Innovations

694 Innovations
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    For over five years in Bancolombia Group, a transformation has been taking place towards a more human banking, building ...
      Worldwide
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre he initiative has a strong impact on prosperity, through the ODS that are present in the narrative.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Bancolombia’s Nequi is the first in Colombia to deploy mobile biometrics to authenticate bank users by providing them a paperless and secure online solution for banking needs.
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    Bazzani Building Company, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan focuses on high-performance green design and construction wi...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer It's wonderful to see a builder seek out B-Corp certification. Thank you for sharing Guy Bazzani's story!
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Bazzani is redeveloping brownfields in Grand Rapids and providing many benefits to the community by removing contaminants in the area to protect human health as well as the environment's health.
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    For Kathaleen, the passion for creating personal products that are environmentally friendly and organic has led to succe...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer As this story attests, there are countless opportunities for business to have a positive impact on consumers' health while benefiting the planet and also providing important role modeling for other prospective business owners.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Locally sourced, chemical-free personal products made from beeswax giving Michiganders alternative choices to those products containing harsh chemicals.
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    Confections with Convictions, located in Kalamazoo, MI, was started on the premise of making artisan fair trade cho...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer It's refreshing to hear about someone working in the criminal justice system who is so committed to helping youth that he is willing to put his career on the line by taking a personal and professional gamble. What a powerful role model!
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber The double entendre is well deserved. This company recognizes the difficulties former convicts encounter in seeking employment and gives them the opportunities they need to succeed.
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    Soil Friends is a 23-acre produce farm located in Galesburg, MI which focuses on feeding local consumers nutrient-dense ...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer I especially enjoyed learning about the farming practices used by Soil Friends. It's great to hear that a business student found a creative way to use his food marketing degree.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber It's encouraging to see a program that simultaneously serves the soil and the health-conscious consumer.
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    PROTRASH is a social enterprise, dedicated to optimizing the recycling industry in Mexico, and at the same time helping ...
      Mexico
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This social innovation has all the elements that we consider as valid to participate in AIM2Flourish, in addition to being an agricultural activity that incorporates the entire value chain to reach the local and external population that seeks a healthy experience...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd An innovative program that increases recycling while providing a means of income in low-income areas.
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    In 2017, American Metal Fab will be installing over 400 new lights throughout their plant to reduce their ligh...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer One aspect of this story I really like is the powerful role modeling from top management. This sustainability initiative reduces the firm's costs but the management team also wanted to show employees the benefits of moving toward energy efficient lighting systems.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd In the interview quotes, I can sense the president's excitement about making a move that demonstrates the importance of reducing energy usage.
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    As one of the global producers of the best coffee products, NESCAFÉ, Nestlé is supporting a sustainable de...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Nestle has done a great job educating the farmers.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley Nestle's AgriService initiative has done a great deal to develop a relationship between Nestle and its coffee suppliers that has created many positive benefits for both parties.
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    Arbor Financial Credit Union is a financial institution located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Arbor's physical setting is a lo...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer This is a good example of how organizations can help attain the Global Goals through improvements in their daily operations.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder A large corporation that practices corporate social responsibility is always a good story.
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    As Pak Trayudi Darma mentioned one of the corporate social value programs of PT Holcim Indonesia Tub...
      Indonesia
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Holcim's initiatives to support the farmers are a great beneficial gesture to gain the communities' trust and increase their welfare
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder It is always encouraging when a very large corporation demonstrates good corporate citizenship.
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    Brewery Vivant is a leader and innovator in the brewing industry.  They are a B corporation that&nbs...
      Worldwide
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer This story provides an excellent example of the important role B Corp members play within their community. Not only does Brewery Vivant focus on running a business and making great beer, but they counsel other firms on how to become more sustainable.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel It's wonderful to see an certified B corporation doing business and being successful in the industry amidst more traditional competitors. Brewery Vivant employs many triple-bottom line strategies in excelling in embedding sustainability into their organizational...  more
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    Green Giftz creates products for companies using scrap materials from those companies. The firm takes waste from co...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer As they say, it's only waste if you waste it. Leave it to an entrepreneur to identify creative new markets for industrial waste!
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel Green Giftz innovation is taking a firm's waste and selling it back to them as a newly finished custom product; this is a great idea that creates more awareness about reducing and reusing waste.
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    Starting from the idea to be an entrepreneur, Pak Edy Wijayanto quit from his established employment as an engineer to b...
      Indonesia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Sapi Bagus has earned a great reputation in Indonesia and has positively influenced the cattle farmers of Indonesia.
    • Michael Hoffman
      Michael Hoffman Reducing the waste associated with cattle ranching is achieved through training and sharing. Having the source of beef closer to the markets reduces the waste and cost associated with transportation. Cooperation rather than competition also brings efficiencies.
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    Barfly Ventures is a parent company to four bars and restaurants with 18 total locations. They are a company who is...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer I'm glad to read such a positive story from the hospitality industry. The Great Lakes are integral to Michigan's identity and Barfly is working hard to protect our water.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder I love this story. The role of the Great Lakes in the world's water and food supply is little understood by the public, and millenials, as a generation, are far too often defamed and disparaged by aging Baby Boomers who can't locate the Great Lakes on a map....  more
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    Our blue planet called earth consists of 67% water and 33% land. Of that 67%, 97% is sea water and only 3% is fresh. The...
      Worldwide
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya In Indonesia providing clean and drinkable water is still a big issue. The company is giving a solution to the communities in the form of healthy drinking water
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato SP Stirta is providing affordable access to clean water through personal filtration for Indonesians underserved by public utilities.
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    Brewery Vivant was the first LEED silver certified microbrewery in the world. Brewery Vivant uses...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Timothy Palmer
      Timothy Palmer I'm glad to see you profile one of Michigan's certified B-Corps. I enjoyed reading about Brewery Vivant's efforts to make an excellent product while being mindful of their environmental footprint.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber This is a win-win product where consumers can feel good about the beer they slurp, knowing its production helps the environment. Cheers!
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    Rancho La Luna in Guadalajara, Mexico is a family owned sustainable farm on the outskirt of the metropolitan area. This ...
      Mexico
    Goal 2. Zero Hunger
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This narrative is a good example of local initiatives in Jalisco. Where is shown not only a good business idea, but a way of life that becomes a way of doing business to contribute to a better and healthier food of the population.
      On the other hand, the agribusiness...  more
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder A successful family business that operates in an earth-friendly fashion is always newsworthy, and a reason to feel hopeful about the planet's future.
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    Starting from 2005, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) has invested more and more on their coolers unit in the market as ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya The cooler is more efficient and consuming less energy. All the other equipment should always be improved to be more efficient as well
    • Karen McKenzie
      Karen McKenzie Making desired products available in more venues, while consuming less energy, is definitely a win for consumer, vendor, manufacturer, and the planet.
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    Saung Angklung Udjo (SAU)—a cultural center—and its famous Angklung performances is well known as one of Ind...
      Indonesia
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya A great initiative to promote angklung as one the Indonesian national heritage
    • Kit Turen
      Kit Turen It's understandable that SAU has been recognized as an Indonesian National Heritage for its cultural contribution. Plus it has made a positive impact on the community in terms of providing education and employment and modeling good environmental practices.
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    Saving on costs of fertilizers and furthermore the fertilizers can be as additional income  Preserve nature due ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Rabo Bank is opening up possibilities to gain electricity, gas and energy through waste. The cattle farmers will reap lots of benefits from this initiative
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Rabobank's biogas digester system makes use of a relatively simple system to create sustainable energy that can be applied throughout surrounding areas.