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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 is it!

We made plans – then Corona came. So, we made new plans – then Corona decided to stay a bit longer. Together with our partners LRF – the Federation of Swedish Farmers, we have worked day and night to make sure that you STILL are able to complete ASAPs Sustainability Leadership Training and that you STILL can apply to become an ASAP Leader 2021 – because the world STILL needs more sustainability leaders ASAP!

Sign up to access the training modules!

So, here is the setup.

Due to the pandemic, we have decided to make ASAP fully digital so that you can go through the training modules in a cosy and safe bubble - your home. To read more about every step, go to the menu and hover over “Modules for ASAP 2020”. Then select the module that you want to deep dive in.

There are 4 training modules that you need to complete to get your certification of completion for the ASAP Sustainability Leadership Training 2020 and they are:

Training Module # 1 - Know your facts – To become a Sustainability Leader, you need to get your facts right. Therefore you need to watch the ASAP Kickoff 2020.

Training Module # 2 - Solve the case – This is when you put your knowledge and skills at work and innovate from the point of view of a swedish farmer. In this module, you will team up with a group of students of your choice. To learn more about the challenges Swedish farmer, we suggest you to sign up for ASAP Local Talks in your region - check out the timeline below!

Training Module # 3 - Lead yourself  – We always say “Sustainability is a team effort” and that is still true. But the truth is, it all starts with YOU. You have to be able to lead yourself to be able to lead others. This is what module # 3 is all about.

Training Module # 4 - Show courage – If you want to make a change in this world, you need to be able to speak your mind and show courage. That’s why the fourth module is done on your own social media channel where we challenge you to speak about a courageous act you’ve done in the past year.

Last but not least – how to apply to become an ASAP Leader 2021!

To become an ASAP Leader, you need to fulfill all of the training modules. When you have done that, you have to upload a short (75 sec) video of yourself where you tell us:

1. In your own personal opinion, why should a sustainability leader care about food, farms and forests?
2. How can ASAP help you develop as a sustainability leader? Explain how you would make the most out of this opportunity.

You upload the video in the same form as you collect your points for the ASAP Sustainability Leadership Training

Sign up to access the training modules!

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!

Get information

September 3rd

Registration opens

September 24th

Training Module 1: ASAP Kickoff

November - January

Training Modules 2-4

January 17th 2021

Deadline to complete training modules!

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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January 17th 2021

Deadline to complete training modules!

November - January

Training Modules 2-4

September 24th

Training Module 1: ASAP Kickoff

September 3rd

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