In the UK, Fat Macy’s is a social enterprise that uses its restaurant and events catering business to train and support Londoners living in temporary accommodation and help them move into their own homes.
Brazilian skateboarder Sandro Soares—also known as Testinha—and his wife Leila Vieira dos Santos created Social Skate, an NGO that offers free skate lessons to young people in Poa, near Sau Paulo.
In Shanghai, Home of Hope is the city’s first dance group that includes only people with paraplegia, aiming to reshape perceptions of accessibility in China.
Scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have created a hydrogel tablet to purify contaminated water rapidly.
In the Netherlands, the supermarket chain Jumbo opens tills where clients can take their time and chat instead of rushing to pay for their groceries.
Solar Water PLC created an affordable and sustainable desalination system that produces fresh water from sea water on an industrial scale without causing any emissions.