Unilever chief executive oficer Paul Polman is pursuing a commitment to sustainability.

Unilever has agreed to buy a South Korean cosmetics maker for €2.27 billion ($2.7 billion) from shareholders including Goldman Sachs Group and Bain Ca(...)

Merck chief executive Ken Frazier on Monday resigned from a White House advisory body in protest over Donald Trump’s failure to denounce white nationalists for provoking clashes over the weekend in which one protester died.

Merck’s chief executive Ken Frazier on Monday resigned from a White House advisory body in protest over Donald Trump’s failure to denounce white natio(...)

Is it time for Warren Buffett to change his investment strategy?

Warren Buffett once observed that, “When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is t(...)

The recent failure of Kraft Heinz’s bid for Unilever demonstrated the quandaries that large corporations could face as national barriers rise

Paul Polman thought it was just going to be an informal catch-up. But it quickly became clear that Alexandre Behring, chairman of Kraft Heinz, had som(...)

Niall FitzGerald is among for signatories of the pro-Remain letter sent to Unilever staff and pensioners. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Unilever chief executive Paul Polman and his three predecessors, including Niall FitzGerald, have expressed support for Britain remaining in the Europ(...)

Among the keynote speakers at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year awards are Amal Clooney, international human rights lawyer at Doughty Street Chambers.

This week the French Riviera rolls out the red carpet not for the movie stars but for entrepreneurs. Some of the world’s brightest business minds are(...)

Attendees rest on seating between sessions during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Photograph: Bloomberg

Fear of a severe weakening of the European Union is the hot topic in the corridors and executive suites of Davos this year with business leaders and (...)

The main hall in Davos. The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Here are five of the top t(...)

Organisations such as Marks & Spencer have implemented initiatives which go beyond efficiency gains  to “eco-effectiveness”, reducing total ecological impact.

In an increasingly globalised economy, multinational corporations are some of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful entities. Just over 1,300 compa(...)

For the rest of the year, Unilever said it expected underlying sales to come in toward the upper end of the 2 to 4 per cent range

Consumer goods maker Unilever reported better than expected third-quarter sales on Thursday, but said sluggish markets globally continued to weigh on (...)