Innovations

81 Innovations
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    Providing knowledge and financing supports for micro entrepreneurs by Allianz as a reputable insurance company. Incre...
      Worldwide
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Allianz is changing the life of the micro-entrepreneurs by supporting, monitoring and financing them. In turn these micro-entrepreneurs become established business and turn into their loyal clients. Allianz is expanding their market coverage while improving...  more
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus In Indonesia, micro-enterprises play an important role in the country's economic development with the support of Allianz' Trust Network Finance program.
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    Bancolombia, Colombia's largest bank, with 11 million clients at the regional level, was given the mandate of finding a ...
      Colombia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre Finance for low-income groups is a field where business models have innovated a lot in the last 15 years. This successful initiative meets all microcredit requirements for vulnerable groups in Colombia.
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato Bancolombia is making financial services more widely available in Columbia through customer outreach and technology.
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    As Mr. Nurwanto established CV Nusa Alam Gemilang in 2014, he began to use Japanese oven technology ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya White charcoal has many advantages compared to the black charcoal and it is more environmental friendly. But it is not widely known yet, hence this effort should be appreciated.
    • Isabel Rimanoczy
      Isabel Rimanoczy It is interesting how the owner of this business immerses himself in the region and becomes an important member of the homesteaders' community. This seems to motivate him to train workers, provide employment, improve the economic situation in the community,...  more
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    CrediClub has a strong impact on sustainable development goals such as no poverty through access to sources of financing...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre SMEs are a vulnerable segment of companies that have a high level of mortality. 90% of them occur before the age of 5 years. This inniciativa bets on the mentoring of companies, through the personalized tutoring of small entrepreneurs. Even if they do not...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd By both lending money to people with low incomes and teaching them ways to save, this company helps increase and sustain the standard of living for thousands of people.
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    Although NEXOBanregio may be seen as a newborn company, their results are really significant to the business environment...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative shows us an idea of linking a traditional financial source, which raises a new business model to reach the entrepreneurs and the funds they need to put their ideas into practice.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd I was struck by the quote on the importance and magnitude of entrepreneurs' decision making, "...the number of employees does not determine the weight of your decisions."
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    Leadership that embodies values anchored in a caring and consistent belief system will sustain organizations throug...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Leadership based on steadfast commitment to compassionate serving of customers and employees before all else sustains business prosperity through economic cycles.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel Strong leadership that has been dedicated and unwavering in its values, and its value proposition, has carried this enterprise through thick and thin, and provides employees with a meaningful workplace where they feel honored and respected.
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    Substore is a small music store that turned a traditional wet market called Pasar Santa, into one of the bigge...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
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    Confections with Convictions, located in Kalamazoo, MI, was started on the premise of making artisan fair trade cho...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer It's refreshing to hear about someone working in the criminal justice system who is so committed to helping youth that he is willing to put his career on the line by taking a personal and professional gamble. What a powerful role model!
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber The double entendre is well deserved. This company recognizes the difficulties former convicts encounter in seeking employment and gives them the opportunities they need to succeed.
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    The story provides insight into how Grab in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, enriches the lives of their partners' o...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Grab initiatives to improve and educate their driver is an excellent idea
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd When children learn about entrepreneurship from an early age, they understand both the possibilities and the practical aspects of launching a successful business.
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    Mexican e-commerce fashion seller that promotes articles from Mexican designers, artists, and entrepreneurs. This online...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo This is an example of how an online platform can help emerging local entrepreneurs promote and sell their products in the international markets without incurring in high technology expenses. This platforms also helps expand knowledge about Mexican products...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd Through an online presence, local businesses and entrepreneurs can reach a global market, expanding sales and increasing awareness of Mexican products.
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    Cyclus is a Colombian company committed to the environment and the local community, demonstrating that fashion can be cr...
