Innovations

25 Innovations
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    Old Window Workshop (OWW) is a woman worker-owned cooperative. Located in the Massachusetts Pioneer Valley, a former ind...
      United States
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell What an innovative and meaningful business that hits a number of the SDG's!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love that this company supports women and the environment!
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    Vanessa Escudero (People & Organizational Development Director, Heineken México), said during the interview:...
      Mexico
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This narrative addresses the case of how a large company, makes an important virage, in its community of workers, giving opportunity to women who have the necessary skills, to enter to perform tasks that were always male, in the company.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It is so important for companies to make sure that all of their employees are treated equally. Heineken is setting the bar for this type of behavior.
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    Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), one of the largest companies in Mexico, is a great example of inclusion and diversit...
      Mexico
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Crishelen Kurezyn Díaz
      Crishelen Kurezyn Díaz PEMEX is a great example of how organizations can make a real change in relation to the equity of people regardless of their gender, religion, preferences, abilities, etc. which is very significant.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne It's encouraging to discover that PEMEX is leading the way for other government agencies and companies in Mexico to embed a culture of inclusion in the workplace.
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    Sundial’s non-negotiables are: •       Fair trade production • &nbs...
      United States
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Wonderful look into a company that is truly committed to sustainable practices in a highly competitive market.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's important for companies to case about both their customers and their suppliers. This company has an intensely positive focus on both.
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    Lok Vikas Sanstha is an organisation which aims to improve children health in tribal areas. They also aim to preve...
      India
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Preeti Rawat
      Preeti Rawat The story is focused on encouraging inclusive behavior by imparting education on prevention of HIV AIDS among sex workers and migrant population
    • Andrew Himes
      Andrew Himes This organization aims to help women become both better-educated and financially self-sufficient.
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    APIA is a co-op focused on selling a wide range of local and organic products, along with innovative derivatives. T...
      Morocco
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville Cooperatives emerge globally out of very local challenges and opportunities. Those making cooperatives effective — innovative designs, product promotions, fair wages, and system-level implementation — are truly innovating in the trenches. Imagine if the...  more
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato APIA blends contemporary agriculture and food production with a traditional attention to craft and sense of place. The result? Delectable treats that support the livelihood of women in underdeveloped areas of Morocco.
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    Turn waste into a blessing. From something wasted into money. Starting from a desire to empower the surrounding housewiv...
      Indonesia
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Aditya  Damawan
      Aditya Damawan Menik Menik has turn a waste into treasure
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya the government should stimulate the socio-preneurship business like menik-menik. This scheme can create work field and at the same time giving benefit for environment.
    • Reza Maghraby
      Reza Maghraby Nice story, thanks you for sharing
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    Doing business through symbiosis mutualism will increase and ensure the probability for the company to grow. T...
      Indonesia
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati Nice story. Inspiring business model.
    • Asep Herlambang
      Asep Herlambang I Love Batik, it is my everyday clothes to go to work, inspiring story, loveable product.
    • Joice Juliana
      Joice Juliana An effective way of marketing batik and of helping batik artists, pedicab drivers and the community at the same time. Thanks for the story Pak Adit.
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    Fashion is a growing industry that not many individuals focus on or embrace. Nejla Renee's desire to empower men and wom...
      United States
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This story of a company promoting gender equality through empowering men and women to embrace their fashion voices was great!
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber This company helps women and men alike boost their confidence and self esteem in their professional and personal lives all by learning how to look good.
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    Being an exclusively female travel agency, Gutsy Women Travel is designed by and for women. Here are a few areas the inn...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Gutsy Women Travel is the exact type of business innovation story that needs to be broadcasted to world!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a wonderful innovation! This company supports women's emotional, mental, and physical health which is better for women and better for the world.
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    Bolsa Rosa focuses on improving work-life balance for women, reducing the gender gap and enhancing women’s ability...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative of the story that the students describe has an excellent potential to impact on several DGS, for example, gender equity, decent work, improving the prosperity of women to which the social cause of the institution is directed which facilitates...  more
    • Kit Turen
      Kit Turen With its innovative work in developing, implementing and expanding a flextime culture in companies, Bolsa Rosa enables women to maintain a work-life balance, participate in and contribute to the workforce and support their household and local economies.
