In 2018 we partnered with One Young World, the global forum for young leaders, on the Lead2030 initiative – a competition to find youth-led practical solutions to drive progress on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our aim is to raise awareness of ‘responsible consumption and production’ and drive greater innovation across both our own business and industry more broadly.

We committed $50,000 to fund a project that will make a tangible contribution to SDG12 ‘Responsible Consumption and Production’. Applications are open to 18-30 year-olds from around the world to apply for a chance to receive funds and business mentoring from senior figures in Mondi. With Mondi’s help, the winning candidate will have the opportunity to turn their concept into a viable solution for tackling waste in manufacturing and make a positive contribution to achieving SDG12.

The One Young World 2018 Summit took place in The Hague (Netherlands) in October 2018. The Summit brought together 1,800+ young leaders from 190+ countries to debate, exchange and devise solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.


Funding youth-led enterprises for solutions to the SDGs


Get in touch with Mondi's Sustainability team

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