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Tato Bigio Recognized as MB100 Leader

Meaningful Business, a global platform for leaders combining profit and purpose, has recognized Tato Bigio of UBQ Materials as a Meaningful Business 100 (MB100) leader for 2020.

      20 Oct 2020

The award recognizes outstanding business leaders, across the world, who are combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 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 corporate CEOs, entrepreneurs, micro-entrepreneurs, sustainability leaders, functional heads and impact investors from 34 countries. Industries that dominate the list include agriculture, education, healthcare and technology.


Commenting on the MB100, Tom Lytton-Dickie, Founder and CEO, Meaningful Business said, “We are delighted to recognize Tato Bigio as part of the Meaningful Business 100 for 2020. 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.


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.


View the full 2020 MB100, here:



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:



About Tato Bigio:


As Co-Founder and CEO of UBQ Materials Israel, Tato is redefining the concept and value of everything we discard. By converting household waste into a new renewable material that effectively substitutes finite resources like wood and oil-based plastics resins, UBQ is rendering landfills obsolete — one city at a time. 
Tato leads UBQ, drawing from over two decades of experience in the industrial and renewable energy sectors. Prior to UBQ, Tato co-founded and managed Merhav Renewable Energies (MRE), where he developed and implemented large-scale wind, solar and bioethanol projects around the world. Before selling MRE in 2008, Tato served as the President and CEO of Ampal-American Israel Corporation, an investment company traded on both the NASDAQ and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

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