Unilever’s Sustainable Living:Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Starting September 23, 2015 until November 18, 2015 at 12midnight BST, Changemaker.com is accepting entries for the next batch of Young Entrepreneurs who could make a difference, a change for the betterment of the human race on their small way.

World leaders signed up to 17 United nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. These ambitious goals were encouraged further more to end extreme poverty, tackle climate change, empower women, secure universal water access, and reduce hunger by 2030. If the goals are met, they will ensure health, safety, and future of the planet for future generations.

Unilever support this Global Goals because this is not a moral imperative, but also a good business sense. The challenges that the Global Goals aim to tackle have a huge impact on their business and are aligned with their company’s ambition set out in the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

These huge Global Goals has better results if everyone is aware of them and of course, make small changes and take actions to achieve them.

The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards is one significant way to inspire others especially the youth to action right away, now – that is why the search is on for the young innovators aged 35 and under that already have begun addressing the challenges at the heart of the Global Goals.
In partnership with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and in collaboration with

Ashoka, Unilever is in search for innovative and scalable technologies and initiatives that are contributing to one or more of the eight Global Goals identified as the most relevant to business and entrepreneurs.
Global Goal 1 No Poverty
Global Goal 2 Zero Hunger
Global Goal 5 Gender Equality
Global Goal 6 Clean Water & Sanitation
Global Goal 7 Affordable & Clean Energy
Global Goal 8 Decent Work & Economic Growth
Global Goal 12 Responsible Consumption & Production
Global Goal 13 Climate Action

To pump this up, winners will receive cash prizes!

Six finalists will each receive a lumpsome of 10,000Euros each with additional 10,000Euros individually tailored to support and mentor, while the overall winner will receive a lumpsome of 50,000Euros with additional 25,000Euros tailored to support and mentor, and will be awarded the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize in the Spring of 2016.

Hoping for a Filipino to step up?

Get involved and actively participate by engaging conversation, sharing network, and joining Twitter chats! Just follow on Twitter @AshokaPh, @ChangeMakers, or email leena.varsani@unilever.com for more information.

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