panelists,

Paul Polman

Former CEO, Unilever; Co-Author of Net Positive

Paul Polman works to accelerate action by business to tackle climate change and inequality. A leading proponent that business should be a force for good, Mr. Polman has been described by the Financial Times as “a standout CEO of the past decade”.

As CEO of Unilever (2009-2019), he demonstrated that a long-term, multi-stakeholder model goes hand-in-hand with excellent financial performance. He 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.