Innovations

500 Innovations
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    Great Lakes Brewing Company has long crafted the idea of environmentalism into their products. Their innovation of reduc...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry The innovation of reducing the amount of water they consume when creating their products is one that can be replicated, advanced, and shared not only in the brewing industry, but others as well.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A really important innovation for a company that uses a lot of water. The fact that they are sharing their ideas and best practices show how committed Great Lakes Brewing Co is to this mission.
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    Eradicate pollution. To innovate the fumigation service. Do not harm the planet.
      Mexico
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
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     Education for Incarcerated Individuals Utilizes Tablet Technology Reward Based System EDOVO Provi...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry Excellent example of meeting an important need in a technology enabled way with lasting impact.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter An innovative solution to education for individuals in the prison system. A really inspiring story and innovation!
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    Rustbelt Reclamation, originally Reclaimed Cleveland, was formed in 2010 offering both standard and commercial products ...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry Demonstrating that a business can be built profitably around repurposing recycled materials has the potential to encourage others to replicate with different products and other regions. Plus it's a great local story demonstrating the evolution of a entrepreneurial...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Turning reclaimed wood into high quality materials and creating beautiful products. A great business innovation.
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    Due to the lack of trained physicians, Boston Scientific supports a Continuing Medical Education Program. The company es...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya This is a strong example of how business initiatives is solving the problem and flourish with a win-win approach for the society.
    • Eliza Somsel
      Eliza Somsel BSI has developed a great program that allows them to expand their business in the region AND provided significant benefit to the community that is clearly needed. Great story!
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    The Paradigm Project works to “positively impact poverty” by connecting low-income families in developing ar...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry Great story that is addressing a fundamental need is a high impact and profitable way.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Finding a way to help people in developing countries using an innovating business model and product; this innovation benefits so many people and is providing a profitable business opportunity for the company.
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    Why waste water when it pours from above? Why not conserve it and reuse it to create a green and sustainable source...
      Nepal Exemplar
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Narayan  Manandhar
      Narayan Manandhar Technologies to harvest rainwater fulfill demand for water in a parched Kathmandu Valley. The company is expected to mitigate the problems of water shortages and help conserve the environment.
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne A wonderful story of a sustainable enterprise capturing rain and sunlight to promote widespread stakeholder flourishing that includes customers, employees, students, and local water resources.
    • Rameshwar Karmacharya
      Rameshwar Karmacharya Water water every where but not to drink.Drinking water shortage is one of main problem of Kathmandu valley and problem of all over Nepal.This project if implemented in a larger scale may play significant role to solve water shortage problem.Thanks Ashraf...  more
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      This innovation helps with using less paper made product. This innovation could replace the traditional...
      Hong Kong SAR China
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Shirley M C Yeung
      Shirley M C Yeung Quotation of Ms Amy Chiu, CEO, CITA is
      "We need to challenge the market. The product has to be relevant to the target market group of customers and easy carry, easy use, and the price is correct and right."
      Proactive CEO with innovations in designing products...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A very interesting innovation that takes something that already exists and change it and market it so that it is more useful and more environmentally friendly.
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    Fruandes is present in Asian, European, and North American markets; produces near 900 tons/year of dried organic fruit a...
      Colombia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Maria Isabel  Irurita
      Maria Isabel Irurita In a world where supposedly fairtrade has taken off, we need to do whatever is at our reach to secure fairness and justice for growers and peasants. Fruandes, as this case has demonstrated, has a pioneering approach to social justice in the mountains of Colombia...  more
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team I am grateful to learn about Fruandes and am eager to learn if I can purchase their products where I live in the United States. What an inspiring story! I love learning about Empresas B, which is the Latin American B Corps movement. Thank you Professor Maria...  more
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Javier and his partners are living the change as leaders of a new way of doing business - doing well and doing good. Another inspiring story of a Sistema B certified business. My hope is that many others will be inspired to create their own stories.
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    Esquisan, due to its experience in waste management, decided to take advantage of the resources coming from their recycl...
      Colombia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Gustavo A Yepes López
      Gustavo A Yepes López The production of products based on plastic waste represents an important alternative for new enterprises with a high potential to constitute profitable businesses based on the solution of a social problem.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne A company amplifying their waste management focus to include the goal of converting industrial residual materials into new products, adding value while reducing the throw away mentality.
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    Reciclados Industriales is the first Colombian enterprise dedicated to making rubble profitable using building resi...
