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Four things businesses can do to fix the plastics problem

It only took half a century for plastics to move from being a symbol of modern domestic bliss to becoming a magnet for derogatory adjectives. As 8 million tonnes of the material enter the ocean each year, the big question now is how to reconcile plastic’s undeniable functionality with a system that can work long term, avoiding loss of material value and environmental consequences.

12 ways we made a difference in 2017

From innovative tech and measures to cut recycling waste to empowering women entrepreneurs – here are 12 brilliant ways we’ve made an impact in 2017

Why forests hold the key to halting irreversible climate change

Over the past two weeks, nations have been meeting at the UN’s Climate Change negotiations (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, to drive action on tackling climate change. One important talking point has been the hugely damaging impact of deforestation. We asked Hannah Hislop, our Global Advocacy & Partnerships Manager, about the issue and what must be done.

Cooking up an appetite for change

World Food Day aims to promote global awareness and action to achieve food security and nutritious diets for all. Amanda Sourry, our President of Foods, shares how we are supporting the Day this year through our brands, chefs and partnerships.

Could we lose future leaders because of teenage beauty anxiety?

Girls risk missing out on vitally important opportunities because they feel under pressure about the way they look. That’s one of the key findings of the 2017 Dove Global Girls Beauty and Confidence Report. Sophie Galvani, Global Vice President, Dove Masterbrand, shares more of the results – and how conversations can help change the story.

Unilever commits to 100% electric vehicles by 2030

Unilever is the first FMCG organization to join The Climate Group’s EV100 global initiative. This aims to bring together forward-looking companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles and making electric transport the ‘new normal’ by 2030.

Fantastic plastic - a Young Entrepreneurs Awards success story

The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2017 are open for entries until 30 June. Here, 2016 finalist Oscar Andres Mendez Gerardino describes the extraordinary impact of the Awards on his plastic recycling enterprise, Conceptos Plasticos.

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