Lunch

Thursday 25 November 2021

12:30

Paul Polman

Co-Founder and Chair of IMAGINE

Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take

As co-founder and Chair of IMAGINE, a for-benefit organisation and foundation that mobilises businesses around the UN Global Goals, Paul joins us to expand on his recently published book, Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take.

Paul Polman

Influencer, business leader, campaigner, Co-Author of “Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take”. Paul works to accelerate action by business to tackle climate change and inequality.

As CEO of Unilever (2009-2019), he demonstrated that a long-term, multi-stakeholder model goes hand-in-hand with excellent financial performance. Paul was a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel which developed the Sustainable Development Goals and which he continues to champion, working with global organizations and across industry to advance the 2030 development agenda.

He Chairs IMAGINE, a social venture dedicated to systems change, and Saïd Business School, and he is Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact as well as a B Team Leader. Paul is Honorary Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce, which he led for two years.