The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty

Recognising businesses that can demonstrate positive impact against one or more of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty infographicThis year's entries to the Unilever Global Development Award supported by Business Fights Poverty stood against a landscape of global development that has changed notably over the last 12 months. During that time COP21, the World Economic Forum, the World Humanitarian Summit and the transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the introduction of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has made interconnection between zero carbon and zero poverty sharply obvious. 

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The Manila Water Company: Winners of the Unilever Global Development Award 2016
The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Winner, 2016

The Manila Water Company is helping people in poor urban communities to access clean, safe, affordable water, while improving the quality of the water supply and growing a new customer base.

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 22:21
Olam International - Societe d'Exploitation Cotonniere Olam - Highly Commended
The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Highly Commended, 2016

Agri-business Olam International has expanded and strengthened their supply chain by offering training, healthcare, and accessible finance to the farming communities they work with.

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 22:20
Categories: Environment
GEEL Medical Services - Delivering Dignity through Healthcare
The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Finalist, 2016

By taking healthcare into the community GEEL Medical Services is working to reduce the maternal mortality rate in rural Uganda and helping girls delay motherhood.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 14:00
GSK (GlaxoSmithKline Plc) – GSK and Save the Children partnership. Credit: Allan Gichigi/ Save the Children
The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Finalist, 2016

GSK and Save the Children have reached 1.3 million children across 37 countries with lifesaving medical interventions since the launch of their global partnership in 2013.Working as equal partners, the collaboration is bringing both organisations new insights and...

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 14:00
Pollinate Energy - Pollinate Energy Business Model
The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Finalist, 2016

By installing solar lamps, stoves, and water filters Pollinate Energy is delivering safe, green, affordable electricity to urban communities in India and growing its business at the same time.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 14:00
Primark - Sustainable Cotton Programme
The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Finalist, 2016

As part of Primark's aim to use only sustainably produced cotton the company is training farmers in India to adopt more sustainable methods, enabling them to increase their income while reducing fertiliser and pesticide use.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 14:00
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Shortlisted, 2016

Boyner Holding A.Ş is building the skills and confidence of young women raised in care, challenging discrimination, and growing employee engagement and expertise through volunteering.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Shortlisted, 2016

Cargill, Inc. are ensuring a sustainable supply of quality cocoa by supporting local cooperative leaders in Côte d’Ivoire with management training and coaching.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Shortlisted, 2016

Hogan Lovells International LLP partners with NGOs to tackle global development issues through its Sustainable Development Programme, which helps boost its brand recognition and client base.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Shortlisted, 2016

By delivering leadership training to their supply chain workforce Marks and Spencers are supporting local communities and building a more resilient business.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Shortlisted, 2016

what3words' simple global address system supports people to access aid and finance, organisations to evaluate their programmes, and businesses to deliver services while building the company's reputation for social impact.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00

 

 

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