Innovations

72 Innovations
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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.
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    Public accounting firms have some of the highest employee turnover rates in all of business. Over the years, Grant ...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Company culture can definitely have a large and positive impact on retention and growth of employees.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd When employees enjoy coming to a positive work environment and are encouraged to lead balanced lives, both the company and the employees win.
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    Increasing and strengthening small traders generates economic growth for the nation TOWAKI (Toko Warung&nbs...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Reza Maghraby
      Reza Maghraby Many small retailers lost their market after a new hypermarket open in such areas, TOWAKI certainly a solution for the community surround the hyoerstore. Thanks for sharing this great story.
    • Insan Kamil
      Insan Kamil reading the innovations and giving comments is really flourishing i feel enlightened by a lot of inspiring stories and now this time is a great story from Towaki thanks to Pak Kusuma that bring it here
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    The oil or chemical drums made from steel were usually left wasted at the yard which gave problems to the environment in...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Jul Indra
      Jul Indra A waste is a waste, until you do something to the waste.
      Thats what makes the idea of the founders become special, because they turn something wasteful into something beautiful
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    Segoro Algae is empowering Indonesia's struggling coastal farmers by providing technology and training to turn seaweed p...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya two third of Indonesian territory consist of water (sea) and based on the story, give us inspiration to increase economic healthy of coastal communities with seaweed farming. The company has made initiative than can be followed by another company how to conduct...  more
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    United Universal Group aims to promote a stable, safe, and increasingly prosperous Afghanistan. The company hopes to ...
      Afghanistan
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This company's efforts of rebuilding and improving Afghanistan's infrastructure is inspiring.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel This firm works to employ under- and unemployed Afghan citizens, and avoids corruptions within government by partnering with the United States military with assistance in building and maintaining camps and facilities.
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    Garbage or waste is one of the problems that needs to be managed efficiently and effectively using an environmentally fr...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati Reduce waste, recycle it, while in the same time empowering people. Good innovation.
    • Insan Kamil
      Insan Kamil great story from a great person santika. reducing wate nowadays is a must to make a better community, a better world
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    Telkom Indonesia created Telkom Indigo in 2013 to build Digitalpreneur of Indonesia. It was started to help digital...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati A giant company which gives back to the community. Great example.
    • Insan Kamil
      Insan Kamil i think i know some people in the picture seems familiar. anyway its a great story from Ita how DILO change digital creative become digital commerce
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    A sustainable and profitable business generating wealth and income in an underdeveloped village is possible by empowerin...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya I agree that arus liar is one of the movement to empowering local people to optimize local resource for tourist destination. its inspiring another to create same movement in another area.
    • Reza Maghraby
      Reza Maghraby Arus Liar success business model trough empowering locals will inspired other business owner that have significant local strength, thanks for sharing this story Kak Meutia!
    • Insan Kamil
      Insan Kamil what an inspiring and passionating story on how arus liar can empowered locals using their own resources and strengths. great story from Meutia
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    Blue Marble aims to extend risk management and insurance protection to the underserved emerging middle class of ove...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Providing risk management and insurance protection to the underserved is a great cause.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder I read about this company in Bloomberg, and it deserves the widest audience possible.