co-sponsor of the Global Challenge

ABN AMRO serves retail, private and corporate banking clients with a primary focus on the Netherlands and with selective operations internationally. Sustainability is an integral part of ABN AMRO’s long-term strategy and its ambition is to be a better bank contributing to a better world. They are very much aware that their products and services have an impact on society and they assume the responsibilities this brings.

As one of the main sponsors for the Global Challenge, they make this life changing event possible.

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media partner for Asia

AsianNGO was initiated to provide the necessary instruments to any organization which wants to reach its sustainability goals. Based in Hong-Kong and with a great network of partners in Asia, AsianNGO has focused on providing capacity building tools to numerous organizations for more than 10 years.

As media partner for Asia, they will provide media coverage of the Nudge Global Leadership Challenge throughout the continent.

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B Lab Europe

network partner

B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity. B Lab therefore builds a global community of Certified B Corporations who meet the highest standards of verified, overall social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.

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global knowledge partner

China Europe International Business School, as the global knowledge partner of the Nudge Global Leadership Challenge 2015, is pleased to be part of the search for new young leaders in sustainability.

CEIBS is mainland China’s leading business school with over 20 years’ experience in educating responsible leaders. Its motto ‘China Depth, Global Breadth’ is practically implemented in each of the wide range of business management education programs the school offers. CEIBS provides in-depth China knowledge, within a global context, connecting East and West through education, research and business practice. CEIBS is also active in Africa, to learn more about their activities click here.

In collaboration with the Nudge team, CEIBS will support the development of the programme for the Nudge Global Leadership Challenge 2015, and foster the Challenge.

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reward partner

Ferrero began its story in the little town of Alba in Piedmont, Italy, in 1946. Today, with a consolidated turnover of over 8 billion Euros, Ferrero is amongst the market leaders of the confectionery sector and the fourth worldwide Group in the chocolate confectionery market.

Ferrero has 73 consolidated subsidiaries, including 20 production plants around the world, of which 3 are Ferrero Social Enterprises in Africa and Asia, and 6 agricultural companies. Its products are present in around 200 countries; they have become part of the collective memory and customs of many countries, where they are truly loved generation after generation and often considered as cultural icons.

Furthermore, Ferrero has social responsibility in its DNA. Product freshness and high quality, careful selection of the finest raw materials, sustainable agricultural practices and continuous research and innovation are some of the key elements of Ferrero’s success. Moreover, Ferrero continues to invest in local communities thanks to the Ferrero Foundation, the Ferrero Social Enterprises and the Kinder+Sport programme.

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Global Shapers Community Amsterdam

network partner

“We are becoming increasingly aware that solutions to our global challenges must purposefully engage youth, at all levels – locally, regionally, nationally and globally. This generation has the passion, dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit to shape the future.”
Professor Klaus Schwab
World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman

The Global Shapers Community is a network of city-based Hubs developed and led by young leaders between 20 and 30 years old who want to develop their leadership potential towards serving society. To that end, Hubs undertake local projects to improve their communities.

Shapers are highly motivated individuals who have a great potential for future leadership roles in society. Shapers are united by a common desire to channel the members’ tremendous energy and enthusiasm into building a more peaceful and inclusive world. The Global Shapers Community is one of several multi-stakeholder communities at the World Economic Forum. Other communities include the Young Global Leaders, the Global Agenda Councils, and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs.

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Goal Oriented Learners

media partner for North Africa

Goal Oriented Learners is a community of young professionals with unlimited passion to help young people throughout North Africa unleash their potential. Hosted by the US Embassy in Cairo, G.O.L offers trainings on Social Entrepreneurship, Career development & Soft skills. G.OL. collaborates with AMENDS (The American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford) which enables the most promising youth change agents from across the Middle East, North Africa, and United States to learn from each other, advance their work, and share, their ideas and experiences with the world.

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programme partner

LeaderScope is an international team of leadership trainers, coaches and facilitators for transformation. We will develop and facilitate the program during the Nudge Global Leadership Challenge and guide the assessments to find the ‘Best Global Young Leaders in Sustainability 2016’. We will inspire participants with the latest and most impactful ideas on leadership in sustainability. We believe that the world of tomorrow needs next generation leaders with a courageous focus on sustainability.

At LeaderScope, we are passionate about unleashing the talents of leaders. Let’s connect!

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reward partner

MasterPeace is an award-winning global grassroots non-profit and non-governmental peace movement, currently existing in more than 40 countries around the world.

MasterPeace was launched in 2011, with the aim to mobilize people around the world to use their talent and energy for peace building and togetherness. Through music, sports, arts and dialogue, MasterPeace will help lead the way to a more sustainable world with less (armed) conflict.

MasterPeace focuses on actively engaging people around the world in peace-building actions. The world has seven billion inhabitants. They view them as seven billion sources of talent and energy. To achieve all that, MasterPeace offers a platform for a large community of Nelsons; social entrepreneurs, volunteers, bloggers, journalists, media, musicians, businesses and active citizens to connect together and support with actions.

By 2013, MasterPeace was awarded by the Secretary General of the United Nations Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the ‘innovation in peace building’ award on behalf of the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA).

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online business partner

As a full service online business partner we are passionate about all things digital. From our headquarters in the south of the Netherlands we work for a number of national and international organisations like Eukanuba, Miffy (nijntje) and Macintosh Retail Group.

We develop a wide range of online marketing- and business solutions, ranging from online marketing campaigns, eCommerce platforms, social media strategies to tailor-made online collaboration tools.
We help our clients to create game changing online strategies, come up with bright new ideas and deliver measurable results.

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global selection partner

Seedlink is a global leader in predictive language analytics. A person’s language is as unique as its fingerprint, and Seedlink is using this individuality to index human behavior. The technology helps companies to predict who fits a job best and who will be a future leader.

Seedlink and Nudge are partnering to provide data driven insights for applicants.

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Triodos Foundation


Triodos Foundation manages special funds in the field of organic farming, development, the environment, sustainable energy, art and culture, education and health care. The Foundation’s aim is to stimulate both national and international initiatives that initiate social renewal.

Triodos Foundation receives donations in different ways. They include Triodos Bank savers who can appoint one of the special funds to benefit from (part of) their interest. Direct donations to these funds are also possible.

Triodos Foundation stimulates national and international initiatives that deliver positive change. In Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands the Triodos Foundation makes donations to support research and development in the sectors in which Triodos Bank is active. Given the purpose of the Triodos Foundation, they are a proud partner of the Nudge Global Leadership Challenge.

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Waka Waka

network partner

WakaWaka (‘Shine Bright’ in Swahili) develops, manufactures and markets high-tech low-cost solar powered lamps and chargers that are indispensable products both in the developing world and in developed markets.

WakaWaka is an impact driven, social venture that fights to abolish energy poverty throughout the world. They are committed to a sustainable business model that makes the distribution of renewable energy-based lighting and power available and cost-effective for 1.2 billion households that lack access to electricity.

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