Innovations

431 Innovations
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    Walden Local Meat Co. sets out to produce grass-fed meat at affordable (but equitable) prices. While more expensive than...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell What an exemplar of positive and healthy food production.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Walden's dedication to providing healthy, local, and sustainable meats--including grazing cattle on underutilized grasslands--is a great example for others in the meat industry.
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    Adventure Alternative is an independent travel company that promotes sustainable tourism by empowering local communities...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz Tourism is considered one of the largest industries and employer in the world, most multinational tourism organizations concentrate on profitability without taking into consideration local small businesses and communities. It is great to see a tourism industry...  more
    • Andrea  Fleischer
      Andrea Fleischer Inspiring sustainable tourism model that's profitable, a unique experience for world travelers, and helps local communities flourish too!
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    Destinazione Umana is the first portal and online tour operator in the world that completely overturns the concept of tr...
      Italy
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz Great innovative way to change how we think about selecting destinations for traveling. For those individuals who want more than a picture of her/himself in front of a landmark, this organization provides endless possibilities to experience people and cultures.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber This is a new form of experiential travel that benefits travelers and hosts alike by enabling them to understand each other's cultures and environments and simultaneously promote business.
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    Assisting groups/organizations to farm in creative ways by utilizing unused space by means of rooftop and raised beds wi...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell This is an exciting and scalable idea that can transform our city-scapes and impact the health of our communities!
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley This is a creative way to utilize and beautify urban spaces. while also benefitting consumers.
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    The operating mission of Lu, Chen-Xu, the owner of Old Five Bed and Breakfast, is to share his childhood experiences wit...
      Taiwan
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz An example of how rural areas in developing countries can flourish and attract travelers by differentiating themselves from multinational hotel brands. Doing this by also promoting local culture and farm products is an innovative way to run a business and...  more
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber This is a fine mix of business and pleasure. The customers enjoy a tranquil, eco experience, while the community benefits through the use of organic foods grown locally.
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    "Vasaloppet - a motor for Public Health in Sweden and around the world" Vasaloppet is the world’s biggest organiz...
      Sweden
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Ski related racing events, promoted in partnership with private organizations and clubs, contributes to individual health and community well-being
    • Andrew Himes
      Andrew Himes An inspirational story of how community health is advanced through mass participation in sports.
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    Tunanstore is a cloth diapers producer in Indonesia. They started the business back in 2010 and have maintained their fo...
      Worldwide
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya This effort is important to make sure that mothers are not depended upon disposable diaper which is not environmental friendly.
    • Andrew Himes
      Andrew Himes Cloth diapers are better for babies and better for the environment. By contrast, disposables cannot be recycled.
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    A cooperative network among multiple stages of the value chain empowers a variety of workers to have sustainable employm...
      Morocco Exemplar
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville I am impressed by this entrepreneur's commitment to whole system flourishing. He intentionally sources raw materials that are hand harvested and ground, responsibly produces and packages, and established a grass-roots distribution network. Overall, it seems...  more
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane This is a great example of working with local people to make and distribute a product in high demand using local and natural ingredients. People benefit as this isn't just green for the rich, but an inclusive model.
    • Roberta Baskin
      Roberta Baskin Argan oil is such a healthy skin care product. It's encouraging to learn there's a special source of argan oil that is produced at an affordable price to make it more widely available. It's an inspiring model to create a path where full-time employees become...  more
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    Business model for corporate and social responsibility Sustainable  Expandable and adaptable Idea that can be ...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Following its" Do Good, Do Well" mantra, a sand mining company develops its won internal metrics to assess the impact of thirteen, on-going sustainable Development teams fueled by highly engaged employees.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd A great example of a company that has built sustainability into its DNA and has been "doing good, doing well" for more than a decade.
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    Sustainability is embedded in L’aubier by committing to biodynamic farming and associative economy. Human beings a...
      Switzerland Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz This is an amazing example of sustainable development in all aspects, i.e. economic, social, and environmental. Their connection with local communities is exemplary. How they have developed a place for the elderly and those in need of care is another great...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd This extraordinary hotel in Switzerland was an early innovator in sustainable development. I am amazed at the breadth of their sustainability model and their dedication to individuals and communities.
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    Innovation that change the unused material into useful material. The initiative creates benefit to company,...
      Indonesia
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya A creative innovation of turning waste into useful products. The business model solve simultaneously several problems: Waste management, Source of income for communities and providing paving stones for infrastructure facilities.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder The need is great, and so is the investment.
