- Sharing Unilever’s sustainability journey to date and how the last decade influences the next decade
- Explaining how the company aligns sustainability with driving business growth
- How Unilever embeds that strategy into the company to ensure all employees are driving change
- A deep dive on its three beliefs – companies with purpose last, brands with purpose grow, and people with purpose thrive
Rebecca is the Chief Sustainability Officer of Unilever.
She is responsible for driving the company’s overall sustainability strategy and transformational change on priority areas of Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan (USLP): climate change and eliminating deforestation; sustainable agriculture & smallholder farmers; water, sanitation and hygiene; opportunities for women; plastics and the circular economy; impact finance; and health and wellbeing. As CSO Rebecca also leads the next chapter of Unilever’s sustainability journey beyond the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.
Prior to this role, Rebecca was Global Vice President of Sustainability at Unilever where she led the global advocacy, policy and partnerships team, heading engagement with external stakeholders and building the optimal enabling environment to drive sustainable business. Under her leadership Unilever played a key role in major sustainability milestones such as the 2015 Paris Agreement and the creation of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, positioning Unilever at the forefront of sustainable business.
Before joining Unilever, Rebecca served as Global External Affairs Director at L’Oréal and in External Affairs at the UK Department for Trade & Industry. Here she was responsible for stakeholder management on UK Government projects.
Rebecca is a Non-Executive Director at WSUP (Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor) and a member of the TENT Advisory Council.