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A Lifetime of Entrepreneurship – with Neil Barnfather MBE, VP, UK and Ireland, GoodMaps.
Continuing our look at disability and entrepreneurship, Untapped co-founder, Anna Parisi, spoke to Neil Barnfather, one of the UK’s most prolific entrepreneurs, to discuss resilience, challenging conventions and creating 19 successful businesses. Neil has enjoyed success in various sectors, from e-commerce to fintech. Today, he is VP, UK and Ireland, for GoodMaps, the company revolutionising how visually impaired people navigate indoor environments.
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Alex Stephany

Alex Stephany is the Founder and CEO of Beam, the world’s first platform to crowdfund job training for homeless people…

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Ali Parsa

Dr Ali Parsa is a British-Iranian healthcare entrepreneur and engineer. He’s the founder and CEO of Babylon, the revolutionary AI…

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Anna Parisi

Anna Parisi is a marketing consultant whose experience spans branding, PR, marketing communications, sponsorship and corporate responsibility. From May 2011 to…

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Arash Tayebi

Arash Tayebi is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Kara Technologies, a tech start-up based in Auckland, New Zealand. Arash has a…

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Arzu Pınar Demirel

Arzu is the founder of Headline Diversity, the first and only Diversity & Inclusion consultancy in Turkey. Headline Diversity supports…

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Ashish Gadnis

Ashish Gadnis is the Co-Founder / CEO of BanQu, which was recently named to the TIME Magazine 2019 Innovations List. …

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Brad Jones

Brad Jones is the CEO of Wave Money. Brad is an experienced executive specializing in digital finance, mobile money and…

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Brandon Burke

Brandon Burke is Co-Founder & CEO of LegWorks, a Buffalo-based for-profit social enterprise with the mission to enable amputees globally…

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Bruno Mahfuz

Bruno Mahfuz, was elected in 2018 as one of the 35 main innovators under 35 in Latin America by the…

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Cara Boccieri

As the founder of Akamae and the Co-creation Fashion Movement, Cara Boccieri lives with remote refugee communities in Mae Hong…

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Celia Ouellette

Celia Ouelette is the CEO of Responsible Business Initiative for Justice (RBI), a nonprofit which works with companies to champion…

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Cemal Ezel

Cemal Ezel is the Founder of Change Please CIC, Old Spike Roastery and Coal Rooms Restaurants. Change Please is a…

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Christopher Miller

Chris Miller is the Global Activism Strategy Manager at Ben & Jerry’s, a unique position within the corporate world focused…

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Darius Habamenshi

Darius Habamenshi is the Managing Director at Abahizi Rwanda, an East-African social entreprise that supplies luxurious handbags to global fashion…

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Why disabled voices must be included in the climate crisis conversation
Disabled people are often on the frontline of the climate crisis, yet their voices are largely excluded from conversations on solutions to it. In this article, Anna Parisi, Co-Founder, Untapped, discusses the steps businesses can take to help ensure marginalised groups are not left behind. Part of our disability inclusion focused channel, Accelerate.
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Elmarie Potgieter

Elmarié Potgieter is the Founder and Managing Director of RITE Education. She has extensive international experience in leading the development,…

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Eric Kim

Eric Kim is Co-Founder and CEO at Dot Inc. Since 2015, Dot has reinvented accessibility for the visually impaired with…

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Evin Schwartz

Evin Schwartz is the CEO and Founder of Belouga, a digital education platform providing teachers and students with the ability…

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Fighting for disability rights in the post-COVID era
To mark International Day for Persons with a Disability (IDPD), Anna Parisi, Co-Founder, Untapped, highlights some of the individuals leading the charge to remove barriers preventing people with disabilities from participating fully in social and economic life.  Part of our disability inclusion focused channel, Accelerate.
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Florian Kemmerich

Florian is Managing Partner of Bamboo Capital Partners, Founder of Ryan-Kay and Board Member of numerous organisations. He holds a…

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Francesco Piazzesi

Francesco Piazzesi grew up in Mexico passionate about building communities for families who do not have opportunities to access adequate…

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Frida Polli

Frida Polli, PhD, MBA is an award-winning Harvard and MIT trained neuroscientist turned entrepreneur. She is the CEO and co-founder…

