The World Retail Congress Annual Lecture: Becoming Net Positive: the challenge to all retailers
In his critically acclaimed book, Net Positive, former Unilever CEO Paul Polman collaborates with sustainable business guru Andrew Winston to explode fifty years of corporate dogma. Business, they say, can no longer focus solely on short-term profits or ignore humanity’s biggest challenges, like runaway climate change and rampant inequality. Courageous leaders are already building companies that improve the lives of everyone they touch and profit from solving the world’s problems, not from creating them. In his lecture, Paul shows how Net Positive lays out the principles and practices of next generation companies that deliver the scale of change and transformation the world desperately needs.