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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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Extending Product and Material Lifespan – with Alina Bassi, Founder & CEO, Kleiderly
As part of our 'Regenerate' channel, we hone in on one of the main objectives in a circular economy - the drive to eliminate waste and pollution, inviting entrepreneurs working towards extending the lifespan of the products, materials and services they use, to share with their success stories and the barriers that still affect them whilst operating in a predominantly linear system.
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How businesses can make reuse scalable and viable, with Tom Szaky, Founder & CEO, TerraCycle
As part of our 'Regenerate' channel, in partnership with 2N Management, we hone in on one of the main objectives in a circular economy - the drive to eliminate waste and pollution. We are inviting entrepreneurs working towards extending the lifespan of the products, materials and services they use, to share with their success stories and the barriers that still affect them whilst operating in a predominantly linear system. In this article, Tom Szaky, CEO and Founder of TerraCycle and Loop, articulates how multi-stakeholder partnerships are essential in driving action and innovation in the reuse space.
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.
Circular Economy and SDG 2
The Circular Economy and SDG 2: Zero Hunger – with Steve Butterworth, CEO, Neighbourly
Continuing our deep dive into the Circular Economy as an effective framework for achieving the UN Global Goals, we are focusing on the impact that businesses implementing circular and regenerative practices can have on SDG 2: Zero Hunger. Neighbourly facilitates the daily redistribution of surplus food to thousands of local good causes across the UK and Ireland for Lidl, Aldi, M&S and Sainsbury's, as well as other organisations in the supply chain. We spoke to its CEO, Steve Butterworth, to explore how circular practices help address food insecurity, and what businesses can do to help serve communities.
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How Businesses Can Shape the Future of Recycling
Tom Szaky, CEO and Founder of TerraCycle and Loop, is on a mission to eliminate the very idea of waste. Here he proposes that while consumer preferences determine demand, businesses and industry must create access to recycling programmes and steward redesign to drive change. This article is part of our 'Regenerate' channel, in partnership with 2N management.
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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.
How Evoware is turning the tide on Ocean Plastics
In this #MeetTheMB100 interview, Edwin Tan, Co-Founder of Evoware, explains how they are using seaweed to create a viable alternative to petroleum-derived plastics, stopping the flow of ocean-bound plastic packaging in Indonesia. This interview series is sponsored by EY and Hogan Lovells.
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How Mi Terro is Leading the Fight Against Hidden Plastics
In this #MeetTheMB100 interview, Robert Luo, Founder & CEO of Mi Terro, explains how their price-competitive biopolymers spell the end of PVAs, a plastic wrapping central to many water-soluble products. This interview series is sponsored by EY and Hogan Lovells.
sustainability and social impact
Inside DECIEM’s sustainability and social impact strategy
In this #MeetTheMB100 interview, Jacquelyn Kankam, Senior Director of Sustainability and Social Impact at DECIEM, explains how the beauty product business is reducing its carbon footprint and minimising waste in its operations and supply chain. This interview series is sponsored by EY and Hogan Lovells.
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How TO THE MARKET is connecting retailers to ethical and environmentally responsible suppliers that empower women
In this #MeetTheMB100 interview, Jane Mosbacher Morris, Founder & CEO of TO THE MARKET, shares how they are providing fair wage work by harnessing the purchasing power of retailers and corporations to benefit both people and the planet to ensure empowerment for women and other overlooked suppliers. This interview series is sponsored by EY, Hogan Lovells and Babson College.
Amy Powney

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

Andrew Cooper

Andrew Cooper co-founded sustainability brand 4ocean, with a fellow surfer Alex Schulze in January 2017, with a vision of cleaning…

Annemarie Meisling

Annemarie Meisling is Senior Director of Corporate Affairs at Chr. Hansen – a leading bioscience company that is recognised as…

Catherine Conway

Catherine Conway’s career has spanned both the private and not-for-profit sectors, always focusing on the interplay of how business interacts…

David Katz
David Katz

David is the Founder and CEO of Plastic Bank, a social enterprise helping the world stop ocean plastic while improving…

Elijah Amoo Addo

Elijah Amoo Addo is a Ghanaian chef and food stylist who has become a social entrepreneur through his creation of…

