Accelerating sustainability through youth-led innovation
Be part of a coalition of the world’s leading businesses enabling youth-led innovation and contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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‘Social Shifters’ are the next generation of leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs who are solving the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, today. This generation is the first in history that can eradicate poverty, and the last who can reverse climate change.
Now more than ever – young Social Shifters need your support.
The Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge is a fast, effective and scalable way of mobilizing young changemakers from every part of the world, and accelerating new solutions to defined challenges linked to the Sustainable Development Goals.
1. DEMONSTRATE BRAND LEADERSHIPand conversation on pressing global issues.2. INTRODUCE IMPACTFUL MICRO-VOLUNTEERINGto engage 1000’s of employees worldwide.3. BRING CORPORATE SUTAINABILITY PRIORITIES TO LIFEthrough supporting youth-led action.
Why back youth-led action?
“SAP is a proud supporter of this incredible Challenge programme. All of the amazing ideas we’ve seen inspired us and motivated us - from driving down significant inequalities that we see to today all the way to addressing the imminent threat of climate change. It is my strong belief that young people aren’t just the changemakers of the future, often they are also changing the world today.”
Alexandra van der Ploeg, SAP, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
Our campaigns reach and inspire young people, helping them to connect with their passion and take action.
Our world-leading learning experiences enable young leaders to learn together, develop new skills, and get ideas off the ground.
Our innovation challenges find and fund the most promising youth-led solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
Since 2022 we have partnered with Amazon to support their global disaster relief efforts; delivering a co-designed Global Refugee Challenge alongside a highly successful international employee volunteering programme.
young people from 90 countries
Our high-impact micro-volunteering experiences harness the potential of skilled volunteers and ensure that corporate employees can learn alongside young leaders and make a difference.
99%of employees satisfied with the volunteering experience
76%of employees develop new insights into world issues
70%of employee volunteers motivated to contribute more