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Worthy 100 list by Worth Media

Sprout World’s founder and CEO is on the 2021 Worthy 100 list.
The New York based Worth Media has included the Danish entrepreneur Michael Stausholm, CEO and Founder of Sprout World, in the 2021 “Worthy 100” list. The list celebrates 100 entrepreneurs they have identified as using their success and influence to make a positive impact on society. They are purpose driven entrepreneurs using business to make an impact on society, the planet and beyond.

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It includes celebrities like Rhianna, Serena Williams, Will Smith, Michael Bloomberg, and Richard Branson. In short, it’s purpose driven entrepreneurs using business to make an impact on society, the planet and beyond. 

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It’s a great achievement, especially because for many years, Worth was known for its annual Power 100 list that featured the most dominant and influential men and women in global finance.

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After Covid, however, the list was changed to “Worthy 100Entrepreneurs” because being rich and influential isn’t enough anymore, they wanted to honor “people that prove that profit and purpose go hand in hand.

"My hope is that we can be an inspiration to rethink how products in general are designed, considering what we do with them after they’ve been used up.”

Michael Stausholm

Michael Stausholm says:

”I’m both surprised and very humble to see that I’ve been included on the list among such distinguished company. Several of the selected entrepreneurs have been my role models for many years – especially Richard Branson and the founder of Patagonia Yvon Chouinard.

Sustainability has always been close to my heart, and when I founded Sprout World in 2013, I wanted to create something that could inspire others to leave a positive impact on the planet. Our plantable pencils and makeup liners can’t save the world, but we can actually make a difference by illustrating what sustainability is about, giving used products a new life. My hope is that we can be an inspiration to rethink how products in general are designed, considering what we do with them after they’ve been used up.”