Innovations

500 Innovations
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    Pearson has decided to use their platform to address the issue of education inequality. By following the United Nation's...
      Worldwide
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel I enjoyed finding out how a company as large as Pearson is addressing important issues such as education inequality.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen It's neat that Pearson is working to improve the accessibility and affordability of education!
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    Danielle Trofe currently serves as Principal and Designer of Danielle Trofe Design, a Brooklyn-based...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This is a fantastic story, naturally sustainable, compostable and biodegradable furniture and lighting designs should be more common.
    • Michael Hoffman
      Michael Hoffman Designs that are not inevitably destined for a land fill makes a strong statement about finding our way forward as a society. Spreading the word, while making a decent living is a great combination.
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    The organic products are made by quality raw materials with the belief that creating beautiful and healthy products lead...
      Vietnam
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Guenola Nonet
      Guenola Nonet Hong Lam Herbs is an excellent illustration of a succesful tripple bottom line combining environmental and societal sustainability by favoring local and organic agriculture, serving local communities and generating long term financial profit. I wish that...  more
    • Karen McKenzie
      Karen McKenzie This story emphasizes the importance of have control over, or watchful eye on, quality across the supply chain to assure positive impact on community, consumer, and company.
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    Green Circle Salons is making clear of their standards towards the transition of going green within the salon industry. ...
      Canada
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Great story of a company pushing the salon industry as whole to be environmentally conscious and go green.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder The beauty industry reaches lots of people and is in constant flux, so this company has the potential to influence behavior and expectations far beyond its current salons and clients.
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    Kendal Agro Atsiri is the first essential oil distiller that produces clove oil from scattered, unused clove leaves and ...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya A great example how a young man can change the life of the village community and at the same time make a good profit for exporting to the overseas countries.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Great story! Kendal Agro Atsiri integrates sustainability throughout its operations by producing clove oil from discarded leaves, using natural resources more efficiently, and working to improve villagers' quality of life.
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati It's a perfect combination between waste management, community empowerment and business development in a single bundled. Awesome.
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    Nifty Aides creates products that are sold to assist the hearing and vision impaired. Nifty Aides understands how import...
      United States
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel I love hearing about companies that are founded on creating a solution to a problem that is visible within the local community. Great story!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Reducing inequalities is a great basis for a company. I loved hearing about how this company created a solution to a problem and strives to make people more equal.
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    A local business that provides free entertainment services and donations to children who are suffering from cancer, epil...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Having her customer base nearly doubled by holding charitable events truly shows the power of doing good while conducting for-profit business.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd I was impressed that she not only provides entertainment services - her core business - free to children suffering from illnesses, but also raises funds to help find cures.
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    BUZZ COCOA focuses on providing an alternative caffeine source for those who do not like coffee, tea, or other ener...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This company's innovative product of caffeinated hot cocoa is a healthier alternative to coffee, tea, or other energy drink products. They also source their product and labor within the same country.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Stories like this are very inspiring for future business leaders. Seeing a need, formulating an idea, and seeing that idea into a business, all while considering people's health is very encouraging.
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    Yuki Yu is the CEO of Uniway Freight Service Inc. in Brooklyn, New York. As a business woman who wor...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Yuki Yu is the CEO of a company in the field of freight services and is truly an inspirational figure to women everywhere. She proves that women can do any job, no matter what sector it is in.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus This is a wonderful example of women empowering women and showing others that women can do anything. So inspiring!
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    In spite of its noticeable improvement in recent years, Vietnam’s education system is one of the most controversia...
      Vietnam
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Guenola Nonet
      Guenola Nonet Learning about innovative systems supporting a new type of education in vietnam is most interesting! It is encouraging to see how these academic professionals are collaborating to help Vietnamese students develop necessary skills such as critical thinking,...  more
    • Michael Hoffman
      Michael Hoffman Learning by doing is a much more powerful model than is passive learning. Helping younger students to be better prepared to take their role in business and society is a very worthy objective. The large network of professionals who are willing to share their...  more
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    L'oreal is committed to zero deforestation by 2020 for all sources of their products. The company uses traceable...
