Saif Rashid, founder & managing director of Apon Bazaar, has been named as one of this year’s Meaningful Business 100 (MB100), among a global group of leaders combining profit and purpose to tackle the world’s most pressing issues.
The 5th edition of the award, announced on October 11, recognises social entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and impact investors whose work supports the UN Global Goals, said a press release.
The winners come from 39 countries and were chosen from over 800 nominees in key industries, including technology, healthcare, financial services, recycling, education and agriculture.
The year-round MB100 programme, supported by EY, Hogan Lovells and Babson College, is designed to help these inspiring leaders increase their positive impact through pro bono services, tailored workshops, expert mentorship, storytelling and exclusive networking opportunities.
Following a global nomination process, the award was judged by a panel of 29 experts, including Amini Kajunju, COO, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center; Matthias Stausberg, group advocacy director, Virgin; Nikhil Seth, assistant secretary-general, UN & executive director, UNITAR; Shaun Seow, MD, Investments, Temasek; and Stasia Mitchell, EY Global Entrepreneurship Leader.Apon Bazaar is an omni channel marketplace of affordable products and services for industrial workers in Bangladesh. Workers gets access to free health insurance credit facility and other benefits through purchasing grocery form the factory based stores, according to its website.