As a participating company of the UN Global Compact and Global Compact Network Denmark, your company is eligible to nominate up to three (3) high-performing young professionals for this inaugural programme. The programme is designed to target high-performing employees at companies participating in the UN Global Compact, who are:
- 35 years or younger
- Interested in business model innovation, sustainability, and disruptive technologies.
There is no set definition for the age of a young professional. Young professionals can be categorized as working individuals anywhere between the ages of 21 to 40. The age of 35 was selected as the upper age limit for the programme given that many demographic and population statistical organizations recognize young adulthood at being between the ages of 18 and 34.
While there are no set requirements, the programme is designed to target employees aged 35 and under who have a passion for sustainability, creativity; and demonstrate strong teamwork skills. Employees from business innovation, Research and Development, marketing, logistics, procurement, customer experience/service and sustainability units are encouraged to participate.
The programme is designed to target employees that do not yet have senior management responsibilities and therefore have more time to dedicate to a 10-month development programme.
All companies participating in the UN Global Compact are eligible to take part in the programme as long as they are based in a country whose Global Compact Local Network is participating.
What do you commit to?
As a participating YSIP company, you commit to:
- Select up to three (3) Innovators to take part in the programme for the full duration of 10-months;
- Allow Innovators the time needed for full participation in the programme
- Identify a Champion who will support the Innovator team internally within the company
Innovators are expected to attend five (5) in-person 2-day workshops throughout the course of 10 months in addition to spending approximately 2-3 hours per week on online learning and activities, and group project development.
If you feel like you meet the programme’s requirements, you can also apply for yourself. However, all participants are required to have a Champion internally in the company.
Should you be selected to participate in the programme, we urge you to save the following dates:
17 September 2019
23-24 September 2019
More information will follow.
Call for nominations:
May – August 2019