Innovations

588 Innovations
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    Solarama Energy & Services was founded in 2013 by Hassan Bahrani and is located in Marrakech. The company is t...
      Morocco
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville Beyond harnessing natural energy, this innovation takes direct action at reducing formal and informal deforestation due to fire-wood needs, an issue that continues to plague many parts of the world. It's exciting to see technological innovation so seamlessly...  more
    • Eliza Somsel
      Eliza Somsel This is a great story of an innovation that can help communities in numerous ways. I found the time saving benefit to be particularly interesting because it allows women to spend time in school rather than collecting firewood. Very cool!
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    Passion Dior, is a company that provides premium quality essential oils, fragrance, and incense. Their Blunteffects bran...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel The product's main benefit is that it does not contain non-"green" components.
    • Pernille Hippe Brun
      Pernille Hippe Brun This story shows how a real-life problem can be turned into a business-opportunity. And a business-opportunity which shows the way for others in terms of how you can make a responsible product.
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    Fashion is a growing industry that not many individuals focus on or embrace. Nejla Renee's desire to empower men and wom...
      United States
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This story of a company promoting gender equality through empowering men and women to embrace their fashion voices was great!
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber This company helps women and men alike boost their confidence and self esteem in their professional and personal lives all by learning how to look good.
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    Chocolates have the ability to change and impact the world. They are not mere guilty pleasure snacks; chocolates are abl...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This company is committed to using certified fair trade cocoa from West Africa to make delicious vegan chocolates while promoting a more economically conscious lifestyle.
    • Karen McKenzie
      Karen McKenzie The idea of supporting producer communities and increasing consumer awareness of the supply chain is an important one---and, who doesn't love a delicious vegan chocolate!?
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    Endless Textbooks, founded by Karley Chynces, is a mobile application where students at a given university or ...
      United States
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Alleviating the debt students accumulate and sending textbooks to developing countries is a fantastic cause.
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley I love that this business not only works to reduce educational debt for its customers but also partners with a charity organization to send textbooks to those who do not have access to them. What a wonderful way to make an impact!
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    The main line actions of BEA are: ●     Innovation and technological development. ●  &nb...
      Worldwide
    Goal 13. Climate Action
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The history of this company describes an excellent and innovative case of the construction industry in Mexico. Pioneer in the sustainable construction industry. With this impact and the improvement of negative externalities to the environment. Improvements...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It is so important to take care of our world and global resources. It is inspiring to see businesses taking the lead in this and ensuring that construction is sustainable and reducing consumption of non-renewable resources.
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    Matthew Chiappa has been an employee at Salesforce for a little over nine months. He was offered a position af...
      United States
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Supporting community volunteering is a focus.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber It's encouraging to see a company make a commitment to paid volunteering to help the community.
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    Lebaohan Workshop has been changing the mindset of employees, making their work and life much better. An open-mind makes...
      Vietnam
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Guenola Nonet
      Guenola Nonet The willingness of Nguyen Trung, founder of Lebaohan, to improve his employees' wellbeing and also the life of poor people in general is touching. He did not forget the difficulties he went through as a child and now that he is a succesful CEO, he makes a...  more
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne A great example of how supporting strong worker relationships and improved communication may result in a win-win for business and employees compared to strictly technical training.
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    2ReWear is an innovative private corporation that recycles clothing and footwear from landfills into products that can b...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel It was great to find out about 2ReWear and how they recycle clothing and footwear from landfills into products that can be sold to consumers.
    • Argerie Vasilakes
      Argerie Vasilakes Since the fashion industry refreshes itself every season, it's no wonder that so much clothing is thrown out to make room in closets for the next styles. The 2ReWear business model uses a network of partners to help remove millions of pounds of post-consumer...  more
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    Being an exclusively female travel agency, Gutsy Women Travel is designed by and for women. Here are a few areas the inn...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Gutsy Women Travel is the exact type of business innovation story that needs to be broadcasted to world!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What a wonderful innovation! This company supports women's emotional, mental, and physical health which is better for women and better for the world.
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    Khai Minh is a company which provides organic foods to customers who want to have a healthy life. According to the found...
