Innovations

588 Innovations
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    Greyston Bakery provides job opportunities to people living in Yonkers, NY, who are often excluded from the labor market...
      United States
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Kent Fairfield
      Kent Fairfield Greyston Bakery is regarded as a landmark social enterprise in greater New York. These authors captured the distinctive way the organization improves the individuals and communities that it touches.
    • Andrea  Fleischer
      Andrea Fleischer Greyston Bakery has created a winning recipe that's giving the hard to employ a second chance and revitalizing a struggling community!
    • Roberta Baskin
      Roberta Baskin I'm a Greyston Bakery Groupie. Open Hiring is a model to inspire more businesses. This is a company that walks the talk. Plus, they make scrumptiously delicious brownies!
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    Ecü is a footwear business with products 100% made in Mexico. Unlike any other footwear shop, it is distinguished b...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo This is a great example of how discarded tires find a new life through good design and how a company can create a long term relationship with marginalized women in Mexico.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel It's incredible to realize that a single burned tire can pollute as much as a car pollutes in an entire year; these entrepreneurs found a way to think about an environmental problem as an enterprise solution, even adding social impact in their packaging production....  more
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    Our story exposes a brand new and a novel approach to water recycling developed by a French entrepreneur, Jean-Loui...
      France
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville All water conservation and reclaimation innovations have insights to offer social entrepreneurs globally. Glad this one adds to the ways we see progress.
    • Karen McKenzie
      Karen McKenzie Water is a crucial focal point for humanity and our supporting systems. This story encourages innovation in making the most of this precious resource.
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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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      FoodShed Alliance works as an advocate for local farmers in northern New Jersey. They aid farmers to become p...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Kent Fairfield
      Kent Fairfield This team discovered an innovative organization that benefits farmers, consuming families and institutions, and the communities. I think the story conveys this in a persuasive fashion.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus The idea of a foodshed or Foodshed Alliance shows the flow of food from the local land where its grown, to the tables its ends up on in New Jersey - reminding everyone where our food comes from.
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    XL Future Leaders (XLFL) is a sustainable program from PT XL Axiata, Tbk, focusing in education to inspire Indonesia&rsq...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya As a telecommunication provider the business has to be highly agile, and innovative. This great idea of open resource for education will bring in fresh ideas, and at the same time nurtures the future leaders on relevant hands-on learning.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd By linking their vision for quality education to their core business, this company generates innovative ideas while providing development opportunities for Indonesia's next generation of leaders. But that's not even the whole story - the program has also...  more
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    As the most important natural resource globally, the production of clean water is a necessary industry in every country....
      China
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Innovation of filtering technology and a company culture that promotes environmental consciousness clearly helped Mr. Zhang become the success that he is today.
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato Especially in the context of a rapidly-developing economy like China's, solutions for reducing pollution and maximizing waste recapture are crucial for responsible growth. Xingyuan provides such solutions.
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    Turning paper-based waste into valuable products. Lots of paper-based waste from company or other organizations are not ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 17. Partnerships for the Goals
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Now the street kids and the abandoned kids have a way out. What an innovative solution of handling waste at the same time helping the marginal kids.
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni A wonderful story about social enterprise that is making revenue from recycled waste, and leveraging corporate partnerships and business profits to improve welfare of abandoned and homeless children in its community.
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    Sky Nurses focuses on providing a bedside to bedside service that promotes the well-being and health of the elderly or i...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Affordable bed-side to bed-side transportation is a terrific innovation for patients around the world, this company clearly utilizes all of its resources to its fullest extent.
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni Sky Nurses is part of a huge number of innovations in the health sector intended to address quality, choice, efficiency and to respond to a boost demand for healthcare services. It distinguishes itself as a green company with a focus on human-experience during...  more
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    The idea is to keep the lake RAWA PENING as a source of life for the local community, by turning water hyacint...
      Indonesia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Really great example of changing threat into opportunity. From being a problem, Water Hyacinth is now used to make beautiful furniture and useful goods.
