Innovations

500 Innovations
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    Soria Moria Boutique Hotel has been operating in Siem Reap, Cambodia since 2007 with the purpose of helping local p...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz One of my favorite stories because of the owners' commitment to create a better life for the local people in Siem Reap and providing them with great opportunities for personal development while being a profitable enterprise.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder This story is an inspiration on every level!
    • Roberta Baskin
      Roberta Baskin I love knowing about this amazing destination. I've been to Siem Reap. Now I need to go back to stay at the Soria Moria Boutique Hotel.
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    Wadden Sea National Park’s partner Educates the younger generation An ideal base for cyclists Collaborates wi...
      Denmark
    Goal 17. Partnerships for the Goals
    • Aixa Ritz
      Aixa Ritz A unique hotel business that concentrates on introducing sustainable practices to teenagers thus creating awareness to future generations.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne An example for hostels, hotels, bed and breakfasts for incorporating the Global Goals in a successful and attractive business model. Thank you siqi yuan and professor Ritz for bringing us this story.
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    Double B is a startup chain of coffee shops that was co-founded by Russian entrepreneur Anna Tsfasman in 2012. It is the...
      Georgia
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ekaterina Ivanova
      Ekaterina Ivanova This is a case of a vibrant entrepreneurial activity in the post-communism context of Georgia. It illustrates how talent, ambition and love for coffee can stimulate responsible consumption, create engaging learning environment and contribute to local development....  more
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen Coffee really can bring people together! This is a great story of how Double B is engaging consumers in Georgia to learn more about coffee culture and responsible consumption.
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    Journey Beyond Travel arranges tailored trips full of meaningful cross-cultural experiences and in-depth personal encoun...
      Morocco Exemplar
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon Journey Beyond Travel is a company that demonstrates that businesses can have a positive impact on society. They have created a truly innovative business model that provides users with a great experience while making a substantive impact in the Moroccan community.
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    Established in 2001, Maxfx specializes in the cinematography business of capturing moments like wedding ceremonies, soci...
      Nepal
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Sarbada Manandhar
      Sarbada Manandhar Yeah it is. Indeed, this business is taking a peak point in Nepalese Context.
    • Rameshwar Karmacharya
      Rameshwar Karmacharya Where there is will there is idea and where there is idea there is business.Idea once implemented dilligently becomes successful business.Thank you Sarbada for promoting Nepalese traditional business of photography.
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    Ur-Farm’s vision is to build a place where people can discover products that don't harm the environment and that a...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya A big problem of the Indonesian farmers, come from the loan-shark activities. Ur-farm is dedicated to eradicate the problem. Given ample supports this could be the solution for Indonesian small farmers.
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne I am inspired by Ur-Farm's holistic approach to eliminating predatory trade practices, promoting organic agriculture, and improving access to quality, locally grown food. A great scalable innovation that may provide a framework to other countries.
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    Magar DaikoPanipuri and Chatpatey is a successful story of a mom and pop store selling spicy snacks and tangy drinks. At...
      Nepal
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Rameshwar Karmacharya
      Rameshwar Karmacharya Inspiring successful business story where lots Nepalese go to seek job to middle east or abroad.Thanks to Rai finding and highlighting this story.
    • Ramesh Man Singh
      Ramesh Man Singh Truly an inspiring story. Paanipuri is very popular here and I see many street vendors preparing this in a highly unhygienic manner. I was surprised to read that Magardai uses mineral water to prepare the "paani". Shows how conscientious and ethical he is...  more
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    This is an initiative to generate a change in the development of real estate projects to promote the importance and th...
      Colombia
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Gustavo A Yepes López
      Gustavo A Yepes López This company is an example for the construction sector, it would be important to highlight the innovation in the consolidation of a management system for sustainability
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen It's great to see an example of a construction company that is working to create value through focusing on sustainability.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Gracias Mauricio and Gustavo for bringing us this story of an amazing Sistema B Certified business in Columbia - a successful construction company contributing to the well-being of stakeholders and the planet.
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    Through productive projects, Toks combines social responsibility with products that provide a homemade experie...
      Mexico
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Patricia  Garcia saenz
      Patricia Garcia saenz inspiring, we take this innovation as an inspiration of our social entreprenurial projects.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen What a neat story! It's great to see how Toks is transforming both its restaurants and local communities through its sourcing of traditional products.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Gracias Esteban, Montserrat, Ana and Katy. I frequently go by Tolks restaurants in Puebla, but now I will not only be motivated to stop and check out these products but also recall this inspiring story you have shared with us - a business showing true care...  more
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    After years of living in the street with drugs and alcohol, Adhi Wijaya came to understand the purpose of his ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya In Indonesia the problem of the punk generation creates a menace to the society. They often initimidate people and beg for money. This initiative to develop punk generation to become productive and useful for the society should be appreciated.
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen This is a great initiative that helps both parties: the company gets additional workers, and people living on the street get a second chance.
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    Fair Warung Bale is the profit center for Bali Sari Foundation, with activities centered around providing free health ca...
