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Welcome to the AIM2Flourish Stories page, where you will find 1,000+ student-written stories about businesses that are both profitable and positive. Every one of these stories showcases a successful business innovation that also helps achieve one or more of the UN Global Goals. Browse the world's largest resource for inspiring, positive business innovation stories. 

Turning a Waste Stream into a Clean Burning Alternative Energy Source

Date published: 19 Dec 2017

Innovation Location: Orrville, OH, United States

Alternative heat source Turning a waste stream into a marketable product and clean energy Environmentally responsible solution to traditional firewood

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A Multi-Disciplinary Business Inspiring Innovation

Date published: 19 Dec 2017

Innovation Location: Ohio, United States

The Collaborative, Inc is a multidisciplinary architectural and design firm located in Toledo, OH. Their business model is aimed at helping other businesses and organizations embed their corporate vision and

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Toledo Makeover: Dredge Edition

Date published: 19 Dec 2017

Innovation Location: Toledo, OH, United States

Through innovative thinking, The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc., was able to transform dredge material from a once purposeless material into a beneficially reusable resource. Dredge material is used for

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Innovation and Opportunity Create Sustainable Restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio

Date published: 18 Dec 2017

Innovation Location: Cleveland, OH, United States

Spice Hospitality started as a catering company operating out of a backyard garden in 2007. Since then it has grown into a catering operation (Spice Catering Co.), full service restaurant

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Using Libraries to Advance Quality Education

Date published: 14 Dec 2017

Innovation Location: United States

Overdrive acts as a link and provides access to library books for library patrons on phones, laptops etc. It is changing the reading habits of the public from print to

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Greatest Good for the Greatest Number

Date published: 12 Dec 2017

Innovation Location: Mexico

Bendix Commercial Vehicle System has created a training program for inhabitants in Acuna, Mexico. The program is growing the economy and furthering a community in establishing a skilled workforce for

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Building Green Homes

Date published: 07 Dec 2017

Innovation Location: Ohio, United States

The Payne & Payne Architecture & Design Team has been constructing award-winning custom Green homes in a wide range of architectural styles throughout Northeast Ohio. Payne and Payne’s Design Team

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The Ten Year Solar Coaster

Date published: 05 Dec 2017

Innovation Location: Cleveland, OH, United States

Fresh off the merger of two smaller solar companies, Better Together Solar knew that solar cells were not a new innovation. So they also knew that they needed to crack

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Using Tea to Support Decent Work at Home and Abroad

Date published: 05 Dec 2017

Innovation Location: Cleveland, OH, United States

Storehouse Tea is a Cleveland-based company that sells more than 50 different blends of organic, high-quality loose-leaf tea. The company focuses on supporting decent work both at home and abroad

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