Innovations

893 Innovations
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    Eco Learning Camp or “Eco Camp” is the informal education place about environment where visitors can enjoy t...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya This is a great example of how you can run a flourishing business by helping the communities (farmers), educating the students, improving welfare (suppliers and vendors of the business) and encouraging a new life style of green and healthy vegetarian way.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This place sounds so beautiful!
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    Green Toys Inc. is an Eco-friendly, U.S. based, toy manufacturing company. Their use of recycled materials, strict quali...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A wonderful example of a business embedding sustainability at its very core.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a great story and I can't wait to shop for green toys for my kids!
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    Chongqing Kibao Robot Incorporated Company is a company that was founded in 2001. It focuses on the development of ...
      Worldwide
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Fascinating look at the power of new technology for sustainable labor solutions.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love the story of the founder of this company and how he was motivated to do something that helped people's lives yet still made money. Very inspiring!
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    We can recycle plastics, make a profit doing so, and do good for the world by creating a sustainable future. Mike B...
      China Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel MBA Polymers' focus and dedication to recycling plastics and making a profit while doing so is an exemplary example of doing well while doing good.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This innovation has both a social and environmental impact. This is definitely a company worth paying attention to.
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    PT Rekadaya Multi Adiprima (RMA) developed the idea to use waste clothes in creating useful soundproof products for the ...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya It is fascinating to imagine that even for luxurious car waste can be used for its soundproof elements. Now the company is also using coconut fiber for their products. We can imagine Indonesia with more than 17000 islands has so many coconut trees, thus...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a great way to deal with clothing waste and create an innovative product!
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    Pub Dog has been serving a wide-variety of premium house-brewed beers and hand-crafted personal sized thin-crust pizza a...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Great story of a local restaurant making a difference!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love the personal aspect of this story! Thank you to Kishan for sharing your own perspective and writing about a company that is meaningful to you.
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    Bendix Commercial Vehicle System has created a training program for inhabitants in Acuna, Mexico. The program is gr...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry This story gives larger industrial type companies an example of how they might contribute to more full spectrum flourishing while also creating a competitive advantage with labor development and training programs like this.
    • Karen McKenzie
      Karen McKenzie Indeed, we see investment in social capital paying significant dividends for the company, while strengthening well being of individuals and community. This works to help achieve several global goals.
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    Community Coffee, a Louisiana company, helps schools throughout the state with much needed funding provided by its Cash ...
      United States
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Christopher Castille
      Christopher Castille Beyond the delicious coffee that Community Coffee provides to its customers, David and his colleagues identified a bright spot in the company: a philanthropic program that delivers funds to schools in need.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder Community Coffee has the size to help schools faster and more effectively than schools can help themselves with bake sales and car washes.
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    Starting in 2014, Sodexo services at Nicholls State University sponsored the Cast your Chip for Community Dona...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Christopher Castille
      Christopher Castille D'Ambranique and her co-authors highlight a positively deviant activity within the large company, Sodexo. The Cash Your Chips for Community Donation Project is one that holds the promise of meeting the varying needs of different communities where Sodexo operates.
    • Karen McKenzie
      Karen McKenzie This program not only helps increase awareness of broader community needs, but gives Nicholls State staff and students the opportunity to help. That's a wonderful thing.
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    Elizabeth Cotter heads a bakery that brings healthy and organic goods to people of a small town. The 12th Street Bakery ...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Christopher Castille
      Christopher Castille Laurie Rodrigue and her co-authors shed light on 12th Street Bakery, which uses locally and sustainably sourced ingredients to promote a message of healthy and environmentally-friendly living.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I can't wait to see where this business takes Elizabeth!
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    Empress Green Inc, founded by husband and wife Asher Landis and Zaro Bates, is an urban farm consulting company currentl...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Deepa Aravind
      Deepa Aravind This innovation is a prime example of a potentially scalable innovation that could have a significant positive impact on the community, the environment, and the business!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This really has the potential to be scalable and change the way so many people get their food.
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    Jamu, is the Indonesian word for herb. Jamu is known as the traditional herbal medicine in Indonesia. Decades ago, ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya This is one of a few excellent effort to promote local wisdom through providing traditional herbal life style cafe. Not only do they sell traditional herbs in a fancy mocktail but they also teach the customers on how to prepare their own herbal drink and...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A great innovation to bring back traditions and help people become more healthy.
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    Pak Widodo Ariawan (COP Manager) mentioned that PT Holcim Beton, a subsidiary of PT Holcim Indonesia, is on track t...
      Indonesia
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya PT Holcim is showing its total commitment by designing an eco-friendly product. I believe PT Holcim needs to do a campaign so that more companies will also follow his foot step.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Responsible management of water is so important for the world. Water is not only needed for consumption, but must also be returned to the ground. What an innovative product!
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    Most batik crafters and artisans in Indonesia made their batik designs based on the motifs and patterns inherited from g...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya The idea of using software in designing Batik is a brilliant idea. Now the local artisan can improve the quality of their Batik design.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love seeing technology solve problems!
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    Royal Flour (https://www.instagram.com/royalflour/) is a F&B company who focus on providing healthy food. Based on the W...
      Indonesia
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Royal Flour is starting a good campaign for the Indonesian people who are mostly not aware of the health problems caused by the chemical and/or GMO's food products.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a powerful quote by the co-founder of this company!
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    Dwiyono transforms the eggshell waste to become painting and handicrafts then sell it for local and export market. ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Reducing the waste at the same time creating high quality art pieces. This is such a breakthrough and brilliant ideas. Hoping that he can broadened his products to other up-cycled products.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A very innovative way to avoid throwing away eggshells. The creator of this business also trains others which makes a big impact.
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    Momentum is a CrossFit gym that offers health and fitness facilities to the local community of Thibodaux, a small town i...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Christopher Castille
      Christopher Castille Bernard Wazeman and his co-authors make the case for Momentum, a gym focused on building a small community and promoting health and wellbeing in the process.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's nice to read a story about a gym that cares about its members and isn't just trying to get their money.
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    PT. Wasteforchange Alam Indonesia is keen to change peoples paradigm of waste management. They believe that today, we ne...
      Worldwide
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Waste for Change is a magnificent idea. Now we can rely on a business model to recycle and at the same time empowering the scavengers.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Not only is this company providing responsible waste management options, they are helping to give scavengers jobs.
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    Unemployment rate in Indonesia is high, and quality of labor is low, and there are so many uneducated citizen Mr Juli...
      Worldwide
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya This is such a breakthrough. Eight profitable line of businesses are created while developing orphanage in a holistic educational institution with the emphasis of not just knowing but also doing and being.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What an interesting, innovative way to approach education!
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    La Estufita - Glatt Stove is a Mexican B Corp committed to the environment and health of Mexicans. La Estufita (little s...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Crishelen Kurezyn Díaz
      Crishelen Kurezyn Díaz The Estufita-Glatt Stove is revolutionizing the way of cooking. Through its innovation it reduces the risk of lung diseases and the damage to the environment that is caused by cooking with other methods, as well as being an economical, accessible and ecological...  more
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne A wonderful story of innovation and care with the potential to change a long-standing custom of cooking on stoves using wood as fuel, often in enclosed areas affecting the health and well-being of entire families. Thank you Jesús, Efraín and Moisés for...  more