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The 2021 Meaningful Business 100 (MB100)

The 2021 MB100 are an outstanding group of leaders who are dedicating their work to tackling the world’s most pressing issues and help achieve the UN Global Goals.

The individuals hail from 33 countries and comprise corporate CEOs, entrepreneurs, sustainability leaders and impact investors, representing the best of what business, entrepreneurship and social innovation can be.
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Curated by an expert panel of 21 judges, the winners were scored across five key areas: Impact, Leadership, Innovation, Durability and Scope.

MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, East Bali Cashews
MB100 2021
Chief Business Officer, Cupmena
2021-Forum, Ambassadors, MB100 2021, partnering-for-impact
Founder & CEO, MENA Alliances
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CPO, Sehati TeleCTG
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, One Kiosk
2021-Forum, Ambassadors, investing-in-impact, MB100 2021
Founder & Managing Partner, Aruwa Capital Management
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Mycotech Lab
MB100 2021
Co-Founder, Ago Social
2021-Forum, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023, MB100 2021, scaling-impact
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Seedstars
2021-Forum, Ambassadors, MB100 2021, measuring-impact, mission-possible-event
Co-Founder & Chief Impact Officer, Tribe Impact Capital
MB100 2021
MD, BioAnalyt
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Ynsect
ait-winners-2022, ait-winners-2023, MB100 2021
SVP, Sustainability & ESG, Lemon Tree Hotels
Ambassadors, MB100 2021
Sustainability Lead Africa, Diageo
MB100 2021
President, Renewables, Tata Power
2021-Forum, Ambassadors, MB100 2021, measuring-impact
Group CEO, APA Apollo Group
ATEC clean cooking
MB100 2021
CEO, ATEC International
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, LegWorks
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Glanris
Ambassadors, MB100 2021
Co-Founder, DAME
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Regenize
Ambassadors, MB100 2021
President, Asia, Africa and Middle East, Danone
MB100 2021
Co-Founder, CEO & CTO, Niunet PNG
pantys
2021-Forum, 2022-Forum-ait, ait-winners-2022, Ambassadors, MB100 2021, scaling-impact
Co-Founder & CEO, Pantys
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Dot Inc
MB100 2021
Director, Climate Change & Sustainability, EY
MB100 2021
Communications Manager, Prune Harris
2021-Forum, ait-winners-2022, MB100 2021, partnering-for-impact
CEO, Échale a Tu Casa
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Culture Shift
Ministry of Supply
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & President, Ministry of Supply
Ecolibrium
2021-Forum, investing-in-impact, MB100 2021
Founder & President, Ecolibrium
Ambassadors, MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, SheKab
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, CribMD
MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, Already Foods
MB100 2021
Group CEO & MD, Equity Group Holdings
MB100 2021
CEO, Greenbelt Energy
MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, Optim Energy
MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, Olivelink Healthcare
2021-Forum, MB100 2021, measuring-impact
Founder & CEO, Kimuli Fashionability
Ambassadors, MB100 2019, MB100 2020, MB100 2021
Chief Sustainability Officer, Google
2021-Forum, Ambassadors, MB100 2021, partnering-for-impact
Founder & CEO, C Talent
ait-winners-2022, MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Persefoni
MB100 2021
Founder, Chair & CEO, Bloom Energy
MB100 2021
Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA
MB100 2021
Head of Sustainability, Imperfect Foods
MB100 2021
Chief Sustainability Officer, Standard Chartered Bank
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Komodo OpenLab
MB100 2021
Founder & President, iWrc
2021-Forum, investing-in-impact, MB100 2021
Founder & MD, Accite Holdings
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Biomilq
Cure Bionics
MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, Cure Bionics
2021-Forum, Ambassadors, MB100 2021, measuring-impact
Founder & CEO, Me Poupe!
MB100 2021
Founder & MD, SMV Green Solutions
2021-Forum, MB100 2021, scaling-impact
Co-Founder & CEO, mDoc
2021-Forum, MB100 2021, partnering-for-impact
Co-Founder & CEO, Fazla Gıda (Whole Surplus)
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & Head of Carbon Credits, NetZero
2023-MB100-Winners, MB100 2021
Founder, Prevented Ocean Plastic
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & Chair, The Green Road
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Zedify
MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, Einride
MB100 2021
Founder & President, Virtualahan
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Blueland
2021-Forum, investing-in-impact, MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, InnerPlant
MB100 2021
Founder & Director, Shonaquip
MB100 2021
Group Head of Sustainability, Westpac
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, hiveonline
MB100 2021
CEO, Carbon Engineering
MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, Stride Funding
MB100 2021
Founder, President & CEO, RHST Industries
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, EcoTree International
2020-forum, 2021-Forum, Ambassadors, MB100 2020, MB100 2021, scaling-impact
Founder & CEO, TerraCycle
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Tabit Smart Farming Technologies
FemConnect
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, S4S Technologies
MB100 2021
Founder, Chair & CEO, Broad Group

