Innovations

89 Innovations
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    recycle second-hand clothes offer 10% discount for next purchases of return clothes donation to poor regions
      China
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi We know that the consumption of clothing and the subsequent waste created by this industry is huge. The example cited here of a Chinese baby clothing recycling business is a great example of how the business that shifts attitudes and practices and generates...  more
    • Michael Hoffman
      Michael Hoffman This story presents a good example of a "win-win" scenario. The company encourages its customers to reduce waste and help alleviate one challenge faced by poor families. And, as a result of its sustainable attitude, the company experienced financial growth....  more
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    This is a story of a unique private primary pediatric health clinic that integrates physical and mental&n...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Primary Care Pediatric Clinic flourishes through "primary caring" of its staff, providers and patient interactions.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder This is a very old "family doctor makes house calls" model. It's been gone so long, it seems new again.
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    Bath & Body Soap Ltd. is a cosmetics retailer focused on selling handmade soaps for bath in Australia. It is an environm...
      Worldwide
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi As consumers are increasing their awareness about sustainability issues, we see increasing demand for products such as these. Hopefully organic products such as these will become the norm.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber In Australia, you can feel good about how you clean and beautify yourself because the products this company makes don't harm the environment.
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    Clinicas del Azucar offers specialized, affordable diabetes care, one-stop shop treatment centers for underprivileged Me...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This narrative, started as an Ashoka venture, has a sustained support during the year of existence. Financed with great economic success, inclusive and of great impact. It is clearly an exemplary innovative initiative.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel This is a strong story about an innovation in diabetes treatment makes it affordable for a much wider population, a clear social benefit.
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    People seem to be very happy and thankful for the “Chicochearte” mural. Given this reaction by the community...
      Mexico
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This narrative, takes as an example, what Medellin carried out in its vulnerable districts due to its low inclusion of towns, high danger, and negative impact on the environment. Although it emerges from a persperative artistic, this makes the residents recover...  more
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder Art in public places is always a good idea, and sometimes can be transformational.
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    Salauno is a health care social enterprise specializing in eye care for the poorest and most marginalized segments of so...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative presented by the students is an example of support for the quality of life through the health of the vulnerable and needy people of the country. It is a clear way to impact people who otherwise could not correct their optical problems, lack...  more
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus salaUno's efforts to prevent needless blindness by preserving eyesight by providing affordable cataract surgery to Mexico's most vulnerable people.
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    For Kathaleen, the passion for creating personal products that are environmentally friendly and organic has led to succe...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer As this story attests, there are countless opportunities for business to have a positive impact on consumers' health while benefiting the planet and also providing important role modeling for other prospective business owners.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Locally sourced, chemical-free personal products made from beeswax giving Michiganders alternative choices to those products containing harsh chemicals.
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    Asthma is a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality throughout the world and there is substantial evidence that t...
      Indonesia
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya For the patients with Asthma problems, this initiative is very much needed
    • Andrew Himes
      Andrew Himes I am impressed by the importance of this solution to a broad population of patients.
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    The OMUM brand, marketed by Naadam Nature, is a unique line of organic skin care products designed to meet the needs of ...
      France
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Odile Verdure Labeille
      Odile Verdure Labeille Innovative positionning in a quite conservative sector, which needs desperately to advance in this direction. This company has bravely embraced the idea to listen to the end users, and adapt its offer to the reality of their expectations. We hope they will...  more
    • Andrea  Fleischer
      Andrea Fleischer Naadam Nature has created a socially and environmentally responsible business by tapping into the special skincare needs of pregnant women. Made of natural and organic ingredients, the products are safe to use while nursing too. A great business model for...  more
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    Wholly Wholesome is promoting the natural food experience to its consumers, keeping in mind to give them an affordable a...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Kent Fairfield
      Kent Fairfield This is run by a creative, dedicated entrepreneur who has a passion for healthy eating. He has derived a variety of products that achieve his goals.
