Innovations

500 Innovations
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    2ReWear is an innovative private corporation that recycles clothing and footwear from landfills into products that can b...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel It was great to find out about 2ReWear and how they recycle clothing and footwear from landfills into products that can be sold to consumers.
    • Argerie Vasilakes
      Argerie Vasilakes Since the fashion industry refreshes itself every season, it's no wonder that so much clothing is thrown out to make room in closets for the next styles. The 2ReWear business model uses a network of partners to help remove millions of pounds of post-consumer...  more
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    Being an exclusively female travel agency, Gutsy Women Travel is designed by and for women. Here are a few areas the inn...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Gutsy Women Travel is the exact type of business innovation story that needs to be broadcasted to world!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a wonderful innovation! This company supports women's emotional, mental, and physical health which is better for women and better for the world.
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    Khai Minh is a company which provides organic foods to customers who want to have a healthy life. According to the found...
      Vietnam
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Guenola Nonet
      Guenola Nonet Mr Vien – CEO of Khai Minh is admirable! His dedication to healthy food and his tenacity despite not selling any food during several months! Khai Minh offers a harmonious teaching and feeding place where one can learn about meditation, the macrobiotics...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd Mr. Vien's commitment to providing healthy food and helping people live healthy lives is admirable. I'm glad to see that he has expanded from one restaurant to four just since 2012!
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    Supply organic food for Vietnamese families Build farm achieving EU qualifications
      Vietnam
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Guenola Nonet
      Guenola Nonet Ms Thao grew interst for healthy eating while being pregnant... Fascinating how carrying and giving birth can help us realize how fragile life is and how much we need to care for it and innovate to be better citizens! It helped Ms. thao achieve great professional...  more
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen A neat story--Organica promotes healthy, clean eating by providing certified organic foods.
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    The key idea for Styrkebaserad is to guide people; leaders, co-workers, parents into sustainable positive change using A...
      Sweden
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Strength-based training and education introduces Appreciative Inquiry to Sweden.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne This story of bringing Appreciative Inquiry to Sweden reminds me of the opportunities each of us have to creatively contribute to society and the planet while doing and sharing what we love and are genuinely passionate about.
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    Bolsa Rosa focuses on improving work-life balance for women, reducing the gender gap and enhancing women’s ability...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative of the story that the students describe has an excellent potential to impact on several DGS, for example, gender equity, decent work, improving the prosperity of women to which the social cause of the institution is directed which facilitates...  more
    • Kit Turen
      Kit Turen With its innovative work in developing, implementing and expanding a flextime culture in companies, Bolsa Rosa enables women to maintain a work-life balance, participate in and contribute to the workforce and support their household and local economies.
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    Gender Neutral Apparel and Accessories for Infants and Toddlers.
      Worldwide
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Gender Neutral clothing, as an innovation, has the potential for huge positive impact on materials sourcing for clothing, waste reduction from passing clothing on to siblings and next generations, and shaping new attitudes towards identification with what we wear..
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    Mark Tranchina is owner of the Vanderbilt at South Beach on Staten Island, New York. His work at the party venue, c...
      Worldwide
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This story is about how entrepreneurs found a seaside boardwalk area that had fallen on hard times for many years and put forth a business effort centered on restaurants and public spectacles such as fireworks and races to rejuvenate this district of the...  more
    • Marina Williams
      Marina Williams Strong relationships are at the core of a community's ability to flourish. Through efforts to create and maintain encounter spaces, the project offers essential opportunities for exchange and connections among community members beyond their everyday acquaintances.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I really like this business solution to a community's problem.
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    This innovation reminds society of the value of arts. This innovation emphasises on face-to-face human interaction ...
      Hong Kong SAR China
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Shirley M C Yeung
      Shirley M C Yeung Innovations observed from the case of K11 - applying arts and cultural elements in retail business to draw attention of the community about achieving economic growth from a new perspective.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's great to see bigger establishments caring about sustainability and bringing those ideas to the general population.
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    Velosophy's innovation is to sell designer bicycles and for each bicycle that they sell, Velosophy will donate a bicycle...
      Sweden
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry The TOM's Shoes pay forward innovation applied to bicycles to help young girls in developing regions.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon By providing bikes to girls in Ghana, Velosophy will help facilitate their education, which is immensly important and valuable.
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    This innovation encourages ethical consumption. This innovation produces products in a sustainable way. This innovat...
