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Unilever is an Anglo–Dutch multinational consumer goods company. Its products include foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. It is the world’s third-largest consumer goods company measured by 2011 revenues (after Procter & Gamble and Nestlé) and the world’s largest maker of ice cream.


My 2014 Sustainability Moment of Optimism

When I talk about optimism, I’m not talking about burying your head in the sand or daydreaming about a utopian future, but about…

Dow Promotes the Importance of Handwashing

Dow clearly knows that handwashing is an important thing for children to do. The company recently announced its affiliation with the Global Public-Private…
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Are Trucking Companies Going Green?

Are trucking companies getting greener? Let's take a look at how some big-name corporations are reducing their carbon footprint and how others can,…
John Coyne of Unilever presents at Companies & Causes Canada conference

Canadian Companies and Charities Discuss the Future of Cause Marketing

Not that long ago cause marketing – leveraging a brand to encourage consumer participation in a cause effort – was the practice of…
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I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Gets Nutrition Upgrade

Unilever dropped trans fats and GMOs from the buttery spread.
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The Business Risks of Water Shortages

The world's biggest businesses are increasingly exposed to water risk while responses to calls by large investors for increased reporting and accountability have…
Last year, Net Impact welcomed a lively debate between Exxon Vice President Ken Cohen and Sierra Club CEO Michael Brune.

Net Impact Celebrates 22 Years of Breaking Boundaries

Twenty-two years ago, a small group of MBAs and entrepreneurs had a great idea. In the midst of a world where business was…
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Unilever and WRI Partner to Stall Global Deforestation

Unilever and WRI have worked together to increase transparency in agricultural supply chains in order to stall the pace of global deforestation.
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India’s Mandatory CSR Law Inspires Innovation

Carol Cone explains how India's CSR law is paving the way for sustainable communications.
Unilever will help 25 million people gain access to toilets by 2020.

Speaking the Unspeakable: The Business Case for Embracing Taboos

Unilever's Jean-Laurent Ingles talks about improving access to safe sanitation and the importance of establishing a clear link between tackling development issues and…
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Unilever Pledges to Stop Killing Male Chicks

Unilever pledges to find a solution to this industry-wide global practice, which kills millions of male chicks annually in the egg industry.
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Shining Hot to Get It Cold: Unilever Tests Solar-Powered Freezers

The freezers being tested in Central Park operate free of electricity — vendors can even charge their own mobile devices by plugging them…
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Unilever Competition to Fund Innovative Ideas from Young Social Entrepreneurs

Now, in the second year of its Sustainable Living Entrepreneurs Awards, Unilever—in partnership with Ashoka and the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability…

3 Ways Brands Can Make Sustainability Work for Them

Sally Uren, CEO of Forum for the Future, describes three key ways brands can delivers solutions to sustainability issues and create real, enduring…

Ethical Tea Partnership, Oxfam Lead Campaign for a Living Wage

Finding systemic issues that effectively trap tea workers into earning below living wages, ETP, Oxfam and GIZ intend to improve the situation. They…