Innovations

431 Innovations
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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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    This innovation is a joint effort made by the local residents of Mustang district, Kagbeni Village Development Comm...
      Nepal
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Narayan  Manandhar
      Narayan Manandhar The concept of Home Stay is gradually gaining ground in Nepal. First promoted as a concept to promote rural tourism cashing on the Nepali people's unique culture of hospitality where visitors are treated as gods. The visiting tourists get the experience of...  more
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne The Home Stay concept reminds me of a culturally immersive Airbnb. Sounds like a wonderful way to share a rich local culture with interested visitors and also promote local economic development.
    • Rameshwar Karmacharya
      Rameshwar Karmacharya Mustang of Nepal is a popular tourist place of Nepal.To know mountainous Himalayan country Nepal, one must visit Mustang Nepal and stay in home stay where one may taste nepali food and learn nepales culture and nepalese style of hospitality.Mr Asutosh highlighted...  more
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    The Old Spokes Home in Burlington, Vermont was up for sale. A local non-profit had the innovation to change the non-prof...
      United States
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Lindsey  Godwin
      Lindsey Godwin The story of Old Spokes Home inspires us all to see what can be created when passionate individuals come together with the intention of creating ore good in the world. Helping get more people on bikes helps generate flourishing for not only the bikers, but...  more
    • Marina Williams
      Marina Williams Bicycling is becoming increasingly popular, as it simultaneously addresses many pressing topics that affect urban and suburban quality of life; namely traffic, active living and wellness, affordable transportation and zero emissions, among others. The story...  more
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    Mr. ShuYing Lee is a medical doctor who prefers to provide health food through planting than writing out prescriptions. ...
      Taiwan Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz Great example of a small business conveying and promoting the importance of sustainability.
    • Isabel Rimanoczy
      Isabel Rimanoczy The creativity of the owners to extend their impact is amazing: by educating farmers, children, providing tools, supporting farmers to sell locally, lowering the food waste risk with take-outs and fostering new behaviors like using clients' containers.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love the part of this innovation where the restaurant encourages people to bring in their own containers for take out. Such a brilliant idea!!
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    OLX Indonesia is a free e-commerce platform that facilitates C2C trading in second hand goods with a vision of doing goo...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya OLX had successfully changed the mindset of Indonesian. Before, rarely people take advantage of their second hand goods, or even consider of buying second hand goods, but now it becomes an awareness of environmental friendly act. Buy buying second hand goods,...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This innovation helps society in so many ways! Waste is reduced, and people are able to buy and sell the items they need without hassle.
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    Conceptos Plásticos is a company that helps to mitigate the environmental negative impact of the plastic transfor...
      Colombia
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Gustavo A Yepes López
      Gustavo A Yepes López This case has huge potential because of the innovation and positive social and environmental impact. It is also disruptive and has potential to be scalable.
    • Laura M. Johnson
      Laura M. Johnson As we learn more about climate change, it becomes increasingly important to find building and manufacturing solutions which are more conducive to healing our planet. This model has implications to provide shelter in a safer, more sustainable way to the people...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a really really cool innovation. This company provides housing solutions for people in need and also keeps plastics and other materials out of landfills. So much good!
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    Jaswig is a company that makes adjustable standing wooden desks. They provide desks that improve health and can even hel...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry Creative product that is has a large market in a sustainable way.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A great innovation to improve the health and well being of people of all ages.
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    Angel Beauty, a massage parlor in Hong Kong, hires and trains the visually impaired to become massage practitioners ther...
      Worldwide
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Shirley M C Yeung
      Shirley M C Yeung Nuturing the community to perceive visual impaired with respect and appreciation of talents in an artisan way
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's wonderful to see a company training people with disabilities in a skill that they can use in other places. Angel Beauty is really helping society to see how everyone can contribute.
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    Revolution Foods is promoting and serving healthy foods for children in public schools across the United States and givi...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz This is a great example of how public schools in inner cities can provide good tasting, nutritious, and yet affordable food to children. A good nutritious meal can facilitate learning and create good eating habits. Affordability is a perception that we all...  more
    • Katherine Gullett
      Katherine Gullett This company contributes to Good Health and Well-Being by providing children with healthy meals in and out of school. One of its strongest focuses is on affordability, allowing healthy meals to reach even more children.
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    Healing people (physically, mentally, and emotionally) through healthy eating that is delicious. Sustainable resource...
