We are delighted to announce Mark Stevenson as a judge on the independent panel for the Global Social Leaders Sustainable Development Goal Competition.

This competition challenges teams of young people around the world to create positive social change through student-led initiatives, designed to address one of more of the United Nations’ 17 global goals; to eradicate extreme poverty, end climate change and eliminate inequality by 2030.

‘Reluctant Futurist’ Mark Stevenson is one of the world’s most in-demand thinkers on the interplay of technology and society, helping a diverse mix of organisations become literate about the future.

The questions is asking them and then adapt their cultures to answer those questions in the service of making the world more sustainable, equitable, humane and just.

Mark is the award-winning author or two bestsellers: An Optimist’s Tour for the Future and We Do Things Differently.

His many advisory roles include The Virgin Earth Challenge and being resident futurist at the National Theatre of Scotland.


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GSL Sustainable Development Goal Competition

Launched in 2017 Future Foundations are running two GSL SDG competitions this academic year, open to young people globally. The first of these if for COBIS students and the second for students of all schools. We have been overwhelmed with entries from around the world from Romaina, to Kazakhstan and Venezuela.

Our judges will have a tough job to agree on a winner with an incredible quality of project proposals submitted, which is indicative of the strong sense of participants’ collective social responsibility and global perspective. Empowered to find local solutions to issues as wide ranging as gender equality, health, work and economic growth young people are demonstrating a complex understanding of the 17 global goals, how they interconnect and relate to our everyday lives.

The winners of the competition will be announced by Future Foundations later this year. The winning team from each competition will be invited to attend a Global Social Leaders Catalyst Programme and the opportunity to participate in the GSL World Summit, a 14 day transformational leadership programme in August 2018, for a discounted rate.