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Paul Polman

Paul Polman is Co-founder & Chair of IMAGINE, which mobilizes business leaders around the UN Sustainable Development Goals and works to accelerate action by business to tackle climate change and inequality. During Paul’s tenure as CEO of Unilever (2009-2019), shareholders saw their returns increase by 290% while the company consistently ranked 1st in the world for sustainability and as one of best places to work. Today Paul works across a range of organizations and initiatives to help speed the global action needed to regenerate our planet, renew our economies and unite our societies. He believes, above all, that humanity will only overcome our greatest shared challenges through far-reaching systems change and bold new partnerships to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which he helped develop.