Meaningful Business 100

How are entrepreneurial leaders driving meaningful business?

For this Uncommon Table series, we’re thrilled to partner with Meaningful Business—a curated global network of values-based leaders who are combining purpose and profit to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ll talk to Meaningful Business 100 (MB100) leaders across every industry, role, and company size about how they’re achieving sustainable, positive impact. How do they successfully use a people-centered approach to their business strategy and co-creative partnerships? How do they ensure they are living their values (both as leaders and as a business) and not simply purpose-washing? What are the mindset shifts needed to create long-term economic, social, and environmental value?

Tom Lytton-Dickie, founder of Meaningful Business, will help facilitate our conversations and connections with these inspiring entrepreneurial leaders.

Stay tuned! The fall 2022 schedule is coming soon.

Past Speakers

Abeer Abu Ghaith

Abeer Abu Ghaith

Founder & CEO, MENA Alliances

April 20, 2022

UN SDG 05 UN SDG 08 UN SDG 10

"As a woman, I can help and change the world in my own way, even if society wants to confine us in the kitchen and the house. I have changed the world from the house."

MB100 Asonele Kotu

Asonele Kotu

Founder, FemConnect

March 23, 2022

UN SDG 03 UN SDG 05

"Societal change, inclusivity, and equality are only achievable when we, as the people, are set on becoming agents of change in our surroundings."

Rene Espinoza

René Espinoza

Founder and CEO, Lazarillo

February 16, 2022

UN SDG 03 UN SDG 08 UN SDG 10

"If we can help someone improve their independence and connect them to opportunities, they can take action to increase their wealth and well-being."

Khadija Jallouli

Khadija Jallouli

Founder & CEO, HawKar

November 30, 2021

UN SDG 03 UN SDG 10

"We want to overcome the failures of infrastructure and public transport that are not suitable for people with reduced mobility and which prevent them from moving freely and independently to go to work, study, and be included in society."

Howard Weinstein

Howard Weinstein

Co-founder, Solar Ear

November 17, 2021

UN SDG 01 UN SDG 03 UN SDG 09

"To hear again means to transform dreams into sounds, which translates into more education and work opportunities."

Osmar Bambini

Osmar Bambini

Co-founder and CIO, umgrauemeio

September 22, 2021

UN SDG 13 UN SDG 15 UN SDG 03 UN SDG 08

"I believe in the power of collaboration and in worktivism to solve real problems of our time, looking to the emerging future and the innovation that will support the regeneration of life on the Planet."

Liz Powers

Liz Powers

Co-founder and CEO, ArtLifting

May 19, 2021

UN SDG 01 UN SDG 08 UN SDG 10 

"When I was a social worker, my clients told me 'I want an opportunity, not a handout.
ArtLifting is about creating opportunity, empowerment, and validation."

Diana Wangari

Diana Wingari Gitau

Principal, Lens Africa Fund

April 14, 2021

UN SDG 03 UN SDG 05

"The mission is simple: More Female CEOs."

Jonathan Webb

Jonathan Webb

Founder & CEO, AppHarvest

 March 17, 2021

UN SDG 09 UN SDG 13

“If we don't change the way we farm, the world will need a second planet Earth to feed its growing population.”

Mick Jackson

Dr. Mick Jackson

Founder & CEO, WildHearts Group

February 17, 2021

UN SDG 01 UN SDG 04 

“I founded the WildHearts Group with one goal in mind: to alleviate poverty through ‘compassionate entrepreneurship.’”