The Meaningful Business 100 2023

Nominations are now open for the fifth edition of the Meaningful Business 100 award programme, celebrating leaders globally combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Global Goals.

Nominations are now closed. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 11th October 2023.

ABOUT THE MB100

Comprising corporate CEOs, sustainability leaders, impact investors, entrepreneurs and micro-entrepreneurs, the MB100 cuts across geography, industry, role and company size to recognise outstanding work being done to solve the most pressing social and environmental issues we are facing today.

The year-long award programme consists of pro-bono services from our partners, mentorship, workshops, networking and storytelling to help winners showcase their work and increase their positive impact.

    OUR JUDGES

    2020-forum, ait-judges-2023, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2019, JUDGES 2020, JUDGES 2021, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023, mission-possible-event
    Venture Partner, EDT Partners
    Europe
    2021-Forum, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023, MB100 2021, scaling-impact
    Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Seedstars
    Europe
    2022-Forum-ait, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023
    COO, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Centre
    Africa
    JUDGES 2023
    VP & Head of Grant Programmes, Comic Relief US
    North America
    JUDGES 2023
    Chief Ethics Officer, Lush
    North America
    2022-Forum-ait, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023
    Executive Director, The Institute for Social Innovation, Babson College
    North America
    Ambassadors, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023
    Board Member, iNVENTRAM
    Europe
    2022-Forum-ait, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023, MB100 2019
    Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited
    Asia
    Ambassadors, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023
    Group Director - Bigger Picture, Sky
    Europe
    JUDGES 2023
    CEO, African Venture Philanthropy Alliance
    Ambassadors, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023
    Group Director of Sustainability, Bupa
    UK
    JUDGES 2023
    Head, Z Zurich Foundation
    JUDGES 2023
    Africa Head, United Nations Global Compact
    Africa
    JUDGES 2023
    Co-Founder, One Young World
    Europe
    2021-Forum, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2021, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023, meet-the-judges, paysend-event-1
    Chair, Centre for Global Equality
    Oceania
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    Group Advocacy Director, Virgin Group
    Europe
    2022-Forum-ait, ait-winners-2022, JUDGES 2023
    Founder, C3 & Senior Partner, Global Ventures
    Asia
    JUDGES 2023
    Honorary Director & Trustee, Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action
    Europe
    2020-forum, ait-judges-2023, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2020, JUDGES 2021, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023
    Assistant Secretary-General, UN & Executive Director, UNITAR
    Europe
    Ambassadors, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023
    CEO & Executive Director, WPP-Scangroup
    Africa
    JUDGES 2021, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023
    Partner & Head of Impact, Good Karma Partners
    South America
    2021-Forum, 2022-Forum-ait, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2021, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023, scaling-impact
    Senior VP, Social Impact, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
    Europe
    2020-forum, ait-judges-2023, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2020, JUDGES 2021, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023
    SVP, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
    North America
    2022-Forum-ait, ait-winners-2022, JUDGES 2023
    Co-Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Green Frontier Capital
    North America
    Sharmi Surianarain
    JUDGES 2023
    Chief Impact Officer, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator
    Africa
    JUDGES 2023
    Head, Community Stewardship; Managing Director, Singapore Market
    Asia
    2021-Forum, 2022-Forum-ait, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2021, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023, measuring-impact
    Co-Founder, Catalyst Group
    Asia
    Ambassadors, JUDGES 2021, JUDGES 2022, JUDGES 2023
    Global Entrepreneurship Leader, EY
    North America

    SEE PREVIOUS WINNERS

    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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