The Plastic Bank is using open innovation to expand plastic waste collection in countries with limited traditional waste management. This has the potential to improve livelihoods among the poorest citizens of the world's poorest countries and reduce the flow of plastic into the ocean.
Can a motorcycle-hailing app disrupt Indonesia’s informal economy?
How does ride-sharing survive in the world’s worst traffic? On two wheels!
Most stories we hear in the transportation sector pit traditional incumbents (taxi companies) against digital newcomers (e.g. Uber). But can you imagine a world where the two parties collaborate and taxi companies embrace innovation? Welcome to Indonesia.
GO-JEK, an Indonesian start up founded by HBS alum Nadiem Makarim (MBA 2011), became a unicorn at a US$1.3 billion valuation only 1.5 years after they launched its mobile application . How did Makarim create such a huge business with digital technology?
RUMA builds apps and gives smart phones to the rural population in Indonesia to give financial empowerment.
As the top purchaser of palm oil globally, Unilever faces increasing cries for it to make its palm oil supply chain sustainable.
“We should stop eating Nutella, for example, because it’s made with palm oil.” – French Minister of Ecology, Ségolène Royal. Is Minister Royal’s call to boycott Nutella fair?
Tofu wastewater emerges as a viable source of renewable energy in Kalisari. Will it alleviate Indonesia's environmental problem?