Unilever Canada Event for U of T Students: A Panel Discussion with Paul Polman on Empowering Young Canadians to Create a More Sustainable World – Friday, August 18th

August 18, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
Join us on August 18th for a Discussion on Empowering Young Canadians to Create a More Sustainable World

Unilever Canada and Ashoka Canada invite you to join us for an inspirational discussion on how young Canadians can create a more sustainable world.


Both Unilever and Ashoka recognize the benefit of supporting and collaborating with the next generation of changemakers – young innovators who are working on initiatives to address global challenges.  We believe that given the chance, Canada’s young people can become the world’s greatest social entrepreneurs.  Championing youth is one of the reasons that we created the Unilever Young Entrepreneur Awards which celebrate some of the world’s most talented individuals who are creating movements for change.


Please join us for a presentation on this topic by Paul Polman, Unilever CEO, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Roger L. Martin.

·         Paul Polman is a passionate champion for sustainable growth in business.  He is Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, and a member of the B Team.

·         Roger L. Martin is author of Getting Beyond Better, How Social Entrepreneurship Works and former Dean of the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto.


Event Details

Date: Friday, August 18th, 2017

Location: Toronto Reference Library

Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, 2nd floor

789 Yonge Street, Toronto


9:30 am – 10:30 am Registration and light breakfast
10:30 am -12:30 pm Keynote presentation followed by a panel discussion
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Light lunch and networking


Panelists include:

·         Craig Kielburger, Co-founder of the WE Movement

·         Corey Ellis, Vice President, Enactus uOttawa and Co-Founder/CEO of The Growcer Inc.

·         Ilona Dougherty, Managing Director of the Youth and Innovation Research Project at the University of Waterloo and Ashoka Fellow

·         Dr. Gavin Armstrong, Founder and CEO, Lucky Iron Fish & Finalist for the 2015/2016 Unilever Young Entrepreneur Awards

·         Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever


We hope you can join us.  Please click here to register.  




Gary Wade

Acting General Manager

Unilever Canada




Barb Steele

Executive Director

Ashoka Canada



Further information about Unilever and Ashoka:


Learn more about Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan and connect with Unilever Canada via Twitter by following @unilever_Canada.


Learn more about Ashoka and our work with Changemaker Campuses and Changemaker Schools. Connect with us @AshokaCanada.


We appreciate the support of Enactus Canada which is shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Follow us @Enactus_Canada.