      Colombia
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Gustavo A Yepes López
      Gustavo A Yepes López This case is very special since it presents a strong innovation for the use of solid waste with high potential of growth and scalability
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon Reciclados Industriales demonstrates an innovate approach to helping solve the rubble contamination problem in Bogota and is a wonderful example of how a closed life cycle can thrive.
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    The Finca Rosa Blanca Resort is a coffee farm and luxury eco-friendly inn located in Costa Rica. “Since the beginn...
      Worldwide
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz In an industry known for negative environmental and community impacts, Finca Rosa Blanca is a great example of how high end accommodations and leisure experiences can be provided in a sustainable manner while running a profitable business.
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team I especially like this story for how it shows that business sustainability should and can extend beyond the business' walls, into and for the local community. Thank you for sharing this uplifting story of how luxury and sustainability are not only compatible...  more
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    2ReWear operates multiple facilities around the United States that recycle unwanted clothing and fabrics for further use...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • April Patrick
      April Patrick This is a great overview of a company that's making such a difference in dealing with the waste we produce while also finding ways to help those in need. What a creative solution to a major problem facing our world.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon 2ReWear is a wonderful example of a company that uses an innovative approach to help solve a significant problem in our world today. By extending product life cycles and helping to provide low-cost clothes to those in need, 2ReWear is helping to make a great...  more
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    Reduce waste; produce high value handicraft products from reused newspaper. The business is focused on community...
      Indonesia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya This business model should be scalable to other provinces in Indonesia. Waste paper / newspaper are readily available and this handicraft are up-cycling the value of waste materials by more than thousands folds. The products are interestingly high quality...  more
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team I appreciate the opportunity to learn about this innovative business that provides good jobs to women while producing high-quality, attractive products and also helping the community reduce landfill waste. I am so happy that the newspaper KOMPAS recognizes...  more
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    1. As a social enterprise, the business model of Gandang Kalikasan, Inc. is pro-poor, pro-environment and pro-Philippine...
      Philippines Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya A great initiatives of providing high quality green products, solving social problems and ensuring sustainability of the business
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon This is a great example of how an innovation can deliver great products while elevating the society of the producers and helping to solve social problems
    • Neil Prudence Ruiz
      Neil Prudence Ruiz Thank you Bu Amelia, Alec and the AIM Team for this great opportunity!
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    El Local de Cafe's priority is to increase the well being for small family organic coffee farmers, offering a better pri...
      Mexico
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Armando Sánchez
      Armando Sánchez The new generation of entrepreneurs tries to make money by giving value and feeling proud of the way they make bussiness. It´s always about giving value more than take it away.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Thank you Máximo, José Juan, Adrian, Carlos and Raquel for bringing us this story which really comes to life in the "interview video" you filmed that captures the inspiration behind this beautiful project.
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    Promote the blood donation culture in Mexico Facilitate the blood donation process Help hospitals meet their blood d...
      Mexico
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre This initiative occupies an empty space in public and private health. The blood banks in Mexico are only possible in the public management and when a person needs blood has no place to turn even if it is life or death.
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team This business is a wonderful example of how technology can enable human flourishing. This platform connects people to help each other, and to be helped, by strengthening connections to and from hospitals where the care is delivered. Bravo!
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    REV® provides a unique sustainability education and training model called "Sustainability Circles®" that br...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 13. Climate Action
    • Susan Hopp
      Susan Hopp REV's work with businesses and communities is proving that sustainability is a key strategy for all organizations. Not only is it a driver for success whether for financial reasons, competitive differentiation, risk analysis, or stakeholder mandate, but...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a highly impactful and innovative way to bring about global change. Learning from each other helps people and companies to positively grow and REV's mission to ignite this change is inspiring.
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    Among the many socially minded approaches that TwinCraft incorporates in their work, two inspiring practices includ...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Lindsey  Godwin
      Lindsey Godwin Twincraft is showing how a company can help change the lives of their employees by providing opportunities to those who might otherwise find obstacles to their employment. Their commitment to helping ensure their employee's flourishing is inspiring.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen It's encouraging to see how Twincraft is giving back to the community by offering ESL classes and employment opportunities. This sounds like a really neat company!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a really inspiring story. I love to see how Twincraft's employment strategies are positively impacting the community.
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    The main concepts of Batik Village Palbatu are preserving the heritage and empowering the community by creating a batik ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Great idea, not only preserving the Batik heritage, the business model also helps the community and invent a new natural way of colouring using natural resources.
    • Isabel Rimanoczy
      Isabel Rimanoczy Great story. It can inspire other communities around the world to launch initiatives that preserve and highlight their heritage and cultural traditions, at the same time creating an income stream for individuals who learn the craft, and for the community...  more