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Fried chicken and fair chances – how this company provides meaningful work to people with difficult pasts
As part of our Reimagining Justice channel, we're profiling justice champions, shining a spotlight on the organisations and leaders working to build a more fair and equal society. Joe Deloss is the Founder of Hot Chicken Takeover, a restaurant chain with the mission to provide supportive employment to men and women who need a fair chance at work, helping them to overcome circumstances such as previous incarceration, homelessness and addiction. In this article, Joe shares the wide-ranging benefits of employing fair chance hiring practices, both as a business and a community.
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Furthering the UN Global Goals: how Paralympians are striving for more than medals
This month sees the start of the Paralympic Games, and we will explore the transferable skills between sport, employment and entrepreneurship, as well as highlight athletes who have set up businesses to tackle food poverty, mental health, childhood development and the disability employment gap. This is a collaboration with two of our Knowledge Partners, Untapped and thinkBeyond. In this article, Anna Parisi, Co-Founder, Untapped, shines a light on Paralympians who are focusing on social impact projects outside of their lives as athletes.
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George Akilimali

George Akilimali is a social entrepreneur and technology enthusiast. He is the founder and CEO of Smartcore, a social enterprise,…

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Godspromise Anthony

Godspromise Anthony is a social entrepreneur passionate about education. He is the founder of iSkill Network, an ICT hub that…

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How can business support charities and NGOs’ vital work during and post COVID-19?
23rd April 2020, 4.30pm-5.30pm GMT. Charities, globally, are at the forefront of supporting the vulnerable. Now more than ever their work is critical and the needs are increasing every day. With charities heavily reliant on public and private sector funding, their survival and continued impact is at risk. How can businesses, small and large, help them continue their work during and post-crisis?
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Interview with Dr. Hoang-Yen T.Vo, Founder and Director of Disability Research and Capacity Development, Vietnam
The Disability Research and Capacity Development (DRD), is a non-profit organisation set up in 2005 to advocate for the rights and the quality of life for people with disabilities in Vietnam. We spoke with Dr. Hoang-Yen T.Vo, DRD founder to find out more about their work across Vietnam to promote inclusive employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
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Introducing Accelerate – Working Together for Disability Inclusion
Meaningful Business and Untapped are excited to present Accelerate - a content stream dedicated to disability inclusion, with topics around employment, entrepreneurship and innovation. In this launch article, Anna Parisi and Suzy Christopher, co-founders of Untapped, articulate why true inclusion is a huge opportunity for businesses and what we hope to achieve with this partnership.
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James Mwangi

James Mwangi is CEO and Group Managing Director at Equity Group Holdings – a financial services holding company based in…

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Jerrica Kirkley

Jerrica Kirkley is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Plume, an innovative company that provides gender-affirming hormone therapy via…

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João Leal

João Leal is Co-Founder and CEO of Árvore, the largest digital reading platform for basic education in Brazil. Graduated in…

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Juliet Namujju

Juliet Namujju is a female changemaker, entrepreneur, fashion designer, wastepreneur, environmentalist and innovator. She is also the founder of Kimuli…

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Justice Champion Spotlight: Johnny Webb, CEO, HiddenLight Productions
As part of our Reimagining Justice channel, in partnership with Responsible Business Initiative for Justice (RBIJ), we're profiling justice champions, shining a spotlight on the organisations and leaders working to build a more fair and equal society. This month's Justice Champion Spotlight is on the CEO of HiddenLight Productions, Johnny Webb. Interviewed here by RBIJ CEO, Celia Ouelette, he discusses using film as a tool to educate audiences on the iniquities of the justice system.
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Justice Champion Spotlight: Porter Novelli and Conroy Boxhill
As part of our Reimagining Justice channel, we're profiling justice champions, shining a spotlight on the organisations and leaders working to build a more fair and equal society. For June, we are spotlighting an organisation that helps place justice at the heart of a corporation’s purpose: Porter Novelli.  Born from the idea that communication can advance society, they help companies stand up and speak out about the most pressing issues we face today - including the inequality and unfairness that pervades our justice system - with Conroy Boxhill (Managing Director, North America) leading the charge.
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Justice Champion Spotlight: Raphael Rowe
As part of our Reimagining Justice channel, we're profiling justice champions, shining a spotlight on the organisations and leaders working to build a more fair and equal society. This month’s Justice Champion Spotlight falls on Raphael Rowe, journalist and presenter of Inside the World's Toughest Prisons. He discusses why he has set up the Raphael Rowe Foundation, and how he hopes it will advance his mission to end the dehumanisation of people in prison and build safer societies.
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Justice Champion Spotlight: Tatiana Begault
As part of our Reimagining Justice channel, we're profiling justice champions, shining a spotlight on the organisations and leaders working to build a more fair and equal society. This month’s Justice Champion Spotlight falls on Tatiana Begault, Re-Entry Community Coordinator at Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana. Based in New Orleans, Tatiana utilises her in-depth understanding of mind and behaviour to help justice-impacted individuals successfully re-enter society in Louisiana - and works with businesses to do the same. We spoke to her about the need for meaningful second chances, and why employers should adopt fair hiring practices.
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Justice Champion Spotlight: Jeff Baldassari, CEO, U.S. Rubber Recycling
As part of our Reimagining Justice channel, in partnership with Responsible Business Initiative for Justice (RBIJ), we're profiling justice champions, shining a spotlight on the organisations and leaders working to build a more fair and equal society. This month's Justice Champion Spotlight is on the CEO of U.S. Rubber Recycling, Jeff Baldassari. Interviewed here by RBIJ CEO, Celia Ouelette, he discusses his Bounce Back! programme, creating meaningful opportunities, and second chances, for formerly incarcerated people.
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K Chandrasekhar