      Malaysia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Great story of a industry leader using traceable sources of palm oil from responsible and sustainable sources in their products.
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne A wonderful example of how large producers may promote positive environmental and social impact while also improving their supply chain. Sounds like a win-win for L'oreal, palm oil farmers, and the environment!
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    Ménara Holding is a Moroccan company active in many important sectors in Morocco: transport, building and civil e...
      Morocco
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville Creativity and associative thinking might be the biggest competencies this innovator bring to the market. It's impressive to see such tenacity with materials efficiency.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter As this company grows they are still spreading and maintaining their goals of sustainability and zero waste. A true example of sustainability embedded in a company!
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    Solarama Energy & Services was founded in 2013 by Hassan Bahrani and is located in Marrakech. The company is t...
      Morocco
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville Beyond harnessing natural energy, this innovation takes direct action at reducing formal and informal deforestation due to fire-wood needs, an issue that continues to plague many parts of the world. It's exciting to see technological innovation so seamlessly...  more
    • Eliza Somsel
      Eliza Somsel This is a great story of an innovation that can help communities in numerous ways. I found the time saving benefit to be particularly interesting because it allows women to spend time in school rather than collecting firewood. Very cool!
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    Passion Dior, is a company that provides premium quality essential oils, fragrance, and incense. Their Blunteffects bran...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel The product's main benefit is that it does not contain non-"green" components.
    • Pernille Hippe Brun
      Pernille Hippe Brun This story shows how a real-life problem can be turned into a business-opportunity. And a business-opportunity which shows the way for others in terms of how you can make a responsible product.
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    Fashion is a growing industry that not many individuals focus on or embrace. Nejla Renee's desire to empower men and wom...
      United States
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This story of a company promoting gender equality through empowering men and women to embrace their fashion voices was great!
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber This company helps women and men alike boost their confidence and self esteem in their professional and personal lives all by learning how to look good.
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    Chocolates have the ability to change and impact the world. They are not mere guilty pleasure snacks; chocolates are abl...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This company is committed to using certified fair trade cocoa from West Africa to make delicious vegan chocolates while promoting a more economically conscious lifestyle.
    • Karen McKenzie
      Karen McKenzie The idea of supporting producer communities and increasing consumer awareness of the supply chain is an important one---and, who doesn't love a delicious vegan chocolate!?
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    Endless Textbooks, founded by Karley Chynces, is a mobile application where students at a given university or ...
      United States
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Alleviating the debt students accumulate and sending textbooks to developing countries is a fantastic cause.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley I love that this business not only works to reduce educational debt for its customers but also partners with a charity organization to send textbooks to those who do not have access to them. What a wonderful way to make an impact!
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    The main line actions of BEA are: ●     Innovation and technological development. ●  &nb...
      Worldwide
    Goal 13. Climate Action
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The history of this company describes an excellent and innovative case of the construction industry in Mexico. Pioneer in the sustainable construction industry. With this impact and the improvement of negative externalities to the environment. Improvements...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It is so important to take care of our world and global resources. It is inspiring to see businesses taking the lead in this and ensuring that construction is sustainable and reducing consumption of non-renewable resources.
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    Matthew Chiappa has been an employee at Salesforce for a little over nine months. He was offered a position af...
      United States
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Supporting community volunteering is a focus.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber It's encouraging to see a company make a commitment to paid volunteering to help the community.
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    Lebaohan Workshop has been changing the mindset of employees, making their work and life much better. An open-mind makes...
      Vietnam
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Guenola Nonet
      Guenola Nonet The willingness of Nguyen Trung, founder of Lebaohan, to improve his employees' wellbeing and also the life of poor people in general is touching. He did not forget the difficulties he went through as a child and now that he is a succesful CEO, he makes a...  more
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne A great example of how supporting strong worker relationships and improved communication may result in a win-win for business and employees compared to strictly technical training.