Unilever’s Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Awards


Don’t say that we don’t look out for our alums! This unbelievable opportunity is centered in the UK, but applicants from all over the world are eligible!


  • The competition is open to individuals aged 30 years and under, from any part of the world
  • Entries must fall within one or more of the categories listed below

Assessment Criteria

  • Entries must have grown beyond the conceptual stage to include actions the applicant has already taken – whether through informal networks, via an existing institution, or by creating a new enterprise
  • Entries must involve products or practices that change behaviour to enable sustainable living
  • Entries cannot be accepted from current Unilever employees, nor can entries promote Unilever or its products
  • Entries must be submitted in English


One overall winner will receive the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize alongside a cash award of €50,000, and a tailored programme of advice and mentoring (worth €25,000).

Six finalists will also receive cash prizes of €10,000 along with mentoring support (worth €10,000).

All will benefit from exposure to a range of leading sustainability experts, entrepreneurs, and investors during the process. They will also receive recognition via Unilever’s global channels and the University of Cambridge’s network, as well as at a prestigious dinner in London in January 2014.

How to enter:

  • For advice about how to create a stronger entry, read these tips.
  • You must enter by 5:00pm GMT on 1 November, 2013.

– See more at: http://www.changemakers.com/SustLiving#getinvolved

Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare.