Innovations

694 Innovations
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    Third Sun Solar is a company out of Athens, Ohio, that designs and installs photovoltaic cells on commercial and residen...
      Worldwide
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane Great story of a couple who discovered that they needed solar power, and then launched a business.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd Leading by example led to a business opportunity when neighbors saw this couple's use of photovoltaic cells.
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    Compañía Mexicana del Desierto prunes agave plants to obtain ixtle for the manufacture of yarns for a...
      Mexico
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne An example of a production process in the Mexican desert that contributes to the well-being of the locals and the planet with biodegradable products.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen It's neat to see how the company provides employment for local communities while also protecting the environment!
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    Taos Ski Valley believes in a commitment to the sustainability of their community and surrounding region.  These va...
      United States
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane Great story about a ski resort really trying to become less unsustainable, and ultimately flourishing. Interesting how this can really differentiate them as a ski destination.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It takes all companies to make a different - from big corporations to local ski resorts. This ski resorts efforts are a great example for what other companies need to be doing.
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    It is a brand of clothes, which tries to give strength to Mexican art, dresses, and traditional customs by p...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne A wonderful example of a network of relationships between native women artisans,
      a designer and promoters, who together strengthen family economies while conserving Mexican art and traditions.
    • Pernille Hippe Brun
      Pernille Hippe Brun Yes, this is a wonderful example of how one women is touched by the art-work and artistic skills of local women, and then helping them to put their work at scale and improve their possibility of reaching a larger audience and group of buyers.
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    The concept behind The Soulfull Project is to sell quality, nutritious, “clean label” food that not only is ...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 2. Zero Hunger
    • David Steingard
      David Steingard The Soulfull Project is pioneering a triple bottom-line business model to address critical social issues of food insecurity and nutritional inequity across the United States. If replicated on a widespread scale, the Innovation of "buy one, give one" could...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter The inspiration behind this business is so inspiring! I am impressed by how dedicated the founders are to what they are doing and how they found a way to make a difference.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne What a wonderful project. I just sent it along to the local Food Bank hoping they can share the story with other Food Banks and potential suppliers in the food industry in Mexico and Latin America. Thank you so much David and students Caroline, Emily, Peter...  more
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    "To empower the destitute and orphans through education and family upbringing to be the agent of change to the society. ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati Budi Soehardi has sacrifice his great life for supporting these children and take care of them just like his own children. This foundation can be self sufficient through some action that need persistence. I hope there will be more "Budi Soehardi" in other...  more
    • Andrie Lubis
      Andrie Lubis Thanks for share this inspiring story..
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    Based on study published in the journal Science led by Jenna Jamback from the University of Georgia released on 2010, In...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya Honestly, I like innovation like the story tell us. as human, we should find solution for the problem that we made, including waste problem caused by plastic.
    • Reza Maghraby
      Reza Maghraby I hope Enviplast may increase their production scale with empowering the cassavas farmers and shared the technology with them so the spread of this environmentally safe container will replaced the conventional plastic bags in few years trough out indonesia....  more
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati Plastic bags are typical of waste that contributes so much problem to the environment due to their easyness and availability in the community. They are so simple and cheap so that most of people never think the impact for the environment. I wish that this...  more
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    In the area of Bendosari, District Sanan Kulon, Kota Blitar, Koperasi Susu 'Jaya...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya Koperasi is a "soko guru" of Indonesia economic as stipulated under Article 33 of our constitution. The story give us inspiration to increase our welfare and grow up together through Koperasi.
    • Reza Maghraby
      Reza Maghraby Milk consumption in Indonesia in 2007 is 11.48 kg/person/year and far below the average of world consumption which at 108 kg/person/year according FAO Statistics Division 2011. Meanwhile, Indonesian rank 4th largest citizens about 258Mio people or 3.5% of...  more
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati The product gives health to people, the business gives income to the communities. Very good example of a business.
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    PGN's aid is converting river flow into electricity as clean energy in Andungbiru Village, Probolinggo Ea...
      Indonesia
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya Indonesia facing big problem with electricity capacity. The government has program to add new capacity with 35 GW program. The story can be sample of how to find solution and help government to handle electricity issue.
