Innovations

62 Innovations
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    EcoZoom Mexico is an innovative project created to help poor people in Mexico. The idea came in response to a need for c...
      Mexico
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This initiative uses a UN experience in other countries and is adopted by the eco-zoom initiative to take it to rural Mexico. Very interesting and with excellent results in the country.
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni EcoZoom is helping reduce CO2 emissions and health risks associated with cooking while improving efficiency and productivity in the household vis-a-vis cooking. It's a great story and one that can benefit the more than 3 billion people worldwide that cook...  more
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Thank you Consuelo and your student, Javier for seeking out and publishing another Sistema B certified business as a force for good.
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    Mr. ShuYing Lee is a medical doctor who prefers to provide health food through planting than writing out prescriptions. ...
      Taiwan Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz Great example of a small business conveying and promoting the importance of sustainability.
    • Isabel Rimanoczy
      Isabel Rimanoczy The creativity of the owners to extend their impact is amazing: by educating farmers, children, providing tools, supporting farmers to sell locally, lowering the food waste risk with take-outs and fostering new behaviors like using clients' containers.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love the part of this innovation where the restaurant encourages people to bring in their own containers for take out. Such a brilliant idea!!
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    Jaswig is a company that makes adjustable standing wooden desks. They provide desks that improve health and can even hel...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry Creative product that is has a large market in a sustainable way.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A great innovation to improve the health and well being of people of all ages.
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    Revolution Foods is promoting and serving healthy foods for children in public schools across the United States and givi...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz This is a great example of how public schools in inner cities can provide good tasting, nutritious, and yet affordable food to children. A good nutritious meal can facilitate learning and create good eating habits. Affordability is a perception that we all...  more
    • Katherine Gullett
      Katherine Gullett This company contributes to Good Health and Well-Being by providing children with healthy meals in and out of school. One of its strongest focuses is on affordability, allowing healthy meals to reach even more children.
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    Eradicate pollution. To innovate the fumigation service. Do not harm the planet.
      Mexico
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
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    Due to the lack of trained physicians, Boston Scientific supports a Continuing Medical Education Program. The company es...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya This is a strong example of how business initiatives is solving the problem and flourish with a win-win approach for the society.
    • Eliza Somsel
      Eliza Somsel BSI has developed a great program that allows them to expand their business in the region AND provided significant benefit to the community that is clearly needed. Great story!
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    Promote the blood donation culture in Mexico Facilitate the blood donation process Help hospitals meet their blood d...
      Mexico
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This initiative occupies an empty space in public and private health. The blood banks in Mexico are only possible in the public management and when a person needs blood has no place to turn even if it is life or death.
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team This business is a wonderful example of how technology can enable human flourishing. This platform connects people to help each other, and to be helped, by strengthening connections to and from hospitals where the care is delivered. Bravo!
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    Insulet Corporation is an innovative medical device company dedicated to making the lives of people with diabetes e...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell This innovation will positively impact the lives of diabetics and make a positive impact on the health care system.
    • Isabel Rimanoczy
      Isabel Rimanoczy Technology at the service of better quality of life for patients with diabetes, a large population of the world.
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    Lentesplus is a Colombian enterprise that is dedicated to the commercialization of contact lenses through a strateg...
      Colombia
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Gustavo A Yepes López
      Gustavo A Yepes López Is an innovative idea with a good impact and an interesting social reach
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen By selling contact lenses online, Lentesplus can offer lower prices, faster delivery, and better service. It's inspiring to see how the company is using its success to help children in need.
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    Destinazione Umana is the first portal and online tour operator in the world that completely overturns the concept of tr...
      Italy
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz Great innovative way to change how we think about selecting destinations for traveling. For those individuals who want more than a picture of her/himself in front of a landmark, this organization provides endless possibilities to experience people and cultures.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber This is a new form of experiential travel that benefits travelers and hosts alike by enabling them to understand each other's cultures and environments and simultaneously promote business.
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    "Vasaloppet - a motor for Public Health in Sweden and around the world" Vasaloppet is the world’s biggest organiz...
      Sweden
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Ski related racing events, promoted in partnership with private organizations and clubs, contributes to individual health and community well-being
    • Andrew Himes
      Andrew Himes An inspirational story of how community health is advanced through mass participation in sports.
