Press Release: Over 200 sustainability leaders meet in the Peace Palace in The Hague

Press Release: Over 200 sustainability leaders meet in the Peace Palace in The Hague

Over 200 CEOs, politicians, scientists and young leaders in sustainability meet in the Peace Palace in The Hague to make change happen

Nudge Global Impact Awards for alumni who realise global impact

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 21 October 2019: Leaders worldwide meet for the 10th edition of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge in the Netherlands. 100 young professionals from all over the world enter into the core of the one-year life-changing leadership programme about sustainability and impact creation. They represent global organisations such as HEINEKEN, Ferrero, Gruppo Mondadori, Arla, Schiphol, FrieslandCampina, Pon, Achmea, Toyota Material Handling, Philips, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, and ABN AMRO. The programme reaches his peak with a three-day learning experience of coaching, keynote speeches, teamwork, workshops, friendly consulting and networking (21 – 23 Oct). Nudge aims to support the new generation of global business and society leaders to make sustainability their focus, to make a true sustainable impact on the world.

Nudge Global Impact Awards, Peace Palace, The Hague, evening 22 October 2019
The Nudge Global Impact Awards, handed out on 22 October in the Peace Palace, are the highlight of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge. The Award is a recognition for alumni who have realised sustainable global impact within their organisations, countries or networks. Current and future leaders will connect and commit to make change happen. Keynote speaker Professor Jack Sim from Singapore will explain how he created a global movement that transformed the taboo on toilet and sanitation into a media darling, mobilising all 193 countries to adopt the founding day of his World Toilet Organisation to become the Official UN World Toilet Day.

Nudge Global Impact Award
Nudge focuses only on real, measurable impact. Therefore, we partnered up with the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam to assess the impact made by participants, from which six finalists were determined. Teresa Fogelberg, former Deputy Chief Executive of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) will hand out the Nudge Global Impact Awards. This prize celebrates the positive impact on society and the world that the participants of the Challenge are achieving through the realisation of their Sustainability Impact Plan.

Jan van Betten, Founder of Nudge:
“Nudge focuses on impact. The Nudge Global Impact Challenge is the instrument for young professionals and their organisations to realise change and impact. Changing the lives of one billion people in a positive way and tackling global issues. Is it possible when you are 23 years old? Yes, you can when you know how to mobilise your organisation towards doing business for good. Nudge realises the worldwide impact our alumni have created, it is about time to award them for that.”

Partners of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge are:
AsianNGO, B Lab Europe, Freshfields, Global Shapers,  Heineken International, IndiaConnected, LeaderScope, Netvlies, OPEN (One Planet Education Networks), Seedlink, VU University Amsterdam and Wageningen University & Research.

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 70,400 people and approximately 200 organisations in the Netherlands are members of the Nudge community and this number is increasing daily.

About the Nudge Global Impact Challenge
The Nudge Global Impact Challenge is a life-changing development programme and competition for the best young talents in the world who want to advance their leadership skills in sustainability and impact creation. More information can be found here.