Social Impact Design

Clean Team for Unilever and Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)

To address the lack of adequate sanitation facilities in Kumasi, Ghana, the Clean Team for Unilever + Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) teamed up to provide a safe and suitable in-home sanitation solution. Users receive a portable toilet that is serviced three times a week and enables families to pay on an incremental basis.

Designed by, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor and Unilever for Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor and Unilever

Contact: Andrea Pomerance -


PackH20 Water Backpack

The PackH2O Water Backpack is a life-changing alternative to buckets and jerry cans for users in water-stressed developing countries. It was designed to ease the burden of carrying household water from the source to home. It features a 5-gallon carrying capacity, a water spout and a removable liner that can be easily sanitized with exposure to sunlight.

Designed by Nottingham Spirk and Greif for Greif

Contact: John Nottingham -


SF Prep

The SF Prep model combines products residents need, the things they should do and items they want when a disaster hits. By delivering earthquake preparedness products and learnings over a six-month period, SF Prep gradually engages residents in the process and motivates them to ever-increasing levels of preparedness.

Designed by Krista Bangsund, John Edson, Danielle Guttman, Jonathan Cofer and Gritchelle Fallesgon of LUNAR

Contact: Danielle Guttman -


Intellectual Ventures Cold Chain Device

The Intellectual Ventures Cold Chain Device is a transportable cooler designed to remain cool without power or ice for more than 30 days. Created as part of the Global Good effort, it is intended for developing nations that do not have proper cooling systems for storing vaccines. It can store up to 5 liters of vaccines.

Designed by Jonah Griffith, Josh Kornfeld, Carl Betterley and Cole Dalton of General Assembly for Intellectual Ventures

Contact: Josh Kornfeld -


A better patient experience - Reducing Violence and Aggression in Emergency Departments in the UK

In an effort to reduce violence and aggression in emergency departments in the UK, a communication program was created to humanize the patient experience and bring back care into the heart of the clinical process. It features a guidance package that provides a better understanding of how emergency departments work and helps to improve the patient experience of the service altogether.

Designed by PearsonLloyd

Contact: Francesca Ulivari -


Zoom Jet Cookstove

The Zoom Jet Cookstove is a beautifully designed high-efficiency charcoal cook stove. It can reduce charcoal expenses by up to 60 percent. Besides saving fuel, the Zoom Jet also reduces harmful emissions and burn risks while providing a more durable alternative to traditional cook stoves.

Designed by Diana Sierra and Fabio Rios of Diana Sierra LLC for Ecozoom

Contact: Diana Sierra -