Innovations

641 Innovations
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    Lippert Components is a leading supplier of premium components to the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing, t...
      United States
    Goal 17. Partnerships for the Goals
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer I especially like subtext of this story - that companies not only influence their customers and employees, but other companies. Whether members of a firm's value chain or even rivals, firms are able to leverage their positions to be a force for good.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A very cool story! This company has had a strong impact on its employees as well as other businesses in the area. This innovation really shows that positivity spreads.
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    The innovation created by Promess was making a machine that can measure forces directly. This is a useful technique to i...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer The Promess story provides a good example of sustainability in the manufacturing process.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This story demonstrates the need for all industries to innovate in a sustainable way to stay ahead in the current business economy.
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    Leadership that embodies values anchored in a caring and consistent belief system will sustain organizations throug...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Leadership based on steadfast commitment to compassionate serving of customers and employees before all else sustains business prosperity through economic cycles.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel Strong leadership that has been dedicated and unwavering in its values, and its value proposition, has carried this enterprise through thick and thin, and provides employees with a meaningful workplace where they feel honored and respected.
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    Substore is a small music store that turned a traditional wet market called Pasar Santa, into one of the bigge...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
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    Bali is known for its rich culture, delicious food and amazing beaches. Marine life in the province is a great source of...
      Indonesia
    Goal 14. Life Below Water
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya A lot of fishermen in Indonesia still conduct destructive fishing. This effort is very much needed to educate the fishermen.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A wonderful business focused not only on sustainable fishing practices, but also education for their fishermen.
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    The company is a hyper-local environmental social enterprise committed to reducing food waste. They help avoid 1,500 ton...
      France Exemplar
    Goal 2. Zero Hunger
    • Odile Verdure Labeille
      Odile Verdure Labeille It is most impactfull that this kind of initiative comes from France, to use the "one of the well know genuine gourmets people" vehicule to get the idea of fighting the food waste in the mindsets.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Food waste is such a huge problem all over the world. This company's mission and methods are a wonderful example of business for good and I hope they are able to expand outside of France.
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    Indonesia's (or the world's!) solution to the plastic epidemic. Are you aware that the products we use everyday such as ...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Avani offers a great green substitute for the plastic utensils to be used in daily lives. The fact that it is also durable and aesthetically profound is also amazing. This should be the new trend for food packaging in the future.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a great company! Too much plastic is a problem in landfills all over the world. Scaling this innovation up could result in a huge positive impact.
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    For over five years in Bancolombia Group, a transformation has been taking place towards a more human banking, building ...
      Worldwide
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre he initiative has a strong impact on prosperity, through the ODS that are present in the narrative.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Bancolombia’s Nequi is the first in Colombia to deploy mobile biometrics to authenticate bank users by providing them a paperless and secure online solution for banking needs.
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    Bazzani Building Company, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan focuses on high-performance green design and construction wi...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer It's wonderful to see a builder seek out B-Corp certification. Thank you for sharing Guy Bazzani's story!
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Bazzani is redeveloping brownfields in Grand Rapids and providing many benefits to the community by removing contaminants in the area to protect human health as well as the environment's health.
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    For Kathaleen, the passion for creating personal products that are environmentally friendly and organic has led to succe...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer As this story attests, there are countless opportunities for business to have a positive impact on consumers' health while benefiting the planet and also providing important role modeling for other prospective business owners.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Locally sourced, chemical-free personal products made from beeswax giving Michiganders alternative choices to those products containing harsh chemicals.
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    Confections with Convictions, located in Kalamazoo, MI, was started on the premise of making artisan fair trade cho...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer It's refreshing to hear about someone working in the criminal justice system who is so committed to helping youth that he is willing to put his career on the line by taking a personal and professional gamble. What a powerful role model!
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber The double entendre is well deserved. This company recognizes the difficulties former convicts encounter in seeking employment and gives them the opportunities they need to succeed.
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    Soil Friends is a 23-acre produce farm located in Galesburg, MI which focuses on feeding local consumers nutrient-dense ...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer I especially enjoyed learning about the farming practices used by Soil Friends. It's great to hear that a business student found a creative way to use his food marketing degree.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber It's encouraging to see a program that simultaneously serves the soil and the health-conscious consumer.
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    PROTRASH is a social enterprise, dedicated to optimizing the recycling industry in Mexico, and at the same time helping ...
      Mexico
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This social innovation has all the elements that we consider as valid to participate in AIM2Flourish, in addition to being an agricultural activity that incorporates the entire value chain to reach the local and external population that seeks a healthy experience...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd An innovative program that increases recycling while providing a means of income in low-income areas.
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    In 2017, American Metal Fab will be installing over 400 new lights throughout their plant to reduce their ligh...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer One aspect of this story I really like is the powerful role modeling from top management. This sustainability initiative reduces the firm's costs but the management team also wanted to show employees the benefits of moving toward energy efficient lighting systems.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd In the interview quotes, I can sense the president's excitement about making a move that demonstrates the importance of reducing energy usage.
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    As one of the global producers of the best coffee products, NESCAFÉ, Nestlé is supporting a sustainable de...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Nestle has done a great job educating the farmers.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley Nestle's AgriService initiative has done a great deal to develop a relationship between Nestle and its coffee suppliers that has created many positive benefits for both parties.
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    Arbor Financial Credit Union is a financial institution located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Arbor's physical setting is a lo...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer This is a good example of how organizations can help attain the Global Goals through improvements in their daily operations.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder A large corporation that practices corporate social responsibility is always a good story.
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    As Pak Trayudi Darma mentioned one of the corporate social value programs of PT Holcim Indonesia Tub...
      Indonesia
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Holcim's initiatives to support the farmers are a great beneficial gesture to gain the communities' trust and increase their welfare
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder It is always encouraging when a very large corporation demonstrates good corporate citizenship.
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    Brewery Vivant is a leader and innovator in the brewing industry.  They are a B corporation that&nbs...
      Worldwide
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer This story provides an excellent example of the important role B Corp members play within their community. Not only does Brewery Vivant focus on running a business and making great beer, but they counsel other firms on how to become more sustainable.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel It's wonderful to see an certified B corporation doing business and being successful in the industry amidst more traditional competitors. Brewery Vivant employs many triple-bottom line strategies in excelling in embedding sustainability into their organizational...  more
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    Green Giftz creates products for companies using scrap materials from those companies. The firm takes waste from co...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer As they say, it's only waste if you waste it. Leave it to an entrepreneur to identify creative new markets for industrial waste!
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel Green Giftz innovation is taking a firm's waste and selling it back to them as a newly finished custom product; this is a great idea that creates more awareness about reducing and reusing waste.
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    Starting from the idea to be an entrepreneur, Pak Edy Wijayanto quit from his established employment as an engineer to b...
      Indonesia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Sapi Bagus has earned a great reputation in Indonesia and has positively influenced the cattle farmers of Indonesia.
    • Michael Hoffman
      Michael Hoffman Reducing the waste associated with cattle ranching is achieved through training and sharing. Having the source of beef closer to the markets reduces the waste and cost associated with transportation. Cooperation rather than competition also brings efficiencies.