Every minute, 20 people around the world are forced to flee their homes in search of safety.1 These are people faced with violence, political unrest or persecution, and who have no choice but to run. This is a humanitarian crisis that no one can ignore.
The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards recognise and support brilliant young innovators tackling the planet’s environmental and social challenges. There are many reasons to enter. Here we look at four, in the words of previous winners and an expert mentor.
A third of adults struggle to get by without basic financial services to protect against hardship and save for the future. Ruth Goodwin-Groen, of the UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance, explains why moving from cash to digital payments can help reduce poverty and drive inclusive growth.
When cows burp or pass wind, out comes methane – and as a greenhouse gas it’s 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide. But Elizabeth Latham has come up with a patent-pending probiotic that can halve these emissions. If just 1% of farmers in the US added it to animal food, the greenhouse gas impact would equal taking 1 million cars off the road. Here she shares her inspiration.
Plant-based homecare brand Seventh Generation is well known for its progressive approach to sustainable packaging, and the majority of its packages are made from 100% recycled plastic. Here Senior Packaging Engineer Kelly Murosky shares what drives her work and why she wishes we’d all say no to drinking straws.
The relentless focus on standardised tests, academic results and competition creates school systems that overlook the different abilities and requirements of developing children. We need radical changes. One is to reinstate an essential and natural part of growing up – real play
As the world works to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, it is critical that businesses lead for trust. Key to this is how we work in closer partnership than ever before, meaning new levels of transparency from all parties.
To help tackle the world's big social, environmental and economic issues, we must go beyond what we can achieve in our own operations and with our suppliers. That’s why we’re calling on more social enterprises to apply to TRANSFORM, so we can help scale up their bold ideas.