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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.

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Finalists of 1st Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Unilever and the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) announced the seven finalists for the inaugural Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs…
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Unilever: Project Sunlight to Encourage Environmentally Friendly Consumer Behavior

Unilever goes all-in on sustainability marketing with a worldwide "behavior change" campaign to encourage sustainable consumption.
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Unilever CMO Reflects on Universal Children’s Day

Unilever launches Project Sunlight, a new initiative that builds on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, and which aims to motivate millions of people…

Unilever Steps Up Its Ethical Origins Program for Certified Palm Oil

Last year, Unilever announced it had achieved its goal to source all palm oil from sustainable sources. This year it has even bigger…
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Sustainability Needs a Broccoli-Style Extreme Makeover

New York Times’ Michael Moss posed a challenge to the ad agency Victors & Spoils: How would you get people to want to…

How to Govern for a Sustainable World

National leaders can learn from collaborative governance at a regional level, and should encourage it.

Unilever’s Lifebuoy Soap Aims To Expand Handwashing Program

Unilever’s health soap brand, Lifebuoy, announced plans to expand its Help a Child Reach 5 campaign to villages and communities in 17 countries.
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4 Partnership Lessons from Unilever’s Lifebuoy Handwashing Campaign

By the time you finish reading this article (let’s say 5 minutes from now) 20 children around the world will die because of…

How Sustainability is Growing Unilever’s Brand Equity and Profits

Unilever is working toward a new business model that “...enables responsible, equitable growth that is decoupled from environmental impacts.” This vision is the…
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Unilever, Sketches and 10 Sustainable Branding Best Practices

Ten branding best practices, illustrated by Sketches, the 56-million view video by Dove (a Unilever brand), and an interview with Christine Cea, Unilever's…
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Unilever and SAP: Raising the Corporate Bar in Africa

In contrast with the history of western corporations laying waste to African villages, modern-day companies SAP and Unilever are thriving in Africa -…

Where Should the ‘Responsibility’ in CSR End?

A company's responsibility used to stop at the factory gates, but now covers the entire life cycle of the product from cradle to…
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Unilever Crowdsourcing Ideas for a Sustainable Shower

Unilever has launched a crowdsourcing contest for a next-generation sustainable shower.
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One Founder’s Quest to Eliminate Eggs from Food Supply Chains

How Josh Tetrick went from a student near the bottom of his high school class to founding one of the most innovative sustainable…

New Consortium Takes on the Chai Challenge

By Heather Connon A nice cup of tea is the usual prescription for everything from severe shock to a tiring day. But the…