Innovations

893 Innovations
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    The economy of Mexico is composed mainly of small and medium size companies. Most have a hard time training their employ...
      Mexico
    Goal 17. Partnerships for the Goals
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative presents an example of how the large company can work with its stakeholders of small and medium-sized companies, which are linked to it, through activities such as: suppliers, customers and outsourcing. Using training as the trigger to achieve...  more
    • John Turner
      John Turner Ternium is working with partners in government to improve the skills of workers in its community.
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    Stryker's Sustainability Solutions division takes devices traditionally considered to be single-use and reprocesses them...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Wonderful re-imagining of the "reduce, reuse, recycle" mantra, put to great use in the healthcare industry.
    • Isabel Rimanoczy
      Isabel Rimanoczy This example is an inspiring case of what is possible and the opportunities to be explored in the healthcare sector, that has very unsustainable practices, an extremely high volume of waste (materials, energy in the production process, disposal) and costs...  more
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    Sustainable hotel operations and building. Built in an abandoned factory warehouse with 100% recycled construction wa...
      China
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz A great example of how a hotel can be sustainable in a not very sustainable city like Shanghai. An average of 90% occupancy is extremely rare in a hotel and yet a small boutique hotel surrounded by multinational hotel names is able to achieve it.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I would love to go see the lobby of this hotel. I have never heard of a room being cooled by a bamboo forest but how innovative!
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    The Grootbos Resort created a foundation to better the lives in their community. As well as, use sustainable&n...
      South Africa
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz Grootbos is a great example of what a hotel in a tourist area can contribute to the community.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a wonderful story!
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    A hotel water bottling plant. This system provides glass bottled drinking water for guests and colleagues alike, elimina...
      Maldives Exemplar
    Goal 14. Life Below Water
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz An excellent example of how a multinational hotel company can operate sustainable hotels. Desalinating of water is a great example of how hotels with operations by the ocean can solve the problem of lack of potable water supply. The Maldives are not the best...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A great example of a large hotel chain focusing on sustainability in an important location.
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    The Proximity Hotel, located in Greensboro, North Carolina, was the first hotel to receive LEED Platinum Certification b...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz This hotel is unique in the United States, to give complete ownership to employees is very unique and to contribute to local community at the level this hotel does is also unique. This hotel is a great example of a truly sustainable operation in all aspects,...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This hotel is setting a strong example for the rest of the tourism industry to follow.
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    Campi ya Kanzi believes that true ecotourism needs to address diverse aspects: minimized Carbon footprint, minimized usa...
      Kenya Exemplar
    Goal 17. Partnerships for the Goals
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz An excellent example of sustainable tourism development in many ways. Their operation is very sustainable by collecting rain water and satisfying all hotel's needs for water in this way, their own energy sourced from solar panels, but more important, the...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A beautiful example of a company that supports sustainability in so many ways.
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    Making compost from food waste accumulated at the hotel restaurants Grew organic herbs using the compost fo...
      Japan
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz Great example of how business and government can work together to practice sustainability.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love learning about sustainability in all industries!
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    Lumni provides funds to students through income share agreements so that they can successfully complete their studies. E...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This company's innovative application of a finance technique to higher education in an effort to help students complete their studies is remarkable!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Higher education is very expensive and this company has come up with an innovative new way to handle student loans. Bravo!
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    The Marissa Alperin Studio (Studio) is a for-profit jewellery studio located in Brooklyn Heights. The Studio suppor...
      Worldwide
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel The Marissa Alperin Studio's efforts to support the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention & Treatment is a tremendous cause!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's beautiful when companies truly care about others and support a good cause.
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    Verstak (literally translated as a workbench) is a small business – a design bureau oriented exclusively to serve ...
      Worldwide
    Goal 17. Partnerships for the Goals
    • Ekaterina Ivanova
      Ekaterina Ivanova This is a great story of business that integrates social mission in its DNA. The founders not only implement Pro Bono Volunteering projects for the nonprofit sector, but they also popularize this idea in the Russian business community.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a great story about a company that makes the world a better place by working with others.
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    Daterra is an agribusiness company for the farming of premium quality coffee created through the efforts of CEO, Luis No...
      Brazil Exemplar
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A wonderful story of a sustainable innovation that has significantly and holistically changed the coffee industry.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter The founder of this company has always cared about sustainability. It shows through his passion for his company and his outcomes.
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    Imagine a time when you were overwhelmed by the thought of a lengthy and arduous learning process that stood between you...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A really interesting sustainable disruption of the distance learning field!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I think this model has the potential to be used in other areas other than just medical school education. I'm excited to see where this company goes.
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    Overdrive acts as a link and provides access to library books for library patrons on phones, laptops etc. It i...
      United States
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An interesting partnership advancing sustainable goals!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A great way to bring books to more people!
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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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    The story "Move!" uncovers one of the innovations in Corporate Social Responsibility of PepsiCo in Russia. From many inn...
      Russia
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Ekaterina Ivanova
      Ekaterina Ivanova This is a positive example of how a multinational corporate supports its employees in leading a healthy life style and at the same time contributing to making winter sports more accessible for the underprivilaged children from orphanges.
    • John Turner
      John Turner Pepsi makes corporate philanthropy into a strategy for the company's success.
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    Lush Cosmetics believes words like "fresh" and "organic" have an honest meaning beyond marketing. Lush supports groups i...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Lush Cosmetics efforts to include environmental conservation, animal welfare, and human rights within their business model is extremely commendable!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a great company that cares about their employees, their producers, their customers, and the environment!
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    Banyan Nation is a recycling venture from India started in the year 2013. It is a technology-driven plastic recycling ve...
      India Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A creative innovation making a big difference!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A great innovation that can help India divert waste from landfills and hopefully will expand to other areas of the world.
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    A noble vision of PT United Tractor Tbk company through their foundation named Yayasan Karya Bakti started in 2008, unde...
      Indonesia
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya PT United Tractors have created great opportunities for marginalized youth from all around in Indonesia. Without the educational support, the youth would not be able to have a decent life and pursue their dreams.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It is so important when a company can provide education and training to those that need it most. Education leads to employment and a better economy for all.