Unilever in partnership with University of Cambridge and Ashoka Changemakers has organized a sustainability challenge for young entrepreneurs. This challenge is tagged, “Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards. This initiative is geared towards achieving Global Goals which will have huge impact on Unilever business and its Sustainable Living Plan. To this effect, Unilever is looking for young innovators aged 35 or under with scalable technologies or initiatives that will contribute to the achievement of Global Goals. United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development was set out 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 the health, safety and future of the
planet for everyone on it.
finalists will each receive cash prizes of €10,000, along
with support and mentorship (worth €10,000). One
winner will receive a €50,000 cash prize and will be
awarded the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur
Prize at an event in London in Spring 2016 and €25,000 worth of support
and mentoring. All entrants will benefit from exposure to a range of leading
sustainability experts, entrepreneurs and investors during the process, along
with recognition via Unilever’s global channels and the networks of the
University of Cambridge and Ashoka.
competition is open to individuals from any part of the world.
or the founder on whose behalf the applicant is applying, must be 18-35
years old at the time of entry.
are required to be the initiative’s founder, co-founder, or equivalent.
must have grown beyond the conceptual stage—with the product, process, or
enterprise already gaining traction among local communities or other
cannot be accepted from current Unilever employees.
must be submitted in English. (The online programme, accelerator event and
the pitch will all be delivered in English, and proficiency in written and
oral English is required.)
must relate to one or more of the UN Global Goals (Sustainable Development
Goals) listed below:
Goal 1 – No Poverty: End
poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 2 – Zero Hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved
nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal 5 – Gender Equality: Achieve gender
equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation: Ensure availability and
suitable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy:
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for
Goal 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth:
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and
productive employment, and decent work for all
Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production:
Ensure responsible consumption and production patterns
Goal 13 -- Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat
climate change and its impacts
Applications must be submitted online through the Ashoka Changemakers website between 23 September and 18 November 2015.
How to enter:
"Enter" in the menu and follow the instructions.
advice about how to create a stronger entry, read these tips.
must enter by Midnight GMT on 18 November 2015. No entries will be
accepted after this point.
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