Paul was the CEO of Unilever from 2009 to 2018. Under his leadership Unilever established an ambitious vision to fully decouple its growth from its overall environmental footprint and increase its positive social impact through the delivery of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. Paul actively seeks cooperation with other companies to implement sustainable, long-term business strategies and drive systemic change, and is chair of the International Chamber of Commerce, a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, chair of The B Team, chair of the UN Global Compact and a board member of the Consumer Goods Forum. Until recently he was also chair of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Paul’s commitment to long-term, sustainable capitalism is reflected in his membership of the global board of directors of Financing Capitalism for the Long-Term (FCLT). He played a significant role in developing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is now involved in promoting action toward their delivery as a member of the SDG Advocacy Group. In 2016 he received France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, recognising his efforts in galvanizing business action on sustainability and his involvement in the historic 2015 UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris. In 2018 Paul was named an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) for services to business and received the Treaties of Nijmegen Medal, in recognition of his contribution to building a more sustainable world. Together with his wife, Kim, Paul founded the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust charity, which supports literacy for visually impaired children throughout Africa. Since 2010 Paul has been a non-executive director of The Dow Chemical Company (since 2017, DowDuPont).