Get inspired from these examples of ethical innovation, including both famous and little-known stories of successful entrepreneurship.

By Product Dragon—Nonprofit helping ethical product innovators

Entrepreneurship is the driving force behind economic growth, and frequently the source of societal improvement. Entrepreneurs have the courage to take risks, the determination to see things through, and the creativity to think differently. They are constantly pushing the boundaries and challenging the status quo.

From ethical entrepreneurship to creative innovation, these examples will help you generate new ideas, and show you how to turn your dreams into reality while benefiting society.

Anita Roddick

Anita Roddick was the founder of The Body Shop, a cosmetics company that was known for its commitment to ethical and sustainable business practices. Roddick opened the first Body Shop store in 1976, in Brighton, England, with the goal of creating a business that was not only profitable but also had a positive impact on society and the environment.

Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop for social benefit as well as profit.

The Body Shop was one of the first companies to use natural ingredients in its products and was an early adopter of fair trade sourcing. The company also made a commitment to not test its products on animals. Roddick’s commitment to ethical and sustainable business practices helped pave the way for the modern socially responsible business movement.

In addition to her business, Roddick was also a passionate advocate for human rights and environmental causes. She used her platform as a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman to raise awareness and funds for various charitable causes and organizations. She also wrote several books and was a frequent speaker on issues related to social and environmental responsibility. Roddick passed away in 2007 but her legacy lives on through the continued success of The Body Shop, which is still committed to the principles she established.

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