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    Tunanstore is a cloth diapers producer in Indonesia. They started the business back in 2010 and have maintained their fo...
      Worldwide
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya This effort is important to make sure that mothers are not depended upon disposable diaper which is not environmental friendly.
    • Andrew Himes
      Andrew Himes Cloth diapers are better for babies and better for the environment. By contrast, disposables cannot be recycled.
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    Fair Warung Bale is the profit center for Bali Sari Foundation, with activities centered around providing free health ca...
      Indonesia
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya For a developing country as big as Indonesia (the 4 th largest population in the world) the problem of inadequate health-case system is a major problem. This initiative is excellent, since the restaurant business is providing a sustainable income for the...  more
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni This is a great story about how Bali Sari Foundation, a non-profit enabler of the social impact projects, eventually facilitated a profitable restaurant enterprise. Fair Warung Bale provides alimentary nourishment in its community, a sustainable income to...  more
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    Fleet Feet Sport is a company that is able to provide great products for runners, walkers, or athletes with essential ap...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell Fleet Street Sports has incorporated health and wellness of the broader community into their model of doing business.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley Fleet Street Sports is a wonderful example of how businesses can build a relationship with and better their communities while promoting their business at the same time.
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    League Network was established as a platform to provide assistance to youth sport league managers in fundraising, a...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • April Patrick
      April Patrick This is such an exciting innovation that really has the potential to change the lives of young people in the community. Even though this business was founded relatively recently, the fact that they're already expanding to another community says quite a bit...  more
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne A great example of business formation with a purpose and how to align business operations and expansion with their core values and mission.
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    Dobra Tea Northampton provides a comfortable place to hang out, and enjoy a steaming cup of tea and a range of delicate ...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell Dobra Tea is a wonderful example of the power of localism.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley Wow, Dobra Tea sounds like a wonderful learning experience and I would love to visit one of these shops. They are supporting the health and well-being of their customers, as well as supporting local suppliers in a scalable and innovative way.
    • Ekaterina Ivanova
      Ekaterina Ivanova Great place! And people behind the story! It feels like they are passionate about their way of running this local tea shop. Excellent business model!
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    River Valley Co-op is a community-owned cooperative with the goal to provide local and fresh produce to the No...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell What an exciting model of the power of collective ownership to make communities healthier and stronger together.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon River City Cooperative is a prime example of how a business can impact a community in a multitude of different ways. River City has helped the Northhampton community become healthier while boosting the local economy by purchasing local produce and providing...  more
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    Oasis Consumer Healthcare is a company with innovations in how to use already known drugs and compounds that are sa...
      Worldwide
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo The innovation is in how to use existing drugs and compounds that are known to be safe for human use, and to transform them into a breakthrough healthcare products without the burdensome regulatory process. The leading product is a probiotic that has all...  more
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne This is an interesting example of the "pragmatism" of business that Kofi Anan envisioned when he invited business leaders to participate alongside the UN in the resolution of the world's greatest challenges. In this case the improvement of health and well...  more
    • Edwin Pacheco Colon
      Edwin Pacheco Colon Thank you very much. It was an amazing opportunity and honor to meet someone with this kind of intellect and use modern ways of doing business and innovating not only products but also business models.
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    Newport Corporation is a leading global high-technology maker of precision products and systems. This story profiles a r...
      Worldwide
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo The innovation of ultrafast lasers and Two-photon Excitation Microscopy, based on scientific discoveries that won the Nobel Prize, has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of diseases. Applications include myopic refractive surgery and cancer treatment....  more
    • Argerie Vasilakes
      Argerie Vasilakes Social innovation partnerships -- such as the one between Newport Corporation and Bell Laboratories -- show how their combined technical expertise goes beyond creating lucrative proprietary technology alone to creating a pathway for societal wellbeing.
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    Shift To Nature aims to sell clothes which are made by non-toxic and organic material which is a key point in health and...
      Australia
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An example of e-commerce for sustainable, organic and ethically made products made from sustainable materials such as certified organic cotton, bamboo, hemp, merino wool, and recycled plastics. It showcases a business model that profitably improves product...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This story really showcases the shift in consumers preferences towards more sustainable and ethical goods. The owner was concerned she wouldn't make a profit and now she has been in business for more than two years and continues to grow. Inspiring story!