Award recognises outstanding business leaders, across the world, combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Global Goals
26th October 2021, Lagos, Nigeria: Meaningful Business, a global platform for leaders combining profit and purpose, has recognised Adeshina Adewumi of One Kiosk Africa as a Meaningful Business 100 (MB100) leader for 2021.
The award received over 500 nominations from 70 countries, following a global nomination process. Curated by an expert panel of 21 judges, including Nikhil Seth, Assistant Secretary-General, UN; Stasia Mitchell, Global Entrepreneurship Leader, EY; Paul Lindley, Founder, Ella’s Kitchen; Moky Makura, Executive Director, Africa No Filter and Sancia Dalley, SVP, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, each nominee was scored across five key areas: Durability, Impact, Innovation, Leadership and Scope.
The 100 business leaders include corporate CEOs, entrepreneurs, micro-entrepreneurs, sustainability leaders, functional heads and impact investors from 33 countries. Industries that dominate the list include healthcare, financial services, agriculture, energy and education.
Commenting on the MB100, Tom Lytton-Dickie, Founder & CEO, Meaningful Business said, “Congratulations to Adeshina Adewumi for being included in this year’s MB100, representing the best of what business and social innovation can be. These leaders are dedicating their work to tackling the world’s most pressing issues, providing hope and inspiration to us all.”
As one of the MB100 judges, Stasia Mitchell, EY Global Entrepreneurship Leader, said, “It was an honor to join the judging panel for the Meaningful Business 100 award. I truly believe that today’s most innovative leaders are those who are driven by purpose to impact, looking to achieve long-term value for the world with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusiveness. This group represents all of that and more. Congratulations to the class of 2021.”
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Meaningful Business is devoted to creating a unified platform for these leaders to collaborate and share knowledge in order to amplify their positive impact in support of the UN 2030 agenda.
Find out more about the 2021 MB100, here: https://meaningful.business/mb-100-2021/
About Meaningful Business:
Meaningful Business is a curated network of progressive leaders across the world, who are combining purpose and profit to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The platform is focused on content creation, knowledge sharing and meaningful connections, bringing leaders together across geography, industry, role and company-size, to share and collaborate, resulting in meaningful impact. The community consists of Founders, CEOs, Impact Investors, Sustainability leaders, Humanitarian leaders and academics across 90+ countries, representing 50 industries. To know more, visit: https://meaningful.business/
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Published by: Onuoma Alerechi