Young Entrepreneurs can apply for the Unilever Sustainability Awards

Global consumer goods company Unilever, in partnership with Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, has commenced its 2017 Young Entrepreneurs Awards for people whose ideas, products and services are helping to solve the world’s biggest sustainability challenges.

In the 2017 edition, winners will be selected for a pitch in London, later this year, across four categories: Farm to TableOpportunities for WomenWaste and Water. The overall winner will receive a €50,000 cash award with a 12 month one-to-one mentoring session at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

The category winners will receive a €10,000 cash award each, with 12 months of one-to-one mentoring at the same institute.

According to a statement on Unilever’s blog, the awards which opened on 18 May 2017 are designed to harness opportunities to identify brilliant ideas from the younger generation, capable of bringing positive impact and moving the world forward.

The statement reads: “We see a big opportunity to support, inspire, reward and collaborate with a new generation of the world’s most inspiring young change-makers from all over the world with brilliant new initiatives that can bring about the positive change we need.

“We want to give you a boost to scale up and change the world. There’s over €100,000 up for grabs, alongside opportunities for tailored one-to-one mentoring with experts including those from Unilever and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.”

Since its inception in 2013, five Africans have won the awards. They include:

Blessing Mene from Nigeria (2014),

Alloysius Attah from Ghana (2015)

CharlesBatte and David Opio from Uganda (2015)

and Cynthia Ndubuisi from Nigeria (2016)

Young innovative entrepreneurs between 18- 35 can find out more details here, or apply here before the June 30, 2017 deadline.

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    a graduate of Linguistics and a staff writer at Outrepreneurs, Deji's forte includes tech, startups and innovations. Years back, Deji wrote on Entertainment and Lifestyle for a tabloid. If he wasn't a writer, Deji would be a photographer or teacher.


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