Innovations

431 Innovations
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    Esquisan, due to its experience in waste management, decided to take advantage of the resources coming from their recycl...
      Colombia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gustavo A Yepes López
      Gustavo A Yepes López The production of products based on plastic waste represents an important alternative for new enterprises with a high potential to constitute profitable businesses based on the solution of a social problem.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne A company amplifying their waste management focus to include the goal of converting industrial residual materials into new products, adding value while reducing the throw away mentality.
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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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    The Finca Rosa Blanca Resort is a coffee farm and luxury eco-friendly inn located in Costa Rica. “Since the beginn...
      Worldwide
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz In an industry known for negative environmental and community impacts, Finca Rosa Blanca is a great example of how high end accommodations and leisure experiences can be provided in a sustainable manner while running a profitable business.
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team I especially like this story for how it shows that business sustainability should and can extend beyond the business' walls, into and for the local community. Thank you for sharing this uplifting story of how luxury and sustainability are not only compatible...  more
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    2ReWear operates multiple facilities around the United States that recycle unwanted clothing and fabrics for further use...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • April Patrick
      April Patrick This is a great overview of a company that's making such a difference in dealing with the waste we produce while also finding ways to help those in need. What a creative solution to a major problem facing our world.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon 2ReWear is a wonderful example of a company that uses an innovative approach to help solve a significant problem in our world today. By extending product life cycles and helping to provide low-cost clothes to those in need, 2ReWear is helping to make a great...  more
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    Reduce waste; produce high value handicraft products from reused newspaper. The business is focused on community...
      Indonesia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya This business model should be scalable to other provinces in Indonesia. Waste paper / newspaper are readily available and this handicraft are up-cycling the value of waste materials by more than thousands folds. The products are interestingly high quality...  more
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team I appreciate the opportunity to learn about this innovative business that provides good jobs to women while producing high-quality, attractive products and also helping the community reduce landfill waste. I am so happy that the newspaper KOMPAS recognizes...  more
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    1. As a social enterprise, the business model of Gandang Kalikasan, Inc. is pro-poor, pro-environment and pro-Philippine...
      Philippines Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya A great initiatives of providing high quality green products, solving social problems and ensuring sustainability of the business
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon This is a great example of how an innovation can deliver great products while elevating the society of the producers and helping to solve social problems
    • Neil Prudence Ruiz
      Neil Prudence Ruiz Thank you Bu Amelia, Alec and the AIM Team for this great opportunity!
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    El Local de Cafe's priority is to increase the well being for small family organic coffee farmers, offering a better pri...
      Mexico
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Armando Sánchez
      Armando Sánchez The new generation of entrepreneurs tries to make money by giving value and feeling proud of the way they make bussiness. It´s always about giving value more than take it away.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Thank you Máximo, José Juan, Adrian, Carlos and Raquel for bringing us this story which really comes to life in the "interview video" you filmed that captures the inspiration behind this beautiful project.
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    Promote the blood donation culture in Mexico Facilitate the blood donation process Help hospitals meet their blood d...
      Mexico
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This initiative occupies an empty space in public and private health. The blood banks in Mexico are only possible in the public management and when a person needs blood has no place to turn even if it is life or death.
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team This business is a wonderful example of how technology can enable human flourishing. This platform connects people to help each other, and to be helped, by strengthening connections to and from hospitals where the care is delivered. Bravo!
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    REV® provides a unique sustainability education and training model called "Sustainability Circles®" that br...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 13. Climate Action
    • Susan Hopp
      Susan Hopp REV's work with businesses and communities is proving that sustainability is a key strategy for all organizations. Not only is it a driver for success whether for financial reasons, competitive differentiation, risk analysis, or stakeholder mandate, but...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a highly impactful and innovative way to bring about global change. Learning from each other helps people and companies to positively grow and REV's mission to ignite this change is inspiring.
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    Among the many socially minded approaches that TwinCraft incorporates in their work, two inspiring practices includ...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Lindsey  Godwin
      Lindsey Godwin Twincraft is showing how a company can help change the lives of their employees by providing opportunities to those who might otherwise find obstacles to their employment. Their commitment to helping ensure their employee's flourishing is inspiring.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen It's encouraging to see how Twincraft is giving back to the community by offering ESL classes and employment opportunities. This sounds like a really neat company!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a really inspiring story. I love to see how Twincraft's employment strategies are positively impacting the community.
