Distinguished speaker series

Twice a year, ExCL hosts two distinguished speaker graduation events which are linked to the award by the Vice-Chancellor of an Honorary Degree. These distinguished speakers from business will speak the night before they are conferred with their Honorary Degree.

Previous events

17 December 2016

Paul Polman, the Chief Executive of Unilever visited staff and students to help them mark five years since the One Planet MBA was introduced. Mr Polman spoke to staff, alumni and graduands from the University and local business leaders on Saturday, 17 December about the challenges facing business in a world that is changing so rapidly.

Paul has been Chief Executive Officer since January 2009. Under his leadership Unilever has set out an ambitious vision to decouple growth from its environmental footprint while increasing its positive social impact. Mr Polman is also Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum and serves on the Board of the UN Global Compact.

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