Business Insider features #InequalityIs series

Paul Polman and Martin Whittaker are highlighted as CEOs tackling inequality.

Published in Business Insider | February 4, 2016
Here is why the top 2% of society should help the other 98%
By Matt Turner

Inequality "undermines the fabric of society," according to Unilever CEO Paul Polman. Unilever has a market cap of around $130 billion and owns household brands like Axe, Hellman's, Dove, Knorr, Ben & Jerry's, and Vaseline.

"Inequality is probably the biggest prohibitor that we face to creating a sustainable and equitable future for all of us," he said in a video posted on the Ford Foundation's website.

Public figures ranging from musician Elton John and writer Gloria Steinem have also posted videos as part of the foundation's #InequalityIs campaign.

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