 

OUR JUDGES

2020-forum, ait-judges-2023, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2019, JUDGES 2020, JUDGES 2021, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023, JUDGES 2024, mission-possible-event
Director Board of Trustees, Institute of Imagination
2021-Forum, 2022-Forum-ait, 2023-MB100-Winners, Ambassadors, investing-in-impact, JUDGES 2021, mission-possible-event
Founder & Managing General Partner, Big Idea Ventures
2020-forum, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2021, MB100 2020
CEO, Guardian Media Group
ait-judges-2023, JUDGES 2019, JUDGES 2020, JUDGES 2021
Senior Fellow in Social Innovation, Babson College
JUDGES 2021
Founder & MD, Eco-Business
How can a purpose-led business hold itself to account?, JUDGES 2021
Partner, Lightrock
2021-Forum, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2021, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023, JUDGES 2024, meet-the-judges, paysend-event-1
Chair, Centre for Global Equality
2021-Forum, 2022-Forum-ait, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2021, meet-the-judges
Founder, MikeBarryeco & Board Trustee, A Blueprint for Better Business
JUDGES 2021
Executive Director, Africa No Filter
JUDGES 2021
Founder & CEO, NM Impact
2020-forum, ait-judges-2023, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2020, JUDGES 2021, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023, JUDGES 2024
Assistant Secretary-General, UN & Executive Director, UNITAR
2021-Forum, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2021, meet-the-judges
Director, Public Affairs & Sustainable Finance Lead,
Kenya Bankers Association
JUDGES 2021, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023
Partner & Head of Impact, Good Karma Partners
JUDGES 2021
Founder, Ella's Kitchen
2021-Forum, 2022-Forum-ait, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2021, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023, JUDGES 2024, scaling-impact
EVP, Global Programmes, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
2020-forum, JUDGES 2021, MB100 2019, MB100 2020
Founder & CEO, Globalance Bank
2020-forum, ait-judges-2023, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2020, JUDGES 2021
CEO, Forum for the Future
2020-forum, ait-judges-2023, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2020, JUDGES 2021, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023
SVP, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
2021-Forum, 2022-Forum-ait, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2021, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023, JUDGES 2024, measuring-impact
Co-Founder, Catalyst Group
2021-Forum, Ambassadors, Food Security in a Pandemic - How Business Can Help, JUDGES 2021, meet-the-judges, Speakers, tom-snigdha-video
Founder, AccelerateWise
Ambassadors, JUDGES 2021, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023, JUDGES 2024
Global Entrepreneurship Leader, EY

MB100 CRITERIA

Each leader must have:

I
Created positive, direct and intended impact aligned
to one or more SDGs in the last 12 months

II
Been the driving force behind the product, service or project
that combines purpose and profit.

 

Judges are considering:

 

I
Originality of the idea behind the product, service or project

II
Longevity of the product, service or project

III
Intersectionality – how successful is the product in creating impact across multiple SDGs?

IV
Localisation – is the product or service helping local communities take better control of their lives?

V
Scalability of the product, service or project – is it replicable?

VI
Inclusion – is there a focus on representation of minority groups?

VII
Collaboration – has the leader made best use of the core competencies of different stakeholders, and encouraged them to work together?

VIII
Affordability – what level of investment did the product or service require? (Low investment, high impact products or services will be favoured)

IX
Use of innovation/technology to power the product, service or project

X
Is the leader a role model for, and champion of, meaningful business beyond their own company?

 

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