MB100 Forums will bring together the leaders recognised each year for their work in combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
This opening event saw the winners discuss topics ranging from empowering refugee communities to financing the decade of action.
Hear below from these outstanding business leaders as they articulate the challenges and opportunities surrounding some of the most pressing issues facing humanity today.
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)
1.35-2.15pm: 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)