Emmanuel Faber

Emmanuel Faber was appointed as the inaugural Chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board in December 2021, effective 1 January…

Gabriel Chaman

Gabriel Chaman is the Co-Founder of Ally Mishky, an organisation that supports the sustainable production of agroecological and healthy products…

Hamdi Ulukaya
Hamdi Ulukaya

Hamdi Ulukaya is Founder and CEO of Chobani, one of the fastest growing food companies in the last decade and…

Jesper Brodin

Jesper Brodin is the CEO of Ingka Group. His career with IKEA spans over 20 years, and he stepped into…

João Paulo Ferreira

João Paulo Ferreira is the CEO of Natura, the No. 1 cosmetics manufacturer in Brazil. Natura has built a presence…

Kaushal Shah

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

Manik Dhingra

Manik Dhingra is the Co-Founder of Shoonya Environmental Solutions, which is currently engaged in the scientific disposal of non-recyclable plastic…

Manuel Laredo Garnica

Manuel Laredo Garnica is a Bolivian social entrepreneur, named in 2018 as one of the 25 most important economic leaders…

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…

Markku Teräsvasara

Markku Teräsvasara is the CEO and President of Metso Outotec. Metso Outec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions…

Noel Kinder

Noel Kinder is Nike’s Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). As the CSO, Noel leads Global Sustainability, a team committed to protecting…

Poonam Bir Kasturi

Poonam Bir Kasturi is the Founder of Daily Dump, which is focused on the design, manufacture, distribution and servicing of…

Raj Somasundaram

Raj is the Co-Founder and CEO of AquaConnect, a pioneering deep learning/AI startup that works with shrimp and fish aquaculture…

Rose Marcario

Rose Marcario was the President and CEO of outdoor clothing company and private benefit corporation Patagonia. Prior to joining the…

Sarah Kaeck

Sarah Kaeck is the Founder and CEO of Bee’s Wrap, which grew out of a need in Sarah’s own family…

Stephen Boobyer

Stephen Boobyer is Co-Founder and Deputy Chair of the World of Books Group. He was Managing Director from 2008 to…

Tessa Clarke
Tessa Clarke

After a 15 year corporate career, Tessa Clarke co-founded OLIO along with Saasha Celestial-One, the world’s only neighbour-to-neighbour food sharing…

Theresa Millard

Theresa Millard runs Sustainability, Stewardship and the Kohler WasteLAB at Kohler Company. Millard joined Kohler Co. in 1988 and has…

Toni Petersson

Toni Petersson has been the CEO of oat milk producer, Oatly, for almost six years. He believes Oatly can contribute…

Ami Komoda
Ami Komoda

Ami Komoda is the Founder of LeapCog Consulting, a support service helping purpose-driven and female-led SMEs to achieve sustainable growth…

Arancha Cordero
Arancha Cordero

Arancha Cordero is currently the Chief Growth Officer at Danone Waters, where she encourages people to have healthier drinking habits…

Christian Cadeo
Christian Cadeo

Christian Cadeo is currently the Managing Partner, Asia for Big Idea Ventures. Big Idea Ventures is a venture capital fund…

Ivonne Gamboa
Ivonne Gamboa

Ivonne Gamboa is the Co-Founder, CEO and President of GOAT, a social enterprise offering a sustainable solution for food waste…

Mittal Kothari
Mittal Kothari

Mittal Kothari currently leads Environmental and Sustainability Strategy at Cambridge University Press and Assessments. She was recently sustainability lead at…

Alina Bassi
Alina Bassi

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

Andrew D. Ive

Andrew D. Ive, Founder & Managing General Partner, created Big Idea Ventures to solve the world’s biggest challenges by supporting…

Fiona Morgan
Fiona Morgan

Fiona has over 15 years’ experience in leading global campaigns. Starting her career at IMG in Florida working for tennis…

Anna Sullivan
Anna Sullivan

Anna is the Co-Founder of Real Food Bar, a company that manufactures nutrient-dense bars that tackle food waste through partnerships…

Tom Szaky
Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky is Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, a global leader in the collection and repurposing of complex waste streams….

