Speeches and interviews

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Paul Polman addresses Global Landscapes Forum on deforestation
Eradicating deforestation is essential to the sustainability of the food industry and an urgent priority in the battle against climate change, Paul Polman told the Global Landscapes Forum in Lima on 7 December.
Paul Polman addresses the WaterAid Annual Supporters Meeting
Universal access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is key to eradicating poverty and enabling inclusive, sustainable economic development, Unilever’s CEO Paul Polman told WaterAid’s Annual Supporters Meeting on 10 October 2014.
Paul Polman addresses the Abu Dhabi Ascent meeting
20/05/2014: We are at a tipping point where political leadership and business must work together to address system level challenges, like climate change, which are beyond the power of any one actor to fix alone, said CEO Paul Polman in his keynote address.
Paul Polman addresses the UN on Sustainable Development Goals
2015 will be a pivotal year in the journey to sustainable development if decisive action is taken to deliver a brighter future for all, Paul Polman told the UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.
Paul Polman addresses the UN General Assembly on eradicating poverty
Businesses and governments have made good progress on the commitment to halve poverty by 2015 but the task is still incomplete, CEO Paul Polman told the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Forum: MDG Success: Accelerating Action and Partnering for Impact.
Unilever CEO honoured at CIMA Annual Presidents Dinner
Management accountants have a pivotal role to play in helping to develop new models of business, Paul Polman told the Annual Presidents Dinner of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Paul Polman keynotes at the Bata Lecture on Responsible Capitalism
The only way to guarantee long-term prosperity is to grow businesses in line with the needs and aspirations of the communities they serve, Paul Polman said in his keynote address at the Bata Lecture on Responsible Capitalism.
Paul Polman receives the FIRST Award for Responsible Capitalism
Businesses must move from a “license to operate” to a “license to lead”, Paul Polman said in his acceptance speech at the FIRST Awards for Responsible Capitalism.
Paul Polman speaks at Rainforest Alliance 25th anniversary gala
29 October 2012 - Unilever CEO praises the Rainforest Alliance for their ongoing work to conserve biodiversity and create sustainable livelihoods.
Unilever CEO addresses the Wincott Foundation
On 24 May 2012 Paul Polman was guest speaker at the annual press awards organised by the Wincott Foundation.
Food Security: Business and Development Co-operation
On 26 October 2011 Paul Polman addressed an audience of business leaders and government officials at a conference in Amsterdam. The event was organised by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economy, Agriculture & Innovation to discuss opportunities for businesses and governments to work together.
Paul Polman at the AGM 2011
In this speech, Paul Polman describes how 2010 was another year of solid progress for Unilever, continuing its transformation into a company reputed for consistent performance and growth.
Food Security in a Changing Climate
Six hundred guests from the food industry were at London's Guildhall on 18th January 2011 to hear Paul Polman deliver the annual City Food Lecture: Food Security in a Changing Climate.
Paul Polman AGM speech 2010
CEO Paul Polman outlined plans for the year ahead at Unilever's AGM in May 2010.
Paul Polman at the Economist Conference
Paul Polman urged businesses to take action on climate change at the Economist’s Third Annual Sustainability Summit in 2010.
Paul Polman AGM speech
CEO Paul Polman outlines plans for the year ahead at Unilever's annual shareholder meetings


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