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Introducing Regenerate – The Circular Economy in Action
Meaningful Business and 2N Management are excited to present Regenerate - a content stream dedicated to the Circular Economy, with topics around systemic change, reduced wastage and building resilient circular companies. In this launch article, Martin Allen Morales, founder of 2N Management, articulates our aims for the channel and how we can end the take-make-waste model which currently prevails.
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The Fundraising Landscape for Impact-Entrepreneurs – with Lubomila Jordanova, Co-Founder & CEO, Plan A
With the pandemic changing the nature of fundraising for many impact entrepreneurs, we will be exploring market sentiment, new funding opportunities and how to better prepare for online fundraising, by speaking to members of our community with direct experience of this over the last 12 months. MB100 winner, Lubomila Jordanova, who began this year successfully raising $3M from SoftBank, Demeter, and coparion to expand PlanA's carbon accounting and ESG platform, answers our questions.
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Exploring the Circular Economy and SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production – with Marcelo Behar, VP Sustainability, Natura &Co.
As part of our 'Regenerate' series, in partnership with 2N Management, we are exploring the way organisations are applying circular economy practices across multiple industries as an effective framework for achieving the UN Global Goals, speaking to the leaders who are changing the way we produce and consume goods. In this article, Marcelo Behar, VP Sustainability at global cosmetics group Natura &Co, shares the steps its subsidiary brands are taking to reach their target of 95%+ renewable ingredients, and 95%+ biodegradable formulas, by 2030.
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The next big goal for sport? Environmental sustainability.
Tackling ESG in sports isn’t just the right thing to do. It can also create a competitive advantage. Hannah Mansour, Director of Innovation and Sustainability at Re_Set, makes the business case for prioritising environmental sustainability in the sports sector. This article is part of our Game On - Sport for Social Impact series.
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Kaushal Shah, Founder & CEO of envoPAP, shares his experience of fundraising as a climate entrepreneur
Continuing on our focus on 'Investing in our Planet’, we are speaking to climate entrepreneurs and investors to understand what they believe are the funding gaps and how more capital can flow to the right places. In this article, Kaushal Shah, Founder & CEO, envoPAP shares his experience of raising capital, and the 'three essential boxes' that must be ticked before approaching investors.
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Why now is the time for businesses to support ocean regeneration
To celebrate World Ocean Day, we are focusing on what businesses can do to protect marine ecosystems and sustain the blue economy. The Plastic Bank has stopped more than 50 million kilograms of plastic from entering our ocean. David Katz, Founder & CEO, discusses what's preventing businesses from doing more to restore marine life, and why we must address it.
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How businesses can help save our oceans from the plastic crisis
To celebrate World Ocean Day, we are focusing on what businesses can do to protect marine ecosystems and sustain the blue economy. Human activity is destroying marine ecosystems at an unprecedented scale. As per WEF research, humans have altered over 60% of marine environments. On the other side, the blue economy is valued at €1.3 trillion and contributes to about 31 million direct full-time jobs. So, what more can business and sports organisations do to protect marine ecosystems and sustain the blue economy? In this article, Raffi Schieir, Co-Founder & Director of Bantam Materials supplying Prevented Ocean Plastic, sets out the business case for stopping plastics entering our ocean.
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Amy Powney

In just 13 years, Amy Powney has gone from sweeping the cutting-room floor at Mother of Pearl to taking the…

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Aqdar Maskur

Aqdar Maskur has a strong background in agriculture, community development, social entrepreneurship and climate change. He was British Council Indonesia’s…

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Derrick Hosea Opio

Derrick Hosea Opio is a social entrepreneur with a background in BSc Accounting & Financial Management and an LLB. He…

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Esther An

Esther An is a pioneer CSR practitioner for over 20 years and a member of the UN Global Compact Network…

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Juliet Davenport

Juliet Davenport is founder and CEO of Good Energy, a renewable energy company with a mission to power a greener,…

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Kate Brandt

Kate Brandt serves as Google’s Chief Sustainability Officer and leads sustainability across Google’s worldwide operations, products and supply chains.  In…

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Kaushal Shah

Kaushal Shah is the Founder and CEO of envoPAP, a certified B Corporation which makes innovative, sustainable packaging and paper…

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Lubomila Jordanova

Lubomila Jordanova is the founder and CEO of Plan A Earth, a Berlin-based startup developing an end-to-end platform that enables…

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Marie-Claire Daveu

Marie-Claire Daveu is Kering’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs.  She sets out the strategy and ambitious…

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Reto Ringger

Reto Ringger is an entrepreneur who is active at the junction between the financial markets and sustainability. In 2011, he…

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Sandra Kwak

Sandra Kwak is the Founder and CEO of 10Power, a company bringing renewable energy to global communities that lack access…

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Vivekananda Hallekere

Vivekananda Hallekere is the co-founder and CEO of Bounce, India’s first smart urban mobility solution, with a mission of making…

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Dana Rubin

Dana Rubin is the Founder of Social Impact Israel, supporting corporations, start-ups and entrepreneurs to envisage and implement innovative solutions…

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Alina Bassi

Alina Bassi is a Google for Startups Female Founder alumni and more recently, she joined the Forbes 30 under 30…

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Amy Clarke

Amy is Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer at Tribe Impact Capital, where she leads on the definition and execution of…

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Bernard Lebelle

Berard Lebelle left his position as National Innovation Director at Deloitte Canada to create a disruptive “AI-enhanced Sustainability as a…

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Sally Uren

Sally joined Forum for the Future, a then a not-for-profit based in the UK, in 2002. Previously Deputy CEO, Sally…

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Brandon Ng

Brandon Ng is Co-founder and CEO of Ampd Energy, a company driven by its vision of creating an emission free…

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Fela Akinse

Having resigned as a business analyst, Fela started out as the Founder and Creative Director at SALUBATA. He has won…

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Catherine Von Burg

Catherine Von Burg is a Founder and the President & CEO of SimpliPhi Power, a technology company that designs and…

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Marcelo Behar

Marcelo Behar is a sociologist and a lawyer graduated at University of São Paulo, in Brazil. He has worked in…

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Johnmary Kavuma

Johnmary Kavuma is a young environmentalist from Uganda. He is deeply passionate about changing people’s lives and saving the environment….

