Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, discussing the company's change of business model

An interesting interview with Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, on a business model that is better to society and the environment, and still profitable. The company has set out an ambitious target to double its sales while reducing its environmental impact by 50%.

"Business models that responds to the needs of society are going to be successful... We have looked at all of our products, and did an impact assessment, across the total value chain, from sustainable sourcing, to our own factories and offices, to the consumer... ...we have built it into our R&D programs, into our brand programs..."

"The future will only tell. I think you can only judge the CEO, not by the results they are getting when they are there, but really what happens to the company after they leave."

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