Unilever raises the bar on private sector leadership to achieve the SDGs through digital payments

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The consumer goods company committed to transition away from cash throughout its value chain, recognizing the vital role digital payments play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by advancing transparency, as well as creating economic opportunities for women, small retailers and farmers.

Within its Sustainable Living Plan, Unilever is working on positively impacting the lives of 5.5 million people by 2020, including providing opportunities like digital finance to increase income of farmers, retailers and workers across the value chain.

Unilever’s membership was announced at Goalkeepers 2017, an event organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to recognize leaders and influencers making progress toward achieving the Global Goals.

Photo courtesy of Unilever.

Source: Better Than Cash Alliance (link opens in a new window)

digital payments, fintech, global development, SDGs