Nagaland – In a time when businesses are increasingly understanding the inherent link between long-term sustainability and societal impact, Shiroi Shaiza Sanyu of NagaEd 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. NagaEd is the only company from North-East India to be recognised on this prestigious list. The leading award in the profit and purpose space, celebrates outstanding business leaders helping to achieve the UN Global Goals. Recognized for its commitment to enhancing education in marginalised communities, NagaEd exemplifies how businesses can thrive by doing good.
The 5th edition of the award, announced today, recognises social entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and impact investors whose work supports the UN Global Goals. Spanning 93 countries with 833 nominations, the MB100 represents a paradigm shift in the global business arena. Today, companies are realising that a dedication to social good isn’t just morally commendable but is integral to enduring business success.
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.
Commenting on the 2023 MB100, Tom Lytton-Dickie, Founder & CEO, Meaningful Business said, “Congratulations to Shiroi Shaiza Sanyu whose work at NagaEd is an inspiration to us all. We are at a critical juncture in the 2030 agenda and there is a lot of work to be done in order to achieve the Global Goals. Leaders like Shiroi provide a benchmark in the profit and purpose space, and we look forward to supporting their work as they continue to scale and make a substantial difference.”
The foundational belief of Meaningful Business is to spotlight leaders who understand this synthesis: businesses can flourish sustainably when they tackle pressing global challenges. Adhering to this, the MB100 champions are those who champion people-first approaches, environmental responsibility, and long-term, sustainable visions.
Shiroi Shaiza, Co-founder of NagaEd, reflecting on the honour, shared, “This recognition is more than an accolade. It’s a call to action for all businesses. By intertwining our core operations with societal upliftment, we’re not only serving our communities but ensuring NagaEd’s sustained growth in an ever-evolving landscape.”
As one of the MB100 judges, Stasia Mitchell, EY Global Entrepreneurship Leader, added, “Well done to the MB100 class of 2023! It is inspiring to see such strong and impactful social entrepreneurs, sustainability leaders and impact investors— from over 800 nominations— who are striving to unite purpose and profit to help achieve the UN Global Goals. I look forward to seeing how they continue to disrupt the status quo and build a better working world.”
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, each nominee was scored across five key areas: Durability, Impact, Innovation, Leadership and Scope.
The alignment of Meaningful Business with the UN Global Goals highlights a universal trajectory: businesses that prioritise global challenges stand at the forefront of modern enterprise. With diverse representatives, from startups to multinational corporations, the MB100 community stands united in their vision for a symbiotic relationship between profit and purpose.
Through its dedication to education and the broader community, NagaEd is not just transforming lives but setting an example of the potential that businesses hold when they commit to meaningful impact.
NagaEd is a leading digital education company. Committed to transforming education through technology, NagaEd develops innovative digital solutions to enhance teaching and learning experiences. The company specialises in creating interactive and engaging educational content, providing professional development for teachers, and supporting schools in their digital transformation journey.
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NagaEd is a leading digital education company that provides learning and teaching solutions for students, teachers and institutions through modern and digitally enabled educational experience. We create a learning society where all Nagas are provided equal opportunity to access quality education resources.