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Sahar Mansoor

Sahar Mansoor is the Founder and CEO at Bare Necessities (BN)—a hub for zero-waste living in India. Sahar, currently has…

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Aaron Cheng

Aaron Cheng is the President of PowerGen Renewable Energy.  PowerGen is a leading distributed utility and renewable energy company and…

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Yosef Abramowitz

Yosef Abramowitz is an Impact Investor, green energy entrepreneur and human rights activist. He serves as the CEO of Gigawatt…

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Chitra Rajan

Chitra is a serial Entrepreneur with experience ranging from Software Services to Agriculture, Construction and Renewable Energy – currently spearheading…

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David Drew

David Drew trained as a Chemical Engineer at the University of Natal and started his career in the FMCG space…

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Inna Braverman

Inna Braverman founded Eco Wave Power at the age of 24. Under her leadership the company installed its first grid-connected…

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Tarun Bothra

Tarun is one of the Co-Founders & CTO at Saathi. He believes sustainability is important for our survival in the…

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Rob Wilson

Rob is Chief Toaster (Co-founder & CEO) at Toast Ale, the delicious planet-saving beer brewed using yesterday’s bread from bakeries…

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Rogerio Cavalcante

Rogerio is umgrauemeio’s CEO and founder – The first Brazilian startup with a solution that mitigates CO2 emissions from wildfires through…

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Marita Walther

Marita is the co-founder and Managing Director of Ebikes4Africa. She has a background in journalism, media and communication.

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Kevin Bone

Kevin is Partner at Lightrock, a global private equity platform investing in sustainable businesses built by purpose-driven entrepreneurs, committed to…

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Abdulrhman Elhalafawy

Abdulrhman is the Chief Business Officer of Cupmena, an Agri-tech and Waste Management startup based in Egypt. Cupmena has created…

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Arnolda Shiundu

Arnolda Shiundu is the Sustainability lead Africa at Diageo playing a critical role in supporting the development and delivery of…

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Ashish Khanna

Ashish is currently the President – Renewables, Tata Power. He joined Tata Power in 2007. Mr. Khanna has more than…

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Chinonso Opurum

Chinonso (Nonso) is a social entrepreneur with obsession on excellent ways to bridge the gap in poor healthcare and financing….

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Chioma Ukonu

Chioma Ukonu is an award-winning social entrepreneur and social development professional with over a decade of hands-on experience and international…

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Gihan Amarasiriwardena

Gihan Amarasiriwardena is the Co-Founder and President at Ministry of Supply – a retail company innovating materials and design to…

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Graham Chipchase

Graham Chipchase is the CEO at Brambles, pooling and reusing unit-load equipment, pallets, crates and containers, maximising transport efficiency and…

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Ian Shapiro

Ian has been working at the interface between private sector effectiveness and public good for 25 years. Reall’s model has…

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James Reinhart

James Reinhart is Co-Founder and CEO at ThredUP – the world’s largest fashion resale platform, promoting the switch to secondhand…

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Kentaro Kawamori

Kentaro Kawamori is the CEO and Co-Founder at Persefoni, an Enterprise-scale platform for carbon accounting, management, and reporting real-time across…

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Madeline Rotman

Madeline is the Head of Sustainability at Imperfect Foods, the online grocer on a mission to eliminate food waste and…

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Michelle Adelman

Michelle Adelman is a seasoned strategist, recognised business leader and committed mission-driven investor. She is the founder of Accite, a…

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Olivier Reinaud

Olivier Reinaud is a French entrepreneur. At 23, he is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of NetZero, an innovative climate…

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Rob King

Rob King is the co-founder and CEO of Zedify, a zero emission delivery service operating in 9 UK cities that…

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Sarah Paiji Yoo

Sarah Paiji Yoo is Co-Founder and CEO at Blueland. She is on a mission to change conventional cleaning and personal…

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Sean Molloy

Sean Molloy is a Co-Founder of Avertana, and was its CEO until 2020 before taking the post of Founding Director….

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Siobhan Toohill

Siobhan Toohill has been Westpac’s Group Head of Sustainability since 2013. Westpac is Australia’s first bank and oldest company, one…

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Steve Oldham

Steve Oldham is CEO of Carbon Engineering, recruiting top talent to join the team, partnering with innovative companies worldwide, and…

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Tarun Jami

Tarun Jami is the founder of GreenJams, an award-winning cleantech enterprise creating carbon-negative building materials out of crop residues and…

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Thomas Norman Canguilhem

Thomas is a passionate climate-entrepreneur and CEO into the 2.0 and green economy, with a wide international exposure and over…

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Zhang Yue

Under Zhang’s leadership, Broad has become the world’s largest manufacturer of technically advanced absorptive air-conditioning equipment. All Broad’s technologies are…