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    Soria Moria Boutique Hotel has been operating in Siem Reap, Cambodia since 2007 with the purpose of helping local p...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz One of my favorite stories because of the owners' commitment to create a better life for the local people in Siem Reap and providing them with great opportunities for personal development while being a profitable enterprise.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder This story is an inspiration on every level!
    • Roberta Baskin
      Roberta Baskin I love knowing about this amazing destination. I've been to Siem Reap. Now I need to go back to stay at the Soria Moria Boutique Hotel.
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    Wadden Sea National Park’s partner Educates the younger generation An ideal base for cyclists Collaborates wi...
      Denmark
    Goal 17. Partnerships for the Goals
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz A unique hotel business that concentrates on introducing sustainable practices to teenagers thus creating awareness to future generations.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne An example for hostels, hotels, bed and breakfasts for incorporating the Global Goals in a successful and attractive business model. Thank you siqi yuan and professor Ritz for bringing us this story.
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    Double B is a startup chain of coffee shops that was co-founded by Russian entrepreneur Anna Tsfasman in 2012. It is the...
      Georgia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ekaterina Ivanova
      Ekaterina Ivanova This is a case of a vibrant entrepreneurial activity in the post-communism context of Georgia. It illustrates how talent, ambition and love for coffee can stimulate responsible consumption, create engaging learning environment and contribute to local development....  more
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Coffee really can bring people together! This is a great story of how Double B is engaging consumers in Georgia to learn more about coffee culture and responsible consumption.
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    Journey Beyond Travel arranges tailored trips full of meaningful cross-cultural experiences and in-depth personal encoun...
      Morocco Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon Journey Beyond Travel is a company that demonstrates that businesses can have a positive impact on society. They have created a truly innovative business model that provides users with a great experience while making a substantive impact in the Moroccan community.
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    Established in 2001, Maxfx specializes in the cinematography business of capturing moments like wedding ceremonies, soci...
      Nepal
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Sarbada Manandhar
      Sarbada Manandhar Yeah it is. Indeed, this business is taking a peak point in Nepalese Context.
    • Rameshwar Karmacharya
      Rameshwar Karmacharya Where there is will there is idea and where there is idea there is business.Idea once implemented dilligently becomes successful business.Thank you Sarbada for promoting Nepalese traditional business of photography.
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    Ur-Farm’s vision is to build a place where people can discover products that don't harm the environment and that a...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya A big problem of the Indonesian farmers, come from the loan-shark activities. Ur-farm is dedicated to eradicate the problem. Given ample supports this could be the solution for Indonesian small farmers.
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne I am inspired by Ur-Farm's holistic approach to eliminating predatory trade practices, promoting organic agriculture, and improving access to quality, locally grown food. A great scalable innovation that may provide a framework to other countries.
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    Magar DaikoPanipuri and Chatpatey is a successful story of a mom and pop store selling spicy snacks and tangy drinks. At...
      Nepal
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Rameshwar Karmacharya
      Rameshwar Karmacharya Inspiring successful business story where lots Nepalese go to seek job to middle east or abroad.Thanks to Rai finding and highlighting this story.
    • Ramesh Man Singh
      Ramesh Man Singh Truly an inspiring story. Paanipuri is very popular here and I see many street vendors preparing this in a highly unhygienic manner. I was surprised to read that Magardai uses mineral water to prepare the "paani". Shows how conscientious and ethical he is...  more
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    This is an initiative to generate a change in the development of real estate projects to promote the importance and th...
      Colombia
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Gustavo A Yepes López
      Gustavo A Yepes López This company is an example for the construction sector, it would be important to highlight the innovation in the consolidation of a management system for sustainability
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen It's great to see an example of a construction company that is working to create value through focusing on sustainability.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Gracias Mauricio and Gustavo for bringing us this story of an amazing Sistema B Certified business in Columbia - a successful construction company contributing to the well-being of stakeholders and the planet.
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    Through productive projects, Toks combines social responsibility with products that provide a homemade experie...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Patricia  Garcia saenz
      Patricia Garcia saenz inspiring, we take this innovation as an inspiration of our social entreprenurial projects.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen What a neat story! It's great to see how Toks is transforming both its restaurants and local communities through its sourcing of traditional products.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Gracias Esteban, Montserrat, Ana and Katy. I frequently go by Tolks restaurants in Puebla, but now I will not only be motivated to stop and check out these products but also recall this inspiring story you have shared with us - a business showing true care...  more