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    The main concepts of Batik Village Palbatu are preserving the heritage and empowering the community by creating a batik ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Great idea, not only preserving the Batik heritage, the business model also helps the community and invent a new natural way of colouring using natural resources.
    • Isabel Rimanoczy
      Isabel Rimanoczy Great story. It can inspire other communities around the world to launch initiatives that preserve and highlight their heritage and cultural traditions, at the same time creating an income stream for individuals who learn the craft, and for the community...  more
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    Lapa Rios Eco Lodge in Costa Rica has been providing a sustainable experience for its guests for over two decades. ...
      Costa Rica Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz Travel and tourism is not necessarily viewed as an industry that has a positive impact on local communities and the environment. Members of this industry that take into consideration the positive development of the community they operate in and conserve the...  more
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne An excellent example of Eco Tourism in Costa Rica built and run with passion for the environment and the community.
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    Insulet Corporation is an innovative medical device company dedicated to making the lives of people with diabetes e...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell This innovation will positively impact the lives of diabetics and make a positive impact on the health care system.
    • Isabel Rimanoczy
      Isabel Rimanoczy Technology at the service of better quality of life for patients with diabetes, a large population of the world.
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    "We want to build a new meaning of the word "marketing." In our term, marketing is not for profit generation or competit...
      South Korea
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • David Cooperrider
      David Cooperrider Salim is an intriguing example of how win-win co-op models can be applied for positive impact, purpose, and profit in an industry that traditionally operates by win-lose competition.
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team I love this story because it shows how one person's mindset of creative abundance can transform a business, and create a greater circle of benefit for collaborators and customers.
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    Utilizing the waste produced as a result of the life cycle of some products manufactured by soft drink companies and tra...
      Colombia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gustavo A Yepes López
      Gustavo A Yepes López I think innovation helps to give it an effective use with social impact to tetrapack waste, and although the idea is not so novel if the technique and use.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley Proplanet is promoting responsible consumption by using what would have been wasted materials to make saleable goods. The social impact they are making with the donations of much needed desks to schools is commendable.
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    Baravom ("look"/"see" in Korean) photo studio is setting a new standard in Korea how profit and non-profit aspects can j...
      South Korea
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • David Cooperrider
      David Cooperrider A heart-warming and uplifting example of how business can do good and do well. I especially appreciate the examples of the business leader reaching out to aligned partners to amplify the business, social and cultural benefits.
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team I really enjoyed this story for how a traditional business like a photo studio can be used to respectfully serve underprivileged citizens and help them be "seen" in the community. What a beautiful example of how a business can help achieve the UN Sustainable...  more
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    The textile industry is the second most polluting activity on the planet behind the oil industry, according to Clement M...
      India
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Delphine GIBASSIER
      Delphine GIBASSIER This is one of my favourite innovation from TBS students stories. It is the story of 2 former students who started their own business. it has the three pillars (economic, social and environmental). It has been looking at every possible way to do good (energy,...  more
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber This is a company that has put much thought into how it operates. Its manufacturing process decreases water consumption and its customers donate part of their purchase price to environmental and social causes. Everyone wins!
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    If the whole population of the world is 100, then about 4 people are visually impaired, and 0.7 people are totally blind...
      Worldwide
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • David Cooperrider
      David Cooperrider An intriguing example of how technology innovations can dramatically improve human well-being and independence.
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team I loved learning about this technology and hope it will be embraced by people with visual impairments. There's something so creative about marrying Braille--invented almost exactly 200 years ago in 1819--with smartwatch technology!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a really amazing innovation and I would love to learn more about how this works. There is so much potential for good here.
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    Instead of focusing on ’what is it Sweden has to offer Gambia?’, switch to ’what is it Gambia has...
      Sweden
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Smiling Groups empowers local farmers and communities through fair trade sourcing of fully produced products at the point of origin, not just the export of raw, harvested commodities.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley This company is enabling Gambian workers to be paid fairly for the value they produce. By keeping the processing of the nuts in Gambia, Smiling Group is also creating new job opportunities.
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    Lentesplus is a Colombian enterprise that is dedicated to the commercialization of contact lenses through a strateg...
      Colombia
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Gustavo A Yepes López
      Gustavo A Yepes López Is an innovative idea with a good impact and an interesting social reach
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen By selling contact lenses online, Lentesplus can offer lower prices, faster delivery, and better service. It's inspiring to see how the company is using its success to help children in need.