Paul Polman is Chair of social enterprise IMAGINE, which mobilizes business leaders to tackle climate change and global inequality. He is also Chair of The B Team, Saïd Business School and The Valuable 500, as well as Honorary Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce and Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact.
As CEO of Unilever for ten years, he demonstrated that a long-term, multi-stakeholder model goes hand-in-hand with excellent financial performance.
He has been described by the Financial Times as “a standout CEO of the past decade”, whose role in helping to redefine the relationship between business and society has been “path-breaking”.
Polman is also Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce, The B Team, Saïd Business School and Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact.
Topic: “Don’t Stay Ahead of the Change - Make the Change”
- How did Paul utilize innovation to create change in Unilever and its customers?
- In what way did Paul meet global challenges as a leader?
- How did he work to stay ahead of the curve/create a curve - for sustainability as a driver for growth