The Nudge Global Impact Challenge

90 young professionals from all over the world teaming up to learn about leadership, sustainability and impact.

21, 22 and 23 October 2019 

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A unique learning experience for future leaders who want to make a global difference.

Nudge is looking for young professionals eager to embed sustainability at the roots of their organisations  

Are you a Next Generation Leader? Are you eager to make the impact this world needs? To provide you with the knowledge, inspiration and skills, we have combined leadership, sustainability and impact in an eight-month development programme (August 2019 – April 2020). The highlight of the programme is a unique three-day learning experience in the Netherlands (21, 22, 23 October 2019). We invite ambitious professionals (23 – 33 yrs) who are ready to rise to the Nudge Global Impact Challenge to team up.

Are you up for a challenge? The three winners will make an unforgettable journey with us. Become a force for change and apply now.

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Theme 2019:

Sustainability: The Human Factor

Empowering millennials to lead positive change.

Sustainability: The Human Factor. Empowering millennials to lead positive change.

What is the Nudge Global Impact Challenge?

Work together with like-minded young professionals from around the world during the highlight of the eight months Nudge Global Impact Challenge programme: the three day Nudge Global Impact Challenge learning experience in Zeist, the centre of the Netherlands. Do you want to become the leader of the future, equipped with the skills and tools to radically change the world?

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About you

You’re a realistic rebel. You understand that in order to face the challenges of today’s world we need to collaborate in new ways. You’re excited to work together with like-minded professionals from all over the world towards a common goal. Ready to inspire and be inspired. You’re eager to take the lead in creating true impact and making our world future-proof. And you’re driven by challenges and new experiences. Are you up for this challenge?

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The Prize

The three winners of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2018 will win the ‘Nudge Encouragement Prize’. Nudge and the Reward Partner of the Challenge will organise an exciting opportunity whereby their leadership skills and personal development will be strengthened even further. A week of self discovery and encouragement to realise the impact they envision.

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Support Partners

Of course, Nudge can’t do this alone. To bring the best young professionals from all around the world together to this Nudge Global Impact Challenge, we are partnering up with leading organizations from all over the world. These organisations, known as Support Partners, see the potential of investing in their future leaders in sustainability and, therefore, support their employees in taking part in this programme. 

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The Participants

Connect with the leaders of tomorrow

Nudge has started the vital search for 90 professionals (23 – 33 yrs) with a global mindset wanting to contribute to a sustainable world.

What is and will be your contribution to a sustainable world? Tell us about the impact of the activities you undertake today, share your innovative entrepreneurship and vision and inspire other outstanding professionals to make a difference at a global level.

60 participants from various companies and organisations around the world will take part in the Nudge Global Impact Challenge (company candidates). 30 young talents will be given the opportunity to get their participation fee sponsored via Nudge (wild card candidates). Are you a company or a wild card candidate?

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wild card applications reached in 2019

The Prize

The Nudge Encouragement Prize 2018: Two weeks in Amsterdam to study governing climate change!

The three winners of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2018 will spend two weeks in one of the world’s best cycling cities to do a course on ‘Governing Climate Change’ at the VU Amsterdam Summer School. Nudge and the VU Amsterdam Summer School have organised this exciting opportunity to strengthen the sustainability knowledge and personal development of the winners even further. This will be two weeks of self-discovery and encouragement to realise the impact they envision.

2017: Nudge explores sustainable hazelnut production

Ferrero is the official reward partner of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2017. The three 2017 winners Erin Groot – Hermsen (Unilever), Anacelle Bautista (wild card participant) and Sabine Oudt (ABN AMRO) spent a week (21 – 26 May 2018)  in Georgia with Ferrero learning all about their hazelnut production at the AgriGeorgia farm. They experienced the day-to-day workings of the farm and had fruitful meetings about the challenges connected to sustainable hazelnut production. Find out about their journey here: https://bit.ly/Georgiatrip2018


Nudge provides a unique platform to nurture the leadership styles and prepares the young generation to overcome different challenges in the field of sustainability.

Become a Support Partner

Do you want to be involved in the search for the leaders of the future? Are you looking forward to entering a network of leading organisations working towards a better world? Do you want to increase your company’s impact and give your young professionals the opportunity to become real leaders in sustainability? 

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Become a sponsor of a Wild Card Candidate

Do you want to help jumpstart the career of a future leader in sustainability? By becoming a Wild Card Sponsor you enable a talented young professional, who does not have sufficient financial means, to take part in the Nudge Global Impact Challenge. Through your sponsorship, you give a Wild Card Candidate the opportunity to be a force for good. Interested? Contact us today!

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