A social enterprise connecting the food industry to charities, using an innovative tech platform to redistribute good food that would otherwise be wasted.
A business built on a patent-pending probiotic that could radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from farm animals.
A social enterprise transforming human waste into a clean, affordable fuel, helping to keep communities healthy.
The first and only business-to-business marketplace connecting food companies to farms to buy ugly and surplus produce, solving farm food waste.
A ‘profit–non-profit’ hybrid using technology to build a generation of young problem solvers tackling water and sanitation issues
A social enterprise working with manual scavenger women to upcycle flower waste, diverting it away from polluting the River Ganges.
A social enterprise building a network of quality, low-cost daycare services to help women get to work, while giving their children the best start in life
Image: 2015/2016 Winner Dr Sara Saed showcasing her initiative DoctHers at the 2016 Unilever Collective Action Event
After seven months reviewing 927 entries from 99 countries on six continents, our panel of experts from Unilever, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and Ashoka have selected the top seven sustainability solutions. Each will win €10,000, a place on a bespoke accelerator programme in Cambridge, and the chance to pitch to a panel of judges at Unilever HQ in London next month.