media partner for Asia

AsianNGO is the prime source of information on grants and funding opportunities, learning tools and knowledge resources, partnerships, news, events and policy updates in the development sector across Asia.

As a social enterprise venture and the official media arm of ASSIST (Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation), AsianNGO is the first and only platform for Asia’s social sector and was initiated to address the three main issues that NGOs face today: finding funds, partners and relevant learning resources for better management.

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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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Banksia Foundation

network partner

The Banksia Foundation is a well-established not-for-profit organisation dedicated to working with Government, industry and community to focus attention on the recognition of excellence in sustainability.

Banksia is a strong and expanding brand and its Awards program, the Banksia Sustainability Awards, are regarded as the most prestigious and longest running sustainability awards in Australia.

The Banksia Sustainability Awards are based around the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals. By aligning with the SDGs, our entrants and supporters will have the additional benefit of understanding how their work aligns with global standard. It will demonstrate how each initiate is not working in isolation but contributing to the greater good on an international level.

Over the past 31 years we have witnessed how our 450 winners have overcome great challenges, learnt important lessons and shared their story through the Banksia Foundation. Their tireless efforts in making a positive difference to our sustainability future has inspired and motivated other individuals, organisations and companies across Australia.

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legal partner

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is one of the largest and most prestigious multinational law firms, and the oldest, in the world. Headquartered in London, its origins lie in the early 18th century, when it was appointed solicitor to the Bank of England, which it continues to advise today. Their motto is “helping businesses make confident decisions” and they achieve that by combining the knowledge, experience, and energy of the whole firm, and by valuing its people. At Freshfields, they think and work globally, adding value to everything they do. They are passionate about helping their clients, but they also aim to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they work.

Through their work for their clients, the value they contribute every day by doing pro bono work, volunteering, and their ethical and responsible business practices, they seek to make a real and positive difference to the world around them.

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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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HEINEKEN International

strategic support partner

From a single brewery in Amsterdam 150 years ago, HEINEKEN has grown into the world’s most international brewer. HEINEKEN is a proud, independent global brewer committed to enthusing consumers everywhere. HEINEKEN aims to use their global business as a positive force for change. For example, one of their sustainability focus areas is reducing CO₂ emissions across the value chain (‘Drop the C’ programme), so their target is to grow their renewable energy usage to 70% by 2030.

Nudge and HEINEKEN International will work together to further develop the Nudge Global Impact Challenge and the Nudge Global Impact Award. HEINEKEN International is also sponsoring 5 Wild Cards this year.

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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 Impact Challenge and guide the assessments to find the ‘Best Global Young Leaders in Sustainability 2017’. 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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Monash University

programme partner

Monash University’s research and education is focused on addressing the challenges of the age for the betterment of its communities, both locally and globally. Monash University’s Strategic Plan, Impact 2030, charts the path for how the University will actively contribute to addressing these challenges through its research and education, and in collaboration with government, industry, alumni, donors, and community.

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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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network partner

At OPEN (One Planet Education Networks) we aim to accelerate the mainstreaming of responsible business practices. In achieving our ambition, we collaborate with progressive business educators and practitioners to make responsibility and sustainability more relevant, accessible and affordable for all companies and organisations. Furthermore, as OPEN was launched in 2017 by WWF and its partners, we build on over a decade of investment in sustainable business education. This will propel us into the next chapter of scaling impact around the world.

OPEN and Nudge team up to provide young professionals with relevant knowledge and insights to become future leaders in sustainability.

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global selection partner

Pera has developed groundbreaking neurolinguistic software to analyse and map people’s unique competencies, like a fingerprint. The results are compared to 4.5 million fingerprints of professionals worldwide to provide an accurate prediction of a candidate’s future potential.

The Pera algorithm looks at how people write, not what they write. It simply has no opinion or bias and disregards education, experience or ethnical background by default. By doing so, it opens up a world of talent formerly disregarded.

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VU University of Amsterdam

strategic partner

Nudge has entered into a strategic partnership with VU Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) for the Nudge Global Impact Award.

The execution of the participants’ impact plans will be measured and monitored using the criteria created by VU Amsterdam (Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Department of Environmental Policy Analysis). Based on these criteria three winners will be selected. The evaluation framework, created by  the Environmental Policy Analysis department of the Institute of Environmental Studies of VU Amsterdam for the Nudge Global Impact Award, is a perfect example of how science can help to create a sustainable society.

VU Amsterdam is an open organisation, strongly linked to people and society. In order to strengthen the connection between science and society, VU Amsterdam presents itself using 4 themes: connected world, governance for society, human health and life science, and science for sustainability, to encourage cooperation across the boundaries of academic disciplines.

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