Anita Ahuja has turned discarded plastic bags into a valuable resource. She combines principles from enterprise and social service in a new venture that recycles plastic waste and provides employment for ragpickers, one of the most marginalised groups in urban India. Using a proprietary process, they transform discarded plastic bags into a variety of fashionable products that are sold in high-end retail outlets abroad.
Garbage Clinical Insurance is providing a way for Indonesians from low income families to trade their garbage for health care services. Boehringer Ingelheim employees are co-creating a business model that has the potential to scale this service across cities in Indonesia and beyond.
Eau et Vie is building a social business network that is changing the health conditions in rural areas. Founded in the Philippines in 2008, Eau et Vie's projects are embedded in the communities that they serve. Together with Boehringer Ingelheim, they plan to scale-up their microfinance solutions to improve access to pharmaceutical services.