      Indonesia
    Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya For a developing country as big as Indonesia (the 4 th largest population in the world) the problem of inadequate health-case system is a major problem. This initiative is excellent, since the restaurant business is providing a sustainable income for the...  more
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni This is a great story about how Bali Sari Foundation, a non-profit enabler of the social impact projects, eventually facilitated a profitable restaurant enterprise. Fair Warung Bale provides alimentary nourishment in its community, a sustainable income to...  more
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    Cobra Plastics' lean manufacturing practices and efficient use of resources stems from a desire to better serve their cu...
      United States
    Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Victoria Avi
      Victoria Avi This group of students was enrolled in MBA650 Sustainable Business Practices Course at CSU. I'm proud of the students for finding a unique manufacturing company in the NEO region that aims to flourish!
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's great when a company recognizes that they need to make their business practices sustainable, not just "bolt on" some green initiatives. I hope to see other companies look to this one as a great example.
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    The story of NIHIWATU is a rare and fascinating tale that began when Sumba’s ancestors, the ‘Marapu,’ ...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 1. No Poverty
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya More of these pioneering business people will change the life of many unfortunate people in remote areas around the world.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd An amazing story of a luxury resort on a remote Indonesian island working to protect the culture and improve the health, education, and economic well-being of the local communities. Equally amazing – while focusing on flourishing, this “resort with a...  more
    • Agha S. Ganesha
      Agha S. Ganesha A big thanks to Nihiwatu, Sumba Foundation & Kenny to share with me this amazing story.
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    The Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority (MIRA) is responsible for turning municipal solid waste into useful mat...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell What an inspirational and innovative company that is address a number of the UN Development Goals.
    • Eliza Somsel
      Eliza Somsel Great story! There seems to be an opportunity for this innovation to spread to many communities around the US and the world.
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    Founded in 2002, Sequil Systems, Inc., provides energy and environmental consulting services to architects, engineers an...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry As a pioneering, registered B-Corporation and a LEED “Proven Provider” certification recipient in the State of Florida, Sequil is leading the transformation to green building practices in the Sunshine State.
    • Muyiwa Oni
      Muyiwa Oni Sequil, which was founded and organized around sustainable principles, provides a good example of how new businesses can be designed to be agents of benefit and positive transformation.
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    Offering customers bridal jewelry that has a reduced environmental impact compared to traditional diamond and gold manuf...
      United States
    Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    • David Cooperrider
      David Cooperrider This innovation shows that possibilities exist to transform industries that have been plagued by human rights abuses and abusive practices, into truly life-affirming and positive businesses.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's great when even smaller companies make a change that is good for people and good for the world. An excellent example of responsible production.
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    PwC launched an initiative to simplify for business: 1.) Integrating the SDGs in corporate strategy 2.) Partnering wit...
      United Kingdom
    Goal 17. Partnerships for the Goals
    • David Cooperrider
      David Cooperrider This innovation shows that partnership and mutual benefit are essential elements to a business leading—and succeeding—from its purpose.
    • AIM Team
      AIM Team A wonderful example of how creating partnerships for the UN Global Goals can be good for business and good for the world.
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    Park Place Technologies is part of an industry that engages in e-waste disposal. Park Place is making a conscious e...
      United States
    Goal 13. Climate Action
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Park Place Technologies prolongs the life IT hardware and reduces waste by maintaining and fixing IT systems with recycled parts that were otherwise headed for landfills.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder Like a lot of baby boomers who aren't fluent in technology, I had not given thought to the dimensions of the problem of IT waste disposal. It's very encouraging that others are aware of the dimensions of the problem, and are working in a meaningful way on...  more
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    With the invention of a $1 paper microscope, Foldscope Instruments is bringing science to everyone. This not only gives ...
      United States
    Goal 4. Quality Education
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry THROUGH FOLDSCOPE'S LOW PRICED, INNOVATIVE AND MOBILE SCIENTFIC EAUIPMENT AND AN ONLINE USER COMMUNITY, CURIOSITY AND SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY ARE MADE MORE ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE ON THE PLANET.
    • Kit Turen
      Kit Turen Wow! The impact of Foldscope's low-priced, transportable and accessible microscopes is already making a positive impact on research, health initiatives, education and community-building. As they expand the types of scientific equipment they provide I believe...  more
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    Henan Prosper Skins & Leather Enterprise Company, China's largest sheep fur tanning manufacturer, is contributing to sus...
      China
    Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell Hennan Prospers has made changes that both positively impact their local community and contributed to transforming the industry as a whole, impacting countless lives and future generations.
    • Andrea  Fleischer
      Andrea Fleischer Great example of how investing in the environment can be a win-win for everyone. In the case of Hennan Prospers, it created thousands of new jobs, improved the health of a community, and increased profits too!
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne What a pleasant surprise to find this inspiring story coming out of China. Let's spread the news! Thank you Yi Yan for sharing it to us and your professor, Stacey for taking the SDG's to your classroom.