Nudge Global Leadership Challenge (New Union for Development of a Green Economy) connects people and organizations to realize bottom-up initiatives that bring positive and durable change to our society. They believe that knowledge and expertise are worth more when shared, and they facilitate this through their platform and broad network. By enabling bottom-up initiatives they aim to provide opportunities to take action that are accessible to everyone. All their activities are based on ecological, economical and social impact and can be both big and small.

Their prestigious development programme and competition for the leaders of the future will be held on 20, 21 and 22 November 2015 in the vicinity of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. World-class speakers, challenging tasks and intensive guidance are the main ingredients of these three unique days during which the build-up of leadership in sustainability is the focus. Nudge and The Leadership Group have developed this three-day ‘pressure cooker’ as an opportunity for young future leaders to equip themselves with the leadership style necessary, the network and the publicity to realise their goals. Participants will gain insight into their own talents by means of a development assessment, role-plays and case studies. During the Challenge, the participants will be transformed into a network of future leaders. They will be challenged to share their vision and work, to excel in debate and dialogue, to inspire with speeches and to show team spirit. On occasion, they will be allowed to lean back and listen to world-class speakers, after which they will sink their teeth into a Global Challenge. They will compete for the award of: Best Global Young Leader in Sustainability 2015.


The nominees should:

  • Be young professionals with at least a bachelors degree or equivalent;
  • Be aged between 23 and 33;
  • Fluent in verbal and written English;
  • Have a clear affinity for sustainability.

The candidates should be future leaders in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States. However, if your country is not listed, it is still possible to nominate yourself. Still, in such case, organizers cannot confirm that you will be able to enter the nomination process. This is because they will need a Country Support Partner from your country.


If you are selected as the best nominee in your country, your participation fee (including hotel nights during the challenge) and travel expenses will be covered by the Country Support Partner.


In order to apply, you should fill in and submit the nomination form until 15 July 2015. After this date, Nudge together with the global organisation partner and the country support partner will be looking for the best in class per country. On September 1, 2015 the best nominee per country will be made known on our website. Shortly before this date, all nominees will have been informed by e-mail.

The challenge starts before you travel to Amsterdam: to get a better understanding of who you are, we will send you a digital assessment one month prior to your arrival in the Netherlands. The assessment is meant to support your development as a leader in sustainability during the three day challenge.

Location: 20 – 22 November 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Application deadline: 15 July 2015

Read more and apply here.

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