Paul Polman

Under Paul’s leadership Unilever has had an ambitious vision to fully decouple its growth from its overall environmental footprint and increase its positive social impact through delivery of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

Paul actively seeks cooperation with other companies to implement sustainable, long-term business strategies and drive systemic change. He is Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce, a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, Chair of The B Team, Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact and a Board Member of the Consumer Goods Forum.

He has played a significant role first in developing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and now in promoting action towards their delivery as a member of the SDG Advocacy Group.

Together with his wife, Kim, he founded the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust, which aims to improve the lives of blind and visually impaired children in Africa.