Marta, Anacelle and Karen win Nudge Global Impact Awards at the Nudge Summit!

Marta, Anacelle and Karen win Nudge Global Impact Awards at the Nudge Summit!

Young impact leaders receive Nudge Global Impact Awards in Peace Palace, The Hague


Nudge founder Jan van Betten: “Focusing even more on impact, we aim to change the lives of 1 billion people.”


Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 19 October 2018 – On Tuesday evening at the Nudge Summit, the Selected Awardees of the Nudge Global Impact Award 2018 were announced. Anacelle Bautista (PeoplePods, the Philippines), Marta Mazza (Gruppo Mondadori, Italy), and Karen Lopez (HEINEKEN Mexico) received this global recognition for their achievements in creating the most impact on people’s lives and our planet. Jaap Smit, Commissioner of the King in South-Holland, handed out the Awards. The Selected Awardees are alumni of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge, a yearly development programme about leadership, sustainability and impact. The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, strategic partner of the Challenge, was responsible for measuring and monitoring the impact created by the Award nominees. At the Summit, a jury consisting of Teresa Fogelberg (Global Reporting Initiative), Philipp Pattberg (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Fred Matser (Fred Foundation), Alexander Nick (BMW Group) and Jan Alberdingk Thijm (Nutreco) chose the three Awardees from six finalists. Each Awardee received €2.000,– to be used on a cause of public benefit connected to their impact project.

Pictured from left to right: Teresa Fogelberg (Jury Chair), Marta Mazza, Anacelle Bautista and Jaap Smit. Photo by Bibi Veth


Nudge founder Jan van Betten: “The Nudge Global Impact Award is a great boost and recognition for our participants to realise their plans and create the impact they envision. With our Nudge projects, we aim to change the lives of a billion people, together with our partners, supporters, and of course the young women and men who are future leaders in sustainability. The Nudge Global Impact Challenge will help them make the change for a better world.”

This year’s Nudge Global Impact Challenge brought forward three ‘Nudge Impact Creators’ who won an encouragement prize. They are Giulia Zana (Ferrero, Luxembourg), Prithi Sharma (HEINEKEN, Malaysia) and Hamed Beheshti (wild card candidate, Germany). All 90 participants from 25 global organisations such as HEINEKEN, Danone, Ferrero, BMW Group, Rabobank, Nutreco, Philips and ABN AMRO were challenged to provide a tangible plan that generates sustainable impact. The three Nudge Impact Creators will spend two weeks in Amsterdam learning all about ‘Governing Climate Change’ at the VU Amsterdam Summer School to bring their sustainability knowledge and personal development even further.

Call to action
Nudge believes that the key to a sustainable future lies with young leadership and therefore calls on companies in all countries to join the Nudge Global Impact Challenge and support the participation of young professionals. The Support Partners contribute to bringing together the best young professionals from all over the world and giving them the knowledge, tools and confidence to implement positive and innovative change. Joining the Nudge Global Impact Challenge can be arranged by contacting Nudge.

About Nudge
Founded in 2010, Nudge strives towards a sustainable society. Nudge is a social enterprise and B Corp based in The Netherlands. Nudge connects people and organisations with its online platform in order to achieve grassroots initiatives that bring a positive and long-lasting change in our society. By facilitating bottom-up initiatives, Nudge offers perspectives for action that are accessible to everyone. Nudge invites everyone to take action and make a positive contribution to society. Over 65,500 people and approximately 200 organisations in the Netherlands are members of the Nudge community and this number is increasing daily.