Innovations

893 Innovations
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    FloDesign Sonics’ innovation completely transforms the current bio-pharmaceutical process by allowing cell clarifi...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell Flodesign Sonics innovation touches on many of the SDG's and has the potential to leverage significant societal change.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd Through research, innovation and a commitment to "doing good things," this company is making exciting advances toward new technology and cost-effective cell and gene therapy.
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    Patronicity’s goal is to democratize access to public funding and work to bridge the gap between ordinary citizens...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This is an exceptional story and a truly flourishing innovation.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Based in Detroit, MI, Patronicity is using crowdfunding to improve the grant process where local residents can be part of the project development to transform their communities.
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    The business idea of LAMH Recycle is based on the refurbishment of discarded IT equipment and the resale of resulta...
      United Kingdom
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Alec Wersun
      Alec Wersun LAMH is an example of a purpose-driven organisation delivering social and environmental benefits to the communities in which it serves.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Great to see how LAMH is promoting recycling while also supporting the local community, such as through job-skills training.
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    What started out as a parents' bike swap for their children quickly became Scotland’s largest bicycle recycler!&nb...
      United Kingdom
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Alec Wersun
      Alec Wersun The Bike Station is an inspirational story of entrepreneurial thinking - seeing opportunity and turning it in to a viable business.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen It's neat to see how The Bike Station has grown from a small recycling swap to a community project that offers bike recycling, education, and training, helping to make cycling accessible to all!
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    BNY Mellon’s two key ideas are financing carbon neutrality and carbon offsets through business practices and socia...
      United States
    Goal 13. Climate Action
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel BNY Mellon's investments and prioritization of carbon neutrality and carbon offsets is a great example of a large corporation being environmentally conscious and friendly.
    • Erica Schulstad
      Erica Schulstad BNY Mellon's passion for the environment and sustainability represents their concern for future generations.
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    Palmer Paving Corporation is utilizing the innovative process of Warm Mix Liquid Asphalt with its road construction proj...
      United States
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell This example from Palmer Paving demonstrates how our infrastructure can be a major piece of creating sustainable flourishing.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon This story illustrates the potential that alternative forms of construction have to transform our infrastructure.
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    Sustainable production and community are key points in Las Chicas' business strategy. A portion of all coffee sales...
      Nicaragua
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga Las Chicas Del Cafe show how direct buying of coffee from the farmer to the roaster in Canada makes a positive difference to both the consumer community that drinks the coffee and the farming community that makes it. Truly inspirational.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon It's inspiring to see the impact that Las Chicas can have on the Nicaraguan community
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    For every product bought, 50 days of clean water will be donated to areas in need. Grosche is a certified B c...
      Worldwide
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga Grosche leverages consumers' needs and wants for coffee and tea to directly impact sustainability through their use of recyclable and recycled materials in addition to directly contributing to the water needs of people in less fortunate communities. What...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It is so important for people to be able to work for a livable wage. On top of that, this company offers sustainable products and supports clean water around the world. It was hard to pick just one Global Goal for this story!
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    Haste and Hustle was started by Shauna Arnott when she realized a need for Canada to have the same conference networking...
      Canada
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga What a great story about the power of putting sustainability and entrepreneurial experts together through an event planning company like Haste and Hustle!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I always love to see innovations supporting Goal 4: Quality Education!
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    Canada Cartage is one of Canada's leaders in the trucking industry. Their innovative technological advances have he...
      Canada
    Goal 13. Climate Action
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga Canada Cartage is a great example of an established transportation company using technology to improve its carbon footprint and contribute to sustainability!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This is such a good example of a company in an established industry that isn't the most environmentally friendly, using technology to become more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint.
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    Empowering and encouraging lifelong health Promoting learning and opportunities for all ages Helping indiv...
      United States
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel The founder's passion to help athletes and non-athletes of all ages with the self-esteem, confidence, patience, perseverance, dedication, and strength through physical activity and training is inspiring.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen It's neat to see how welcoming the company is and how it focuses on physical health as an important part of everyday life!
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    Northeast Solar’s goal is to partner with the utility and technology industries to provide better resources to con...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell Northeast Solar is making a major change to the consumption patterns of energy and contributing to the local economy while doing it!
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Great to see how Northeast Solar is making it easier for customers to conserve energy!
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    Earth to Table: Bread Bar is a local restaurant in Guelph that prides itself on farm to table sustainable food. All...
      Canada
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga Earth to Table: Bread Bar really shows how eating out at a restaurant can also be an education into sustainability and an awareness of eating locally sourced food!
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni I like that this innovation combines sustainability and education.
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    Market Fresh’s innovation is their commitment to supporting local businesses, as well as their comm...
      Canada
    Goal 2. Zero Hunger
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga Market Fresh is an excellent example of a grocer doing all it can to minimize waste and contribute to the community by providing locally grown and sustainable foods! What a great grocer to have in our backyard!
    • John Turner
      John Turner Market Fresh's policy of being willing to accept up-front costs associated with sustainability and ethics have yielded a net profit for the business, because its reputation has made it popular to its customers and the first stop for entrepreneurs seeking...  more
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    Terra20 was founded in 2006 by Bill Stewart and Steve Kaminski on the premise of making eco-friendly sust...
      Canada Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga Terra20 is a fantastic example of how we can incorporate sustainability into our everyday life by encouraging consumers to shop and use sustainable products!
    • John Turner
      John Turner Web-based eco-business is a market with huge and under-utilized potential that Terra20 is harnessing.
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    Reliance Jio Info comm Ltd has invested around ₹ 150,000 Crores ($ 22 billion) to create infrastructure for getting rid ...
      India
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Preeti Rawat
      Preeti Rawat It will create disruption in the market
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter What an interesting innovation to support a growing market.
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    Americans generate nearly 48 million tons of plastic waste each year and worldwide that number reaches nearly 300 millio...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This is a wonderful profile and inspiring innovation!
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber This company does it all, giving great thought to every aspect of product manufacture and its impact on the environment and giving back to society by sharing its profits. Bravo!
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    A Canadian lifestyle brand celebrates the pride of living in Canada and empowers the community it operates in by selling...
      Worldwide
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga The Peace Collective does an amazing job of promoting Canadian pride through their apparel sales and using these sales to embody Canadian values in line with the social and sustainable values in the UN SDGs.
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber It's encouraged no to see a company think beyond the bottom line and share its profits to help the local community.
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    Buni Ropes Camp has been widely known by the public in the Greater Jakarta area as a green open space and city park with...
      Indonesia
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya A private City Park accessible to the communities is what a Metropolitan city with limited space needs. Children are deprived from their basic needs to be in the middle of green garden with natural landscape. More kids are loosing their connection to nature,...  more
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd This city park provides green space and activities for the surrounding communities and models environmental responsibility. The founder definitely lives his business model of Profit, People and Planet!
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    Pandhapur wari (procession) is a tradition which has been followed more than 700 to 800 years. It involves the mass migr...
      Worldwide
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Preeti Rawat
      Preeti Rawat India needs such innovations to maintain an eco-friendly environment
    • Ashley Stanley
      Ashley Stanley By using new research and innovation, Vijanana Bharati has prevented the banning of this procession and has created a product that may be able to be used more widely as well.