Innovations

25 Innovations
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    A shared office space for people to work and network or even work alone. Conclave has offered a new look to offices f...
      Indonesia
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Conclave is not just an ordinary co-working space. It is striving to flourish start-up businesses. It encourages networking and new creative businesses to synergize.
    • Michael Hoffman
      Michael Hoffman I like this business model. It eliminates barriers to the pursuit of one's entrepreneurial (or, for that matter, educational) aspirations. And, it eliminates the unnecessary expense of office/work space, which frees up resources to be focused on the core...  more
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    A connection center between a visionary work team and people who are looking forward to materializing ideas and cre...
      Mexico
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Erika Munoz
      Erika Munoz Connecting Juarez, El Paso and New Mexico supporting innovation projects focused on education and cooperation.
    • Pernille Hippe Brun
      Pernille Hippe Brun In times of crisis cities and its inhabitants need role-models showing a different way. In this story it is shown, that instead of sitting back and feeling hopeless, when crisis occur, you can build a new business and show how to do things differently. That...  more
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    Beyond Meat has redefined the burger with the release of their Beyond Burger; a plant-based patty that sizzles and &ldqu...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo The challenge of creating a vegetable burger is not new, but Beyond Meat has created a product that acts like meat and is sold next to the meat burgers in grocery stores. A powerful example of providing a sustainable solution to the harm that arises from...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a wonderful innovation! The benefits of this product are so great. I can't wait to try it!
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    Forest City's Vision aims to be the real estate leader and partner-of-choice in creating distinctive places to live, wor...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry Having a large, well established company demonstrate it's willingness to move in a sustainable direction, especially in a high impact area like real estate development has the potential to inspire other developers to continue to innovate in the space.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A positive story about a company that has changed their business operations to embed sustainability and positively impact the environment and society.
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    Reciclados Industriales is the first Colombian enterprise dedicated to making rubble profitable using building resi...
      Colombia
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Gustavo A Yepes López
      Gustavo A Yepes López This case is very special since it presents a strong innovation for the use of solid waste with high potential of growth and scalability
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon Reciclados Industriales demonstrates an innovate approach to helping solve the rubble contamination problem in Bogota and is a wonderful example of how a closed life cycle can thrive.
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    Innovation that change the unused material into useful material. The initiative creates benefit to company,...
      Indonesia
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya A creative innovation of turning waste into useful products. The business model solve simultaneously several problems: Waste management, Source of income for communities and providing paving stones for infrastructure facilities.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder The need is great, and so is the investment.
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    Henan Prosper Skins & Leather Enterprise Company, China's largest sheep fur tanning manufacturer, is contributing to sus...
      China
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell Hennan Prospers has made changes that both positively impact their local community and contributed to transforming the industry as a whole, impacting countless lives and future generations.
    • Andrea  Fleischer
      Andrea Fleischer Great example of how investing in the environment can be a win-win for everyone. In the case of Hennan Prospers, it created thousands of new jobs, improved the health of a community, and increased profits too!
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne What a pleasant surprise to find this inspiring story coming out of China. Let's spread the news! Thank you Yi Yan for sharing it to us and your professor, Stacey for taking the SDG's to your classroom.
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    The concrete industry is the world's third biggest polluter of greenhouse gases. Solidia Technologies® uses innovati...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Using patented chemistry and cement curing processes, this innovation addresses one of the major sources of industrial carbon emissions: the CO2 emitted in manufacturing Portland cement. It converts CO2 already existing in the atmosphere into cement, making...  more
    • Andrea  Fleischer
      Andrea Fleischer Intriguing new technology that could dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of one of the world's largest polluters of CO2 emissions. And it saves water too!
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    This story profiles Goodyear's Air Maintenance Technology (AMT); a technology innovation that will come with performance...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Innovation in tire technology that improves fuel efficiency, reduces emissions, extends tire life while it also significantly improves performance and user experience. A win-win for the business and for society in a product (vehicle tires) that has had a...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a really beneficial product with a lot of positive impacts on the environment, consumers and the business.
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    A great public-private partnership that is currently building one of the major railway construction in London, U.K. The ...
      United Kingdom
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This innovation in concrete aggregates addresses one of the major infra-structure sources of carbon emissions. The potential impact of Bechtel's new concrete formulation is huge. What makes it particularly compelling is that the environmental benefits do...  more
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder To someone who lives and drives in Florida, this reads like a holiday miracle.
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    Platform Beer Co. in Cleveland is supporting upcoming brewers by providing access to their infrastructure and providing ...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A fun example of a free collaborative service aimed at helping prospective new entrants that reinforces customer loyalty and provides a sense of community that brings ample business benefits. This innovative business model highlights the value of mutualism...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love that this brewery is helping other brewers fulfill their dreams and in turn, people in Cleveland know the mission of this brewery and it helps drive business!
