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Opportunity: Want to tell business leaders what you think about sustainability? (Deadline:May 10th)

May 6, 2010

Looking for Young People to Influence Business Leaders – Deadline: 10th May

The leading business sustainability conference is happening on May 26th-28th in Amsterdam, and will bring together business leaders from around the world.

They are looking for 5 young people to attend from around the world to bring a message from our generation, and to challenge the world of business to play a better role in building a sustainable future.

Could it be you?

Who are the GRI?

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a network based organisation focusing on sustainability. Organisations use the GRI to measure and report their economic, environmental and social performance.

What are the Awards for?

In May, the GRI will be hosting the GRI Reader’s Choice Awards 2010.

The Awards recognise the contributions of organisations from around the world to sustainability reporting. There are six awards to be won.

The Amsterdam conference will start a debate on how reporting can be used to help build a better future. Sustainability professionals from business, finance, government and civil society will talk about political, strategic and practical choices confronting us. There will be workshops and feedbacks sessions to encourage people to talk about sustainability and reporting.

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for 5 individuals aged 18-23 to participate at the GRI conference in May.

We are looking for a group of young, enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about bringing change to the world. You will be eager and interested in sustainability and have the confidence to talk about this in a public arena.

You will need to have good English and will be available on the days of the conference.

You will need to have a flair for creativity and be comfortable in front of a camera.

What would it involve?

We want you to film your local areas and ask people their views on sustainability and sustainability reporting. We will provide you with a camera to film your experiences so it will be a bit like a video diary.

We will then combine each individual’s video to create one big video to be shown at the Awards ceremony.

After filming you are invited to join the GRI in Amsterdam to participate in the live conference.

At the awards ceremony you will be asked to be on stage on stage to provide your views and visions for the future of sustainability. You might be asked “what makes you scared and hopeful about the future?” or “if there is one thing you could ask the people of this conference to change, what would it be?”

Finally as a group you will be asked to present the final award of the night on stage.

When is it?

The conference runs from the 26th-28th May 2010. You must be able to travel to the conference before the start date and stay until the end of the conference. Please be aware that this is in three weeks time.

Where is it?

The conference is to be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. GRI will pay for your travel, accommodation and food during the conference.

What next?

If you think you have what it takes to be part of this exciting challenge and feel you have both the time and capacity please fill in the attached application for and send it to by Monday 10th May.

If you have any further questions please contact Casper at the above email address.

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  1. Michelle Sarah permalink
    May 7, 2010 7:55 am

    This is an excellent opportunity for the youth to actively participate in important issues such as sustainability! I am all for it, and I look forward to our local youth taking up a more significant role in green living 🙂

    My fiance and I live in HDB apartment, and we have started our own compost bins at home (for under $20 each). We are proud to say that they have been working really well without odours or flies 🙂

    Do check out our humble blog of our composting experiences at

    We are also on Twitter (CompostingInSG) and Facebook (

    If you love Singapore as much as we do, going green is definitely the way to go, especially in these modern days of high consumerism and consumption.

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