    • Pernille Hippe Brun
      Pernille Hippe Brun It is always inspiring to read about a founder and a company, who takes his or hers passion to a level, where it becomes possible to grow a sustainable business.
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    This is a business that creates natural cosmetics buy using "nopal" (cactus), a Mexican traditional plant that has benef...
      Mexico
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo Make up made with natural ingredients will help reduce the carbon impact of the cosmetic industry. Nopal (cactus) is a very versatile product and I am glad to see that is being used to provide better and healthier products for the women of Mexico and potentially...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter The beauty industry really suffers from harmful ingredients and I love to see a company that is offering a safer, alternative product and continually striving to be better than they already are.
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    Accessible technology to meet genuine human needs. Innovation from inspiration and passion. Lasting value, craf...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry This business flourishes by taking biking beyond just exercise and sport to daily transportation and healthy living.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber This company adds a new and more meaningful perspective to biking.
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    Sky Nurses focuses on providing a bedside to bedside service that promotes the well-being and health of the elderly or i...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Affordable bed-side to bed-side transportation is a terrific innovation for patients around the world, this company clearly utilizes all of its resources to its fullest extent.
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni Sky Nurses is part of a huge number of innovations in the health sector intended to address quality, choice, efficiency and to respond to a boost demand for healthcare services. It distinguishes itself as a green company with a focus on human-experience during...  more
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    Key Ideas: ·      Similar to TOM`s where each pair of shoes purchased the profit will d...
      Worldwide
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel How this business gives profits back to the community through care packages and utilizes unique artwork from homeless children for their t-shirt designs is truly inspiring!
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Tee shirt artwork designed by homeless children in New York giving them creative expression and education, and care packages with much needed basic items.
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    Lack of money, unemployment, dysfunctional families, divorce, and lack of values have affected the mental and emotional ...
      Mexico
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne An inspiring story of a psychologist creating a business model and practices lifting children and adolescents out of addiction towards renewed lives and participation in their communities.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel An enterprise that can support itself to provide strong social benefits in a community is a rare company, and this firm appears to be successful in this regard.
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    Skateboard instructional program. Personal skate lessons for profit.   Skate classes for all who are interested...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Skate Now is a great story of getting underserved kids outside to learn new skills and have fun through skateboarding lessons!
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato Skate Now inspires young people to get outside and meaningfully connect in-person. It provides special outreach to kids who might not normally be able to afford sports lessons.
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    Sky Factory uses unique digital technology to build virtual windows and skylights that will help people be reminded of t...
      Worldwide
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Dennis Heaton
      Dennis Heaton Sky Factory is using art for profit and for healing. Beautiful ceiling and window scenes of nature create well-being in workplaces and health care settings.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel This for-profit business has found the potential for several niche markets while also offering the customers in those markets several benefits: the firms that purchase the product are likely to have happier, more relaxed employees and customers with a greater...  more
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    As one of the commitments to develop a sustainable health-care system, GE continues to innovate in improving community a...
      Indonesia
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Joice Juliana
      Joice Juliana GE is a world class company! Not only it continues to make innovation but also cares about mother and baby healthiness in developing country including Indonesia. Thanks for the story Ryan.
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    Essentia Water LLC, is a company whose product adds value to the world around us. Their ionized alkaline water, whi...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel It is clear that high-quality H2O and proper rehydration is a sincere passion of this company.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon This seems like a great innovation to help us to rehydrate and better rehydration something that can benefit almost all of us.
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    Important messages can be sent out through objects, especially personalized ones. Branded Agency is using personalizatio...
      Morocco
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville Cultural contexts matter when imagining what constitutes innovation. Here, branding becomes a positive-psychology approach to empowering self-esteem, that is particularly needed where mental health is still not openly discussed.
    • Karen McKenzie
      Karen McKenzie This company has identified a niche in working to support the efforts of mental heath professionals via simple printed messages to address patients' needs---an example of the simple ways business can profit by making the world a brighter, happier place.