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Chr. Hansen’s Head of Sustainability recognized as Meaningful Business 100 Leader

Press release   •   Nov 06, 2019 12:09 UTC

"This is yet another thumbs up to our sustainable solutions based on the power of good bacteria,” says Annemarie Meisling.

Global platform brings together the top 100 business leaders who are combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Annemarie Meisling, who heads up Chr. Hansen’s sustainability efforts, has been recognized as a Meaningful Business 100 (MB100) Leader by, a global business thought leadership platform.

The platform recognizes leaders who are combining profit and purpose to help achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The inaugural MB100 leaders were curated through a rigorous nomination process, led by an expert panel of 12 judges. The platform received over 500 peer nominations, from more than 50 countries, with each one scored across four key areas: leadership, innovation, scope and durability.

Founding Editor of, Tom Lytton-Dickie, speaking on the MB100 list, “We are delighted to recognize Annemarie Meisling as part of the Meaningful Business 100, which celebrates leaders from across the world, cutting across geography, industry, role and company size. Our goal is to create 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.”

“I am so honored and proud to be included on the Meaningful Business list for 2019. Sustainability has been a guiding star throughout my entire career, and I feel privileged to work for a company that wants to make a difference. This is yet another thumbs up to our sustainable solutions based on the power of good bacteria,” says Annemarie Meisling.

The 100 business leaders represent 40 countries, including the UK, US, India, Nigeria, Indonesia, Germany, Switzerland, Ghana and Brazil. Industries that dominate the list include technology, retail, energy, education, waste management, food & beverage and agriculture. is devoted to facilitating meaningful business conversations featuring the world’s most influential leaders. Learn more about the MB100 platform and leaders, here:

Chr. Hansen is a leading, global bioscience company that develops natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. We develop and produce cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors for a rich variety of foods, confectionery, beverages, dietary supplements, animal feed, and plant protection. Our product innovation is based on around 40,000 microbial strains – we like to refer to them as “good bacteria”. Our solutions enable food manufacturers to produce more with less – while also reducing the use of chemicals and other synthetic additives – which makes our products highly relevant in today’s world. Sustainability is an integral part of Chr. Hansen’s vision to improve food and health. In 2019 Chr. Hansen was ranked as the world’s most sustainable company by Corporate Knights thanks to our strong sustainability efforts and our many collaborative partnerships with our customers. We have been delivering value to our partners – and, ultimately, end consumers worldwide – for over 145 years. We are proud that more than one billion people consume products containing our natural ingredients every day. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.

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