Over 500 enter the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Awards

Unilever’s search to find the next generation of sustainable living entrepreneurs has attracted 510 entries from over 90 countries.

Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership partnership

The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Awards, open to anyone aged 30 years or under, is being run in partnership with the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL).

The Awards are looking for innovative but practical, tangible solutions to help make sustainable living commonplace.

Seven finalists will be announced on 26 November 2013 and will then take part in a four-week online development programme, followed by a two-day accelerator workshop in Cambridge, UK, to help develop their ideas.

The final step is a pitch to a panel of judges in London, drawn from the worlds of business, sustainability and entrepreneurs.

A total of more than €200,000 in financial support and individually tailored mentoring is on offer to help entrepreneurs develop and scale-up their initiatives.

Sustainable solutions

Entries will be judged on their potential for scalable and sustainable solutions in the form of products, services or applications that enable changes in practices or behaviours in one or more of seven categories:

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • Water scarcity
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Waste
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Helping smallholder farmers

The overall winner will receive the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize at a prestigious dinner in London on 30 January 2014.

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