      Vietnam
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Guenola Nonet
      Guenola Nonet Mr Vien – CEO of Khai Minh is admirable! His dedication to healthy food and his tenacity despite not selling any food during several months! Khai Minh offers a harmonious teaching and feeding place where one can learn about meditation, the macrobiotics...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd Mr. Vien's commitment to providing healthy food and helping people live healthy lives is admirable. I'm glad to see that he has expanded from one restaurant to four just since 2012!
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    Supply organic food for Vietnamese families Build farm achieving EU qualifications
      Vietnam
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Guenola Nonet
      Guenola Nonet Ms Thao grew interst for healthy eating while being pregnant... Fascinating how carrying and giving birth can help us realize how fragile life is and how much we need to care for it and innovate to be better citizens! It helped Ms. thao achieve great professional...  more
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen A neat story--Organica promotes healthy, clean eating by providing certified organic foods.
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    The key idea for Styrkebaserad is to guide people; leaders, co-workers, parents into sustainable positive change using A...
      Sweden
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Strength-based training and education introduces Appreciative Inquiry to Sweden.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne This story of bringing Appreciative Inquiry to Sweden reminds me of the opportunities each of us have to creatively contribute to society and the planet while doing and sharing what we love and are genuinely passionate about.
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    Bolsa Rosa focuses on improving work-life balance for women, reducing the gender gap and enhancing women’s ability...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative of the story that the students describe has an excellent potential to impact on several DGS, for example, gender equity, decent work, improving the prosperity of women to which the social cause of the institution is directed which facilitates...  more
    • Kit Turen
      Kit Turen With its innovative work in developing, implementing and expanding a flextime culture in companies, Bolsa Rosa enables women to maintain a work-life balance, participate in and contribute to the workforce and support their household and local economies.
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    Gender Neutral Apparel and Accessories for Infants and Toddlers.
      Worldwide
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Gender Neutral clothing, as an innovation, has the potential for huge positive impact on materials sourcing for clothing, waste reduction from passing clothing on to siblings and next generations, and shaping new attitudes towards identification with what we wear..
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    Mark Tranchina is owner of the Vanderbilt at South Beach on Staten Island, New York. His work at the party venue, c...
      Worldwide
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel This story is about how entrepreneurs found a seaside boardwalk area that had fallen on hard times for many years and put forth a business effort centered on restaurants and public spectacles such as fireworks and races to rejuvenate this district of the...  more
    • Marina Williams
      Marina Williams Strong relationships are at the core of a community's ability to flourish. Through efforts to create and maintain encounter spaces, the project offers essential opportunities for exchange and connections among community members beyond their everyday acquaintances.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I really like this business solution to a community's problem.
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    This innovation reminds society of the value of arts. This innovation emphasises on face-to-face human interaction ...
      Hong Kong SAR China
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Shirley M C Yeung
      Shirley M C Yeung Innovations observed from the case of K11 - applying arts and cultural elements in retail business to draw attention of the community about achieving economic growth from a new perspective.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's great to see bigger establishments caring about sustainability and bringing those ideas to the general population.
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    Velosophy's innovation is to sell designer bicycles and for each bicycle that they sell, Velosophy will donate a bicycle...
      Sweden
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry The TOM's Shoes pay forward innovation applied to bicycles to help young girls in developing regions.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon By providing bikes to girls in Ghana, Velosophy will help facilitate their education, which is immensly important and valuable.
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    This innovation encourages ethical consumption. This innovation produces products in a sustainable way. This innovat...
      Hong Kong SAR China
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Shirley M C Yeung
      Shirley M C Yeung Innovations from a human perspective with economic and environmental impacts. A persistent and passionate entrepreneur with a good sense of the market and the author can pick up an angle to learn.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus An ingenious way to bring constant and stable, farm-to-table fresh fruits and vegetables grown from compost.
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    In 1994 Sebastien Marot was visiting Cambodia. He saw that when he gave food to poor kids in the streets, others gave, t...
      Cambodia
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • David Cooperrider
      David Cooperrider A true example of Business as an Agent of World Benefit, by making it possible for young people to escape grinding poverty with skills and access to self-sustaining, dignified work.
    • maura casey
      maura casey Inspiring story of how to help poor children in a way that changes their lives and enables them to support themselves.