      China Exemplar
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry Demonstrating that healthy food sourced responsibly can be a sustainable business will encourage others to follow this model that is possible to replicate by many with meaningful impact on health and the environment.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a very inspiring story about how a man turned his life around and is aiming to help others become healthier and happier.
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    Coconut shells are an abundant waste product found throughout Indonesia. Through years of research and experimentation, ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya The tenacity of Gustinov in finding business with new ways to improve the world into a better place to live, is amazing. We hope that more youngsters could be inspired by his example.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Here is another inspiring story from Indonesia, this one showcasing the use of coconut shells to produce non-toxic insecticides. Thank you Winus for making the trip to get the story.
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    Great Lakes Brewing Company has long crafted the idea of environmentalism into their products. Their innovation of reduc...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry The innovation of reducing the amount of water they consume when creating their products is one that can be replicated, advanced, and shared not only in the brewing industry, but others as well.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A really important innovation for a company that uses a lot of water. The fact that they are sharing their ideas and best practices show how committed Great Lakes Brewing Co is to this mission.
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    Eradicate pollution. To innovate the fumigation service. Do not harm the planet.
      Mexico
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
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     Education for Incarcerated Individuals Utilizes Tablet Technology Reward Based System EDOVO Provi...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry Excellent example of meeting an important need in a technology enabled way with lasting impact.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter An innovative solution to education for individuals in the prison system. A really inspiring story and innovation!
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    Rustbelt Reclamation, originally Reclaimed Cleveland, was formed in 2010 offering both standard and commercial products ...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry Demonstrating that a business can be built profitably around repurposing recycled materials has the potential to encourage others to replicate with different products and other regions. Plus it's a great local story demonstrating the evolution of a entrepreneurial...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Turning reclaimed wood into high quality materials and creating beautiful products. A great business innovation.
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    Due to the lack of trained physicians, Boston Scientific supports a Continuing Medical Education Program. The company es...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya This is a strong example of how business initiatives is solving the problem and flourish with a win-win approach for the society.
    • Eliza Somsel
      Eliza Somsel BSI has developed a great program that allows them to expand their business in the region AND provided significant benefit to the community that is clearly needed. Great story!
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    The Paradigm Project works to “positively impact poverty” by connecting low-income families in developing ar...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry Great story that is addressing a fundamental need is a high impact and profitable way.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Finding a way to help people in developing countries using an innovating business model and product; this innovation benefits so many people and is providing a profitable business opportunity for the company.
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    Why waste water when it pours from above? Why not conserve it and reuse it to create a green and sustainable source...
      Nepal Exemplar
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Narayan  Manandhar
      Narayan Manandhar Technologies to harvest rainwater fulfill demand for water in a parched Kathmandu Valley. The company is expected to mitigate the problems of water shortages and help conserve the environment.
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne A wonderful story of a sustainable enterprise capturing rain and sunlight to promote widespread stakeholder flourishing that includes customers, employees, students, and local water resources.
    • Rameshwar Karmacharya
      Rameshwar Karmacharya Water water every where but not to drink.Drinking water shortage is one of main problem of Kathmandu valley and problem of all over Nepal.This project if implemented in a larger scale may play significant role to solve water shortage problem.Thanks Ashraf...  more
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      This innovation helps with using less paper made product. This innovation could replace the traditional...
      Hong Kong SAR China
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Shirley M C Yeung
      Shirley M C Yeung Quotation of Ms Amy Chiu, CEO, CITA is
      "We need to challenge the market. The product has to be relevant to the target market group of customers and easy carry, easy use, and the price is correct and right."
      Proactive CEO with innovations in designing products...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A very interesting innovation that takes something that already exists and change it and market it so that it is more useful and more environmentally friendly.
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    Fruandes is present in Asian, European, and North American markets; produces near 900 tons/year of dried organic fruit a...
      Colombia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Maria Isabel  Irurita
      Maria Isabel Irurita In a world where supposedly fairtrade has taken off, we need to do whatever is at our reach to secure fairness and justice for growers and peasants. Fruandes, as this case has demonstrated, has a pioneering approach to social justice in the mountains of Colombia...  more
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team I am grateful to learn about Fruandes and am eager to learn if I can purchase their products where I live in the United States. What an inspiring story! I love learning about Empresas B, which is the Latin American B Corps movement. Thank you Professor Maria...  more
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Javier and his partners are living the change as leaders of a new way of doing business - doing well and doing good. Another inspiring story of a Sistema B certified business. My hope is that many others will be inspired to create their own stories.