Innovative new idea

Read the previous winners’ case studies from the Innovative New Idea category and the lessons learned in their journey to drive sustainability.

  • The Public Services Lab

    2016 Winner
    This year’s award recognises groups or individuals that have developed new and innovative ideas that will have tangible impacts on one or more of the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
  • bio-bean

    2015 Winner
    The Innovative new idea award category was won by bio-bean after they demonstrated their technology’s potential to help build a circular economy. By turning coffee waste into bio-fuel, bio-bean’s innovation can address...
  • Threadneedle Investments

    2014 Winner
    A new social bond fund offers investors the chance to back socially worthwhile projects while earning a good return.
  • Enval

    2013 Winner
    Innovative recycling technology draws funding from some unexpected investors.
  • Osmosis Investment Management

    2013 Highly Commended
    An investment management partnership demonstrates that investing on the basis of sustainability measurement delivers returns.
  • Giveacar

    2012 Winner
    Revolutionary ‘donate your car for scrap’ scheme that recycles the scrap proceeds to the donor’s charity of choice.