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Introducing Regenerate – The Circular Economy in Action
Meaningful Business and 2N Management are excited to present Regenerate - a content stream dedicated to the Circular Economy, with topics around systemic change, reduced wastage and building resilient circular companies. In this launch article, Martin Allen Morales, founder of 2N Management, articulates our aims for the channel and how we can end the take-make-waste model which currently prevails.
The Fundraising Landscape for Impact-Entrepreneurs – with Steve Butterworth, CEO, Neighbourly
With the pandemic changing the nature of fundraising for many impact entrepreneurs, we will be exploring market sentiment, new funding opportunities and how to better prepare for online fundraising, by speaking to members of our community with direct experience of this over the last 12 months. We caught up with Steve Butterworth, CEO, Neighbourly, who has just closed out a £3m Series A funding round, to get his views, as an impact entrepreneur who has raised funds in these difficult times.
The Fundraising Landscape for Impact-Entrepreneurs – with Hans van Houwelingen, Founder & Managing Partner, Urban Impact Ventures
With the pandemic changing the nature of fundraising for many impact entrepreneurs, we will be exploring market sentiment, new funding opportunities and how to better prepare for online fundraising, by speaking to members of our community with direct experience of this over the last 12 months. Hans van Houwelingen, Founder and Managing Partner of Urban Impact Ventures, gives his outlook on the current fundraising landscape for impact entrepreneurs, and shares advice on how to use alternate funding routes and limited resources to raise capital.
Urban Impact Ventures’ mission to improve quality of life in European cities
As we approach Earth Day on Friday 22nd, April 2022, we are focusing on the theme of 'Investing in our Planet’, to understand what climate entrepreneurs and investors believe are the funding gaps and how more capital can flow to the right places. In this article, Hans van Houwelingen, Founder & CEO, Urban Impact Ventures, discusses their focus on the sustainable transformation of urban areas, and the vital role that impact venture capital can play in supporting entrepreneurs with urban transformational ambitions.
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Can Peace be Profitable?
On 'International Day of Living Together in Peace', Mandar Apte, Executive Director, Cities4Peace, shares why there is a strong business case for peace, and the actions entrepreneurs, changemakers and leaders can take to actively promote social harmony within communities and organisations.
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Why now is the time for businesses to support ocean regeneration
To celebrate World Ocean Day, we are focusing on what businesses can do to protect marine ecosystems and sustain the blue economy. The Plastic Bank has stopped more than 50 million kilograms of plastic from entering our ocean. David Katz, Founder & CEO, discusses what's preventing businesses from doing more to restore marine life, and why we must address it.
Catherine Conway

Catherine Conway’s career has spanned both the private and not-for-profit sectors, always focusing on the interplay of how business interacts…

Manik Dhingra

Manik Dhingra is the Co-Founder of Shoonya Environmental Solutions, which is currently engaged in the scientific disposal of non-recyclable plastic…

Manuel Laredo Garnica

Manuel Laredo Garnica is a Bolivian social entrepreneur, named in 2018 as one of the 25 most important economic leaders…

Nabeel Siddiqui
Nabeel Siddiqui

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

Peter Davies

Peter Davies is the Founder and CEO of Verv, machine learning experts in the energy sector. Peter is an engineer,…

Poonam Bir Kasturi

Poonam Bir Kasturi is the Founder of Daily Dump, which is focused on the design, manufacture, distribution and servicing of…

Shimrit Perkol-Finkel

Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel, Founder and CEO: 20 years of experience in the field of Marine Biology and Ecology in over…

Tessa Clarke
Tessa Clarke

After a 15 year corporate career, Tessa Clarke co-founded OLIO along with Saasha Celestial-One, the world’s only neighbour-to-neighbour food sharing…

Vivekananda Hallekere

Vivekananda Hallekere is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bounce, India’s first smart urban mobility solution, with a mission of making…

Charles Perry
Charles Perry

Charles Perry is the Founder of Sustainable Future for All, collaborating with businesses to develop effective strategies for sustainability. Consulting…

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Jonathan Reichental

Jonathan Reichental is the Founder and CEO of Human Future, a global business and technology education, advice and investment service….

Judith Haeberli
Judith Häberli

Judith Häberli is the Co-Founder and CEO of Urban Connect, an innovative provider of smart urban mobility solutions. As a…

Gil Friend
Gil Friend

Gil Friend is the Founder, Chair, and CEO of Natural Logic, Inc and Critical Path Capital, where he advises leading…

Haytham Sabor
Haytham Sabor

Haytham is the Founder and Managing Director of SABOR Engineering and Consulting. Sabor E&C is a sustainable project development company…

Bhagya Wijayawardane
Bhagya Wijayawardane

Bhagya was given a Queen’s Young Leaders Award in 2018 for her work to improve food security in Sri Lanka….

