Young SDG Innovators Accelerator Programme

Deadline: December 17, 2021

Events

Trainings & Fellowships

Location(s)

  • Brazil
  • China
  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Overview

The Young SDG Innovators Programme is an opportunity for participating companies of the UN Global Compact to identify young talent within their organizations to collaborate and accelerate business innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This ten-month accelerator programme activates future business leaders and changemakers to develop and drive innovative solutions through new technologies, initiatives, and business models and deliver on their company’s sustainability objectives.

The Young SDG Innovators Programme is designed to engage your company’s brightest and best talent in not only advancing your sustainability efforts but driving innovation and delivering tangible solutions with potential market value for your company.

Details

Participation Benefits:

  • Engage in accelerated learning opportunities that include online and in-person workshops, case studies, company visits and forum discussions
  • Connect with other business units and collaborate on innovative projects relative to the company and industry
  • Build work relationships through coaching, mentoring and peer-to-peer networking opportunities and learn from some of the brightest minds working on sustainability and innovation from around the world
  • Be part of a global network of leading young professionals from some of the top companies across every continent

Company Benefits:

  • Apply SDG innovation to solve real sustainability challenges within your organization and industry
  • Integrate the SDGs into your company’s business strategy through collaboration, innovation and knowledge sharing
  • Increase employee engagement and professional development opportunities
  • Develop an expert network of leading professionals from some of the top companies across the globe
  • Gain global recognition for participation in the programme

Timeline

  • Call for Nominations - October 27 - December 17
  • Programme Begins: January 2022
  • Programme Ends: September 2022
  • YSIP Summit: September 2022

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Eligibility

Candidates should be from:


Description of Ideal Candidate

Eligibility Requirements

  • High-performing employees at a participating company of the UN Global Compact
  • 35 years or younger
  • Interest in business model innovation, sustainability and disruptive technologies

Companies must be confirmed to participate in the programme before nominating individual young professionals to join. If you are a young professional interested in the programme, please talk to your company's UN Global Compact contact to see how your company can sign up and join the programme.


Dates

Deadline: December 17, 2021


Cost/funding for participants

Fees

To offset the significant costs of delivering this programme, we will require participants to make financial contributions. 

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