The 2015 laureates are a group of four extraordinary leaders who bring the spirit of innovation and excellence that characterized their success in the private sector to bear on some of the most intractable issues of our time. They are making a significant impact on their communities and across the globe:
Jay Coen Gilbert, Andrew Kassoy & Bart Houlahan // B Lab is pioneering a new economic paradigm in which companies measure their impact on society and the environment with as much rigor as they manage their profitability (bcorporation.net);
Brett Jenks // Fish Forever is reversing the global decline of small-scale fisheries and marine habitats by empowering local communities to protect and manage these resources, so that both people and nature can thrive (fishforever.org/);
Nicola Galombik // Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator is solving the dual South African crises of youth unemployment and a persistent labor shortage through job skills training, mentoring, and placement programs with dedicated follow-up (harambee.co.za);
Gisela Sanchez // Nutrivida is uniting public and private stakeholders to end malnutrition, especially in childhood, through fortified food products sold by local vendors and major stores alike (nutrivida.co.cr).