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
Asia
MB100 2021
Chief Business Officer, Cupmena
Africa
2021-Forum, MB100 2021
CEO, MENA Alliances
Europe
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CPO, Sehati TeleCTG
Asia
MB100 2021
MD & CEO, Bic Farms Concepts
Africa
MB100 2021
CEO, One Kiosk
Africa
2021-Forum, MB100 2021
Founder & Managing Partner, Aruwa Capital Management
Africa
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Mycotech Lab
Asia
MB100 2021
Co-Founder, Ago Social
South America
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Micro PC
Asia
2021-Forum, MB100 2021
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Seedstars
Europe
2021-Forum, MB100 2021, mission-possible-event
Chief Impact Officer, Tribe Impact Capital
Europe
MB100 2021
Managing Director, BioAnalyt
Europe
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Ynsect
Europe
MB100 2021
Head of Sustainability and Community engagement, Kenya Breweries
Africa
MB100 2021
President - Renewables, Tata Power
Asia
2021-Forum, MB100 2021
Group CEO, APA Apollo Group
Africa
MB100 2021
CEO, ATEC Australia-International
Oceania
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, LegWorks
North America
MB100 2021
CEO, Glanris
North America
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Regenize
Africa
MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, QuadLoop
Africa
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, RecyclePoints
Africa
MB100 2021
President Asia, Africa and Middle East, Danone
Asia
MB100 2021
Managing Director, Abahizi Rwanda
Africa
MB100 2021
Co-Founder, CEO & CTO, Niunet PNG
Oceania
MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, Mvutu
Africa
2021-Forum, MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, Pantys
South America
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Dot Inc
Asia
MB100 2021
Director, Climate Change & Sustainability, EY
Africa
MB100 2021
Founder, The Beeswax Wrap Co.
Europe
2021-Forum, MB100 2021
CEO, Échale a Tu Casa
North America
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Culture Shift
Europe
MB100 2021
Managing Director, Aptech Africa
Africa
MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, DigiLearns
Africa
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & President, Ministry of Supply
North America
2021-Forum, MB100 2021
Founder & President, Ecolibrium
Asia
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, CribMD
Africa
MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, Already Foods
Africa
MB100 2021
Group Managing Director & CEO, Equity Group Holdings
Africa
MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, ThredUP
North America
MB100 2021
CEO, Greenbelt Energy
Africa
MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, Optim Energy
Africa
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CMO, Plume
North America
MB100 2021
CEO, Árvore
South America
MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, Olivelink Healthcare
Africa
2021-Forum, MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, Kimuli Fashionability
Africa
MB100 2019, MB100 2020, MB100 2021
Chief Sustainability Officer, Google
North America
2021-Forum, MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, C Talent
North America
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Persefoni
North America
MB100 2021
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Bloom Energy
North America
MB100 2021
Chief Sustainability Officer, Ikea
Europe
MB100 2021
Head of Sustainability, Imperfect Foods
North America
MB100 2021
Chief Sustainability Officer & Global Head, Credit Suisse
Europe
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Komodo OpenLab
North America
MB100 2021
Founding Partner, Agfunder
Oceania
MB100 2021
President, iWrc
North America
2021-Forum, MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, Accite Holdings
North America
MB100 2021
CEO & Co-Founder, Biomilq
North America
2021-Forum, MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, Me Poupe!
South America
MB100 2021
Founder & Managing Director, SMV Green Solutions
Asia
2021-Forum, MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, mDoc
Africa
2021-Forum, MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Fazla Gıda (Whole Surplus)
Asia
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & Head of Carbon Credits, NetZero
Europe
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & Director, Bantam Materials
Europe
MB100 2021
Founder & Managing Director, The Green road
Asia
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Zedify
Europe
MB100 2021
Founder & President, Virtualahan
Asia
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Blueland
North America
MB100 2021
Co-Founder, Avertana
Oceania
2021-Forum, MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, InnerPlant
North America
MB100 2021
Group Head of Sustainability, Westpac
Oceania
MB100 2021
CEO, Carbon Engineering
North America
MB100 2021
Founder, GreenJams
Asia
MB100 2021
Founder & CEO, Stride Funding
North America
MB100 2021
President, RHST Industries
North America
MB100 2021
CEO, EcoTree International
Europe
2020-forum, 2021-Forum, MB100 2020, MB100 2021
Founder and CEO, TerraCycle
North America
MB100 2021
Founder, Tabit Smart Farming Technologies Inc.
Asia
MB100 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, S4S Technologies
Asia
MB100 2021
Founder, Chairperson & CEO, Broad Group
Asia

 

OUR JUDGES

2020-forum, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2019, JUDGES 2020, JUDGES 2021, mission-possible-event
Venture Partner, EDT Partners
Europe
2021-Forum, JUDGES 2021, mission-possible-event
Founder & Managing General Partner, Big Idea Ventures
North America
2020-forum, JUDGES 2021, MB100 2020
CEO, Josh Wood Colour and Former CEO, The Guardian
Europe
JUDGES 2019, JUDGES 2020, JUDGES 2021
Senior Fellow in Social Innovation, Lewis Institute
North America
JUDGES 2021
Founder & Managing Director, Eco-Business
Asia
How can a purpose-led business hold itself to account?, JUDGES 2021
Partner, Lightrock
Europe
2021-Forum, JUDGES 2021, paysend-event-1
Board Chair, Centre for Global Equality
Oceania
2021-Forum, JUDGES 2021
Board Trustee, A Blueprint for Better Business
Europe
JUDGES 2021
Executive Director, Africa No Filter
Africa
JUDGES 2021
Founder & CEO, NM Impact
Europe
2020-forum, JUDGES 2020, JUDGES 2021
Assistant Secretary-General, UN and Executive Director, UNITAR
Europe
2021-Forum, JUDGES 2021
Sustainable Finance Lead, Kenya Bankers Association
Africa
JUDGES 2021
Investment Director & Head of Impact, GK Ventures
South America
JUDGES 2021
Founder, Ella's Kitchen
Europe
2021-Forum, JUDGES 2021
Senior VP, Social Impact, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
Europe
2020-forum, JUDGES 2021, MB100 2019, MB100 2020
Founder & CEO, Globalance Bank
Europe
2020-forum, JUDGES 2020, JUDGES 2021
CEO, Forum for the Future
Europe
2020-forum, JUDGES 2020, JUDGES 2021
Senior Vice President at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
North America
2021-Forum, JUDGES 2021
Co-Founder, Catalyst Group
Asia
2021-Forum, Food Security in a Pandemic - How Business Can Help, JUDGES 2021, Speakers, tom-snigdha-video
Executive Director, Action Against Hunger - India
Asia
Stasia Mitchell
JUDGES 2021
Global Entrepreneurship Leader, EY
North America

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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