    • Roberta Baskin
      Roberta Baskin Platform Beer Co. is inspirational for its community oriented advocacy to support hobbyist brewers and encouraging business opportunities for those with bigger brewing dreams. I'm so intrigued by the collaborative, rather than competitive, mindset!
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    Project Greater Purpose is a culture change initiative started in 2007 in which Clarke, a global environmental products ...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • David Cooperrider
      David Cooperrider A heartwarming, whole-person innovation that benefits people, the planet and profit.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber By using Appreciative Inquiry, Clarke was able to transform its mission and message to become a company in the forefront of sustainability initiatives.
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    Promote a region that has always been dependent on traditional activities.   Create many job opportunities for p...
      Morocco
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville The systemic impact of innovation is illustrated here as the olive factory created particular harvesting machines and practices that simultaneously conserved water, increased production efficiency, increased viable product volume, and did so as the company...  more
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber The commitment of the company to not only help the environment but provide the necessary infrastructure to have it all happen for the region and the employees is highly commendable and sets an example for others to follow.
    • Roberta Baskin
      Roberta Baskin This story makes me want to buy these Moroccan olives!
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    Evolve Builders Group Inc. promotes sustainability in their business model, emphasizing environmentally friendly innovat...
      Worldwide
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga It is so exciting to see that builders can construct homes that incorporate so many elements of sustainability making Evolve Builders unique in making a home that "thinks, drinks, and breathes"!
    • Katelyn Lyster
      Katelyn Lyster Evolve Builders brings a holistic method to our built environment. Incorporating various types of sustainable building means there can be solutions for a vast array of people looking to improve their houses, office buildings, etc.
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    Stimulates the biodiversity of the region by promoting the cultivation of native products revaluing the local culture....
      Argentina Exemplar
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne The story of Bioconexion is a gift from Argentina to all of Latin America and the world. Gracias Mariana, Patricia y Marisa y Profesoras Aleandra.
    • Marisa Siboldi
      Marisa Siboldi Juan makes a world more sustainable everyday! We are proud to share your experience.
    • Patricia Mitterhofer
      Patricia Mitterhofer This project combines respect for the environment, the value of the local culture and the people who loves to work the land. This trip was the beginning of something big. Thanks for sharing this story!
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    Progressive introduced service centers in 1999 to support its vision of reducing the human trauma and economic cost...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Certainly a win/win situation if the service centers take the hassle and trauma out of repairs and accidents for the customer, but also creates efficiencies for the company so that they can keep both costs and prices low.
    • Valerie Hyman
      Valerie Hyman A practical benefit to offer customers to increase loyalty by expediting the repair process.
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    Innovations around creating closed-loop systems that allows for processing of wastes from one industry into raw materi...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Would be great to understand better the misalignment of incentives between senior and middle management so that Metaloy and similar companies can do more to make repurposing of waste products a norm within the hydrocarbon industry.
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team I'm so glad to read how this business is putting Industrial Ecology and Circular Economy principles into successful practice. As Cradle-to-Cradle founders McDonough and Braungart say, "Waste is a design flaw." I hope more companies will take inspiration and...  more
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    Based in Palo Alto, Bon Appétit Management Company (BAMCO) is an on-site restaurant company that provides caf&eac...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo While it's not uncommon to see one-off restaurants using a sustainable, humane approach, it's exciting to see an example of a chain restaurant showing it can be done to scale.
    • Argerie Vasilakes
      Argerie Vasilakes By being in the midst of a student community, a catering firm on a university campus models and encourages their sustainable habits at a formative time in their lives. But that's only the local part of the broader sustainable value chain that is restaurant...  more
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    Steora™  - the most awarded Croatian Start-up with the best innovation in 2015 - solar powered smart bench&...
      Croatia
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Judita Peterlin
      Judita Peterlin Students working in the incubator of the Faculty of economics University of Split were next door to my office. I must say it is a joy to have students like Arta to come to me after the lectures and ask if she could participate in AIM2flourish as she also...  more
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder We could use this kind of innovative thinking in Tallahassee, Florida, where some of our best known grocery stores and restaurants don't have any reason to help customers charge their devices because they don't provide customers with internet access.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne A wonderful idea. Thank you Arta for bringing the story to us. And to Judita for taking the Global Goals to your classroom.
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    OSCARO aims to increase existing car life expectancy by providing affordable spare parts to all and in turn diminish the...
      Worldwide
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry More access to reliable spare parts has potential to offset negative environmental impact from building new cars.
    • Roberta Baskin
      Roberta Baskin The next big step society must take in technology is more efficient transportation. This company and others like it are essential to the process of switching over to cleaner and safer automobiles.