Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards

The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards, developed in partnership with the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, were looking for innovative yet practical, tangible solutions created by young people that help make sustainable living commonplace.

Young entrepreneurs (aged 30 or under) were invited to submit groundbreaking initiatives that tackle the challenge of sustainable living. 

A total of €200,000 in financial support and tailored mentoring were awarded to the seven most impressive entries. 

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Winner is Announced

January 30, 2014
  • Launch
    September 2, 2013
  • Entry Deadline
    November 1, 2013
  • Finalists are Announced
    November 26, 2013
  • Winner is Announced
    January 30, 2014

Competition entries



Social entrepreneur Mene B. Orits helps Nigerian farmers feed their families, and the rest of the country, while also offering young people and women a means out of poverty.

Jan 31, 14

Keeping waste out of landfills? Making health care accessible to all? This 24-year-old Indonesian entrepreneur is doing just that.

Municipal solid waste (MSW) is ranked as the highest priority waste stream in Indonesia, based on a country needs assessment analysis by the United Nations Environment Programme. Organic waste isn't far behind.

Jan 28, 14

The story of how one social entrepreneur in Guatemala, Curt Bowen, is starting a revolution—for farmers, by farmers.

Guatemala, 1970. General Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio became the face of the Institutional Democratic Party, essentially a club of military dictators whose brutal rule, between 1970 and 1986, changed the country forever. Guatemala's development plan, supported by the US, aimed to “aid campesinos as well as small and medium farmers” for a diverse national production.

Jan 21, 14