Innovations

57 Innovations
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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.
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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
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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!
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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.
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    Kendal Agro Atsiri is the first essential oil distiller that produces clove oil from scattered, unused clove leaves and ...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya A great example how a young man can change the life of the village community and at the same time make a good profit for exporting to the overseas countries.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Great story! Kendal Agro Atsiri integrates sustainability throughout its operations by producing clove oil from discarded leaves, using natural resources more efficiently, and working to improve villagers' quality of life.
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati It's a perfect combination between waste management, community empowerment and business development in a single bundled. Awesome.
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    Yuki Yu is the CEO of Uniway Freight Service Inc. in Brooklyn, New York. As a business woman who wor...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Yuki Yu is the CEO of a company in the field of freight services and is truly an inspirational figure to women everywhere. She proves that women can do any job, no matter what sector it is in.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus This is a wonderful example of women empowering women and showing others that women can do anything. So inspiring!
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    Lebaohan Workshop has been changing the mindset of employees, making their work and life much better. An open-mind makes...
      Vietnam
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Guenola Nonet
      Guenola Nonet The willingness of Nguyen Trung, founder of Lebaohan, to improve his employees' wellbeing and also the life of poor people in general is touching. He did not forget the difficulties he went through as a child and now that he is a succesful CEO, he makes a...  more
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne A great example of how supporting strong worker relationships and improved communication may result in a win-win for business and employees compared to strictly technical training.
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    In an attempt to protect the purity of its precious water source, Aqua Danone, Indonesia's largest mineral water produce...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya This is a great initiative and build a new profitable business flourishing to all
    • Jim Trengrove
      Jim Trengrove It is encouraging to see a major company address one concern - its need for a pure water sources, by addressing a separate concern - society's growing insistence for healthier food sources.
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    Du'Anyam aims to economically empower women of childbearing age by facilitating relationships between female wicker weav...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Speechless. The whole inspiration of turning rural underpriviledged women tragedy into a flourishing business is fascinating.
    • Marina Williams
      Marina Williams Poor women and children in rural areas are among the most vulnerable groups, especially during pregnancy and early childhood. Creating safe jobs that provide them with livelihoods while preserving and appreciating local crafts is a great social, economic...  more
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    1. As a social enterprise, the business model of Gandang Kalikasan, Inc. is pro-poor, pro-environment and pro-Philippine...
      Philippines Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya A great initiatives of providing high quality green products, solving social problems and ensuring sustainability of the business
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon This is a great example of how an innovation can deliver great products while elevating the society of the producers and helping to solve social problems
    • Neil Prudence Ruiz
      Neil Prudence Ruiz Thank you Bu Amelia, Alec and the AIM Team for this great opportunity!
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    Among the many socially minded approaches that TwinCraft incorporates in their work, two inspiring practices includ...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Lindsey  Godwin
      Lindsey Godwin Twincraft is showing how a company can help change the lives of their employees by providing opportunities to those who might otherwise find obstacles to their employment. Their commitment to helping ensure their employee's flourishing is inspiring.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen It's encouraging to see how Twincraft is giving back to the community by offering ESL classes and employment opportunities. This sounds like a really neat company!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a really inspiring story. I love to see how Twincraft's employment strategies are positively impacting the community.
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    The main concepts of Batik Village Palbatu are preserving the heritage and empowering the community by creating a batik ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Great idea, not only preserving the Batik heritage, the business model also helps the community and invent a new natural way of colouring using natural resources.
    • Isabel Rimanoczy
      Isabel Rimanoczy Great story. It can inspire other communities around the world to launch initiatives that preserve and highlight their heritage and cultural traditions, at the same time creating an income stream for individuals who learn the craft, and for the community...  more
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    "We want to build a new meaning of the word "marketing." In our term, marketing is not for profit generation or competit...
      South Korea
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • David Cooperrider
      David Cooperrider Salim is an intriguing example of how win-win co-op models can be applied for positive impact, purpose, and profit in an industry that traditionally operates by win-lose competition.
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team I love this story because it shows how one person's mindset of creative abundance can transform a business, and create a greater circle of benefit for collaborators and customers.
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    Adventure Alternative is an independent travel company that promotes sustainable tourism by empowering local communities...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz Tourism is considered one of the largest industries and employer in the world, most multinational tourism organizations concentrate on profitability without taking into consideration local small businesses and communities. It is great to see a tourism industry...  more
    • Andrea  Fleischer
      Andrea Fleischer Inspiring sustainable tourism model that's profitable, a unique experience for world travelers, and helps local communities flourish too!
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    Journey Beyond Travel arranges tailored trips full of meaningful cross-cultural experiences and in-depth personal encoun...
      Morocco Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon Journey Beyond Travel is a company that demonstrates that businesses can have a positive impact on society. They have created a truly innovative business model that provides users with a great experience while making a substantive impact in the Moroccan community.
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    Established in 2001, Maxfx specializes in the cinematography business of capturing moments like wedding ceremonies, soci...
      Nepal
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Sarbada Manandhar
      Sarbada Manandhar Yeah it is. Indeed, this business is taking a peak point in Nepalese Context.
    • Rameshwar Karmacharya
      Rameshwar Karmacharya Where there is will there is idea and where there is idea there is business.Idea once implemented dilligently becomes successful business.Thank you Sarbada for promoting Nepalese traditional business of photography.
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    Ur-Farm’s vision is to build a place where people can discover products that don't harm the environment and that a...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya A big problem of the Indonesian farmers, come from the loan-shark activities. Ur-farm is dedicated to eradicate the problem. Given ample supports this could be the solution for Indonesian small farmers.
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne I am inspired by Ur-Farm's holistic approach to eliminating predatory trade practices, promoting organic agriculture, and improving access to quality, locally grown food. A great scalable innovation that may provide a framework to other countries.
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    Magar DaikoPanipuri and Chatpatey is a successful story of a mom and pop store selling spicy snacks and tangy drinks. At...
      Nepal
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Rameshwar Karmacharya
      Rameshwar Karmacharya Inspiring successful business story where lots Nepalese go to seek job to middle east or abroad.Thanks to Rai finding and highlighting this story.
    • Ramesh Man Singh
      Ramesh Man Singh Truly an inspiring story. Paanipuri is very popular here and I see many street vendors preparing this in a highly unhygienic manner. I was surprised to read that Magardai uses mineral water to prepare the "paani". Shows how conscientious and ethical he is...  more
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    Through productive projects, Toks combines social responsibility with products that provide a homemade experie...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Patricia  Garcia saenz
      Patricia Garcia saenz inspiring, we take this innovation as an inspiration of our social entreprenurial projects.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen What a neat story! It's great to see how Toks is transforming both its restaurants and local communities through its sourcing of traditional products.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Gracias Esteban, Montserrat, Ana and Katy. I frequently go by Tolks restaurants in Puebla, but now I will not only be motivated to stop and check out these products but also recall this inspiring story you have shared with us - a business showing true care...  more