Innovations

80 Innovations
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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.
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    It is quite a challenge for people living in Indonesia to follow a special diet program, such as paleo, vegan or th...
      Indonesia
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Joice Juliana
      Joice Juliana A nutrition compact snack which fits for urban citizen's need. Naming it Naked piqued people's curiosity and therefore has marketed and campaigned itself. Thanks for the story Pak Reza.
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    Providing emerging countries with a product that will help improve their health, income, and environment. Allowing th...
      Kenya Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Taking an already created product and deploying it to help alleviate global issues outside of the original purpose is truly an innovative thought-process.
    • Isabel Rimanoczy
      Isabel Rimanoczy This innovation helps reduce the problems of using wood and charcoal in areas where there is no access to clean energy for daily use.
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    The organic products are made by quality raw materials with the belief that creating beautiful and healthy products lead...
      Vietnam
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Guenola Nonet
      Guenola Nonet Hong Lam Herbs is an excellent illustration of a succesful tripple bottom line combining environmental and societal sustainability by favoring local and organic agriculture, serving local communities and generating long term financial profit. I wish that...  more
    • Karen McKenzie
      Karen McKenzie This story emphasizes the importance of have control over, or watchful eye on, quality across the supply chain to assure positive impact on community, consumer, and company.
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    A local business that provides free entertainment services and donations to children who are suffering from cancer, epil...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Having her customer base nearly doubled by holding charitable events truly shows the power of doing good while conducting for-profit business.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd I was impressed that she not only provides entertainment services - her core business - free to children suffering from illnesses, but also raises funds to help find cures.
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    BUZZ COCOA focuses on providing an alternative caffeine source for those who do not like coffee, tea, or other ener...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This company's innovative product of caffeinated hot cocoa is a healthier alternative to coffee, tea, or other energy drink products. They also source their product and labor within the same country.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Stories like this are very inspiring for future business leaders. Seeing a need, formulating an idea, and seeing that idea into a business, all while considering people's health is very encouraging.
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    Khai Minh is a company which provides organic foods to customers who want to have a healthy life. According to the found...
      Vietnam
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Guenola Nonet
      Guenola Nonet Mr Vien – CEO of Khai Minh is admirable! His dedication to healthy food and his tenacity despite not selling any food during several months! Khai Minh offers a harmonious teaching and feeding place where one can learn about meditation, the macrobiotics...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd Mr. Vien's commitment to providing healthy food and helping people live healthy lives is admirable. I'm glad to see that he has expanded from one restaurant to four just since 2012!
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    Supply organic food for Vietnamese families Build farm achieving EU qualifications
      Vietnam
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Guenola Nonet
      Guenola Nonet Ms Thao grew interst for healthy eating while being pregnant... Fascinating how carrying and giving birth can help us realize how fragile life is and how much we need to care for it and innovate to be better citizens! It helped Ms. thao achieve great professional...  more
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen A neat story--Organica promotes healthy, clean eating by providing certified organic foods.
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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!!