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Janna Jarlman

Investment Analyst, Norrsken Foundation

What is best about ASAP?
We need positive change agents in both big companies and small impact ventures and ASAP is a great way of making sure we have those change agents in all layers of society.

What makes a sustainability leader?
Courage!

Johan Kuylenstierna

Adjunct professor at Stockholm university and vice chair of the Swedish Climate Policy Council

What is best about ASAP?
We cannot afford a generation lost in climate anxiety; we need to focus on all the amazing opportunities and encourage the next generation of leaders to take control of their own future.

What makes a sustainability leader?
Strong focus on opportunities and solutions.

Mia Crawford

Coordinator 2030 Agenda, Department of Global Agenda, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

What is best about ASAP?
Learning by doing - young professionals getting hands on experiences of solving sustainability challenges.

What makes a sustainability leader?
Think outside the box and connect the dots.

Mattias Goldmann

Managing Director, Fores

What is best about ASAP?
I am in a hurry to reap the benefits of changing into a sustainable, smart and efficient world before everyone else has already done it. With ASAP I expect to be simply blown away by creative solutions to challenges most of us have barely identified yet. Game on!

What makes a sustainability leader?
Eager to move full speed ahead into tomorrow’s world.

Ishtar Touailat

Head of innovation, Tieto

What is best about ASAP?
I believe in “learning by doing” and ASAP is a great platform for talented students. I am excited about the multidisciplinary approach and how the students are encouraged to challenge industries to focus on positive impact!

What makes a sustainability leader?
Value-driven leadership.

Ragnar Unge

Managing Director, Ecolabelling Sweden

What is best about ASAP?
Coming generations need sustainability in their veins and we are all responsible for supporting them in changing how we live, work and do business. ASAP let’s us contribute and build a platform for future leaders.

What makes a sustainability leader?
A sustainability leader is aware of how we need to live and act within a sustainable framework.

This year
we have a theme!

It’s been a different kind of spring to say the least. We are proud that, even though we had a world-wide pandemic, we managed to graduate 18 ASAP Leaders, create ASAP Advisors together with Swedens minister for Financial Markets and Housing - Per Bolund. Now we’re really happy to announce that this fall we will launch the third - and thematic - edition of ASAP. After careful deliberation we decided that the best way to make true impact is to have a theme. This year we will focus on the challenges and opportunities within the green industry. We have our friends from LRF, The Federation of Swedish Farmers with us for the second year in a row and together we will explore this theme and continue to drive sustainable change!

Because the world STILL needs more sustainability leaders - ASAP

Read more about LRF

August

Registration to ASAP Kick-off opens

September

ASAP Kick-off

September

Case challenge introduction

November

Deadline case challenge

December

Announcement of the ASAP Leaders 2021

February

ASAP Leaders Graduation

What's in it for me?

LOTS! Do you want to...

  • Give your career a flying start with a unique extracurricular training?Join and boost your sought-after sustainability and leadership skills!

  • Build your network? Be a part of a larger network of students that share your dedication and interest in sustainability!

  • Meet competent professionals, experts and potential future employers? You might surprise yourself and get inspired by people and industries that are not even on your radar - yet!

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What is a sustainability leader?

According to ASAP a sustainability leader is "an individual that regardless of context or formal position strives to drive the sustainability agenda forward by challenging thought patterns or actions, small or big, that is guiding us in an unsustainable direction". ASAP has attempted to boil down the vision of a sustainability leader to 5 core competencies and qualities and what ASAP can do in practice to empower students in this direction:

  • #1 Global and systemic mindset
  • #2 Extreme collaboration skills
  • #3 Curiosity and critical thinking
  • #4 Courage
  • #5 Grit

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February

ASAP Leaders Graduation

December

Announcement of the ASAP Leaders 2021

November

Deadline case challenge

September

Case challenge introduction

September

ASAP Kick-off

August

Registration to ASAP Kick-off opens

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