K.Chandrasekhar (KC) is the Founder & CEO of Forus Health Pvt. Ltd, an organisation working on the mission of eradicating…

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Keely Cat-Wells

Keely Cat-Wells is an Entrepreneur and Disability Activist dedicated to making social, systemic, and economic change. As the CEO and…

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Khadija Jallouli

Khadija Jallouili is the CEO of HawKar . She’s a disabled person who has always struggled to be independent and who…

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Kimberly Gire

Kimberly Gire is the Founder of Global Women Leaders Strategic Philanthropy and the Chair of the Centre for Global Equality…

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Kwame Ajamu

Kwame Ajamu was a teenager in Cleveland, Ohio, when he was sentenced to death in 1975 for the murder-robbery of…

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Liz Powers

Liz Powers is the Co-Founder and Chief Happiness Spreader at ArtLifting, a business that empowers artists impacted by homelessness and…

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Marisa Drew

Marisa Drew is the Chief Sustainability Officer for Credit Suisse and the Global Head of the Sustainability Strategy, Advisory &…

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Mauricio Meza

Mauricio Meza is the Co-Founder and CEO of Komodo Openlab, makers of Tecla, an assistive device that enables access to…

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Melis Buyuksan

Melis Büyüksan is a Turkish female entrepreneur as the founder and CFO of Medlis Ramps, the first wheelchair ramps manufacturer…

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Mike Brady

Mike Brady is a forward-thinking business executive, entrepreneur and non-profit leader specializing in using the power of business to drive…

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Mohamed Dhaouafi

Mohamed is the CEO and Founder of Cure Bionics, a Tunisian-based Medtech startup that offers 3D-printed, muscle-controlled and customisable bionics…

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Nabeel Siddiqui

Nabeel Siddiqui is a civil engineer by profession working on eliminating the global housing problem through better use of technology…

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Naziba Naila Wafa

Naziba Naila Wafa is the Co-Founder of Resurgence, a social enterprise that is revolutionising menstrual hygiene in low-income communities through…

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Podcast: How the International Committee of the Red Cross is using sport to change attitudes towards disability in conflict zones
Continuing our look at disability and employment, Suzy Christopher, Co-Founder, Untapped - our Knowledge Partner for Accelerate - spoke to Jess Markt & Pat Glennon, from the International Committee of the Red Cross, who are delivering their physical rehabilitation and workforce inclusion programme using sport to change attitudes towards disabled people in conflict and war zones.
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Q&A with Victoria Jenkins, Founder of Unhidden, an adaptive and sustainable fashion brand
Continuing our focus on disability and entrepreneurship, Untapped co-Founder Anna Parisi spoke to Victoria Jenkins, a designer, disability advocate and founder of Unhidden. In 2003 Victoria was diagnosed with multiple digestive conditions and is now one of the estimated 1 in 7 people in the UK living with a hidden disability. The challenges of managing her disability in the workplace and a gap in the fashion market led her to found Unhidden, which she runs while working as a freelancer, running two other businesses and writing a book – ‘The Little eBook of Ableism.’
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René Espinoza

René Espinoza is the CEO at Lazarillo, a free app for the blind and visually impaired which guides users through…

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Roberta Ventura

Roberta Ventura left her twenty-year career in Investment Banking and Asset Management in 2016, to run the Social Enterprise she…

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Robin Tombs

Robin is a serial tech entrepreneur and investor. He is CEO and Co-founder of Yoti, the digital identity app, with…

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Robson Melo

Robson Melo is passionate about education and is the Co-Founder of Estante Mágica, a social impact company that has turned…

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Ryan Gersava

Ryan Gersava is a millennial social entrepreneur, educator, and diversity and inclusion champion. He is the Founder and President of…

