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Global Meaningful Business Award recognises 13 Indian leaders solving the World's Most Pressing Issues
Global Meaningful Business Award recognises 13 Indian leaders solving the World's Most Pressing Issues

Global Meaningful Business Award recognises 13 Indian leaders solving the World's Most Pressing Issues

ANI | Updated: Oct 28, 2022 11:45 IST

New Delhi [India], October 28 (ANI/NewsVoir): Meaningful Business, a global community of progressive leaders combining profit and purpose, has announced the 4th edition of the Meaningful Business 100 (MB100) recognising outstanding contributions from individuals in support of the UN Global Goals. The MB100 includes social entrepreneurs, sustainability leaders, and impact investors from 34 countries. 13 of these leaders are based in India - the highest country representation among the winners.
This year's award received over 750 applications from 80+ countries following a global nomination process. Judged by a panel of 24 experts, including Kimberly Gire, Board Chair, Centre for Global Equality; Nikhil Seth, Exec. Director, UNITAR and Assistant Secretary General, UN; Paul van Zyl, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, The Conduit and Sancia Dalley, SVP, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation. Each nominee was scored across five key areas: Durability, Impact, Innovation, Leadership, and Scope.
The year-round award programme, supported by EY and Hogan Lovells, is designed to help these inspiring leaders achieve their missions and increase their positive impact through pro-bono services, workshops, mentorship, storytelling, and exclusive networking opportunities.
Commenting on the 2022 MB100, Tom Lytton-Dickie, Founder & CEO, Meaningful Business, said, "Congratulations to the Indian cohort within this year's MB100, who are demonstrating the power of social entrepreneurship, innovation, and conscious leadership to change the world for the better. These individuals are dedicating their work to tackling the country's most pressing social and environmental issues, providing inspiration to us all."
Shiv Kumar, Founder of Catalyst Group and one of the Indian representatives on the judging panel, said, "India is a hub of innovation and to pick the best among them was a tough call. Those chosen show tremendous potential or are already impacting the Global Goals while being sustainable businesses themselves. Given India's market size and growth trajectory, a very bright future is ahead - for those named in the list and equally for those who are not. These leaders will deliver social, economic, and environmental value, not at the cost of each other."
The 2022 MB100 winners from India are (in alphabetical order):
- Aniket Doegar, Co-Founder & CEO, Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions (India)
- Aradhana Lal, SVP Sustainability & ESG, Lemon Tree Hotels (India)
- Christian Chandran, Global Engagement Leader, Social Responsibility - EMEA & APAC, Amazon (India)
- Deepak Ushadevi, MD & CEO, Ciel & Terre India (India)
- Gayatri Jolly, Founder & CEO, MasterG and Daughters (India)
- Manu Chopra, Co-Founder & CEO, Karya (India)
- Sahar Mansoor, Founder & CEO, Bare Necessities Zero Waste Solution (India)
- Sanjay Podder, Global Lead, Technology Sustainability Innovation, Accenture (India)
- Sanket Mehta, Co-Founder & Director, Nutrifresh Farm Tech India (India)

- Shashwat Gangwal, Co-Founder & CEO, InfinityBox (India)
- Srinivas V Bandlamuri, CEO & Director, Aspartika Biotech (India)
- Tejas Sidnal, Founder, Carbon Craft Design (India)
- Vaibhav Lodha, Co-Founder, ftcash (India)
Find out more about the global 2022 MB100 here: www.meaningful.business/mb-100-2022.
Meaningful Business exists to support, connect and inspire progressive leaders dedicated to solving the world's most pressing issues. The community consists of social entrepreneurs, CEOs, impact investors, sustainability heads, humanitarian leaders and academics across 140+ countries, cutting across geography, sector, cause and company size. The platform is designed to help these individuals succeed by providing access to knowledge, connections and resources that help them overcome their key challenges.
To learn more, visit: meaningful.business.
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