Opening MB100 Forum – 2020

Tuesday December 1st, 1-5pm GMT

The first in a series of events bringing together the winners of this year's Meaningful Business 100

MB100 Forums will bring together the leaders recognised this year for their work in combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

 

This opening event will see the winners discuss topics ranging from empowering refugee communities to financing the decade of action.

 

Hear from these outstanding business leaders as they articulate the challenges and opportunities surrounding some of the most pressing issues facing humanity today.

 

AGENDA

1-1.30pm: Meet the Judges

 

Antonia Wade, CMO, Capita (UK)

Kenneth Kwok, Founder & CEO, Global Citizen Capital (Hong Kong)

Nikhil Seth, Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations (Switzerland)

Sally Uren, CEO, Forum for the Future (UK)

1.30-2.15pm: Empowering Refugee Communities

With more than 1% of all humanity currently displaced, as per the UN Refugee Agency, we will look at how businesses can use their platform to provide opportunities, support refugee entrepreneurship and integrate displaced people into the economy.

 

Sancia Dalley, SVP, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (Moderator, US)

 

Aime Rebecca, Founder and CEO, Patapia (Uganda)

Cara Boccieri, Founder, Akamae (Thailand)

Roberta Ventura, Founder, SEP Jordan (Jordan)

Shirin Pakfar-Friborg, Chief of Section, Private Partnerships and Philanthropy, UNHCR (Denmark)

 

 

2.20-3.00pm: Democratising Access to Healthcare

 

With the pandemic creating unprecedented disruption for the healthcare industry, we look at how leaders can deliver affordable healthcare solutions and the action plan for more resilient and better care for all. 

 

Alan Greenberg, Venture Partner, EDT Partners (Moderator, UK)

 

Howard Weinstein, Founder, Solar Ear (Brazil)

Saba Alzabin, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Nabta Health (UK)

Sujay Santra, Founder and CEO, iKure Techsoft (India)

Temie Giwa Tubosun, Founder, LifeBank (Nigeria)

 

 

 

3.05-3.45pm: Accelerating The Energy Transition

 

As we move towards post-covid recovery measures, how can we create a lasting shift in the global energy mix for a low-carbon world? We will hear from leaders on how to increase the pace of green adoption through technology, innovation and policy advocacy.

 

Assaad Razzouk, Group CEO, Sindicatum Renewable Energy (Moderator, Singapore)

 

Catherine Von Burg, CEO and President, SimpliPhi Power (US)

Chitra Rajan, Managing Director, Radix Group (India)

Inna Braverman, Founder and CEO, Eco Wave Power (Israel)

Juliet Davenport, Founder and CEO, Good Energy (UK)

 

 

 

3.50-4.30pm: Financing the Decade of Action

 

The World Economic Forum states that there is an annual $2.5 trillion financing gap standing in the way of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This session will consider the various ways in which this gap can be closed, featuring individuals who are leading the charge.

 

Florian Kemmerich, Managing Partner, Bamboo Capital Partners (Moderator, Switzerland)

 

Diana Wangari Gitau, Principal, Lens Africa Fund (Kenya)

Kimberley Abbott, Founder & CEO, Vested Impact (UK)

Reto Ringger, Founder & CEO, Globalance Bank (Switzerland)

Saskia Bruysten, Co-Founder and CEO, Yunus Social Business (Germany)

 

 

 

4.30-5pm: In conversation with:

Anna Bateson, Former CEO, Guardian News & Media (UK)

Fiona Morgan, Director of Purpose & Impact, SailGP (UK)

Tom Szaky, CEO, Terracycle (US)

 

SPEAKERS

2020-forum, MB100 2020
Founder and CEO, Patapia
Africa
2020-forum, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2019, JUDGES 2020, mission-possible-event
Venture Partner, EDT Partners
2020-forum, MB100 2020
Former Chief Customer Officer, Guardian News & Media
Europe
2020-forum, JUDGES 2020
CMO, Capita
2020-forum, JUDGES 2019, JUDGES 2020
Group CEO, Sindicatum Renewable Energy
2020-forum, MB100 2020
CEO and President, SimpliPhi Power
North America
2020-forum, MB100 2020
Managing Director, Radix Group
Asia
2020-forum, MB100 2020
Principal, Lens Africa Fund
Africa
Fiona Morgan
2020-forum, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2020
Director of Purpose & Impact, SailGP
2020-forum, JUDGES 2020, mission-possible-event
Managing Partner, Bamboo Capital Partners
2020-forum, MB100 2020
Founder and CEO, Eco Wave Power
Middle East
2020-forum, MB100 2019, MB100 2020, mission-possible-event
Founder and CEO, Good Energy
Europe
2020-forum, JUDGES 2020, mindWorks-ttlomh, mission-possible-event
Founder & CEO, Global Citizen Capital
2020-forum, JUDGES 2020
Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations and Executive Director, UNITAR
2020-forum, MB100 2019, MB100 2020
Founder & CEO, Globalance Bank
Europe
2020-forum, MB100 2020
Founder, SEP Jordan
Asia
2020-forum, MB100 2020
Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Nabta Health
Europe
2020-forum, JUDGES 2020
CEO, Forum for the Future
2020-forum, JUDGES 2020
Senior Vice President at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
2020-forum, MB100 2020
Co-Founder and CEO, Yunus Social Business
Europe
2020-forum
Chief of Section, Private Partnerships and Philanthropy, UNHCR
2020-forum, MB100 2020
Founder and CEO, iKure Techsoft
Asia
2020-forum, MB100 2020
Founder and CEO, TerraCycle
North America

 

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