Innovations

101 Innovations
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      Adam and Tanya Glassman came together in response to a failed production company and created their own theat...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Deepa Aravind
      Deepa Aravind A great story on a company's efforts to do what they do well and to have a positive impact within their local community!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's always inspiring to hear stories about companies that are able to give people decent jobs.
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    Inspired by Dr. Mohammad Yunus's Grameen Bank, Aye Finance Pvt. Ltd. was incorporated to provide micro finance...
      India Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An important innovation bridging critical and sustainable support to communities in need.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love the way this company looked at micro finance differently and made changes to the usual model to offer loans to small businesses and be more impactful in their reach.
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    Our story is about an innovative approach to business which was created by Artem Agabekov - a founder of Windo...
      Russia Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Ekaterina Ivanova
      Ekaterina Ivanova Artem Agabekov's story is an example of a new generation of responsible business leaders who are doing business through being inspired by nature! I wish there would be more entrepreneurs like Artem who create flourishing environment in his companies and in...  more
    • John Turner
      John Turner The authors have found done a remarkable job telling the story of a business that rethinks the basic premises of how work is done.
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    Bendix Commercial Vehicle System has created a training program for inhabitants in Acuna, Mexico. The program is gr...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry This story gives larger industrial type companies an example of how they might contribute to more full spectrum flourishing while also creating a competitive advantage with labor development and training programs like this.
    • Karen McKenzie
      Karen McKenzie Indeed, we see investment in social capital paying significant dividends for the company, while strengthening well being of individuals and community. This works to help achieve several global goals.
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    Most batik crafters and artisans in Indonesia made their batik designs based on the motifs and patterns inherited from g...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya The idea of using software in designing Batik is a brilliant idea. Now the local artisan can improve the quality of their Batik design.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love seeing technology solve problems!
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    PT. Wasteforchange Alam Indonesia is keen to change peoples paradigm of waste management. They believe that today, we ne...
      Worldwide
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Waste for Change is a magnificent idea. Now we can rely on a business model to recycle and at the same time empowering the scavengers.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Not only is this company providing responsible waste management options, they are helping to give scavengers jobs.
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    Mexican indigenous communities are occupied by people who live their culture in its full form. “Etnia” embra...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre Narrative that presents an excellent example of a circular economy. Use the waste from the manufacture of oils from citrus for the manufacture of other by-products, for use in agriculture as organic fertilizer.
    • Andrew Himes
      Andrew Himes Promoting and encouraging indigenous cultures, enabling them to thrive, is an important component of creating a thriving and sustainable global economy.
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    Danone AQUA is a bottled water company in Indonesia that has developed a sustainable program by encouraging th...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This is a wonderful example of a company identifying a serious need and integrating a creative and sustainable solution into their business model.
    • Erica Schulstad
      Erica Schulstad This is a great story about a company not only improving the quality of life for women in Indonesia, but also helping the whole community.
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    ReTweed is a craft training course running since May 2016 owned and run by the founder, Hazel Smith. Hazel Smith re...
      United Kingdom Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Alec Wersun
      Alec Wersun The case demonstrates a strong commitment by the Scottish social entrepreneur, Hazel Smith in starting ReTweed after gaining years of experience from around the world. The benefits on all three fronts are clear - Social, Environmental as well as Financial.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley Hazel Smith and her company ReTweed are doing exemplary work to help promote women in innovation and entrepreneurship. It is also commendable that the company is mindful about the effect textiles have on the environment and ways they can upcycle wasted textiles.
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    Storehouse Tea is a Cleveland-based company that sells more than 50 different blends of organic, high-quality loose-leaf...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A truly inspiring company that should be a model for other businesses.
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato Storehouse is using tea to promote the social well-being of its stakeholders.
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    Bueno Y Sano, founded by a University of Massachusetts Amherst alumnus, Bob Lowry, is a family-owned chain restaurant th...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell The availability of healthy fast food is a game changer in an environment where diabetes is a chronic disease in the USA. Employing immigrant families makes this business contribute even more to sustainable flourishing.
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne "Make people happy"--an admirable mission that has led to more than twenty years of positive impacts on customers and employees.
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    Harvest Café is actively working to improve social inequalities in the workforce. The ultimate goal is to offer f...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Deepa Aravind
      Deepa Aravind This is a great story where a business clearly incorporates helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities into their day-to-day operations. I believe it has great potential for scaling and impact across the world.
    • Eliza Somsel
      Eliza Somsel Another great example of a powerful business model that has the potential to be replicated across the world. It's exciting to hear that graduates of the program are able to sustain their training in opportunities outside Harvest Café - it leaves room for...  more
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    We chose this company, because their dedication and involvement in multiple facets of sustainability and the improvement...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This company's efforts for neighborhood revitalization and other outreach initiatives in local communities and national programs like the American Heart Association are tremendous.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's important to choose services from a company that care about the community they exist in.
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    Soko focuses on the large group of marginalized artisans, primarily in Kenyan slums, who have a valuable skill but who h...
      Kenya Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Fantastic story about a really creative and globally focused sustainable innovation.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love this story! I love seeing technology used to help people and create sustainable companies.
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    For every product bought, 50 days of clean water will be donated to areas in need. Grosche is a certified B c...
      Worldwide
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga Grosche leverages consumers' needs and wants for coffee and tea to directly impact sustainability through their use of recyclable and recycled materials in addition to directly contributing to the water needs of people in less fortunate communities. What...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It is so important for people to be able to work for a livable wage. On top of that, this company offers sustainable products and supports clean water around the world. It was hard to pick just one Global Goal for this story!
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    Aurora Legorreta shares its aesthetics vision of Mexico, and in the process helps people improve their quality of life...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative presents with clarity the details of the innovation that contributes an impotant impact in the vunerable community,
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd A great story about sharing the beautiful work of Mexican artists with a larger market and increasing their profits and standard of living.
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    Challenging inequalities; Training and Development; Furniture and textile re-cycling and up-cycling.  “Cothr...
      United Kingdom
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Alec Wersun
      Alec Wersun This is an inspiring story as it shows how threats to an island way of life can be overcome through entrepreneurial action, and combining commercial with non-for-profit interests.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This organization does so many great things! This is a very inspiring story!
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    Grey Rock Clothing Co. is a Certified B Corporation that supplies sweatshop-free, organic, and ethical clothing. Gr...
      Canada
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga Grey Rock is a great example of a social and sustainably conscious retailer who has leveraged the power of B-certification to continuously improve itself and contribute to the community!
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Grey Rock Clothing Co. encourages customers to think about where their clothing is coming from--a neat example of how even everyday activities like shopping can be used to make a difference.
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    Business supporting people with disabilities into the labour market. Recognising that there was a lack of opportuni...
      United Kingdom
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Alec Wersun
      Alec Wersun An innovative, entrepreneurial approach to social inclusion.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd An inclusive model that provides increased well-being for people while also giving new life to items that otherwise would be sent to the landfill.
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    Nrinam is an enterprise that is run by and for the women of the economically marginalized. Women at Nrinam are b...
      India
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Preeti Rawat
      Preeti Rawat It is a story of providing dignity to the women at the bottom of the pyramid
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel This well-written and informative story shows how the prioritization of benefit and impact to those at the bottom of the pyramid can make a difference to those who are involved, even if the main focus of the firm is not high profit, but sustainable profit.