Fela Akinse
Fela Akinse Buyi

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

Ady Beitler
Ady Beitler

Ady is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nilus, an impact-driven company that develops technology to fight against food insecurity. Nilus…

Marcelo Behar
Marcelo Behar

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

Sahar Mansoor
Sahar Mansoor

Sahar is the Founder and CEO of Bare Necessities, a social enterprise rooted in the philosophy of zero-waste, circular economy…

Anna Gedda
Anna Gedda

Anna Gedda was appointed Global Manager of H&M Foundation in March 2023, having previously been Head of Sustainability at H&M…

Bob Lord
Bob Lord

Bob is Senior Vice President, Cognitive Applications, Blockchain, and Ecosystems at IBM, where he is responsible for infusing emerging and…

Jean Moreau
Jean Moreau

Jean Moreau is the Co-Founder of Phenix, a socially conscious company providing citizens and companies with easy ways to take…

David Drew
David Drew

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

Daphna Nissenbaum
Daphna Nissenbaum

Daphna Nissenbaum is the Co-Founder and CEO of TIPA®, a leading developer and manufacturer of compostable packaging founded in Israel…

Kimberley Abbott
Kimberley Abbott

Kimberley is the Founder and CEO of Vested, a company with a mission to ‘redefine millionaire to be a person…

May Al-Karooni
May Al-Karooni

May Al-Karooni is the Founder and CEO of Globechain –the world’s largest reuse marketplace that connects corporates to charities and…

Rayner Loi
Rayner Loi

Having learnt about what some are calling the Global Food Waste Scandal, Rayner founded Lumitics, a technology startup with a…

Jack (Tato) Bigio
Jack (Tato) Bigio

As Co-Founder and Co-CEO of UBQ Materials, Tato Bigio is redefining the concept and value of everything we discard. By…

Melina Marcus
Melina Marcus

Melina Marcus Co-Founded Rebel Green with Ali Florsheim because they know that style has the power to change consumer habits…

Katrina Shum
Katrina Shum

Katrina Shum leads Lush Cosmetics’ sustainability program across five manufacturing facilities, two distribution centres and 250 retail shops in North…

Chris Forbes
Chris Forbes

Co-Founder of The Cheeky Panda along with his partner Julie Chen, Cheeky Panda is ranked 6th in the UK’s top…

Adebowale Onafowora
Adebowale Onafowora

Adebowale (Debo) Onafowora is a social entrepreneur with expertise in Agribusiness and Value Chain Development spanning 17 years. He is…

Alice Hung
Alice Hung

Alice Yung is Co-Founder and CEO of Micro PC – a social enterprise that aims to clean up the ocean…

Arnolda Shiundu
Arnolda Shiundu

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

Celia Pool
Celia Pool

Celia Pool is the Co-Founder at DAME, which makes sustainable period products with the belief that women and the planet…

Chioma Ukonu
Chioma Ukonu

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

Corine Tap
Corine Tap

Corine was born in 1973, Dutch by birth, married, and a mum of four. She graduated from Amsterdam University with a…

Dominik Campanella
Dominik Campanella

Dominik Campanella is the Co-Founder of restado and Concular. restado is the largest marketplace for reclaimed construction materials in Europe….

Chidozie Igweilo
Chidozie Igweilo

Chidozie Igweilo is a hardware enthusiast passionate about electronic products, specifically solar powered. He is the founder of Quadloop, an…

Emily Ewell

Emily Ewell is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pantys, the leading menstrual underwear brand in sustainability and women’s healthy intimates….

