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Apply! St. Gallen Symposium Leader Of Tomorrow Essay Competition 2019

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Compete for the  St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award and qualify for participation as a ‘Leader of Tomorrow’ in the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium.

  • Join the debate with 600 top global leaders and decision makers
  • Share your thoughts, ideas, and visions with the global elite
  • Expenses for travel, board, and lodging covered, travel service provided
  • Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds
  • CHF 20,000 prize money shared by the three winners
  • Small and intimate gatherings with world leaders, exclusively for the Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Broad media coverage
  • Become a member of a truly unique and strong global community

Essay Question

Is it as good as it gets? – What approach would you suggest to change the current purpose of capital?

Political volatility, environmental issues, precarious labor markets, technological monopolies, managerial and investment short-termism are only a few challenges we face. The time has come to counter excessive short-termism and start doing business as unusual. Think about the status quo and its implications. What would be an idea to change it? Develop projects or actions you would trust to bring new and expanded purposes to capital and aim for a long-term positive impact. In your essay, you should consider how the use of capital (financial, human, social,…) can solve complex challenges and address substantial changes, be it by individuals, civil society, businesses or governments. Your idea must inspire leaders worldwide to take on responsibility and put it into practice. Be bold and develop a truly impactful concept to win our prestigious award.

WORTH

The jury selects the three awardees based on the quality of the idea on paper. The award is endowed with a total prize money of CHF 20,000. In addition, there will be a chance for the very best competitors (including the awardees) to present their ideas on the big stage at the symposium. For this, the students will be asked to pitch their idea on video beforehand.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate program (master level or higher) in any field of study at a regular university
  • Born in 1989 or later

DEADLINE: February 1, 2019

To apply and for more information visit here

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