    • Pernille Hippe Brun
      Pernille Hippe Brun This story shows, how a single woman, with a great idea, can make a positive impact in her community, solving many problems in a sustainable way, and at the same time. By using the Water Hyacinth to create beautiful furnitures, she not only solves the problem...  more
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati Instead of using pesticides or other chemical products, this business can reduce many Water Hyacinth safely. And the wonderful thing is that the business generating income for community. Great.
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    LED Green Lantern (Lentera air garam), is an alternative source of light, which can be a substitute for kerosene lamps, ...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Great innovation and solving the problem of the fishemen of Indonesia. Eventhough the product is considerably still expensive for the fishermen, but by creating a collaboration with the CSR projects of other companies, the products can now be utilized by...  more
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber It's thrilling to see a natural resource used to literally bring light to poor and remote communities in Indonesia in an environmentally safe way.
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati This really is an environmental-friendly product. The fuel itself can be acquired easily and cheapily since Indonesia have much of sea region.
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    Creating a renewable energy source Reduce waste Developing local resources Improving human resources through resear...
      Indonesia
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Creative way of solving the fishermen's need of gasoline by using bio-diesel approach.
    • Pernille Hippe Brun
      Pernille Hippe Brun A great story showing how some clever students by researching the local problems facing a community could be solved by offering a better, more sustainable product. And they not only researched, they went ahead and invented a new product, solving several problems...  more
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati A good example of how waste can be managed into some source of energy.
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    SOLEP - Soluciones Ecológicas de Puebla specializes in the elaboration of organic f...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne This is an example of a scalable business that's good for the planet, farmers and all of us that could and should be replicated in every city and town in Mexico and Latin America.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd A great example of the positive environmental impact a company can have by looking at what's possible instead of what has always been done.
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    As a leader in the beer industry, SABECO's sustainability strategy focuses on reducing negative impacts on the envi...
      Vietnam
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Guenola Nonet
      Guenola Nonet This in-depth analysis of Sabeco's strategy shows how a mainstream business can embed sustainability principles and conduct business more responsibly.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon SABECO is a prime example of a company working to embed sustainability into the core of their business, helping to improve the world and their bottom line
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    Third Sun Solar is a company out of Athens, Ohio, that designs and installs photovoltaic cells on commercial and residen...
      Worldwide
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane Great story of a couple who discovered that they needed solar power, and then launched a business.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd Leading by example led to a business opportunity when neighbors saw this couple's use of photovoltaic cells.
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    Compañía Mexicana del Desierto prunes agave plants to obtain ixtle for the manufacture of yarns for a...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne An example of a production process in the Mexican desert that contributes to the well-being of the locals and the planet with biodegradable products.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen It's neat to see how the company provides employment for local communities while also protecting the environment!
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    Taos Ski Valley believes in a commitment to the sustainability of their community and surrounding region.  These va...
      United States
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane Great story about a ski resort really trying to become less unsustainable, and ultimately flourishing. Interesting how this can really differentiate them as a ski destination.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It takes all companies to make a different - from big corporations to local ski resorts. This ski resorts efforts are a great example for what other companies need to be doing.
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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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    The concept behind The Soulfull Project is to sell quality, nutritious, “clean label” food that not only is ...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 2. Zero Hunger
    • David Steingard
      David Steingard The Soulfull Project is pioneering a triple bottom-line business model to address critical social issues of food insecurity and nutritional inequity across the United States. If replicated on a widespread scale, the Innovation of "buy one, give one" could...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter The inspiration behind this business is so inspiring! I am impressed by how dedicated the founders are to what they are doing and how they found a way to make a difference.
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    "To empower the destitute and orphans through education and family upbringing to be the agent of change to the society. ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati Budi Soehardi has sacrifice his great life for supporting these children and take care of them just like his own children. This foundation can be self sufficient through some action that need persistence. I hope there will be more "Budi Soehardi" in other...  more
    • Andrie Lubis
      Andrie Lubis Thanks for share this inspiring story..