The Meaningful Business 100 2020
The second edition of the MB100 received over 500 nominations from 70 countries and uncovered an inspiring set of leaders including corporate CEOs, entrepreneurs, sustainability leaders and impact investors. Curated by an expert panel of 16 judges, the winner were scored across five key areas: Impact, Leadership, Innovation, Durability and Scope.
Each leader must have:
Created positive, direct and intended impact aligned
to one or more SDGs in the last 12 months
Been the driving force behind the product, service or project
that combines purpose and profit.
Judges are considering:
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?