Innovations

893 Innovations
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    Extract pure oil of the peel of the grapefruit before treating it as waste. Manufacture an organic herbicide to reduc...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative is a very interesting case, in the field of small companies that strive to make sustainable innovations and impact their environment.
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne An interesting example of how economic and environmental value is created from something that was previously considered waste.
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    Bueno Y Sano, founded by a University of Massachusetts Amherst alumnus, Bob Lowry, is a family-owned chain restaurant th...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell The availability of healthy fast food is a game changer in an environment where diabetes is a chronic disease in the USA. Employing immigrant families makes this business contribute even more to sustainable flourishing.
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne "Make people happy"--an admirable mission that has led to more than twenty years of positive impacts on customers and employees.
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    Harvest Café is actively working to improve social inequalities in the workforce. The ultimate goal is to offer f...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Deepa Aravind
      Deepa Aravind This is a great story where a business clearly incorporates helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities into their day-to-day operations. I believe it has great potential for scaling and impact across the world.
    • Eliza Somsel
      Eliza Somsel Another great example of a powerful business model that has the potential to be replicated across the world. It's exciting to hear that graduates of the program are able to sustain their training in opportunities outside Harvest Café - it leaves room for...  more
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    LavkaLavka is a social enterprise that aims to revive agriculture and lost gastronomic traditions in Russia, as well as ...
      Russia Exemplar
    Goal 17. Partnerships for the Goals
    • Ekaterina Ivanova
      Ekaterina Ivanova I love the story of Boris Akimov and his friends who created LavkaLavka. They are doing fantastic job to change the culture of food consumption in Russia. It is a great example of how local traditions in agriculture and gastronomy could be revitalized and...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love the quote in this story where the founder shared his own story about how LavkaLavka has really helped farmers in Russia. What an impactful innovation.
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    "We make sure that our cartridges don't just live one life time, they live multiple life times. We don&rs...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel It is heartening to read and hear about Canon's sustainable manufacturing processes and Cartridge Recycling Program, proving that big business can be successful while remaining eco-friendly!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's always wonderful to see bigger companies taking on sustainability initiatives and trying to do right by the earth!
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    With a foundation in “care for the customer” and a commitment to sustainable practices, Manila Water Company...
      Philippines Exemplar
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This is a really fascinating story of a growing and impactful innovation.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Having clean, safe water is so important for people of every socioeconomic class. This company is making huge leaps in being able to serve everyone.
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    This story is about ecological logistics. It shows how a new transporting system with small trucks named CityLogin was i...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Ekaterina Ivanova
      Ekaterina Ivanova This is a great example of how logistics business can change its strategy to protect the environment. I wish there would be more companies like FM Logistic that use small trucks powered by alternative fuels to provide modern eco-friendly transport solutions...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love stories about companies in established markets that make changes to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly! They really set the bar high for other companies.
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    Melink's four primary lines of business along with a corporate culture dedicated to improving the environment and p...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This is an excellent profile of a really inspiring innovation!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a very well written article about a great company!
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    Green building has become a key aspect of architectural design and R3A's early adoption and formation of an in-house sus...
      United States
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This is a wonderful innovation. Great work!
    • Erica Schulstad
      Erica Schulstad Imagine if all builders followed these principles! An important innovation.
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    In an effort to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels, Ford has dedicated significant time and resources into developi...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
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    Rapid development in China leads to some environmental problems. Of these problems, water pollution is one of the most s...
      China
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Xingyuan Environment Technology Co.'s efforts to be eco-friendly and bring cleaner water to the people of China is inspiring!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A very inspiring story about the founder of this company!
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    We chose this company, because their dedication and involvement in multiple facets of sustainability and the improvement...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This company's efforts for neighborhood revitalization and other outreach initiatives in local communities and national programs like the American Heart Association are tremendous.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's important to choose services from a company that care about the community they exist in.
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    The transformation of the post industrial peat harvesting landscape in order to create a facility that would benefit the...
      Ireland
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a beautiful story about a company that is making up for past pollution by doing something innovation and great for society and all life on land!
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    Vigeo Gardens was founded by Vincent Petterson, Jacob Graine, and Mark Preston in 2014 utilizing their background experi...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Really interesting and potentially scaleable innovation
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a really great story and I can't wait to see this company grow!
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    1.Support sustainable farming practices. 2. Reduce food and feed waste at each step of the supply chain, supplement or ...
      United States
    Goal 2. Zero Hunger
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    Goby, Inc. is an international company that has developed an online platform for performance optimization of real estate...
      United States
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An interesting look at efforts to embed sustainability within physical infrastructure.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Another really great example of a company that meets so many UN SDGs! The benefits of this innovation can really encourage companies to turn to renewable and clean energy sources.
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    Sundial’s non-negotiables are: •       Fair trade production • &nbs...
      United States
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Wonderful look into a company that is truly committed to sustainable practices in a highly competitive market.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's important for companies to case about both their customers and their suppliers. This company has an intensely positive focus on both.
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    Hand in Hand Soap is a company with a holistic business model that is for the promotion of health and well-being of our ...
      Haiti
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An inspiring innovation!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter "You don't have to trade morals for profit." I couldn't have said it better myself.
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    Using an innovative Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Model to develop industry parks and industry new cities in undevelo...
      China
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An important look at the cross-sector collaborations that play a role in the sustainable growth of cities.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter An innovative business model designed to bring sustainability and flourishing to cities in China.
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    TownHall Ohio City is American eatery described as an “Urban Café & Sophisticated Swill” that aims to...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An interesting profile of a local eatery focusing on healthy options.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's always great to read a positive article about a company you recognize!