Paul Polman on Sustainability

Thoughts from Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever:

The question that should be asked is “why is operating an unsustainable business model that damages the mere system that business needs to participate in to survive an accepted business model?”

— Paul Polman

Paul Polman has been CEO of Unilever since January 2009. Under his leadership Unilever has an ambitious vision to fully decouple its growth from overall environmental footprint and increase its positive social impact through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

Paul actively seeks cooperation with other companies to implement sustainable business strategies and drive systemic change. He is Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, a member of the B Team and sits on the Board of the UN Global Compact and the Consumer Goods Forum, where he co-chairs the Sustainability Committee.

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