Innovations

893 Innovations
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    Established in 1895, The Garland Company has since sought to remain at the forefront of commercial building trends. In 1...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 13. Climate Action
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This is a fantastic example of a sustainable innovation that is truly and literally flourishing!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This really is an innovation that supports several Global Goals!
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    "Healthy for the human body, healthy for society, and healthy for the environment." As a green hair care brand O’...
      Taiwan
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A wonderful story about an extremely innovative product!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love that O'right never compromises on quality to do the right thing. A very innovative product!
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    Ecoware’s innovation of using pulp of agricultural waste such as sugarcane bagasse, birchwood and cornstarch-based...
      India
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A fascinating look at a company introducing a wonderfully sustainable product!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter If more companies were to replicate this model, we could eliminate the waste from plastic cutlery completely.
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    The Everarbor Company combines two passions into one up-and-coming company: a love of the outdoor lifestyle an...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An inspirational story about a local company setting an important example for us all.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love the Cleveland aspect of this company and story!
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    Vestergaard is a social enterprise that specializes in the manufacturing of textile-based products. One of their mo...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A truly inspirational and radical innovation!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is a really amazing innovation with so many uses all over the world!
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    Soko focuses on the large group of marginalized artisans, primarily in Kenyan slums, who have a valuable skill but who h...
      Kenya Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Fantastic story about a really creative and globally focused sustainable innovation.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love this story! I love seeing technology used to help people and create sustainable companies.
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    AES-VCM Mong Duong Power Company Limited, has been operating in Vietnam through their Mong Duong&nbs...
      Vietnam
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Excellent article and an inspiring company.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love that this story is about a company in Vietnam. There are sustainability initiatives everywhere!
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    Founded by Paul Woods, Dr. Craig Smith, and Ed Legere, Algenol Biotech focuses on developing cyanoba...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 13. Climate Action
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An inspiring story about a new technology poised to offer environmental sustainability as a critical outcome.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This company has some amazing goals that could really change the energy and fuel industry.
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    Better World Books works to fight illiteracy worldwide through their sustainability-woven business model. For each book ...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Great innovation story!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love this story! It really shows how sustainability has a place in a business mindset.
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    GMA Consultants Inc. innovative business model allows them to provide quality medical and physician input to programs ...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This is an excellent example of a supportive partnership creating sustainability in a complex field.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Innovations in the healthcare industry are so necessary for the care and well-being of all people.
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    For the first time in the world, Zero-carbon technology is being used for Green Power Generation. It involves harnessing...
      India Exemplar
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A really interesting evolution of important technology.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is an amazing story of a company with an amazing mission.
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    About 12 years ago, the US Navy was in search of a more efficient way to light their ships. They were looking for a cost...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Great story about a fascinating innovation.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Wonderful story with a lot of details about the positive impact!
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    What I find inspiring about Do Amore is the idea and how simple it is. Founder Krish Himmatramka wanted to help people a...
      Ethiopia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An interesting pairing of a luxury company with a social mission!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter As consumers begin to care more about the products they purchase and want to show their support for worthwhile initiatives, Do Amore is providing a flourishing option for engagement rings and jewelry. More companies should follow in their footsteps.
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    From investing in cost-effective wind, solar, and water power generation technology to providing funding for energy effi...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo Good example of the impact that focusing on sustainable infrastructure investments can have.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is an important step by a big energy company in making the future more sustainable.
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    An average household in the United Kingdom wastes around 400 pounds of food every year, simply because people ...
      United Kingdom
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ekaterina Ivanova
      Ekaterina Ivanova This is a timely innovation from a start-up that potentially can help change bad consumption habits in developed world.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen What a neat idea! I wish I had a Frisch product to remind me when food was about to go bad--this could really help to reduce food waste within households.
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    Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional disorder, impacting over 2 billion people worldwide. To tackle this probl...
      Nigeria
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Nadene Canning
      Nadene Canning The idea behind Maggi was to add taste to food and also add the nutrients that people need in a simple and affordable way.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Maggi cubes offer a way for people to get the micronutrients they need in the normal course of cooking. A smart innovation that makes it easy for people to be healthier!
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    The Orange Fund is a program in Home Depot-Mexico that allows them to support company associates who have suffered an em...
      Mexico
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative is an excellent example of an innovation of solidarity within a company, which not only serves to support the people affected by a problem, but also reaches the community in the environment where the business is located. An example of solidarity...  more
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne An initiative that engages employees in experiences of compassion and a sense of community in times of need.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a great way for a company to help take care of their employees!
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    Biofoodlab, founded by Elena Shifrina in 2011, became a pioneer company on the Russian market of healthy organic fruit b...
      Russia Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Ekaterina Ivanova
      Ekaterina Ivanova This is a great example of a sustainable and innovative business of organic snacks run by a young and dynamic Russian entrepreneur Elena Shifrina. It has a potential to inspire girls around the world to start their own businesses with an aim of fostering...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd This strong and spirited entrepreneur with a vision of bringing healthy eating to her homeland is an inspiration!
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    John O Foods' innovation is to use aquaculture and help to address the worldwide shortage of seafood. The company's...
      Canada
    Goal 2. Zero Hunger
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga John O Foods provides an excellent example of working with local aboriginal communities to support its local production needs and provide the community with a sustainably farmed fish supply!
    • John Turner
      John Turner John O Foods demonstrates how business success and sustainability go together.
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    TLS Foods, doing business as "The Nosh," is a company that is breaking the social norms of food sustainability. Cre...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell TLS Foods represents localism that enables flourishing.
    • John Turner
      John Turner The Nosh, a restaurant that operates out of a closet, turns a profit by providing patrons with healthful, local food.