      Hong Kong SAR China
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Shirley M C Yeung
      Shirley M C Yeung Innovations from a human perspective with economic and environmental impacts. A persistent and passionate entrepreneur with a good sense of the market and the author can pick up an angle to learn.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus An ingenious way to bring constant and stable, farm-to-table fresh fruits and vegetables grown from compost.
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    In 1994 Sebastien Marot was visiting Cambodia. He saw that when he gave food to poor kids in the streets, others gave, t...
      Cambodia
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • David Cooperrider
      David Cooperrider A true example of Business as an Agent of World Benefit, by making it possible for young people to escape grinding poverty with skills and access to self-sustaining, dignified work.
    • maura casey
      maura casey Inspiring story of how to help poor children in a way that changes their lives and enables them to support themselves.
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    Biogas is one of the best alternative renewable source of energy. It will fulfill the demand for cooking energy whe...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Narayan  Manandhar
      Narayan Manandhar The bio-gas plant is a simple technology having a profound impact on environment, people's health, gender empowerment (as women are primarily engaged in cooking activities in Nepal) and child welfare. Moreover, the energy is clean, renewable, cost-effective...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This innovation story really shows how one man's passion can change the lives of many people. Clean, renewable energy is so important for our future and All Nepal Biogas Company is making huge strides towards UN SDG 7.
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    A shared office space for people to work and network or even work alone. Conclave has offered a new look to offices f...
      Indonesia
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Conclave is not just an ordinary co-working space. It is striving to flourish start-up businesses. It encourages networking and new creative businesses to synergize.
    • Michael Hoffman
      Michael Hoffman I like this business model. It eliminates barriers to the pursuit of one's entrepreneurial (or, for that matter, educational) aspirations. And, it eliminates the unnecessary expense of office/work space, which frees up resources to be focused on the core...  more
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    Usage of Zero Impact products Recycling salon waste (hair clippings, foil etc) Efficient energy usage Locally ...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Victoria Avi
      Victoria Avi This is a great example of a small business doing more than the industry standard. The students were able to highlight the owner's drive for sustainability through her area of influence. She is an inspiration to her clients and her community.
    • Karen McKenzie
      Karen McKenzie Willow Room Salon exemplifies sustainable community. The students link several sustainable development goals to its core business practices and illustrate the positive impact on both profitability and community wellness and awareness. Although not novel,...  more
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    Bank Danamon, thorugh the Danamon Peduli Foundation, launched a Corporate Social Responsibility program called...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Great innovations to develop the micro and small entrepreneurs of Indonesia. Healthy micro, and small businesses will be a prosperous partners of the Bank.
    • Jim Trengrove
      Jim Trengrove Heartening to see the efforts of Bank Danamon moving ahead with such a program aimed at local business and community development with the understanding that as the community succeeds, so does the bank's business.
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    In an attempt to protect the purity of its precious water source, Aqua Danone, Indonesia's largest mineral water produce...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya This is a great initiative and build a new profitable business flourishing to all
    • Jim Trengrove
      Jim Trengrove It is encouraging to see a major company address one concern - its need for a pure water sources, by addressing a separate concern - society's growing insistence for healthier food sources.
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    Du'Anyam aims to economically empower women of childbearing age by facilitating relationships between female wicker weav...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Speechless. The whole inspiration of turning rural underpriviledged women tragedy into a flourishing business is fascinating.
    • Marina Williams
      Marina Williams Poor women and children in rural areas are among the most vulnerable groups, especially during pregnancy and early childhood. Creating safe jobs that provide them with livelihoods while preserving and appreciating local crafts is a great social, economic...  more
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    A connection center between a visionary work team and people who are looking forward to materializing ideas and cre...
      Mexico
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Erika Munoz
      Erika Munoz Connecting Juarez, El Paso and New Mexico supporting innovation projects focused on education and cooperation.
    • Pernille Hippe Brun
      Pernille Hippe Brun In times of crisis cities and its inhabitants need role-models showing a different way. In this story it is shown, that instead of sitting back and feeling hopeless, when crisis occur, you can build a new business and show how to do things differently. That...  more
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    EcoZoom Mexico is an innovative project created to help poor people in Mexico. The idea came in response to a need for c...
      Mexico
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This initiative uses a UN experience in other countries and is adopted by the eco-zoom initiative to take it to rural Mexico. Very interesting and with excellent results in the country.
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni EcoZoom is helping reduce CO2 emissions and health risks associated with cooking while improving efficiency and productivity in the household vis-a-vis cooking. It's a great story and one that can benefit the more than 3 billion people worldwide that cook...  more
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Thank you Consuelo and your student, Javier for seeking out and publishing another Sistema B certified business as a force for good.