Global Director of Innovation and New Business - Unilever
Clive Allison is Global Director of Innovation and New Business Models in the Chief Sustainability Office at Unilever one of the world's most successful consumer goods companies. Around 2.5bn people use a Unilever product somewhere in the World every day helping to deliver Unilever’s purpose: “to make Sustainable Living Commonplace”.
Clive has a degree in Biochemistry, a PhD from the University of Cambridge and 20+ years of experience in leadership roles in R&D and Innovation with a particular emphasis on disruptive innovation. Clive’s current work is focused on supporting impact entrepreneurs to test their business models and to scale businesses that deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) whilst growing Unilever’s business. This includes: TRANSFORM a £40m public private partnership with DFID and commercial partners (including MasterCard) to support business model experimentation in developing countries and ADVANCE a corporate sub-fund of the Global Innovation Fund to help social enterprises transition to scale.