The “Meaningful Business 100” only includes people from companies both large and small who pursue an effective business model that supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This global community of executives regularly exchanges knowledge and expertise.
Every member a role model who makes an impact with their own business model.
The selection committee applies stringent criteria. Cooperation, innovative spirit, investment level, the sustainability of the business idea, originality, product or service scalability – these are just a few of the many conditions that have to be met in order to be admitted to the “Meaningful Business 100” club.
Ever since his younger years, Reto Ringger has been convinced that sustainability and profit do not have to be mutually exclusive. In 1995, he founded SAM (now RovecoSAM), the world's first asset management company focusing on sustainable investments. In 1999, he persuaded Dow Jones to launch the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). 20 years of experience in sustainable investing then culminated in the foundation of the Globalance Bank in 2011, an organization which epitomizes a paradigm change in the field of finance. For Reto Ringger, “Meaningful Business 100” is a special acknowledgment of his pioneering work and an inspiration for his future efforts.