Victor Ndiege of Kenya Climate Ventures announced as one of the 2022 Meaningful Business 100.
The leading award in the profit and purpose space, recognises and supports outstanding business leaders combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Global Goals.
25th October 2022, Nairobi, Kenya: Meaningful Business, a global community of progressive leaders combining profit and purpose, has recognised Victor Ndiege of Kenya Climate Ventures as a Meaningful Business 100 (MB100) leader for 2022.
The 4th edition of the 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.
This year’s MB100 includes social entrepreneurs, sustainability leaders, and impact investors from 34 countries. The top five industries represented are technology, healthcare, financial services, agriculture and manufacturing.
The year-round award programme, supported by EY and Hogan Lovells, is designed to help the winners 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 Victor ndiege who has been recognised for demonstrating the powerful combination of profit and purpose to change the world for the better. These leaders are dedicating their work to tackling the world’s most pressing social and environmental issues, providing inspiration to us all.”
As one of the MB100 judges, Stasia Mitchell, EY Global Entrepreneurship Leader, said, “It is a privilege to support and celebrate the journeys of this year’s MB100 award winners. These social entrepreneurs, sustainability leaders and impact investors marry purpose with profit to help achieve the UN Global Goals. I applaud the accomplishments of the class of 2022, and am excited to see how they further shape our future.”
Jun Wei, Chair of the Greater China Practice, Hogan Lovells, and a judge for the MB100, shared “I am overwhelmed by the standard of this year’s entrants. Their commitment to, and perseverance in, taking on the world’s most critical and urgent issues is clear. I am certain that anybody who has contact with these businesses will be motivated to also act in support of a more just and sustainable future.”
On receiving the 2022 MB100 award, Victor said, “This award validates the role of Climate Financing in improving livelihoods and enabling more resilient communities and markets.”
Find out more about the 2022 MB100, here: https://www.meaningful.business/mb-100-2022/
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