Innovations

694 Innovations
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    People seem to be very happy and thankful for the “Chicochearte” mural. Given this reaction by the community...
      Mexico
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This narrative, takes as an example, what Medellin carried out in its vulnerable districts due to its low inclusion of towns, high danger, and negative impact on the environment. Although it emerges from a persperative artistic, this makes the residents recover...  more
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder Art in public places is always a good idea, and sometimes can be transformational.
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    Sparks Cedarlee Farm provides sustainable organic food to the market using only natural sources of feed, vaccinations an...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer This is an interesting story describing the transition of a family farm toward organic practices. It showcases how farmers can meet the needs of the present without jeopardizing the community and Great Lakes ecosystem with potentially harmful pesticides and...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a great example of how people's passion can change the world they live in. You don't have to be ok with the way things are. You can make a difference no matter your business.
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    Darrell Burke Construction is a Southwest Michigan remodeling and construction company that takes pride in recycling of ...
      United States
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer It's nice to see that even small family businesses can play a role in helping consumers reduce their energy consumption. We need big developments and new technologies but also local partners with boots on the ground.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I hope this company sets an example for bigger construction companies. If all companies built like this, we would have a much more sustainable planet.
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    Education is one of the key success factors or basic foundation to support nation growth. Through education we can gener...
      Worldwide
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Bank Muamalat Indonesia is getting dependable Shariah Economist specialist by establishing the scholarship program for the less-fortunate people. The program also received recognition as the best corporate social responsibility program in Indonesia.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley BMI is not only providing scholarships for students' education, but is continuing to support them after their education with the necessary equipment and ongoing training they will need to set up and run their businesses.
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    La Casa de las Baterías is a battery retailer chain that has aimed to achieve and maintain an exceptional custome...
      Panama
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative is important in terms of the care of the environment and the business model developed by this organization. Batteries are highly polluting, and they care about performing the care, completing the product life cycle. Very good initiative.
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato La Casa de las Baterías is fighting environmental degradation by encouraging its customers to help it recycle batteries.
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    Renovare is a small business company that has taken an important role in helping the environment and saving the planet b...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo Plastic bottles are a big problem in Mexico because of their overuse and lack of recycle culture. Renovare helps tackle this problem by using them to make fashionable shoes.
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni Plastic trash is a big problem all over the world. Being able to reuse this plastic and give it a second, useful life is an important innovation.
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    As Mr. Nurwanto established CV Nusa Alam Gemilang in 2014, he began to use Japanese oven technology ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya White charcoal has many advantages compared to the black charcoal and it is more environmental friendly. But it is not widely known yet, hence this effort should be appreciated.
    • Isabel Rimanoczy
      Isabel Rimanoczy It is interesting how the owner of this business immerses himself in the region and becomes an important member of the homesteaders' community. This seems to motivate him to train workers, provide employment, improve the economic situation in the community,...  more
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    PetStar is the biggest PET recycling plant in the world and is located in Mexico. PetStar's operations allow its bottli...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The industry of using plastic in bottles of bottling beverages is a source of high contamination and this story is an example of innovation initiative to end the high levels of pollution in the world. That it is an initiative in Mexico where bottling companies...  more
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane This is a nice story of recycling in Mexico.
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    CrediClub has a strong impact on sustainable development goals such as no poverty through access to sources of financing...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre SMEs are a vulnerable segment of companies that have a high level of mortality. 90% of them occur before the age of 5 years. This inniciativa bets on the mentoring of companies, through the personalized tutoring of small entrepreneurs. Even if they do not...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd By both lending money to people with low incomes and teaching them ways to save, this company helps increase and sustain the standard of living for thousands of people.
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    Since its creation in 2004, Whitepod aims to prove that hospitality and environmental conservation can coexist to create...
