Building on the success of the 2013 Awards, Unilever once again invited young people to come up with practical and innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges and enter them in the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards.
Open to anyone aged 30 or under, Unilever was looking for scalable and sustainable products, services or applications that reduce environmental impacts, improve health and well-being or enhance livelihoods through changes in practices or behaviours.
The Awards, run in partnership with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), and in collaboration with Ashoka, offered seven young people a total of more than €200,000 in financial support and individually tailored mentoring. The overall winner also received the prestigious HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize.
All seven finalists took part in an online development programme and then participated in a two-day accelerator workshop at Cambridge University, UK, where expert help and professional guidance was provided to help them develop their ideas.
- Launch DateJune 23, 2014
- Entry DeadlineAugust 1, 2014
- Finalists AnnouncedOctober 30, 2014
- Winners AnnouncedJanuary 30, 2015
- Competition Closed
Total value: 200 000
- Six finalists will receive cash prizes of €10,000, along with support and mentorship (worth €10,000).
- One winner will receive €50,000 cash prize and will be awarded the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize at a prestigious dinner event in London in January 2015 and €25,000 worth of support and mentoring.
All will benefit from exposure to a range of leading sustainability experts, entrepreneurs and investors during the process, along with recognition via Unilever’s global channels and the global networks of the University of Cambridge and Ashoka.
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LONDON -- Unilever and University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership announce Daniel Yu as the winner of the second Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize.