October 20, 2020 – Meaningful Business, a global platform for leaders combining profit and purpose, has recognized Vera Solutions Co-founder and CEO Zak Kaufman as a Meaningful Business 100 (MB100) leader for 2020. Zak joins an impressive group of purpose-driven business leaders around the world, including the Founders/CEOs of Chobani, Duolingo, and Beyond Meat, and CSR / Sustainability leaders at Google, Patagonia, Salesforce, and Coca-Cola Africa, amongst others.
The 2nd edition of the MB100 was curated by an expert panel of 16 judges, following a global nomination process. The platform received over 500 nominations from 70 countries, with each one scored across 5 key areas: Impact, Leadership, Innovation, Durability and Scope.
The 100 business leaders include sustainability leaders, corporate CEOs, entrepreneurs, micro-entrepreneurs, functional heads, and impact investors from 34 countries. Industries that dominate the list include agriculture, education, healthcare, and technology.
“We are delighted to recognize Zak Kaufman as part of the Meaningful Business 100 for 2020,” said Tom Lytton-Dickie, Meaningful Business Founder and CEO. “In what has been a challenging year for everyone, the MB100 provides an inspiring reminder of the brilliant work being done around the world to solve the biggest issues we are facing today.”
“For the last decade, Vera Solutions has been pioneering the use of cloud and mobile technology to streamline programs and track the impact of organizations working to advance global health, education, and livelihoods,” said Zak. “This recognition is a testament to our lasting commitment to creating a positive impact for our staff, our customers, our global community, and our planet.”
Meaningful Business is devoted to creating a unified platform for these leaders to collaborate and share knowledge in order to amplify their social impact in support of the UN 2030 agenda.
About Meaningful Business:
Meaningful Business is a curated network of progressive leaders across the world, combining purpose and profit to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The platform is focused on content creation, knowledge sharing and meaningful connections, bringing leaders together across geography, industry, role and company-size, to share and collaborate, resulting in meaningful impact. The community consists of Founders, CEOs, Impact Investors, Sustainability Heads, Humanitarian leaders and academics across 90+ countries, representing 50 industries. To know more, visit: https://meaningful.business/
About Vera Solutions:
Vera Solutions is a global social enterprise and Certified B Corporation® providing cloud and mobile solutions that help social sector organizations better track their impact, streamline their operations, and create feedback loops that put data in the hands of those who need it. Founded in 2010 out of a health education nonprofit in South Africa, Vera Solutions is inspired by the organizations and individuals we work with – social sector professionals who crave more information that’s both reliable and easy to use. We aim to make their jobs easier, which we believe will not only contribute to a growing movement for greater transparency and accountability within the sector, but will also lead to happier and more productive professionals. To date, Vera Solutions has worked with 325+ organizations in 70 countries.