The 2023 Meaningful Business 100 (MB100)
The 2023 MB100 are an outstanding group of leaders combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Global Goals.
Curated by an expert panel of 29 judges, winners were chosen from over 800 applications, representing 93 countries, and were scored across five key areas: Durability, Impact, Innovation, Leadership and Scope.
The 100 individuals include social entrepreneurs, CEOs, sustainability leaders and impact investors from 39 countries, all working to tackle the world’s most pressing issues.
The year-round award programme, supported by EY, Hogan Lovells and Babson College, is designed to help these leaders succeed by providing access to pro-bono services, expert-led workshops, mentorship, profiling and exclusive networking opportunities.
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?