.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a great company! Too much plastic is a problem in landfills all over the world. Scaling this innovation up could result in a huge positive impact.
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    Soil Friends is a 23-acre produce farm located in Galesburg, MI which focuses on feeding local consumers nutrient-dense ...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer I especially enjoyed learning about the farming practices used by Soil Friends. It's great to hear that a business student found a creative way to use his food marketing degree.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber It's encouraging to see a program that simultaneously serves the soil and the health-conscious consumer.
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    In 2017, American Metal Fab will be installing over 400 new lights throughout their plant to reduce their ligh...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer One aspect of this story I really like is the powerful role modeling from top management. This sustainability initiative reduces the firm's costs but the management team also wanted to show employees the benefits of moving toward energy efficient lighting systems.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd In the interview quotes, I can sense the president's excitement about making a move that demonstrates the importance of reducing energy usage.
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    As one of the global producers of the best coffee products, NESCAFÉ, Nestlé is supporting a sustainable de...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Nestle has done a great job educating the farmers.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley Nestle's AgriService initiative has done a great deal to develop a relationship between Nestle and its coffee suppliers that has created many positive benefits for both parties.
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    Brewery Vivant is a leader and innovator in the brewing industry.  They are a B corporation that&nbs...
      Worldwide
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer This story provides an excellent example of the important role B Corp members play within their community. Not only does Brewery Vivant focus on running a business and making great beer, but they counsel other firms on how to become more sustainable.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel It's wonderful to see an certified B corporation doing business and being successful in the industry amidst more traditional competitors. Brewery Vivant employs many triple-bottom line strategies in excelling in embedding sustainability into their organizational...  more
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    Green Giftz creates products for companies using scrap materials from those companies. The firm takes waste from co...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer As they say, it's only waste if you waste it. Leave it to an entrepreneur to identify creative new markets for industrial waste!
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel Green Giftz innovation is taking a firm's waste and selling it back to them as a newly finished custom product; this is a great idea that creates more awareness about reducing and reusing waste.
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    Starting from the idea to be an entrepreneur, Pak Edy Wijayanto quit from his established employment as an engineer to b...
      Indonesia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Sapi Bagus has earned a great reputation in Indonesia and has positively influenced the cattle farmers of Indonesia.
    • Michael Hoffman
      Michael Hoffman Reducing the waste associated with cattle ranching is achieved through training and sharing. Having the source of beef closer to the markets reduces the waste and cost associated with transportation. Cooperation rather than competition also brings efficiencies.
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    Brewery Vivant was the first LEED silver certified microbrewery in the world. Brewery Vivant uses...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer I'm glad to see you profile one of Michigan's certified B-Corps. I enjoyed reading about Brewery Vivant's efforts to make an excellent product while being mindful of their environmental footprint.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber This is a win-win product where consumers can feel good about the beer they slurp, knowing its production helps the environment. Cheers!
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    Starting from 2005, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) has invested more and more on their coolers unit in the market as ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya The cooler is more efficient and consuming less energy. All the other equipment should always be improved to be more efficient as well
    • Karen McKenzie
      Karen McKenzie Making desired products available in more venues, while consuming less energy, is definitely a win for consumer, vendor, manufacturer, and the planet.
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    Tim Blunk’s Tiger Lily Flower & Fair Trade Gifts business innovates through practicing Fair Trade. He makes sure t...
      Ecuador
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Kent Fairfield
      Kent Fairfield Tim Blunk is a remarkable person, and this story captures his determination to operate at the highest levels of sustainability and responsibility.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel This is an inspiring story of a strong-minded entrepreneur leading a small business in a flourishing direction, buying his materials from socially just and sustainably sourced suppliers, even becoming involved in knowing those suppliers personally, so that...  more