Number of entries to the 2017 Awards from 128 countries!


Up for grabs for finalists, plus 12 months of one-to-one mentoring

The issue

Inequality, climate change, waste, clean water… We need new ideas on the ground – and fast – if we’re to tackle society’s biggest challenges.

What can we do about it?

Through the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards – an awards programme run in partnership with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CiSL) – you could get financial and mentoring support to take your initiative further.

A low-cost, high-quality daycare network in Kenya helping women get to work while giving their children the best start in life.

A US business-to-business marketplace tackling waste by connecting food companies to farms.

Digital technology that connects female doctors to patients in Pakistan.

Transforming plastic waste to high-quality, low-cost housing in Colombia.

These are just some of the powerful ideas that have reached the Awards finals in previous years.

How to get involved

Are you aged 18-35 with a great initiative, product or service that’s tackling a sustainability challenge? The 2018 awards are just around the corner and we’ll soon be announcing the categories.

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