We believe there has never been a better time to create a better future for our children; a world where everyone has enough food to eat and no child goes to bed hungry.
Where every child lives to their fifth birthday and has the right to a happy childhood.
Where every home has enough water to drink and to wash, cook and clean.
And where everybody can enjoy life today while protecting the planet for future generations.
Unilever brightFuture is a platform that helps unite and amplify the efforts of a growing community of people who believe it is possible to build a world where everyone lives well and lives sustainably.
Who recognise we can only achieve this if we all work together to do small actions every day that make a real difference.
And who inspire others to join us in making this the way everyone chooses to live.
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WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF TAKING ACTION
Whether it’s viewing and sharing with friends an inspiring film, boosting the self-esteem of young women, making a donation to a food bank, we think that every single action can make a real difference.
We invite you to make your contribution by exploring our website, see the possibilities and take action on the projects that inspire you.
We are helping Live Earth to unite a billion voices to deliver this single message to the world leaders
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Paul Polman recognises the threats against climate change.
In a small Dutch town, ice cream is being turned into energy.
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Climate change is real and it is happening now
Climate change is a matter of social and economic justice, with the impacts of it often hitting the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world.
Ben & Jerry’s pride themselves on making the best possible ice cream in the nicest possible way, and in the small Dutch town of Hellendoorn, The Chunkinator is helping them to do just that.
Improving the long-term health of our planet is a job that requires unity between, not only people, but organisations. Sharing knowledge and adopting groundbreaking new technologies is key to moving forward.
If taking a hot shower is more about waking up than washing, it can be easy to forget that one in nine people still lack a steady supply of clean water. That’s over 700 million people worldwide.
A bite of chocolate can be just the thing we need to help us unwind at the end of a long day. But for 6 million cocoa farmers around the world, chocolate isn’t a passing craving – it is a vital crop that supports an estimated 40 to 50 million people in developing countries.
Every parent wants their family to enjoy mouth-watering meals made from healthy, natural ingredients, but getting the balance between simple and nutritious can be tricky.
With millions of families depending on the tea industry for their futures, it’s vital we continue to support the world’s tea farmers. Learn how a small cup can make a big difference.
The Wildlife Conservation trust is proving that entrepreneurship is one way of uplifting impoverished communities in South Africa, whilst generating a positive environmental impact.
In Uganda, more than half of young people are unemployed and forest cover is said to decline by 100% in the next 40 years.
The rainforest seems a far cry from the recording studios and the bright lights of the stages, from which rapper Prince Ea expresses his views and entertains the crowds. Yet, it seems both are echoing with sounds calling for change.
You might not know it, but you probably don’t go a day without using palm oil. From shampoo to ice cream, half the items on our supermarket shelves contain palm oil – we cook with it, clean with it and even put it on our skin. But it’s not just an important ingredient. For many families across Indonesia, Africa and Latin America, their livelihoods depend on the crop, which is why it’s vital that we work to find better, more sustainable ways to produce it.
It’s hard to believe that our actions could affect billions of people, but when it comes to climate change, our decisions matter to everyone – from the food we eat to the information we share.
We believe climate change and sustainable development are two sides of the same coin. That’s why this year we are partnering Live Earth and Global Citizen to tackle both.
Climate change is real and it’s happening now. Most of us know that the earth is getting hotter, but do we really understand its causes or its impact? Read our introduction to climate change and join us as we take climate action to build a brighter future.
This post was written by Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, as part of a series produced by The Huffington Post, recognizing the threats posed by Climate Change.
The Climate Summit 2014 saw world leaders, corporations and passionate members of the public join together to commit to climate action.
We can all make a difference - whether we're running a business or a household. See how changing your habits could change the world.
Climate change is already affecting the earth but we can help slow it down by taking action – small actions – that reduce carbon emissions and build a better planet.