Commenting on the Awards, Unilever CEO Paul Polman said: “I believe that youth hold the key to unlockingsolutions to many of the challenges our planet faces and last year’s finalists are proof of this. Young peoplewill soon represent 50 percent of the population in developing and emerging countries, but they are 100percent of the future, so it’s absolutely vital we continue to enroll them in the task of making sustainable livingcommonplace and invest in their ideas. ”Polly Courtice, LVO, Director of CISL, said: “The first year of the Unilever awards highlighted the creativity andentrepreneurial dynamism of young people across the world in tackling critical sustainability issues. We aredelighted to bring the research insight of the Cambridge community together with our worldwide network of business leaders, to support these awards in encouraging the innovation and leadership we so urgentlyneed.”Please visit the Ashoka Changemakers website at www.changemakers.com/sustliving2014 to apply,nominate a candidate, or learn more about the competition.
About Unilever United States, Inc.
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in morethan 190 countries. Working to create a better future every day, we help people feel good, look good and getmore out of life. In the United States, the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers,Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Consort For Men, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products,Fruttare, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Just for Me!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000,Lipton, Magnum, Motions, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Simple, Slim-Fast, St. Ives,Suave, TIGI, TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe, TRESemmé and Vaseline. All of the preceding brand names aretrademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.Our ambition is to double the size of our business, while reducing our overall environmental footprint (includingsourcing, consumer use and disposal) and increasing our positive social impact. We are committed to helpingmore than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, sourcing all our agricultural rawmaterials sustainably by 2020, and decoupling our growth from our environmental impact. Supporting our three big goals, we have defined seven pillars, underpinned by targets encompassing social, environmentaland economic areas. See more on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan athttp://www.unileverusa.com/sustainable-living/.Unilever employs approximately 10,000 people in the United States – generating nearly $9 billion in sales in2013. For more information, visit www.unileverusa.com.
About University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)
The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) brings together business,government and academia to find solutions to critical sustainability challenges.Capitalising on the world-class, multidisciplinary strengths of the University of Cambridge, CISL deepensleaders’ insight and understanding through its executive programmes, builds deep, strategic engagement withleadership companies, and creates opportunities for collaborative enquiry and action through its businessplatforms.Over 25 years, CISL have developed a leadership network with more than 5,000 alumni from leading globalorganisations and an expert team of Fellows, Senior Associates and staff. HRH The Prince of Wales is thepatron of CISL and has inspired and supported many of the institute’s initiatives.www.cisl.cam.ac.uk