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.
Curated by an expert panel of 21 judges, the winners were scored across five key areas: Impact, Leadership, Innovation, Durability and Scope.
Originality of the idea behind the product, service or project
Longevity of the product, service or project
Intersectionality – how successful is the product in creating impact across multiple SDGs?
Localisation – is the product or service helping local communities take better control of their lives?
Scalability of the product, service or project – is it replicable?
Inclusion – is there a focus on representation of minority groups?
Collaboration – has the leader made best use of the core competencies of different stakeholders, and encouraged them to work together?
Affordability – what level of investment did the product or service require? (Low investment, high impact products or services will be favoured)
Use of innovation/technology to power the product, service or project
Is the leader a role model for, and champion of, meaningful business beyond their own company?