Innovations

13 Innovations
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    As many other companies in the similar industry, Intel uses tantalum, tungsten, and gold in their ma...
      Congo - Brazzaville
    Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • Nurete Brenner
      Nurete Brenner This is a laudatory example of a multinational corporation stepping up to the plate and using its financial muscle and influence to make the world a better place. I think it's important to highlight Intel's actions here and give it the attention it is due...  more
    • Andrew Himes
      Andrew Himes An excellent example of a company learning how to do well by doing good.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Intel is contributing to the well-being of families in conflict torn Democratic Republic of Congo by continuing to do business with conflict free suppliers rather than taking their business to other more stable countries. An example for others to follow.
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    Stemming the tide of brain drain requires a deep commitment on many parts — a talented national having a promising...
      Morocco
    Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
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    Healthy work environments have procedural transparency. Good leaders role model desired behaviors and values within...
      Morocco
    Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville I am as moved by Mr. Lakhadari's courage and conduct as I am moved by Anass' discovery and retelling of such inspiring leadership. For people and in places where injustice feels normal, Mr. Lakhardari's commitment to fairness and social justice indeed brings...  more
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne This story illustrates how one person's integrity and care can overflow into a way of being among co-workers and with clients and stakeholders. It reminds me of a book title, "Peace is every step".
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    Promoting social freedom, gender equity and cultural tolerance in one of the most highly-stratified corners of the world...
      Yemen
    Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • Nurete Brenner
      Nurete Brenner I can't imagine the courage it takes to keep a coffee-shop / meeting place like this open during a time of such intense conflict. If there is a chance for healing and recovery after the conflict, this coffee shop will probably have done more to promote and...  more
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber Bravo for creating a safe haven for the free exchange of ideas and cultural differences.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne What a find! Another inspiring story of a business contributing to peace and understanding. A must read.
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    El Houssaine Ichen founded and manages "Disabled Tourist Guide" in a culture that shuns people with physi...
      Morocco Exemplar
    Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville This story offers a beautiful example of social innovation in the profit sector, one that directly promotes an inclusive society with access for all. Knowing the region's cultural biases against people with physical limitations makes the business owner's...  more
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni El Houssaine Ichen is inspiring tourists and change in a tourism market that has underserved people with physical limitations. In doing this, Disabled Tourist Guide provides an example of how business can serve the historically underserved, promote peace,...  more
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    Conflict Kitchen came about six and half years ago as an art project, but is also a social enterprise. The co-founders a...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • Nurete Brenner
      Nurete Brenner This story is inspiring on several levels. Firstly, it de-mystifies other cultures and encourages people to learn about and think more positively about those that are seen as "foreign." Secondly, it is a wonderful example of how business and art can merge...  more
    • Barbara Leary
      Barbara Leary What a great way to build bridges between cultures!
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Food, art and informed dialogue come together in this peace inspiring kitchen... Bravo!
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    Artisans of Madagascar make inspirational, home decor items using all natural materials. The artists draw upon authentic...
      Madagascar Exemplar
    Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville Revival of traditional arts has drawn a new generation closer to their cultural roots and their ancestral heritage. It's beautiful to learn about young adults taking up the passions of generations before them in ways that increases a commitment and belong...  more
    • Laura M. Johnson
      Laura M. Johnson Razafindrabe Collections merges traditional arts with the commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly materials, and then supports the community through profits and practices. It took vision and conviction to bring this idea into action, and it will be exciting...  more
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    The all natural food market is slowly reaching Africa, bringing with it a revival of traditional cheese-making practices...
      Morocco Exemplar
    Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville What fun to discover a small business owner so dedicated to improving the health and well-being of others in such broad ways, all originating with organic goat cheese! He even gives his goats "maternity leave." As he revives tradition, I see how this leader...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd This is a "win-win-win" story of uniting tradition, technology, and well-being. I was struck by how the business owner is restoring traditions and building inclusiveness as he strengthens the community.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne What a wonderful story. Thank you Oidad and Samia and your professor Mary Grace.
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    Marrakesh Organics is an ecological training center with a holistic transformation intention. The farm's goal is he...
      Morocco Exemplar
    Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne This is another inspiring business initiative that Professor Neville's students are discovering in Morocco. Marrakesh Organics has the potential to ignite a business movement for a "...world of abundance and peace (mind, body and soul)" - Omar Hajji
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    Making peace through business Partnership across cultures Bringing people together Commonality over conflict ...
      Israel
    Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • Nurete Brenner
      Nurete Brenner I think this is a very important story in support of how local, small and medium-sized businesses contribute towards peace in a community and a region. This idea is scalable in the sense that they are a role model for others who might now consider partnering...  more
    • Rose Folsom
      Rose Folsom Adam and Alaa have forged a living reminder that what we have in common is much greater than what divides us. They show us the power of things as humble as ice cream to help melt centuries-long animosity.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne What a find Mihaela. Thank you. This story is a taste of the future - a small example of what is possible for the region and the world. What governments haven't been able to accomplish a small business has. Bravo for Adam and Alaa.
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    Eco-tourism Holistic tourism approach Intercultural exchange Women and youth empowerment New perspective on Morocc...
      Morocco
    Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville It's refreshing to learn someone is genuinely in business in order to create deep regard for place, especially in a stunning region easily exploited by tourist revenue.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley Wow, wonderful story about how tourism can be a rich intercultural exchange for all parties. Atlas Experience enriches the lives of both its customers and the local population.
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    As part of Oliver Wyman's mission and commitment to make lasting contributions to society, the firm has begun providing ...
      United Kingdom
    Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Great to see a consultancy apply its core skills to help NGOs and non-profits be more effective, and in doing so expand the opportunity of their own employees to contribute.
    • Stephanie Carmel
      Stephanie Carmel Oliver Wyman's Social Impact program is a great example of how promoting good for its clients and their community can also be good for employees and the company itself.
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    “Protecting the land for future generations” Kapawi is a sustainable eco-tourism company in the A...
      Ecuador
    Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • Roberta Baskin
      Roberta Baskin It's encouraging and inspiring to know that the Kapawi eco-lodge is empowering the Achuar community while protecting the land and educating eco-tourists about the environment in a sustainable manner.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne This an example of Business for Peace in building community in harmony with the rainforest while "promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development..". I can imagine that vistors to Kapawi bring back with them a heightened sense of wholeness...  more