30 May 2023
Date: Monday 12 June 2023
Time: 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Venue: University of Glasgow, Senate Room, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Member Rate: £30.00 + VAT
Non Member Rate: £45.00 + VAT
We are delighted to invite you to an exclusive talk by Paul Polman as part of our Glasgow Talks series supported by Adam Smith Business School. Paul Polman is a prominent business leader and sustainability advocate, publishing the aclaimed Net Positive: how ourageous companies thrive by giving more than they take. Paul is widely recognized for his contributions to the global economy. and laccelerating action by business to tackle climate and inequality.
During this talk, Paul will share his insights on how businesses can achieve long-term sustainable growth by integrating social and environmental values into their operations. The event will be followed by a Q&A session where you will have the opportunity to ask Paul your burning questions.
To conclude the evening, we will host a drinks reception where you can network with senior business leaders and expand your professional circle.
Business leader, campaigner, co-author of “Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take”, a Financial Times Business Book of the Year.
Paul Polman works to accelerate action by business to tackle climate change and inequality.
As CEO of Unilever (2009-2019), Paul demonstrated that business can profit through purpose, marrying a long-term, multi-stakeholder model with excellent financial performance. During Paul’s tenure, shareholders saw their returns increase by 290% while the company consistently ranked 1st in the world for sustainability.
Today Paul works across a range of organisations to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which he helped develop. This includes his work to drive systems change with Systemiq and bold new industry coalitions, including in fashion and food. He leads the UN Global Compact, is an Ambassador for the Race to Zero, and works to develop our next generation of leaders, through the Oxford University Saïd Business School, INSEAD, One Young World and others. Paul’s actively campaigns on a range of human rights issues, including promoting disability inclusion through the Valuable 500 and the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust, which he set up with his wife Kim. Follow him on twitter and sign up to receive his newsletter here.
More on www.paulpolman.com