TRANSFORM has supported 56 business models and research projects, enabling innovation and sharing our learnings with the world.
TRANSFORM is a unique joint initiative between Unilever, the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and EY. Established in 2015, it works to accelerate impact enterprises, blending funding and support to deliver market-based solutions to the world’s biggest development challenges. TRANSFORM uses its capabilities and expertise in marketing, distribution, digital, and business resilience to deliver transformative market-based solutions to low-income households in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia that last. The initiative has supported 56 projects in 13 countries so far.
Unlocking the power of markets
Inclusive, market-based solutions that crowd in the best of private sector creativity.
Serving people, not beneficiaries
Impactful products and services built around the real needs of those who use them.
Scaling impact with technology
Leveraging digital for reach, insights, efficiency and scale.
Our impact worldwide
We’ve supported 56 projects in 13 countries to date. We support social enterprises across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Our enterprises and the services they provide answer some of the most persistent development challenges. From e-commerce access through to digital healthcare solutions or sanitation services, TRANSFORM enterprises take an agile and consumer-focused approach to meeting the needs of the world’s most vulnerable communities.
Founding & programme-level partnersTRANSFORM is a joint initiative between Unilever, the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and EY.
- UnileverUnilever is a global company selling fast-moving consumer goods working to make sustainable living common place.FCDOThe UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) leads the UK’s work internationally, reducing poverty and tackling global challenges.
How to get involved
Join the TRANSFORM Survive & Thrive community to collaborate with other enterprises and our contributing partners.
Explore our discussion and project board to discover the open projects on the Survive & Thrive platform and to interact with other impact enterprises or contributing partners.