Appointment of the month

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, has been appointed as the new chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.The WBCSD is a CEO-led organisation of companies that work to encourage the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. The council helps drive debate and policy change in favour of sustainable development solutions and provides a forum for its 200 member companies (who represent all business sectors, all continents and a combined revenue of more than $7tn) to share best practices on sustainable development issues and to develop tools that change the status quo.

Polman is a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum and serves on the board of the UN Global Compact. He is also on the board of the Consumer Goods Forum and is a director of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce. Last year, he was invited to serve on the high-level panel looking at the Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals and previously acted as co-chairman of the B20 group of companies reporting to the G20 on food security. 

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