Theme Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2018: ‘Towards a Circular Economy’

Theme Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2018: ‘Towards a Circular Economy’

Gearing up young talents to become agents of change

We are thrilled to announce the theme for the Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2018: ‘Towards a Circular Economy. Gearing up young leaders for new perspectives on leadership, culture and technologies’. Every year the Challenge is built around a different approach to Leadership, Sustainability and Impact. To make these three concepts come together and inspire positive change, 90 young professionals from all over the world will learn the necessary skills to build a network, create impact and promote sustainability on a local and global scale.

Building a circular economy

Today’s linear ‘take, make, dispose’ economic model is reaching its physical limits. Increased price volatility, supply chain risks, and growing pressures on resources are clear signs of the necessity of rethinking materials and energy use. As the call for new economic models based on system-thinking grows louder, Nudge feels the strong need to equip our future leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable the transition to a circular economy. There’s a world of opportunity to rethink resources, utility and consumption in order to build resilient economic systems.

 New perspectives for young professionals and their organisations

Creating a circular economy is all about fostering system effectiveness
: wise use of resources, optimal utilisation and minimum waste. By inspiring young professionals with new perspectives on leadership, culture and technologies, they will be given the confidence to embed true change at the root of their companies and organisations. Together we will explore how creativity and innovation can build a road to this new economy, serving a global movement that uses the power of business to generate positive impact. In the words of Cẩm Thu Nguyễn Thị, participant 2017 (Talent Acquisition Manager at Heineken Vietnam):

“I think that the very important parts of the Challenge are to help me create the connections, to get feedback from coaches, and also to improve my leadership to make my impact plan come true. And the most important part is to understand how to deliver the best results.”

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