Type of Funding

Partially funded




Young professionals from around the world are invited to apply for the Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2019, which is an 8-month leadership development programme from August 2019 to April 2020 about leadership, sustainability and impact creation. The programme aims to equip young future leaders with the necessary leadership skills, network and publicity to realise their goals and create true impact. The highlight of the Challenge is a 3-day life changing learning experience in Zeist, the Netherlands that will be held from 21 to 23 October 2019.

During the pre-Challenge, from August to September 2019, the selected 90 participants can connect with a buddy (an alumnus/a participant of the Challenge) to develop their sustainability impact plan. During the 3-day learning experience in October, the participants work together with coaches, guides, experienced sustainability leaders, peers, and the Nudge team to improve their impact plan and leadership skills. In the 6 months following the learning experience, from November 2019 to April 2020, the participants will work on the realisation of their plans to create as much impact as possible. Nudge and programme partner LeaderScope will support all participants during the entire process.

Of the 90 participants, 60 will be company candidates and 30 wild card candidates.

The theme of the 2019 Challenge is: ‘Sustainability: The Human Factor. Empowering millennials to lead positive change.’


Sponsorship for the cost of participation (€ 3,500) will be given for 30 wild card candidates. Accommodation and travel expenses. however, will however be borne by themselves.

Company candidates will be nominated by their respective companies and their participation fee and travel cost and accommodation will be sponsored by their companies, which become Participating Companies in the Challenge.


All applicants have to be between 23 and 33 years old, proficient in English, with a clear passion for sustainability. They need to have at the minimum, a Bachelors degree or equivalent and have to be eager to develop their leadership skills and to make an impact. They can be from any field and industry. They should be ambitious professionals who are in the midst of shaping their careers and aim to, in the future, to be in those positions in an organisation where they are responsible for taking the right strategic decisions with regards to the sustainability policy.

A Wild Card candidate is a student or a young professional working for a company or organisation who does not have sufficient financial means to take part in the Nudge Global Impact Challenge.

Company candidates are young professionals working for a company or organisation allowing their best young talents to participate in the Nudge Global Impact Challenge and agreeing to pay for their participation.


Online applications for company candidates and wild card candidates close on 1 July 2019.

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