Innovations

893 Innovations
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    Unilever is a global FMCG giant operating almost all over the world. It is an illustrative example of a compan...
      Russia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ekaterina Ivanova
      Ekaterina Ivanova Unilever is a recognized world leader in sustatinabilty. But this story shows that the corporation not only adopted a sustainability business model, but it employs highly engaged and visionary people like Irina Bakhtina. She is an inspiring example of a top-executive...  more
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley By making sustainability a key aspect of their business model, Unilever has been able to both accelerate its impact and increase sales. Unilever truly understands the social and environmental responsibility that more and more consumers are desiring from the...  more
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    Vanessa Escudero (People & Organizational Development Director, Heineken México), said during the interview:...
      Mexico
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This narrative addresses the case of how a large company, makes an important virage, in its community of workers, giving opportunity to women who have the necessary skills, to enter to perform tasks that were always male, in the company.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It is so important for companies to make sure that all of their employees are treated equally. Heineken is setting the bar for this type of behavior.
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    Village Bakery sources organic ingredients from local farms that practice sustainable agricultural practices. ...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This is a wonderful story of a local farm embedding sustainable systems in everything they do!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love the passion behind this business innovation.
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    TOTO focuses on sanitary and related facilities for personal and public use. The innovative technology of commode focuse...
      Worldwide
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A fascinating and innovative product changing the sanitation industry!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This innovation has the potential to be so impactful all over the world.
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    Earth Fare is a grocery store that was created with the aim to have shoppers walk in and purchase products with confiden...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A great local company focusing on their sustainable sourcing and supply chains.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Earth Fare providing Americans with healthy food choices in eco-friendly packaging.
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    Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), one of the largest companies in Mexico, is a great example of inclusion and diversit...
      Mexico
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Crishelen Kurezyn Díaz
      Crishelen Kurezyn Díaz PEMEX is a great example of how organizations can make a real change in relation to the equity of people regardless of their gender, religion, preferences, abilities, etc. which is very significant.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne It's encouraging to discover that PEMEX is leading the way for other government agencies and companies in Mexico to embed a culture of inclusion in the workplace.
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    Estructuras Metálicas Solana is a Mexican company dedicated to the manufacture of sheet ceilings for various comp...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Crishelen Kurezyn Díaz
      Crishelen Kurezyn Díaz Estructuras Metálicas Solana is a great example of how things can be done in a different way. Ecological roofs bring great benefits to large companies, reducing pollution and creating a social and environmental impact.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne An enjoyable and inspiring read as the authors take us back to the roots of a family business and its emerging innovations over three generations always taking into account the well being of the employees, the local community and the planet.
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    Raíces Mexicanas is able to share the culture, love, traditions and crafts in pieces that are of daily use, attac...
      Mexico
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The initiative has an interesting potential of how to mobilize the artisanal communities of the indigenous peoples to transform them into entrepreneurs of their entrepreneurial artistic creation towards the communal common good.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd Artists are able to share their creations and earn a fair living through access to a broad market.
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    6ENTE Chemicals' main business is to provide engineering services for new chemical projects and upgrading services for e...
      China
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This company's focus on promoting environmental friendly business with the utilization of new technologies in the chemical engineering field is great!
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd It's impressive to see how this firm shifted its focus from traditional engineering services for chemical plants to technologies and products that reduce pollution and promote plant growth.
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    For our project, we interviewed Giuseppe Castelli who works as a construction manager for the company Barr & Barr. ...
      United States
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Barr & Barr's sustainable construction practices and support of environmentally friendly infrastructure is very encouraging!
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder Sustainable construction is not just desirable, it's essential.
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    The business introduced a program they call "Pay It Forward."  Customers pay for a pizza box, at $15, decorate the ...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel It is motivating how this pizzeria's “Pay it Forward” campaign has been able to bring their local community together for a great cause!
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder This idea is so simple, and so good. Let's hope it catches on.
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    Key Ideas: AngelPoints Volunteering (Blackbaud 2016) ·      Customizable software packa...
      United States
    Goal 17. Partnerships for the Goals
    • Erica Schulstad
      Erica Schulstad This is a great story about partnership among organizations to help increase giving and community service around the world.
    • Meredith Storey
      Meredith Storey This was quite a good narrative shared by these students. The effort to understanding the organisation is quite clear, and you've chosen an industry that plays well with your own academic strengths as Computational Finance Masters. While the interview content...  more
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    Packwell is a packaging company, founded in 1986, that provides packaging expertise and solutions to the polymer in...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Packwell's dedication to employee well-being and the environment by going completely paperless is something that all companies should follow!
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley Packwell's commitment to and support of its employees and their families is inspiring. Additionally, it is admirable that Packwell has gone paperless despite the increased short term costs.
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    Through the business innovations of aquaponics and greenhouse growing, Main Street Farms is able to grow fresh and susta...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This company's use of their aquaponics system to farm year round and utilize more natural and sustainable farming practices is marvelous! It is great to learn of their educational programming as well.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen It's neat to read about the owners' inspiration for bringing fresh, organic produce to local communities!
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    Mexican indigenous communities are occupied by people who live their culture in its full form. “Etnia” embra...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre Narrative that presents an excellent example of a circular economy. Use the waste from the manufacture of oils from citrus for the manufacture of other by-products, for use in agriculture as organic fertilizer.
    • Andrew Himes
      Andrew Himes Promoting and encouraging indigenous cultures, enabling them to thrive, is an important component of creating a thriving and sustainable global economy.
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    Ecosia is a search engine that raises money the same way any other search engine does: Ecosia displays adverti...
      Germany Exemplar
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Great story about an unusual and creative innovation!
    • Erica Schulstad
      Erica Schulstad What an amazing idea for something many people use everyday!
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    Danone AQUA is a bottled water company in Indonesia that has developed a sustainable program by encouraging th...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This is a wonderful example of a company identifying a serious need and integrating a creative and sustainable solution into their business model.
    • Erica Schulstad
      Erica Schulstad This is a great story about a company not only improving the quality of life for women in Indonesia, but also helping the whole community.
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    Backpacks that are less harmful for the environment than conventional bags PET bottles (Polyethylene terephthala...
      Worldwide
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Jim Trengrove
      Jim Trengrove This is a well reported story. The commitment the founders of FOND OF have made towards protecting the environment comes through in the story telling.
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    Rapid Realty paved its way into the real estate industry by innovating its business model. They sold homes and rented ap...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Deepa Aravind
      Deepa Aravind This innovation has the potential to impact people and the environment in a positive way, especially if scaled up.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a great company to work for!
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    Our team decided to choose Right To Play’s Play At The Core program innovation based off of their individuality in...
      United States
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel It is great to read how Play At The Core’s outreach efforts in their local communities are truly making a difference!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a beautiful innovation to help local communities build quality education.