Paul Polman

Co-Founder and Chair, IMAGINE

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. A leading proponent that business can – and should be – a force for good, he has been described by the Financial Times as “a standout CEO of the past decade”. 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 was a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel that developed the Sustainable Development Goals and he continues to be an SDG Advocate who works across industries to deliver the 2030 development agenda.

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