I grew up in a small town in the Netherlands which, for years, had been a center of textile production.
It only takes a handful of sizeable companies to reach a tipping point and to transform markets.
Looking at the world through a sustainability lens not only helps us 'future proof' our supply chain, it also fuels innovation and drives brand growth.
To achieve policy stability and certainty, we need to establish a meaningful price on carbon and cut the billions of dollars spent each year on fossil-fuel subsidies, along with well-structured financial tools and rules.
Leading businesses are making large strides in ensuring a sustainable future, but ultimately, they can only do so much.
I work a lot with blind people in my spare time outside of Unilever, and I count my blessings every day.