Innovations

694 Innovations
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    Hongtong Driving School decided to use hybrid cars instead of conventional cars for teaching purpose, which is diff...
      Worldwide
    Goal 13. Climate Action
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi Interesting example of an innovation that tackles air quality in China while providing a competitive edge to the business.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley While some driving school owners may have been put off by the higher initial cost of the hybrid car, this business owner elected to put long term goals over short term profits and this has created higher overall profits for his business.
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    Infinitus (China) Company Ltd is a member of LKK Health Products Group (LKKHPG), providing health care products aiming t...
      China
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi This innovation clearly addresses two significant challenges faced by inhabitants of large cities in particular in China - access to clean air and water.
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane Clean air and clean water are key to flourishing. Would like to see more details on what the actualy innovations are.. how do the products clean the air and water?
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    eWater Systems is changing the way organisations sanitise and clean. Their chemical free solution through the interestin...
      Worldwide
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi This innovation definitely invites further consideration. Can we imagine chemical free cleaning and sanitation? well, we might just have figured out how ...
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus An already registered B corp, eWater Systems is providing for cleaning and sanitizing products using an electrolysis process for positive social and environmental benefits in Australia.
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    Bath & Body Soap Ltd. is a cosmetics retailer focused on selling handmade soaps for bath in Australia. It is an environm...
      Worldwide
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi As consumers are increasing their awareness about sustainability issues, we see increasing demand for products such as these. Hopefully organic products such as these will become the norm.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber In Australia, you can feel good about how you clean and beautify yourself because the products this company makes don't harm the environment.
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    Alex and Ani is a jewelry company that has a unique business model. They strive to have a meaningful purpose&nbs...
      Worldwide
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi If this innovation contributes to creating awareness among consumers about sustainability issues with jewelry, then that would be a great outcome.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber It's nice to think that jewelry does more than adorn the body and helps adorn the planet.
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    BÖRSE is a 100% Mexican company, specialized in the design and manufacture of advertising bags. It has been establi...
      Worldwide
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This innovation story, focused on providing better customer service, offering you recycled products for use by different stakeholders. Initiative that accomplishes its purpose and educates the client without proposers, to be responsible with the environment,...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love the focus on consumer preferences! Consumers are increasingly looking for more sustainable brands and in order to keep up companies are going to have to make changes. BORSE recognizes this and is ahead of the curve.
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    Focus on recycling waste materials such as used engine oils, vehicles' lubricants, and hydraulic oil to refined base oil...
      Malaysia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi Good to see examples of good sustainability practices being applied to waste in an oil refinery.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder There are always solutions to problems if people have the interest in looking for them.
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    BecauseWeCare manufactures and distributes compostable, biodegradable, plastic substitutes.
      Worldwide
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi This innovation has the potential to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags which, as we all know, has a devastating impact on our environment here in Australia and worldwide.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel The more plastics that are removed from consumption and disposal, the healthier the environment and the oceans, as well as people. Because We Care is making a dent by substituting plastic shopping bags for cornstarch-based compostable ones, reducing environmental...  more
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    Coffee is the world’s second largest commodity behind oil, yet lacks the knowledge behind the process in which the...
      Australia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi An inspiring business innovation aimed at creating more sustainable supply chains for coffee.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder The enthusiasm of the company for its mission and the writer for her subject really come through!
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    Pollinate Energy is a social business that sells essential products to people living in India's urban slums via a dist...
      India Exemplar
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi Great example of a social enterprise making a strong contribution to people's lives and addressing the UN SDGs.
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane Great story of an innovative / adaptive business model that shows how business can meet the needs of local communities, showing that business can be an agent of world benefit.
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    Ciudad de Colores is an initiative part of Come Tabasco A.C. located in Villahermosa, Tabasco. Founded in July 2015, it ...
