Innovations

893 Innovations
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    Capital Natural is a Mexican company that does business developments with the vision of creating sustainable projects th...
      Mexico
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative is an exemplary case of the company in the town of MTY, where both the public and private sectors are supporting the initiative. Government, community and private company.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a great initiative that connects directly with Global Goal 11.
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    OXXO, the first chain of small format stores in Mexico, with more than 15,000 stores and 200,000 employees, found the ne...
      Mexico
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre Narrative on the experience of a large company, which shows the efforts to innovate in the resiclaje, assets without book value of equipment of the company. They carry out this process of recycling in alliance with companies that buy equipment for a minimum,...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A great example of a company that cares about the waste they have and the effects on their business and on the environment.
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    Steel is basic to the world economy, and the world’s biggest steel producer ArcelorMittal is reinventing the world...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Great story about an innovation with a huge impact on our society.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This innovation has the possibility to really change the steel industry.
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    The Payne & Payne Architecture & Design Team has been constructing award-winning custom Green homes in a wide range of a...
      United States
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An interesting innovation story.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A very interesting company. I can't wait to read more about them!
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    Internal energy tax on itself (saved and then used on sustainable technologies) Biogas treatment process where w...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Excellent concept and technical description of a radical innovation!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Wow! What an interesting innovation for a brewing company!
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    'Chistoe delo' is a sustainable business that utilizes high tech system of waste collection, separation, and recycling. ...
      Russia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ekaterina Ivanova
      Ekaterina Ivanova This is a great example of an entrepreneuerial effort to change the culture of recycling, when it is not yet inforced by the law. A very inspiring story of a young team of social entrepreneurs from Moscow who successfully introduced voluntary recycling in...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love how the entrepreneurs started this as a school project and it became a successful business!
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    Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream in Cleveland, OH, is more than just your average ice cream shop. Through focusing on...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This local Cleveland company has found a really wonderful balance of building sustainability into its physical infrastructure, its supply chain, and its employee culture.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a beautifully written story about a local Cleveland company with a great mission!
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    The Hudson Valley Chalk Festival is an biennial festival supported by Water Street Market, in New Paltz, New York. ...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Rite Aid cares about their employees so much that they help support their passions and initiatives they are interested in!
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    Use of an ecological innovation to produce sustainable fashionable footwear. Use of an innovative technology which al...
      Brazil
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Lindsay Whipp
      Lindsay Whipp The innovation and its positive impact across the supply chain has the potential to be a model for other businesses should it be able to generate sustainable profits. I agree with the above that more interview content would help its case.
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    MASTER DECK supplies innovative, environmentally-friendly products for the construction, industrial and agro-industrial ...
      Mexico
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre Narrative with high degree of reuse of wood and PET waste. The company recycles both products to achieve by-products for use in construction materials. Floors, furniture among others.
    • Lindsay Whipp
      Lindsay Whipp Waste is a huge problem in every country, so utilizing waste materials to make products in high demand is an important step to make an industry more sustainable.
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    TML Drivelines, like Tata Motors, is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and is engaged in commun...
      India
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This is a nice story of a company working to improve its infrastructure and embed sustainability into its systems.
    • Lindsay Whipp
      Lindsay Whipp This Tata subsidiary appears to be benefiting from attempting to make its business more environmentally sustainable.
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    Sun Life Financial has been a leader in the Canadian Insurance Market for many years and has expanded international...
      Canada
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga By focusing on their employee's health, Sun Life Financial contributes to individual mental and physical well-being which then contribute to a holistic view on sustainability as a whole-being experience. This is a great example of what can be done in a large...  more
    • Kit Turen
      Kit Turen Sun Life Financial has used the UN SDGs as inspiration for introducing strong employee wellness programs that have benefited the well-being of both employees and the company in sustainable ways. The Sun Life Financial wellness programs can serve as a model...  more
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    ReTweed is a craft training course running since May 2016 owned and run by the founder, Hazel Smith. Hazel Smith re...
      United Kingdom Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Alec Wersun
      Alec Wersun The case demonstrates a strong commitment by the Scottish social entrepreneur, Hazel Smith in starting ReTweed after gaining years of experience from around the world. The benefits on all three fronts are clear - Social, Environmental as well as Financial.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley Hazel Smith and her company ReTweed are doing exemplary work to help promote women in innovation and entrepreneurship. It is also commendable that the company is mindful about the effect textiles have on the environment and ways they can upcycle wasted textiles.
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    Les Jardins de Chivrageon is a sustainable micro-farm created by Raphaël, a freshly graduated cook who is passionat...
      Switzerland
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Nadene Canning
      Nadene Canning A sustainable micro farm with a wide variety of products that no other farmer was offering in the region between Morges and Nyon, in the French speaking part of Switzerland.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder With a little land and a lot of gumption, it's possible to do well by doing good.
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    Arbonne International is a 37-year-old skincare and wellness company that has sustainability at its core. The A...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Great example of a simple yet powerful innovation.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd A company that has been committed to sustainability for more than 35 years continues to innovate and increase its positive environmental impact.
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    Blue Marble Ice Cream’s sustainable business model is centered around “making your taste buds happy and your...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Wonderful story about an inspiring company!
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Thank you Shyam for sharing this inspiring story with the world. A must read for aspiring entrepreneurs.
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    With the “Green Development Idea” embedded in their corporation, Tianfon has succeeded in innovati...
      China Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An excellent story about a radical innovation!
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd An impressive innovation that has a variety of positive environmental impacts!
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    Fresh off the merger of two smaller solar companies, Better Together Solar knew that solar cells were not a new innovati...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Great story about a really interesting innovation!
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato Better Together Solar is uniting technology with an effective communication and partnership strategy to improve the market penetration of solar energy generation systems.
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    Storehouse Tea is a Cleveland-based company that sells more than 50 different blends of organic, high-quality loose-leaf...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A truly inspiring company that should be a model for other businesses.
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato Storehouse is using tea to promote the social well-being of its stakeholders.
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     A product to help detect contaminated food earlier and improve quality before getting to customers. 
      Switzerland
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Nadene Canning
      Nadene Canning DNA Foil impacts the whole food industry helping companies to discover if the food they will sell have any defects or is infected before the food has left the company, and therefore helps companies to avoid scandals and recalls.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber This seems like a fast and easy way to prevent food poisoning which helps consumers and manufacturers alike.