Transformative Business Leader To Receive United Nations Champion Of The Earth Award


Unilever CEO, Paul Polman recognized for leading business world towards a new model of sustainable growth

Paul Polman has been announced as one of the winners of the UN’s highest environmental accolade for leading the private sector toward sustainability, both in his role as Unilever CEO and as a tireless advocate for more sustainable business models.

Mr. Polman, who receives the award in the Entrepreneurial Vision category, is being recognized for his bold leadership, which demonstrates that the transition to a low-carbon economy is an opportunity to be seized, not a risk to be managed.

UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said, “With his ambitious vision and personal commitment to sustainability, Mr Polman has established a reputation for leading by example. As Unilever CEO, he is demonstrating the need for long-term corporate thinking that accounts for social and environmental concerns. In addition, his leadership on UN and other sustainability boards is directly influencing a sustainability shift in the corporate world beyond his own company.