      Switzerland
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Lindsey  Godwin
      Lindsey Godwin Whitepod is a great example of how businesses can be in alignment with the natural world while also being successful. Through their approach, they are modeling that luxury and responsible consumption do not have to be mutually exclusive.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber Whitepod provides a guilt-free luxury experience where hospitality coexists with environmental conservation in the Swiss Alps.
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    Although NEXOBanregio may be seen as a newborn company, their results are really significant to the business environment...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative shows us an idea of linking a traditional financial source, which raises a new business model to reach the entrepreneurs and the funds they need to put their ideas into practice.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd I was struck by the quote on the importance and magnitude of entrepreneurs' decision making, "...the number of employees does not determine the weight of your decisions."
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    Salauno is a health care social enterprise specializing in eye care for the poorest and most marginalized segments of so...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative presented by the students is an example of support for the quality of life through the health of the vulnerable and needy people of the country. It is a clear way to impact people who otherwise could not correct their optical problems, lack...  more
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus salaUno's efforts to prevent needless blindness by preserving eyesight by providing affordable cataract surgery to Mexico's most vulnerable people.
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    Green Mountain Power is revolutionizing how Vermonters get and use electricity. Through partnerships they offer Int...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Lindsey  Godwin
      Lindsey Godwin The story of Green Mountain Power is a "powerful" one! Among the many ways they are working to bring innovation to the energy sector, they were the first utility to receive the distinguished B Corp certification. Their commitment to becoming more sustainable...  more
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder Vermont could make good use of Florida's sunshine. And Florida could make good use of Vermont's utility company executives.
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    Lippert Components is a leading supplier of premium components to the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing, t...
      United States
    Goal 17. Partnerships for the Goals
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer I especially like subtext of this story - that companies not only influence their customers and employees, but other companies. Whether members of a firm's value chain or even rivals, firms are able to leverage their positions to be a force for good.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A very cool story! This company has had a strong impact on its employees as well as other businesses in the area. This innovation really shows that positivity spreads.
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    The innovation created by Promess was making a machine that can measure forces directly. This is a useful technique to i...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer The Promess story provides a good example of sustainability in the manufacturing process.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This story demonstrates the need for all industries to innovate in a sustainable way to stay ahead in the current business economy.
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    Leadership that embodies values anchored in a caring and consistent belief system will sustain organizations throug...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Leadership based on steadfast commitment to compassionate serving of customers and employees before all else sustains business prosperity through economic cycles.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel Strong leadership that has been dedicated and unwavering in its values, and its value proposition, has carried this enterprise through thick and thin, and provides employees with a meaningful workplace where they feel honored and respected.
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    Substore is a small music store that turned a traditional wet market called Pasar Santa, into one of the bigge...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
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    Bali is known for its rich culture, delicious food and amazing beaches. Marine life in the province is a great source of...
      Indonesia
    Goal 14. Life Below Water
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya A lot of fishermen in Indonesia still conduct destructive fishing. This effort is very much needed to educate the fishermen.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A wonderful business focused not only on sustainable fishing practices, but also education for their fishermen.
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    The company is a hyper-local environmental social enterprise committed to reducing food waste. They help avoid 1,500 ton...
      France Exemplar
    Goal 2. Zero Hunger
    • Odile Verdure Labeille
      Odile Verdure Labeille It is most impactfull that this kind of initiative comes from France, to use the "one of the well know genuine gourmets people" vehicule to get the idea of fighting the food waste in the mindsets.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Food waste is such a huge problem all over the world. This company's mission and methods are a wonderful example of business for good and I hope they are able to expand outside of France.
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    Indonesia's (or the world's!) solution to the plastic epidemic. Are you aware that the products we use everyday such as ...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Avani offers a great green substitute for the plastic utensils to be used in daily lives. The fact that it is also durable and aesthetically profound is also amazing. This should be the new trend for food packaging in the future.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a great company! Too much plastic is a problem in landfills all over the world. Scaling this innovation up could result in a huge positive impact.