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Net Positive

An event hosted by Trinity Business School (Trinity College Dublin) and the Mendoza College of Business (University of Notre Dame).

Speakers: Paul Polman (former CEO of Unilever, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of IMAGINE and vice-chair of the UN Global Compact) & Sanda Ojiambo (executive director of the UN Global Compact. )

Date: 3rd February, 2022 at 17h00  (IST, UTC+01:00)

Topic: Net Positive: How courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take.

Paul Polman is an influencer, business leader and campaigner who works to accelerate action by business to tackle climate change and inequality. As CEO of Unilever (2009-2019), he demonstrated that a long-term, multi-stakeholder model goes hand-in-hand with excellent financial performance. Paul was a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel which developed the Sustainable Development Goals and which he continues to champion, working with global organizations and across industry to advance the 2030 development agenda. Paul’s book, “Net Positive”, is a call to arms to courageous business leaders, setting out how to build net positive companies which profit by fixing the world’s problems rather than creating them.

Sanda Ojiambo of Kenya was appointed CEO & Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in June 2020. Ms. Ojiambo brings to the UN Global Compact more than 20 years’ experience in the public, multilateral and private sectors including as Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact, Safaricom Plc in Kenya; and capacity development work in CARE International and United Nations Development Programme Somalia. Throughout her career, she has cultivated and managed relationships with key business entities and civil society organizations and led the implementation of several public-private partnership initiatives. Ms. Ojiambo holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota, USA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Development from McGill University, Canada.

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