At university Felipe Resck’s IT class of 80 had only seven girls. This gender imbalance in STEM remains. To help tackle it for the next generation, he rolled out ‘iamtheCODE’, an initiative to empower teenage girls.
Leading sustainable business adviser Jonathon Porritt argues that companies with purpose will have to become more radical in changing the system if we’re to tackle the climate emergency, eco-system collapse and chronic inequality.
Kenya-based Draganah Omwange is on our Future Leaders Programme – a scheme to nurture talented young people across the business. Here she shares her thoughts on how purpose will keep Unilever thriving for years to come.
In January 1930, our founding companies merged to become Unilever. And from the very beginning, our purpose-driven brands aimed to change lives for the better. We're celebrating 90 years of 'doing well by doing good' – and looking forward at the change we still want to see.
Plastic litter and dumped waste are degrading the environment in Kenya. To change public attitudes towards waste, Unilever Hero Draganah Omwange recruited an enthusiastic set of changemakers – schoolchildren in Nairobi, one school at a time.
When the team at our Pouso Alegre site in Brazil realised that they could speedily turn its organic waste into compost, the idea of a factory garden followed. Its fresh produce is served in the staff café and at a local nursery and residential home