36 min

Is the World Better Off with Your Business in it? with Paul Polman New Food Order

    • Business

What does it actually mean to build a people and planet-friendly company?


In this episode, Danielle and Louisa speak to Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever from 2009 to 2019 and Co-Author of “Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take.” Paul Polman works to accelerate action by business to achieve the UN Global Goals, which he helped develop. He has been described by the Financial Times as “a stand-out CEO of the past decade”.


In this conversation they discuss:


What it means to be a net positive businessSpecific steps leaders and companies can take to become more people and planet friendlyThe business case for net positivity





Links & Resources:


Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take.Race to Zero CampaignFirst Mover CoalitionInternational Sustainability Standards BoardImagine





Thank you to our partners:


New Hope Network


New Hope is a media and business intelligence company, covering natural products trends, industry insights and marketplace data that educate the industry about key issues, like regenerative agriculture, sustainability, responsible sourcing and more. Visit newhope.com


FoodShot Global


FoodShot leverages resources from investors around the world to provide non-dilutive, equity, and post-investment capacities to innovators. Find out more at foodshot.org.


New Food Order is brought to you by AgFunder and Food+Tech Connect. Visit agfunder.com and foodtechconnect.com to find out more.






And a huge thank you to everyone who helped us bring this podcast to life:


Production: Cofruition, Anna de Wolff Evans, Pamela Rothenberg


Audio Editing: Mercy Barno


Original Music: Rodrigo Barbera


Art: Lola Nankin & Rekai E. Campbell


Project Management: Patrick Carter

What does it actually mean to build a people and planet-friendly company?


In this episode, Danielle and Louisa speak to Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever from 2009 to 2019 and Co-Author of “Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take.” Paul Polman works to accelerate action by business to achieve the UN Global Goals, which he helped develop. He has been described by the Financial Times as “a stand-out CEO of the past decade”.


In this conversation they discuss:


What it means to be a net positive businessSpecific steps leaders and companies can take to become more people and planet friendlyThe business case for net positivity





Links & Resources:


Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take.Race to Zero CampaignFirst Mover CoalitionInternational Sustainability Standards BoardImagine





Thank you to our partners:


New Hope Network


New Hope is a media and business intelligence company, covering natural products trends, industry insights and marketplace data that educate the industry about key issues, like regenerative agriculture, sustainability, responsible sourcing and more. Visit newhope.com


FoodShot Global


FoodShot leverages resources from investors around the world to provide non-dilutive, equity, and post-investment capacities to innovators. Find out more at foodshot.org.


New Food Order is brought to you by AgFunder and Food+Tech Connect. Visit agfunder.com and foodtechconnect.com to find out more.






And a huge thank you to everyone who helped us bring this podcast to life:


Production: Cofruition, Anna de Wolff Evans, Pamela Rothenberg


Audio Editing: Mercy Barno


Original Music: Rodrigo Barbera


Art: Lola Nankin & Rekai E. Campbell


Project Management: Patrick Carter

36 min

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