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Samantha Payne

Samantha Payne is the Co-Founder of Open Bionics; an award-winning startup developing low-cost bionic hands that look and feel good,…

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Second Chances – an interview with Justice Reskill’s Founder, Aaron Clark
Justice Reskill is on a mission to dissolve the wealth gaps affecting the justice-involved community nationwide. Through its skills-based curriculum, cohort-style learning community, and career-focused programming — all designed exclusively for those directly disadvantaged by the justice system — the organisation is opening doors to long-term prosperity and giving individuals the resources and support necessary to keep them open throughout their lifetimes. In this article, as part of our focus on 'Second Chances', Meaningful Business member, and Justice Reskill's Founder, Aaron Clark, shares why opening company doors to this population goes beyond merely diversifying the workplace, as there is an ‘enormous economic case’ that underpins its success.
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Shona McDonald

Shona is the Director and Founder of Shonaquip (Pty) Ltd. which was first established in 1992. She is also the…

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Simba Mubvuma

Simba Mubvuma is a lawyer and access to justice entrepreneur from Zimbabwe. A self-taught coder, Simba is Co-Founder at LawBasket,…

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Social Justice and the Circular Economy – with Ashish Gadnis, Co-Founder & CEO, BanQu.
As part of our 'Regenerate' channel, we are considering the role the circular economy can play in advancing the creation of resilient communities through regenerative practices, job creation and education, and the value that can be created in the health, wellbeing and human rights sectors. We spoke to Ashish, co-founder and CEO of BanQu, on how little attention is paid to the human element of circular value chains, and how the circular economy is one of the biggest opportunities we have to create an equitable world and protect our planet at the same time.
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Social Justice and the Circular Economy – with Fernando Lopez del Prado, Co-Founder, Sustaineers
As part of our 'Regenerate' channel, we are considering the role the circular economy can play in advancing the creation of resilient communities through regenerative practices, job creation and education, and the value that can be created in the health, wellbeing and human rights sectors. We spoke to Fernando, Co-Founder of Sustaineers Consultants, on the interconnection between social justice and circularity, and how we can create more opportunities in the transition from linear to circular systems.
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Social Justice and the Circular Economy – with Joyce Kamande, Co-Founder, Safi Organics.
As part of our 'Regenerate' channel, we are considering the role the circular economy can play in advancing the creation of resilient communities through regenerative practices, job creation and education, and the value that can be created in the health, wellbeing and human rights sectors. We spoke to Joyce, co-founder of Safi Organics, a social enterprise focused on the economic empowerment of rural smallholder farmers, improving their livelihoods through sustainable agriculture.
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Suzy Christopher

Suzy led BT’s award-winning London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games sponsorship, including the BT Paralympic World Cup, media partnerships with…

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Tailor-made: how the ICRC is supporting women with disabilities in Niger
Following our discussion with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on improving the employment chances of disabled people in the world’s conflict zones, we are shining a spotlight on the organisation's work in supporting women with disabilities in Niger. This article is based on an interview between Suzy Christopher, Co-Founder of our Knowledge Partner, Untapped, and Elia Bernabeu Mira, Project Manager, Physical Rehabilitation, ICRC.
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Uche Udekwe

Uche Kenneth Udekwe is a social entrepreneur, an SDG Advocate and Founder/CEO of Natal Cares. Natal Cares is a social…

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Untapped Talent: How Second Chance Hiring Works for Your Business and the Community
Meaningful Business member, Jeffrey Korzenik, is the Chief Investment Strategist at one of the U.S's leading business banks, Fifth Third Bank, and is also a leading advocate for hiring individuals for criminal records. He recently released his book, 'Untapped Talent', which focuses on the business case and best practices around doing so. In this article, as part of our series on 'Second Chances', Jeffrey shares the economic rationale behind his work, and why businesses that don't adopt the talent strategy risk being left behind.
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Why racial equity investing is key to building a fairer society for all
Jochebed Bogunjoko has dedicated her career to pursuing social justice through finance. She has recently joined our partner the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice as its new Investor Advocacy Consultant. In Black History Month, she shares her story, what inspired her to get involved in justice reform, and the role investors play in creating a fairer and more equal society.
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Why returning citizens should be given a chance
Chance Bleu-Montgomery has turned his life around after spending 16 years in prison, now dedicating his time to focus on inclusivity and breaking down barriers for others in his position. In this article, as part of our focus on 'Second Chances', he explains why employing returning citizens can unlock the hidden potential in some of society’s most resilient and determined individuals.
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Zakia Moulaoui Guery

Originally from the South of France, Zakia moved to Scotland when she was 21 years old. For several years, she…