Innovations

694 Innovations
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    Lyrba recycles over 100,000 tons every year of residues like railway sleepers, HDPE, PET Crystal and multicolor&nbs...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo One of the few corporations that have invested in technology not only to recycle but to make new use of plastics and other polluting materials. Lack of recycling is a huge problem in Mexico and this company is contributing to solve the problem.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel The world needs more technologies for material reuse, recycling, reduction, and up-cycling. Lyrba is innovating in this space, and their firm contributes to a reduction in the waste and contamination stream, while also bringing more attention to the need...  more
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    SOLBEN offers technologies to strengthen the production of various bioenergy sources based on a product diversification ...
      Mexico
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo Young Mexican entrepreneurs dedicated to use technologies to create biofuels and reduce Mexican dependency on oil.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It is so impressive to see how motivated and inspired young people can be and how they can make tremendous changes in their country.
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    This is a business that creates natural cosmetics buy using "nopal" (cactus), a Mexican traditional plant that has benef...
      Mexico
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo Make up made with natural ingredients will help reduce the carbon impact of the cosmetic industry. Nopal (cactus) is a very versatile product and I am glad to see that is being used to provide better and healthier products for the women of Mexico and potentially...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter The beauty industry really suffers from harmful ingredients and I love to see a company that is offering a safer, alternative product and continually striving to be better than they already are.
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    The President of the Jiangtian Hotel, Jihua Cui, created a green food product environment in the hotel re...
      China
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel The introduction of healthy organic food options for customers and the recycling of food waste into fertilizer at this environmentally conscious hotel in China is very encouraging!
    • Kit Turen
      Kit Turen It's great to hear about a hotel in China that offers organic food and recycles food waste into fertilizer.
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    Cyclus is a Colombian company committed to the environment and the local community, demonstrating that fashion can be cr...
      Japan
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo This is a great example that the fashion industry can advance in a sustainable manner. Cyclus´ products are made with materials that otherwise will harm the environment while procuring a dignifying place of work for its employees. At the same time, the beautiful...  more
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder What a great story! I had no idea it was possible to turn used tires into fashionable versions of products that everyone can use. Next time I'm looking for a gift for an environmentally conscious friend, I'll visit the Cyclus website.
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    Accessible technology to meet genuine human needs. Innovation from inspiration and passion. Lasting value, craf...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry This business flourishes by taking biking beyond just exercise and sport to daily transportation and healthy living.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber This company adds a new and more meaningful perspective to biking.
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    Greyston Bakery provides job opportunities to people living in Yonkers, NY, who are often excluded from the labor market...
      United States
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Thank you, Pedro for bringing us this inspiring story - a must-read for aspiring business leaders. It is truly a game changer.
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    Ecü is a footwear business with products 100% made in Mexico. Unlike any other footwear shop, it is distinguished b...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo This is a great example of how discarded tires find a new life through good design and how a company can create a long term relationship with marginalized women in Mexico.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel It's incredible to realize that a single burned tire can pollute as much as a car pollutes in an entire year; these entrepreneurs found a way to think about an environmental problem as an enterprise solution, even adding social impact in their packaging production....  more
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    Our story exposes a brand new and a novel approach to water recycling developed by a French entrepreneur, Jean-Loui...
      France
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville All water conservation and reclaimation innovations have insights to offer social entrepreneurs globally. Glad this one adds to the ways we see progress.
    • Karen McKenzie
      Karen McKenzie Water is a crucial focal point for humanity and our supporting systems. This story encourages innovation in making the most of this precious resource.
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    An ecological hotel located in Cuetzalan, Puebla Mexico founded by Nahua women in which its members can sell their handi...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne An inspiring example of an ecological hotel developed and run by indigenous Nahua women overcoming culturally engrained practices limiting them to household responsibilities.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder It is truly inspiring to see how these women have leveraged their life experience and just a little bit of money into a business that attracts visitors and serves to educate and entertain them, while adding immense value to the local community.
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      FoodShed Alliance works as an advocate for local farmers in northern New Jersey. They aid farmers to become p...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Kent Fairfield
      Kent Fairfield This team discovered an innovative organization that benefits farmers, consuming families and institutions, and the communities. I think the story conveys this in a persuasive fashion.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus The idea of a foodshed or Foodshed Alliance shows the flow of food from the local land where its grown, to the tables its ends up on in New Jersey - reminding everyone where our food comes from.
