Innovations

588 Innovations
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    Providing emerging countries with a product that will help improve their health, income, and environment. Allowing th...
      Kenya Exemplar
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Taking an already created product and deploying it to help alleviate global issues outside of the original purpose is truly an innovative thought-process.
    • Isabel Rimanoczy
      Isabel Rimanoczy This innovation helps reduce the problems of using wood and charcoal in areas where there is no access to clean energy for daily use.
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    1.   A promise of something for everyone 2.   Venture 1: Charity 3.   Venture 2: Operation Sm...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel The full cycle of Mrs. Lall's journey to success and passion for giving back is truly inspiring.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd An impressive story of a small business that gives back in a big way.
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    After reflecting on the profits they received in their first year in business, Ink Couture owner, Frank Russo, and manag...
      United States
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Providing free tattoos in a fundraising event for autism awareness proved to be successful for the cause and a good promotion for the business.
    • Andrea  Fleischer
      Andrea Fleischer A local tattoo parlor shows how giving back to the community can be good for business too!
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    A garment factory that focuses on improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. Since their inception, Noma...
      Worldwide
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel It is heartening to hear about the eco-friendly initiatives that this company has introduced to its business practices.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter So much of the clothing we wear comes from Bangladesh. Hearing that this company is responsibly producing fabrics is so encouraging. I hope that other garment factories follow in their footsteps.
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    National Grid provides the service of bringing natural gas to both commercial and residential customers. This company is...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel It is heartening to here of a power company that is focused on providing cleaner and more affordable energy to our communities through improved energy distribution infrastructure.
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne Encouraging to see National Grid promoting the wellbeing of customers, communities, and the environment as a means to long-term business success.
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    The way that farmers treat crop straws is quite simple: just burn them. Although the ash generated by burning of crop st...
      China
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane I love how this innovation addresses the needs of an often forgotten smaller scale market, that of small farmers in China (and potentially beyond). This is a scalable innovation and one worthy of consideration.
    • Andrew Himes
      Andrew Himes I agree with Beau's assessment. However, the story could be improved by interviewing one or more farmers who are actually using this innovation.
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    Car Community started off as a simple car club that organizes car shows and meet ups, it gained significant traction on ...
      United States
    Goal 2. Zero Hunger
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Great story of following a passion, monetizing it, and giving back to the community!
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel This story offers an example of a small business, based on a traditional business model, with the added value of giving back to their community.
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    DeBaise Lawn Care has found a way to be profitable while benefiting their business and the environment. Stephe...
      United States
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Great story of a local company that gives back to the community in which it does business.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen It's neat to see how the business supports the local community through both photography and lawn care.
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    Pearson has decided to use their platform to address the issue of education inequality. By following the United Nation's...
      Worldwide
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel I enjoyed finding out how a company as large as Pearson is addressing important issues such as education inequality.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen It's neat that Pearson is working to improve the accessibility and affordability of education!
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    Danielle Trofe currently serves as Principal and Designer of Danielle Trofe Design, a Brooklyn-based...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This is a fantastic story, naturally sustainable, compostable and biodegradable furniture and lighting designs should be more common.
    • Michael Hoffman
      Michael Hoffman Designs that are not inevitably destined for a land fill makes a strong statement about finding our way forward as a society. Spreading the word, while making a decent living is a great combination.
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    The organic products are made by quality raw materials with the belief that creating beautiful and healthy products lead...
      Vietnam
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Guenola Nonet
      Guenola Nonet Hong Lam Herbs is an excellent illustration of a succesful tripple bottom line combining environmental and societal sustainability by favoring local and organic agriculture, serving local communities and generating long term financial profit. I wish that...  more
    • Karen McKenzie
      Karen McKenzie This story emphasizes the importance of have control over, or watchful eye on, quality across the supply chain to assure positive impact on community, consumer, and company.
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    Green Circle Salons is making clear of their standards towards the transition of going green within the salon industry. ...
      Canada
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Great story of a company pushing the salon industry as whole to be environmentally conscious and go green.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder The beauty industry reaches lots of people and is in constant flux, so this company has the potential to influence behavior and expectations far beyond its current salons and clients.
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    Kendal Agro Atsiri is the first essential oil distiller that produces clove oil from scattered, unused clove leaves and ...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Insan Kamil
      Insan Kamil a very inspiring story how a man could have a huge impavt in communities
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    Nifty Aides creates products that are sold to assist the hearing and vision impaired. Nifty Aides understands how import...
      United States
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel I love hearing about companies that are founded on creating a solution to a problem that is visible within the local community. Great story!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Reducing inequalities is a great basis for a company. I loved hearing about how this company created a solution to a problem and strives to make people more equal.
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    A local business that provides free entertainment services and donations to children who are suffering from cancer, epil...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Having her customer base nearly doubled by holding charitable events truly shows the power of doing good while conducting for-profit business.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd I was impressed that she not only provides entertainment services - her core business - free to children suffering from illnesses, but also raises funds to help find cures.
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    BUZZ COCOA focuses on providing an alternative caffeine source for those who do not like coffee, tea, or other ener...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This company's innovative product of caffeinated hot cocoa is a healthier alternative to coffee, tea, or other energy drink products. They also source their product and labor within the same country.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Stories like this are very inspiring for future business leaders. Seeing a need, formulating an idea, and seeing that idea into a business, all while considering people's health is very encouraging.
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    Yuki Yu is the CEO of Uniway Freight Service Inc. in Brooklyn, New York. As a business woman who wor...
      United States
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Yuki Yu is the CEO of a company in the field of freight services and is truly an inspirational figure to women everywhere. She proves that women can do any job, no matter what sector it is in.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus This is a wonderful example of women empowering women and showing others that women can do anything. So inspiring!
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    In spite of its noticeable improvement in recent years, Vietnam’s education system is one of the most controversia...
      Vietnam
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Guenola Nonet
      Guenola Nonet Learning about innovative systems supporting a new type of education in vietnam is most interesting! It is encouraging to see how these academic professionals are collaborating to help Vietnamese students develop necessary skills such as critical thinking,...  more
    • Michael Hoffman
      Michael Hoffman Learning by doing is a much more powerful model than is passive learning. Helping younger students to be better prepared to take their role in business and society is a very worthy objective. The large network of professionals who are willing to share their...  more
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    L'oreal is committed to zero deforestation by 2020 for all sources of their products. The company uses traceable...
      Malaysia Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Great story of a industry leader using traceable sources of palm oil from responsible and sustainable sources in their products.
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne A wonderful example of how large producers may promote positive environmental and social impact while also improving their supply chain. Sounds like a win-win for L'oreal, palm oil farmers, and the environment!
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    Ménara Holding is a Moroccan company active in many important sectors in Morocco: transport, building and civil e...
      Morocco
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville Creativity and associative thinking might be the biggest competencies this innovator bring to the market. It's impressive to see such tenacity with materials efficiency.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter As this company grows they are still spreading and maintaining their goals of sustainability and zero waste. A true example of sustainability embedded in a company!