Fran Beer
Fran Beer

Fran Beer founded The Beeswax Wrap Co. in 2017 in a bid to live more sustainably and plastic-free. Now the…

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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…

James Reinhart
James Reinhart

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

Juliet Namujju
Juliet Namujju

Juliet Namujju is a female changemaker, entrepreneur, fashion designer, wastepreneur, environmentalist and innovator. She is also the founder of Kimuli…

Lena Pripp Kovac
Lena Pripp-Kovac

Lena Pripp-Kovac is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Inter IKEA Group – covering the IKEA product and food range, supply,…

Michael Dean
Michael Dean

Michael is one of the two Co-Founders of AgFunder, one of the most active foodtech and agtech VCs globally. He…

Michael Maggio
Michael Maggio

Michael Maggio is the Founder and President at iWrc (Inclusive Waste Recycling Consortium), a digitally enabled collaborative platform that builds…

Olcay Silahlı
Olcay Silahlı

Olcay Silahlı is the Co-Founder and CEO of Fazla Gıda (Whole Surplus). He was born in 1988 and spent his…

Richardos Lebbos
Richardos Lebbos

Richardos Lebbos is thte Founder and CEO of Startchy. Startchy is a US based a research and development house, developed…

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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…

Sean Molloy
Sean Molloy

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

Tülin Akın
Tülin Akın

Tülin Akın, Founder of TABIT Agricultural Information and Communication Technologies, was brought in to action Turkey’s first communication, e-learning and…

Vaibhav Tidke

S4S Technologies is the food preservation company that invents new food processing machines. S4S sells these machines to farmers to…

Andrew Bownds_Eco Brixs
Andrew Bownds

Plastic is a very visual problem in Uganda being burnt on roadsides and dumped in waterways. Passionate about creating green…

Andrew Shakman_LeanPath
Andrew Shakman

Andrew Shakman is Co-Founder & CEO of Leanpath, a certified B-Corp with a mission to make food waste prevention and…

Austin Alexander_Xylem
Austin Alexander

Austin Alexander is Vice President, Sustainability and Social Impact at Xylem, a global water technology provider. In this role, she…

Charlotte Harrington_Belu
Charlotte Harrington

Charlotte Harrington is Co-CEO of leading drinks company Belu Water, striving to change the way the world sees water. She…

Javier Goyeneche_Ecoalf
Javier Goyeneche

Having founded Fun & Basics in 1995, a company specializing in contemporary fashion handbags and accessories, Javier grew the business…

Kate Bezar_Better Packaging Co.
Kate Bezar

Kate Bezar is Co-Founder of the Better Packaging Co. Since 2018, the company’s visionary leadership has transformed the industry by…

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Olufunto Boroffice

Funto Boroffice is the Founder & CEO of award-winning Chanja Datti, a waste collection and recycling social enterprise dedicated to…

Sarah Odiavbara_Adirelounge
Sarah Odiavbara

Sarah Odiavbara is the Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Adirelounge. They create sustainable textiles using agricultural waste like banana…

Shinya Shimizu_Elephantech
Shinya Shimizu

Shinya Shimizu is Founder & CEO of Elephantech which has reinvented the circuit board for a sustainable world and is…

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Stuart Fleming

Stuart Fleming is the Founding Partner of Enviroserve Group of Companies. Stuart has been instrumental in creating change in the…

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Ramón Mendiola

Ramón Mendiola is an experienced leader in the food and beverage industry in the Americas. He held positions at Phillip…

Susan Hunt Stevens_WeSpire
Susan Hunt Stevens

Susan Hunt Stevens is the Founder & President of WeSpire, an award-winning employee experience technology platform focused on engaging people…

Jane Mosbacher Morris_TO THE MARKET
Jane Mosbacher Morris

Jane Mosbacher Morris is the Founder & CEO of TO THE MARKET, a software platform enabling responsible vendor compliance and…

Manuel Oliva_Oliver
Manuel Oliva

Manuel Oliva is the Founder & CEO of Oliver with an ambitious and achievable vision of impacting the food and…

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Mahadev Chikkanna

Committed to circular and green economy, Mahadev Chikkanna is the Founder & CEO of Spectrus Sustainable Solutions, co-founded with his…

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Wan Young Cha

Wan Young Cha is the CEO of Marine Innovation, which makes 100% eco-friendly bioplastics using seaweed by-products. They use an…

Rose Hartley_Misfits Market
Rose Hartley

Rose Hartley is the Head of Sustainability at Misfits Market, a U.S. e-grocer, where she leads the company’s mission to…

Larisa Pitkevich_t7berlin
Larisa Pitkevich

Larisa is founder & CEO of t7berlin, a multiple award-winning sustainable 3D knitwear brand. She has over 20 years professional…