Dustin Jefferson S. Onghanseng
Dustin Jefferson S. Onghanseng

Dustin believes that everyone needs to have technology that empowers them to create healthier living and working environments. From this…

Steve Butterworth
Steve Butterworth

Steve is committed to helping redefine the role of business in building long term sustainable, happy and healthy communities. Neighbourly…

Antonella Romero
Antonella Romero

Antonella Romero is a young entrepreneur with extensive experience as advisor for Peru’s Ministry of Production . One day, she…

Jillian Kowalchuk
Jillian Kowalchuk

Jillian Kowalchuk, BA, MSc is an award-winning entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Safe & The City, using technology…

Bryan Eagle
Bryan Eagle

Bryan Eagle is the Co-Founder and CEO of Glanris – a company that manufactures a patented, sustainable, low-cost water filtration…

Dominik Campanella
Dominik Campanella

Dominik Campanella is the Co-Founder of restado and Concular. restado is the largest marketplace for reclaimed construction materials in Europe….

Francesco Piazzesi
Francesco Piazzesi

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

Harit Soni

Harit is the Founder of Ecolibrium – a global leader in providing solutions to deliver ‘Sustainable Prosperity’ for Large Enterprises….

Hira Batool Rizvi
Hira Rizvi

Hira Batool Rizvi is the Co-Founder and CEO of SheKab. A Fulbright scholar, an Acumen Fellow, and a graduate of…

Ian Shapiro
Ian Shapiro

Ian has been working at the interface between private sector effectiveness and public good for 25 years. Reall’s model has…

Melis Büyüksan
Melis Buyuksan

Melis Büyüksan is a Turkish female entrepreneur as the Founder and Managing Director of Medlis Ramps, the first wheelchair ramps…

Naveen Krishna
Naveen Krishna

Naveen Krishna founded SMV Green Solutions in 2015 with two objectives in mind. The first was to provide dignified livelihood…

René Espinoza
René Espinoza

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

Rikesh Gurung
Rikesh Gurung

Rikesh Gurung is the Co-Founder and Chair of The Green Road, Bhutan’s first plastic recycling plant. Green Road’s objective is…

Rob King
Rob King

Rob King is the Co-Founder and CEO of Zedify, a zero emission delivery service operating in 9 UK cities that…

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Robert Falck

Robert Falck is the Founder and CEO of Einride, a Swedish technology company that develops and provides freight mobility solutions…

Zakia Moulaoui Guery
Zakia Moulaoui Guery

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

Zhang Yue
Zhang Yue

Under Zhang’s leadership, Broad has become the world’s largest manufacturer of technically advanced absorptive air-conditioning equipment. All Broad’s technologies are…

Abe Tarapani_Atlas AI
Abe Tarapani

Abe Tarapani is the CEO of Atlas AI, a geospatial AI startup that helps organisations anticipate changing societal conditions to…

Abigail Aruna_Clean Team Ghana
Abigail Aruna

Abigail Aruna is the CEO of Clean Team Ghana, a social enterprise providing dignified household toilets to low-income communities in…

Adeleye Odebunmi_Pakam Technology
Adeleye Odebunmi

Adeleye Odebunmi is the CEO of Pakam Technology, a platform as a service (PaaS) company that utilises software applications and…

Amit Haller_Veev Group
Amit Haller

Amit Haller is the Co-Founder & CEO of Veev Group, a building technology company that develops homes. He has over…

Anna Wright, Founder of Bindi Maps
Anna Wright

Anna Wright is the Founder & CEO of BindiMaps, Australia’s leading accessible wayfinding app. She is a recognised leader in…

Ikechukwu Arthur Anoke_Zuri Health
Ikechukwu Anoke

Ikechukwu Arthur Anoke is an award winning transformational leader in Africa, with over 20 years of experience including 17 years…

Kate Bezar_Better Packaging Co.
Kate Bezar

Kate Bezar is Co-Founder of the Better Packaging Co. Since 2018, the company’s visionary leadership has transformed the industry by…

Stuart Fleming_Enviroserve UAE
Stuart Fleming

Stuart Fleming is the Founding Partner of Enviroserve Group of Companies. Stuart has been instrumental in creating change in the…

Ramon Mendiola_FIFCO
Ramón Mendiola

Ramón Mendiola is an experienced leader in the food and beverage industry in the Americas. He held positions at Phillip…

Rachel Bannon-Godfrey_Stantec
Rachel Bannon-Godfrey

Rachel is a Vice President and the UN SDG Impact Leader for Stantec, focused on implementing a culture of sustainability…

Boluwatife Arewa_Scrapays
Boluwatife Arewa

Boluwatife Arewa is Co-Founder at Scrapays, a cleantech disruptor empowering recycling value chains in emerging economies. A versatile leader skilled…

Noah Wilson-Rich_The Best Bees Company
Noah Wilson-Rich

Noah Wilson-Rich, Ph.D., is Co-Founder & CEO of The Best Bees Company, the US’s most extensive biodiversity and research beekeeping…

Michelle Hong_Rooftop Republic Urban Farming
Michelle Hong

Michelle is a city kid, born and raised in Singapore. Having seen the declining food growing capacity in cities and city-dwellers’…

Andrea Sullivan_Bank of America
Andrea Sullivan

In her executive role, Andrea is responsible for the bank’s social and environment strategy and its integration with the bank’s…