    • Reza Maghraby
      Reza Maghraby Great story comes from Great Company, very talented writers, sharp editors and inspiring people.
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati This is one great example of CSR taken by an energy company because it directly impacted community and established the company itself as the energy company including to provide clean and renewable energy. Awsome.
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    Manggari is a successful jewelry design and manufacturing company founded in 2004 and based in Mexico. Ma...
      Worldwide
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne A refreshing business model that encourages work - family balance and opportunities for Mexican women.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Great story about a company that supports employment for women in Mexico!
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    Key Ideas: ·      Similar to TOM`s where each pair of shoes purchased the profit will d...
      Worldwide
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel How this business gives profits back to the community through care packages and utilizes unique artwork from homeless children for their t-shirt designs is truly inspiring!
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Tee shirt artwork designed by homeless children in New York giving them creative expression and education, and care packages with much needed basic items.
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    Quali, is a group of cooperative social enterprises that operate an agroindustrial chain of nutritious foods elaborated ...
      Mexico Exemplar
    Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne This is among the most inspiring stories of a business contributing to the well being of the community and the planet and also for restoring hope to the future.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus A truly inspiring story to preserve safe water forever for all.
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    Lack of money, unemployment, dysfunctional families, divorce, and lack of values have affected the mental and emotional ...
      Mexico
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne An inspiring story of a psychologist creating a business model and practices lifting children and adolescents out of addiction towards renewed lives and participation in their communities.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel An enterprise that can support itself to provide strong social benefits in a community is a rare company, and this firm appears to be successful in this regard.
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    HOBAS CU is a credit union that is established based on the same economic interest. Saving and Lending are two main proc...
      Worldwide
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati This can be one of solution for supporting small business so that more people can have better income and better life.
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    PT SWEN Inovasi Transfer (Swen IT) is one of the pioneers in designing and developing Biogas reactor made of glass fiber...
      Indonesia
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati This innovation can be used by farmers that lives in unstable electricity area which, I presume, there are lots of it in eastern Indonesia and most developing countries. Good for the environment, good for local community.
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    Xiuyao Ruan found a way out in the emerging Chinese furniture industry. Mr. Ruan combines classical and modern styl...
      China
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel The company value of cultural heritage preservation combined with contemporary furniture definitely led to great unique product.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's important to remember your heritage and where you came from. Helping people embrace this idea is a unique business model.
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    TreeShirts is an online clothing retailer that plants one tree in the Atlantic Forest in Brazil for each shirt sold. The...
      United States
    Goal 15. Life on Land
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane Similar to the Tom's Shoes 'one for one' model, this business provides much needed trees to combat deforestation, one tree for every t-shirt sold.
    • Kerul Kassel
      Kerul Kassel It's delightful to read about a social enterprise started in a university class that has gone on to continued success beyond the end of the term. While some enterprises donate a portion of proceeds, this company goes farther by planting a tree for every sale.
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    Conventional agricultural market used to have a long distribution channel. By using TaniHub, a local startup technology ...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Great story for Indonesian farmers who are usually trapped under the shark loan middle men. Now they can deal directly with the buyers and enjoy more margin. All farmers should be able to use these apps.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love to see technology used to solve problems and create better lives for people.
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati When we live in this digital era, this kind of app will provide more benefit for community and raise up traditional business into the light. Awesome.
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    Heavenly Organics honey and honey-based products are raw unfiltered and unpasteurized, USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trad...
      United States
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Dennis Heaton
      Dennis Heaton Inspiring story of a quality food product supporting the health of customers and the livelihood of traditional harvesters.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A really great company doing something great for its employees, customers, and all life on land!
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    Kyäni is a nutraceutical supplement that was created in 2007 to help promote natural and healthy ingredie...
      United States
    Goal 2. Zero Hunger
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel Retooling a product innovation for a cause such as global malnutrition for children and their families around the world is inspiring!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter I love that this wellness company, initially focusing on an American target market, has expanded and created a product for bottom of the pyramid customers that is innovative and solves the problem of hunger and good health for those that need it most.