      Mexico
    Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre Private initiative, Tabasco is in a state where the inclemencies of the climate and the difficulties of the place in order of insecurity, economic development and correpción has been prey of there, for a long time. This artistic activity of painting with...  more
    • Jim Trengrove
      Jim Trengrove This project demonstrates how urban art placed in unexpected parts of the city can make people stop and appreciate the positive aspects of the city, namely its people and their creativity.
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    Energy Focus Incorporated’s innovations are energy efficient LED lighting technology. Recently, Energy Focus won t...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane A good story of a local NE Ohio LED company trying to move the needle in energy efficiency through LED lighting.
    • Jim Trengrove
      Jim Trengrove By targeting the commercial use of lighting, Energy Focus Inc. is promoting energy efficiency on a grand scale.
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    Affordable, Sustainable, and Clean Energy for rural communities Off-grid solar energy service  Prepaid Solar Sy...
      Guatemala
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative is very interesting as an idea and the impact it has on the population is very large. I think it has very good chances of being published and scalable in Central America.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder An intriguing approach to a problem that has been for many years intractable.
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    Crediclub has a strong impact on sustainable development goals such as no poverty through access to sources of financing...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The initiative is very innovative, as a basic idea the business model, has as a starting point, saving and borrowing for productive purposes. This is important, because today in most of the countries of the region, interest paid for saving is very low 1.5%...  more
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus CrediClub using Fintech technology, whose application significantly affects in a positive way how markets function in the neediest parts of Mexico.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne What a wonderful project. Thank you Consuelo and students Denhi, Jesús, Napoleon and Paulette for bringing this story to us.
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    Amor a Mar is a new app that allows consumers to buy the best sea products directly from local producers and fishermen...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 14. Life Below Water
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The initiative is an example of responsible consumption by the owners of the fish and seafood restaurant that enriches its value chain from consumers, fishermen, distributors and restaurant. The business model, makes the consumer the motor of the activity,...  more
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber With this model, fishermen answer to the consumer and only fish what's asked of them which helps reduce overfishing.
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    As part of the need to incorporate into the productive life cycle the main packaging used by the refreshment industry in...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The initiative of Arca company closely linked with the bottler Coca Cola, on the one hand, fulfills a core idea of its business, to recycle and attenuate the impact of plastic bottles on the environment. On the other hand, it actively works so that bottle...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd A great example of the impact high-volume recycling can have on the environment while providing economic stability to thousands of employees and pickers.
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    Providing knowledge and financing supports for micro entrepreneurs by Allianz as a reputable insurance company. Incre...
      Worldwide
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Allianz is changing the life of the micro-entrepreneurs by supporting, monitoring and financing them. In turn these micro-entrepreneurs become established business and turn into their loyal clients. Allianz is expanding their market coverage while improving...  more
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus In Indonesia, micro-enterprises play an important role in the country's economic development with the support of Allianz' Trust Network Finance program.
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    Clinicas del Azucar offers specialized, affordable diabetes care, one-stop shop treatment centers for underprivileged Me...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This narrative, started as an Ashoka venture, has a sustained support during the year of existence. Financed with great economic success, inclusive and of great impact. It is clearly an exemplary innovative initiative.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel This is a strong story about an innovation in diabetes treatment makes it affordable for a much wider population, a clear social benefit.
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    Bancolombia, Colombia's largest bank, with 11 million clients at the regional level, was given the mandate of finding a ...
      Colombia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre Finance for low-income groups is a field where business models have innovated a lot in the last 15 years. This successful initiative meets all microcredit requirements for vulnerable groups in Colombia.
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato Bancolombia is making financial services more widely available in Columbia through customer outreach and technology.
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    “Patrimonio Hoy” is a program created by CEMEX, a global construction materials manufacturer, that prov...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The initiative narrated is very good, has much potential to be considered as publishable. However, he lacks the video or audio interview, with the CEO or Executive in charge, it is important to complete this,
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber CEMEX has developed a profitable program which gives low-income people the tools to finance and build homes and help the local economy in the process.