The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards are one significant way we want to inspire action—that is why the search is on for young innovators aged 35 or under that have already begun to address the challenges at the heart of the Global Goals.
At Unilever, we support the Global Goals because we see this is not only a moral imperative, it also makes good business sense. The challenges that the Global Goals aim to tackle have a huge impact on our business and are aligned with our own ambition set out in the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.
On September 25, 2015, world leaders will sign up to 17 United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. These ambitious goals set out to end extreme poverty, tackle climate change, empower women, secure universal water access, and reduce hunger by 2030. If the goals are met, they will ensure the health, safety and future of the planet for everyone on it.
The competition is open to individuals from any part of the world.
Applicants, or the the founder on whose behalf the applicant is applying, must be 18-35 years old at the time of entry.
Entrants are required to be the initiative’s founder, co-founder, or equivalent.
Initiatives must have grown beyond the conceptual stage—with the product, process, or enterprise already gaining traction among local communities or other markets.
Entries cannot be accepted from current Unilever employees.
Applications must be submitted in English. (The online programme, accelerator event and the pitch will all be delivered in English, and proficiency in written and oral English is required.)
Solutions must relate to one or more of the UN Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals)
Deadline: November 18, 2015