Paul Polman

30 Nov, 2018

Board moves: Unilever and Rathbone Brothers

Unilever The failure to move Unilever’s HQ to Rotterdam is the final chapter for chief executive Paul Polman's time at the Anglo-Dutch business. The multi-product manufacturer has annou...
Unilever

15 Mar, 2018

Unilever opts for single Netherlands HQ and ‘one share one vote’

Unilever has announced a move to strengthen corporate governance with a shift to a "one share one vote" principle, as part of part of a restructuring that will see the global consumer goods company sh...
Unilever, cleaning products, household goods, consumer goods

8 Aug, 2017

Unilever’s takeover rejection becomes a turning point

“Don’t talk, but clean.” Unilever chief executive Paul Polman likes to quote this apparently well-known Dutch proverb to explain how his company headed off an opportunistic $143bn ...
Paul Polman

20 Mar, 2017

Global investor urges Unilever to stick with ‘sustainable’ business model

A high-profile investor has written an open letter to Unilever chief executive Paul Polman, urging him to resist the temptations of "short-termism" in the wake of the
City of London

28 Feb, 2017

UK governance needs radical overhaul to make business ‘purposeful’

Governance in the UK needs a radical overhaul with company law, accounting systems, the investment industry, shareholder structure, and executive remuneration all in need of significant change. The...