PRESS RELEASE: Nudge unites global companies in the search for the Leaders of the Future

PRESS RELEASE: Nudge unites global companies in the search for the Leaders of the Future

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 18 November, 2015 – ABN Amro, Calor Gas, Danone, Ferrero, FMO, Heineken, Interface and Unilever have joined forces with Nudge in the search for talented and passionate young professionals in sustainability. As the world continues to change and evolve, global companies have seized the concept of sustainable innovation in the business world. These pace-setting companies understand the urgent need for change in leadership. They will support the programme as Country Support Partners enabling young professionals to take part in the Nudge Global Leadership Challenge 2015 (20 – 22 November).

Nudge has brought together this coalition of thriving companies that are looking for Young Global Leaders in Sustainability. During the Nudge Global Leadership Challenge event talented young professionals from all over the world will meet and discuss a newer and more sustainable model of business.

President Obama, the Pope, global CEOs and world leaders

The gravity of the most relevant problems in sustainability have been addressed by world leaders several times. President Obama has started a campaign against climate change deniers, and the Pope has published an encyclical letter on care for our common home, Planet Earth. A coalition of 43 global CEOs has released a call to action to deliver high-quality and practical solutions for the climate change. And world leaders from more than 190 countries will gather in Paris (30 November – 11 December) for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Their objective: a legally binding and universal agreement aimed at reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and thus avoiding the threat of dangerous climate change.

Call to action

The world is changing faster than we might believe. At Nudge we believe that the key to a sustainable future lies with young leadership. This is why we invite companies from all over the world to join the Nudge Global Leadership Challenge and support the participation of two young professionals, one from within the company and one from the country where they are active.

Country Support Partner for South Africa FMO, the Dutch development bank: “FMO is happy to be participating in the Nudge Global Leadership Challenge again, it is an exciting platform to showcase FMO’s talent, and also that of our applicants from South Africa. We have been very impressed with the quality of the ideas of our applications, and are sure that all of the participants will have a great impact in the area of sustainability”, Eveline Allon-van Veelen, Director of HR, FMO.

Partners of the Challenge are: Accenture, AsianNGO, CEIBS, Goal Oriented Learners, LeaderScope, Missing Chapter Foundation, Netvlies, Seedlink, Tony’s Chocolonely and WakaWaka.