Speeches and interviews

Find details of recent speeches and interviews with Unilever executives.



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11/12/2013
Paul Polman addresses the UN Open Working Group 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.
23/09/2013
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.
18/02/2013
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.
06/12/2012
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.
30/10/2012
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.
26/10/2012
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.
06/09/2012
Food Security: Business & 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.
01/06/2012
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.
12/05/2011
Paul Polman addresses shareholders at the AGM in May 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.
18/01/2011
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.
14/05/2010
Paul Polman AGM speech 2010
CEO Paul Polman outlined plans for the year ahead at Unilever's AGM in May 2010.
25/02/2010
Paul Polman speaks at The Economist’s Sustainability Summit
Paul Polman urged businesses to take action on climate change at the Economist’s Third Annual Sustainability Summit in 2010.
14/05/2009
Paul Polman AGM speech
CEO Paul Polman outlines plans for the year ahead at Unilever's annual shareholder meetings

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