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Unilever is on the hunt for inspiring young innovators who are tackling a social or environmental problem head on! Enter the Awards by 30 June 2019!


If you’ve got an initiative, product or service beyond the idea stage and already in action that’s tackling a sustainability problem, Unilever wants to hear from you.

This year, the Awards will recognise initiatives in three key areas:

Improve People’s Health and Well Being

Unilever wants to help people all over the world take action to improve their health and well-being. The approach encompasses physical and mental health, hygiene and nutrition.

Improve the Health of the Planet

Unilever is committed to improving the health of the planet as it grows its business by reducing the footprint of products and preserving natural environments for the next generation. Unilever is working to help communities prosper and planet flourish.

Contribute to a Fairer and More socially Inclusive World

Unilever contributes to the economic livelihoods of many people and communities across its value chain. In developing and emerging markets, there is an even greater impact. The supplier and distribution networks involve millions of smallholder farmers, distributors and retailers, many of whom are from diverse backgrounds across gender, ethnicity, age and ability.


Anyone from around the world (excluding Russia), aged between 18 and 35 (as of 29 June 2019).


June 30, 2019

Winners announced

September 2019

Overall prize winner announced

November 2019

Prize Money

Each year, Unilever provides up to eight winners with financial support to help them grow – with the overall winner of the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize receiving €50,000. All winners attend a residential Accelerator Programme run by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, followed by a year of mentoring support completely tailored to their needs. That could range from business support through to personal development coaching – whatever is most needed to help that entrepreneur and their business succeed. And where it’s right for both sides, Unilever will support the entrepreneur to open doors and make new business connections – whether that’s within Unilever or elsewhere. The remaining winners will each receive a €8,500 cash award and one-to-one mentoring support tailored to their specific needs for a duration of 12 months.

Past Winners

Source: Unilever

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