The Meaningful Business 100

2021

The third edition of the Meaningful Business 100 award programme celebrates leaders globally combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN SDGs.

 

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

The Meaningful Business 100

2021

The third edition of the Meaningful Business 100 award programme celebrates leaders globally combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN SDGs.

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

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 highlight outstanding work being done to solve the biggest issues we are facing today.

The year-long award programme consists of storytelling, mentorship, events and networking to help the MB100 showcase their work and increase their positive impact.

Past Winners

Our Judges

2020-forum, Ambassadors, JUDGES 2019, JUDGES 2020, JUDGES 2021, mission-possible-event
Venture Partner, EDT Partners
JUDGES 2021, mission-possible-event
Founder & Managing General Partner, Big Idea Ventures
2020-forum, JUDGES 2021, MB100 2020
CEO, Josh Wood Colour and Former CEO and Chief Customer Officer, The Guardian
Europe
JUDGES 2019, JUDGES 2020, JUDGES 2021
Senior Fellow in Social Innovation, Lewis Institute
JUDGES 2021
Founder & Managing Director, Eco-Business
Asia
How can a purpose-led business hold itself to account?, JUDGES 2021
Partner, Lightrock
Europe
JUDGES 2021, paysend-event-1
Board Chair, Centre for Global Equality
Oceania
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, United Nations and Executive Director, UNITAR
JUDGES 2021
Director of Public Affairs and Sustainable Finance Lead, Kenya Bankers Association
Africa
JUDGES 2021
Investment Director & Head of Impact, GK Ventures
South America
JUDGES 2021
Senior VP, Social Impact, International Markets, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
2020-forum, JUDGES 2021, MB100 2019, MB100 2020
Founder & CEO, Globalance Bank
Europe
2020-forum, JUDGES 2020, JUDGES 2021
CEO, Forum for the Future
2020-forum, JUDGES 2020, JUDGES 2021
Senior Vice President at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
North America
JUDGES 2021
Co-Founder, Catalyst Group
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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