Unilever

Unilever’s vision for sustainable growth is to double the size of business, while reducing our environmental footprint and increasing our positive social impact. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan focuses on: Improving Health and Well-Being, Reducing Environmental Impact, Enhancing Livelihoods, and Sustainable Sourcing.

Unilever believes that collaboration is essential for change, and is thus stepping up engagement with governments, NGOs and other leaders in the industry to tackle global sustainability issues.

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News & Views
Oct 2011

A new vision of what it means to be prosperous and to flourish as individuals and societies is taking hold in parts of the business world. It's inspired by the coming together of disparate disciplines including:

 

  • Positive psychology
  • Welfare economics
  • Hedonomics
  • Neuroscience
  • Marketing
  • ...
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Sep 2011

Between them, Seetha and Brian bring decades of experience supporting high level organizational change, as well as multi-stakeholder systems transformation with companies such as Dutch Shell Oil, Dow, Unilever, Starbucks and others. This workshop will be based on insights from advising and observing big companies go through several stages in...

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Sep 2011

Unilever intends to double its sales by leveraging its global powerhouse brands such as Dove®, Suave®, Ben & Jerry's®, Hellmann’s®, and Lipton®. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan is the company’s ground-breaking and ambitious road-map to achieve its growth vision in a way that increases the social value of its brands while simultaneously...

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Aug 2011

Dove is committed to inspiring all women and girls to reach their full potential, by caring for themselves and each other. In 2011, The Dove Movement for Self-Esteem will continue to invite all women to join us in creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. Everyone has the opportunity to make a difference, and by...

News & Views
Jul 2011

How will sustainability affect brand managers commissioned with building brands on a day-to-day basis in the future? Chris Sherwin, lead sustainability consultant at global brand marketing consultancy Dragon Rouge, maps future job requirements for brand leaders.

 

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News & Views
Jun 2011

Washing us clean of sustainable branding and diving head-first into the design challenges around sustainability, the day kicks off with Marc Mathieu of Unilever who does a fine job of introducing us to the players of the day. We move onto scaling the stark face of climbing with Ed Viesturs, a professional mountaineer, who has...

News & Views
Jun 2011

Capitalism was founded on a simple principle: I create a product or service that provides you with a benefit, and you pay me. You're rewarded with a sense of well-being, and I'm rewarded with money. Both of us walk away happy.

There are two catches, however.

The first is that we live on a finite planet. If the products and services...

News & Views
Jun 2011

Big brands have the power to shift culture and influence behavior. But will big brands step up and show consumers the way to a better future? Or will they be left in the dust by grassroots brands?

 

As the Chinese curse goes, we live in interesting times. Climate change is disrupting our core belief in progress and unending...

News & Views
Jun 2011

Proctor & Gamble and Unilever were made to pay EUR 315 million in fines in April for agreeing to protect market share and control pricing while introducing more sustainable laundry detergents. The case raises questions about what type of industry...

News & Views
Jun 2011

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) signed a multi-year joint development agreement that could lead to the use of more sustainably sourced chemicals in its products. The agreement is with ZeaChem Inc., a Colorado-based developer of cellulosic biorefineries that convert renewable feedstocks into fuels and chemicals.
The agreement is expected to...

News & Views
Apr 2011

Recent essays by Mr. Barton of McKinsey & Company and Mr. Polman of Unilever offer ways to restore trust in businesses and repair capitalism in the wake of the financial crisis. While their remedies are very rational, I found them to be inward...

News & Views
Apr 2011

Unilever announced that it will become the single largest commercial purchaser of renewable energy in Canada through a new deal to purchase 59,000 megawatt-hours (MWh )of renewable electricity from Bullfrog Power.
 
The purchase means that many of the products Canadians buy every day, including those from Becel, Hellmann's...

News & Views
Mar 2011

March 9, 2011 – Unilever has named former Coca-Cola Senior Vice President of Global Brand Marketing, Marc Mathieu, as its new SVP of Marketing. He will take his post on April 1st and report directly to Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Kieth Weed.
 
In his new positoin, Marc will be tasked with the...

News & Views
Feb 2011

February 11, 2011 - Companies can be divided into two distinct groups based on their sustainability practices, according to a new study by MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group.
 
There are “embracers”--those that place sustainability high on their agenda--and “cautious adopters,” who have yet to focus on...

News & Views
Feb 2011

February 11, 2011 - The world’s second largest palm oil company has agreed to conserve Indonesian forests after major corporations Unilever and Nestle cancelled valuable supply contracts.
 
A Greenpeace campaign highlighting the role of Golden Agri-Resources Limited (GAR) and its Indonesian plantations in driving deforestation...

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