      Japan
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo This is a great example that the fashion industry can advance in a sustainable manner. Cyclus´ products are made with materials that otherwise will harm the environment while procuring a dignifying place of work for its employees. At the same time, the beautiful...  more
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder What a great story! I had no idea it was possible to turn used tires into fashionable versions of products that everyone can use. Next time I'm looking for a gift for an environmentally conscious friend, I'll visit the Cyclus website.
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    An ecological hotel located in Cuetzalan, Puebla Mexico founded by Nahua women in which its members can sell their handi...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne An inspiring example of an ecological hotel developed and run by indigenous Nahua women overcoming culturally engrained practices limiting them to household responsibilities.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder It is truly inspiring to see how these women have leveraged their life experience and just a little bit of money into a business that attracts visitors and serves to educate and entertain them, while adding immense value to the local community.
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    It is a brand of clothes, which tries to give strength to Mexican art, dresses, and traditional customs by p...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne A wonderful example of a network of relationships between native women artisans,
      a designer and promoters, who together strengthen family economies while conserving Mexican art and traditions.
    • Pernille Hippe Brun
      Pernille Hippe Brun Yes, this is a wonderful example of how one women is touched by the art-work and artistic skills of local women, and then helping them to put their work at scale and improve their possibility of reaching a larger audience and group of buyers.
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    In the area of Bendosari, District Sanan Kulon, Kota Blitar, Koperasi Susu 'Jaya...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya Koperasi is a "soko guru" of Indonesia economic as stipulated under Article 33 of our constitution. The story give us inspiration to increase our welfare and grow up together through Koperasi.
    • Reza Maghraby
      Reza Maghraby Milk consumption in Indonesia in 2007 is 11.48 kg/person/year and far below the average of world consumption which at 108 kg/person/year according FAO Statistics Division 2011. Meanwhile, Indonesian rank 4th largest citizens about 258Mio people or 3.5% of...  more
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati The product gives health to people, the business gives income to the communities. Very good example of a business.
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    Manggari is a successful jewelry design and manufacturing company founded in 2004 and based in Mexico. Ma...
      Worldwide
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne A refreshing business model that encourages work - family balance and opportunities for Mexican women.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Great story about a company that supports employment for women in Mexico!
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    Produce bins from recycled material (cans, tins, drums). The raw material derived from the waste industries around ...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
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    Kebab laziiiss is about a simple solution in the frozen food business.  A homemade kebab with original good qu...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya Even though kebab is not primary food for Indonesian people, from the story we can learn about innovative idea to present kebab and make it accepted by the customer.
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    Kain Perca (Patchwork) is a leftover fabric from the sewing process. At first glance these are cloth fabric remnants tha...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya When I was in elementary school, my teacher asked us to make handy craft made by Kain Perca (Patchwork). I wonder Kain Perca (Patchwork) can empowered the community and brought benefit and created new extra earning for local residents. Thank you for the sharing...  more
    • Insan Kamil
      Insan Kamil Pringsewu Regency is a regency of Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia. The name came from Javanese language terms "Thousand (sewu) bamboo (pring)", as the location of the town was once a bamboo forest. It has an area of 625 km² and a population of 364,825 people...  more
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    Create tailored suits for both men and women. Custom made, which allows customers to be personally involved with the ...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Art-inspired customer suits for men and women that are "animal friendly" is a terrific business inspiration.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd As he builds his business, Mr. Jackson is giving back to the community by working with schools to encourage students to pursue art-inspired fashion careers.
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    In 2007 Agus Arifin established AAI (Agus Arifin Institute) foundation engaged in community empowerment, through ed...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya I know the founder of AAI, he is a nice person and has enthusiasm in education. Thank you for the story Bu Selo....so inspiring
    • Insan Kamil
      Insan Kamil Agus Arifin surely the unique person who brings the goodness in daily life. His thoughts, acts and visions are worthy to be crowned as the next Gus Dur
    • Joice Juliana
      Joice Juliana Food security, empower the community and education quality : the power of agriculture development ! Thank you for sharing the story, Selo. Regards to Pak Agus.