Paul Polman

The business of doing 'good' business

Paul Polman provides insight into the role that business should play in creating a more inclusive and sustainable society.

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Paul Polman

The business of doing 'good' business

Paul Polman provides insight into the role that business should play in creating a more inclusive and sustainable society.

Free

for FT subscribers, limited time offer ($25 for non-subscribers)

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11 lessons

58 minutes

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11 lessons · 58 minutes

Course Overview

Imagine that you are a C-suite leader, fast-rising business executive, non-executive director, new trainee or business school student, and you have just realized that everyone is talking about this thing called "ESG" or "sustainability." You think it is probably very important, and hope it is morally beneficial - but since it flies in the face of what you were taught at college about "business", you are unsure what it all means. Plus, you hate acronyms - and activists such as Greta Thunberg make you feel very nervous. So how do I work out what this ESG means? Is it for real? Or just posturing? Will it last? And what are the top five steps that business leaders need to take, or know about, if they want to be able to make sense of this new trend?

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Profile of Paul Polman

Paul Polman

Paul Polman works to accelerate action by business to achieve the UN Global Goals, which he helped develop. He was the CEO of Unilever from 2009 to 2019, Co-Author of "Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take", and has been described by the Financial Times as "a standout CEO of the past decade".

Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Lesson 11

The difference you can make

Unilever built a school in Uruguay in a totally sustainable way with sustainable development goals at the core. Paul talks about how the children were lifting their own community out of poverty. In the final part of this Expert Series, Paul explains why everything we do in life should have a multiplier and the ripple effect that causes in the world.

6 minutes 31 seconds

Lesson 11

The difference you can make

Unilever built a school in Uruguay in a totally sustainable way with sustainable development goals at the core. Paul talks about how the children were lifting their own community out of poverty. In the final part of this Expert Series, Paul explains why everything we do in life should have a multiplier and the ripple effect that causes in the world.

6 minutes 31 seconds

Profile of Paul Polman

Paul Polman

Paul Polman works to accelerate action by business to achieve the UN Global Goals, which he helped develop. He was the CEO of Unilever from 2009 to 2019, Co-Author of "Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take", and has been described by the Financial Times as "a standout CEO of the past decade".

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