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    Gender Neutral Apparel and Accessories for Infants and Toddlers.
      Worldwide
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Gender Neutral clothing, as an innovation, has the potential for huge positive impact on materials sourcing for clothing, waste reduction from passing clothing on to siblings and next generations, and shaping new attitudes towards identification with what we wear..
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    Velosophy's innovation is to sell designer bicycles and for each bicycle that they sell, Velosophy will donate a bicycle...
      Sweden
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry The TOM's Shoes pay forward innovation applied to bicycles to help young girls in developing regions.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon By providing bikes to girls in Ghana, Velosophy will help facilitate their education, which is immensly important and valuable.
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    ARGANTIC produces natural healing oils and cosmetics in a safe working environment in a region where exploitation o...
      Morocco
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville Pure Moroccan argan oil continues to grow in popularity, especially in the Middle East. Popularity can easily attract "fakes." So Fouad El aarjaoui's dedication to producing the natural product through cooperatives, by paying fair wages, and as his enterprise...  more
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane This excellent enterprise addresses all three P's of People, Planet and Prosperity: By using organic and locally sourced materials, employing local people esp. women and investing in their development (literacy, fair wages, eight hour max work day, etc.)...  more
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Another inspiring story out of Morocco. Thank you Omar and Soufiani and Professor Neville.
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    Born from a family whose lives have been dedicated to sustainable products, Sustain Natural is a sexual wellness company...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo SustainNatural offers a breakthrough business model aimed at positively disrupting women’s health and wellness. The key to this business model innovation is a change in focus from men to women in the design, sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution of...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's an important shift in the condom industry to focus targeting on women. This company is helping to make people healthier and supporting gender equality!
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    SHE28 and the Go! pad transform Rwandan communities, enabling women and girls to contribute fully during their menstrual...
      Rwanda Exemplar
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This innovation addresses the need for affordable, high-quality menstrual solutions in Base-of-the-Pyramid (globally low income) markets. Made from sustainable, local banana fibers, the Go! brand of menstrual pads are made with local labor at a low price...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Any innovation that helps more girls go to and stay in school is a great innovation. However, this company has not only helped girls and women be able to stay in work and school during menstruation, they have also employed people from the local economy and...  more
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    In a city which cherishes its old world European charm while incorporating the modern advances of North American cities,...
      Canada
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A fascinating twist on the Uber or Lyft model of ride sharing. This Montreal-based company empowers women and sets a standard of driver professionalism that benefits both employees and customers.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd It’s exciting to read about this innovative business that is narrowing the gender gap while improving the environment through a rapidly growing fleet of all-electric vehicles.
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    The owner of 427 Auto Collision-- Ralph D’Alessandro--is a supporter of youth and their well being. This quote fro...
      Canada
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga It is not often that you think of sustainability when it comes to auto repair but 427 Autocollision-CSN actively promotes and is a recognized leader in the vocational training and apprenticeship of youth and women in non-traditional auto repair work! What...  more
    • Kit Turen
      Kit Turen It's very encouraging to learn about a company that leads the way in training and employing women in automotive repair, a field that has been traditionally male. And 427 Auto Collision-CSN demonstrates that women are equally skilled, successful and valuable...  more
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    Serve&Help is a platform that serves as an intermediary between marginalized women looking for a job and affluent cust...
      Morocco
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville Serve & Help has blended the profit potential of technology innovation with the societal need for social inclusion of marginalized people, cultural change, and meaningful work. The enterprise emerges out of caring, generates financial profits, and creates...  more
    • Katelyn Lyster
      Katelyn Lyster Serve&Help seems to solve many problems across a variety of sectors. By empowering women with a spotlight they may not have previously been allowed - this company has the potential to help shift the future of how women participate in a workplace like Morocco.
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    The general aim is to provide work for immigrant women who would otherwise have severe difficulties entering the labor m...
      Sweden
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Public-Private partnering catalyzes viable business to prepare and sustain women to flourish in the labor market .
    • Rose Folsom
      Rose Folsom An example of "generational benefit" as second-generation immigrants see their older relatives succeeding in the new culture.