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    XL Future Leaders (XLFL) is a sustainable program from PT XL Axiata, Tbk, focusing in education to inspire Indonesia&rsq...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya As a telecommunication provider the business has to be highly agile, and innovative. This great idea of open resource for education will bring in fresh ideas, and at the same time nurtures the future leaders on relevant hands-on learning.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd By linking their vision for quality education to their core business, this company generates innovative ideas while providing development opportunities for Indonesia's next generation of leaders. But that's not even the whole story - the program has also...  more
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    As the most important natural resource globally, the production of clean water is a necessary industry in every country....
      China
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Innovation of filtering technology and a company culture that promotes environmental consciousness clearly helped Mr. Zhang become the success that he is today.
    • Joshua Nunziato
      Joshua Nunziato Especially in the context of a rapidly-developing economy like China's, solutions for reducing pollution and maximizing waste recapture are crucial for responsible growth. Xingyuan provides such solutions.
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    Turning paper-based waste into valuable products. Lots of paper-based waste from company or other organizations are not ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 17. Partnerships for the Goals
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Now the street kids and the abandoned kids have a way out. What an innovative solution of handling waste at the same time helping the marginal kids.
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni A wonderful story about social enterprise that is making revenue from recycled waste, and leveraging corporate partnerships and business profits to improve welfare of abandoned and homeless children in its community.
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    Sky Nurses focuses on providing a bedside to bedside service that promotes the well-being and health of the elderly or i...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Affordable bed-side to bed-side transportation is a terrific innovation for patients around the world, this company clearly utilizes all of its resources to its fullest extent.
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni Sky Nurses is part of a huge number of innovations in the health sector intended to address quality, choice, efficiency and to respond to a boost demand for healthcare services. It distinguishes itself as a green company with a focus on human-experience during...  more
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    The idea is to keep the lake RAWA PENING as a source of life for the local community, by turning water hyacint...
      Indonesia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Really great example of changing threat into opportunity. From being a problem, Water Hyacinth is now used to make beautiful furniture and useful goods.
    • Pernille Hippe Brun
      Pernille Hippe Brun This story shows, how a single woman, with a great idea, can make a positive impact in her community, solving many problems in a sustainable way, and at the same time. By using the Water Hyacinth to create beautiful furnitures, she not only solves the problem...  more
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati Instead of using pesticides or other chemical products, this business can reduce many Water Hyacinth safely. And the wonderful thing is that the business generating income for community. Great.
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    LED Green Lantern (Lentera air garam), is an alternative source of light, which can be a substitute for kerosene lamps, ...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Great innovation and solving the problem of the fishemen of Indonesia. Eventhough the product is considerably still expensive for the fishermen, but by creating a collaboration with the CSR projects of other companies, the products can now be utilized by...  more
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber It's thrilling to see a natural resource used to literally bring light to poor and remote communities in Indonesia in an environmentally safe way.
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati This really is an environmental-friendly product. The fuel itself can be acquired easily and cheapily since Indonesia have much of sea region.
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    Creating a renewable energy source Reduce waste Developing local resources Improving human resources through resear...
      Indonesia
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Creative way of solving the fishermen's need of gasoline by using bio-diesel approach.
    • Pernille Hippe Brun
      Pernille Hippe Brun A great story showing how some clever students by researching the local problems facing a community could be solved by offering a better, more sustainable product. And they not only researched, they went ahead and invented a new product, solving several problems...  more
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati A good example of how waste can be managed into some source of energy.
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    SOLEP - Soluciones Ecológicas de Puebla specializes in the elaboration of organic f...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne This is an example of a scalable business that's good for the planet, farmers and all of us that could and should be replicated in every city and town in Mexico and Latin America.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd A great example of the positive environmental impact a company can have by looking at what's possible instead of what has always been done.
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    As a leader in the beer industry, SABECO's sustainability strategy focuses on reducing negative impacts on the envi...
      Vietnam
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Guenola Nonet
      Guenola Nonet This in-depth analysis of Sabeco's strategy shows how a mainstream business can embed sustainability principles and conduct business more responsibly.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon SABECO is a prime example of a company working to embed sustainability into the core of their business, helping to improve the world and their bottom line