Global Compact Network Singapore
Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) is the national lead agency promoting Corporate Sustainability, providing a one-stop concierge service for businesses to begin, deepen and broaden their sustainability journey. GCNS is the local chapter of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) network, and promotes UNGC’s 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, anti-corruption and the environment at country level.
The GCNS Youth Forum is organized by a passionate group of youth volunteers who come from all walks of life. What unites us is one vision – the belief that we can all play a part in contributing to a greener Singapore. We envision a better future for ourselves, and for the generation to come.
We are the changemakers.
If you would like to join us on this journey, do attend our forum or volunteer with us!
Amanda is a student at Singapore Polytechnic.
She wishes to read and control minds in order to be able to get people to do the right thing. When she does succeed in persuading someone to be a responsible citizen, she celebrates by singing “Victory is in my veins”. Amanda hopes that participants of the youth forum will be able to apply the things they learn at the forum in their daily lives and to understand what sustainability entails.
Amirul is a student at National University of Singapore.
As he often dreams about having the ability to stop time, you can often spot him confused and singing the lyrics “Is this the real life?” When he is certain he is living in reality, he works towards making the youth forum a platform to inspire ASEAN youths to take charge of the issues facing the region. He hopes that eventually, participants will use the Sustainable Development Goals as a guide to launch their futures in sustainability.
Yan Wah is a student at Nanyang Technological University.
She often wonders how astronauts eat a pack of chips in zero gravity. The animal she resonates with the most is the sloth, just because. She hopes that this conference can spark off regional dialogue about the Sustainable Development Goals among youths.
She gets really embarrassed when others can hear her rumbling noises, so she wishes for nothing but to have the ability to muffle those awkward tummy rumbles. Her wish for participants of the youth forum help them frame their own ideas, goals, and projects using the Sustainable Development Goals
She wishes to teleport everywhere and wants to eat all the dark chocolates in the world.
Her wish for the youth forum is for participants to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals and why these goals are relevant to the world right now.
Her spirit animal is the cat — an animal that disappears half the time and eats the other half of the time. She also wants to time travel so she can have more time to sleep and eat. She wishes that participants of the youth forum will apply the knowledge they gain in their everyday lives, and hopes they will be inspired to start a conversation with their own circle of friends and family about global issues and the Sustainable Development Goals.
He identifies deeply with cows because he says “Moo” a lot. To add icing on the cake, he wants to be a teleporting cow, because teleportation is a useful power to have. He is excited to see what participants will do with the knowledge they obtain from the youth forum.
His greatest hope for participants of the youth forum is for them to walk away with new insights, skills, and newfound determination to make a difference. You can hardly find him climbing stairs, as he would rather endure a slope than walk a single staircase. His greatest hope for participants of the youth forum is to walk away with new insights, skills, and new found determination to make a difference.
He’s a fierce protector of what he loves. That’s why he wishes to be a wolf – brave and strong to protect what’s important to him. One thing he loves is this planet. That’s why he wishes that participants of this youth forum will develop interest in global issues and work towards resolving issues they are passionate about.
In another life, she wishes to be a turtle (I mean, why not?). Guided by the song lyrics “I got that sunshine in my pocket”, she hopes to inspire participants of the youth forum to further their interests and commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Knowing the power of nature, she wishes to be able to manipulate the four fundamental forces of nature: gravity, electromagnetism, strong and weak interaction. With such a superpower, you can understand why she wishes to be a tardigrade (because then she could survive anything). Her aim when planning the youth forum is as ambitious as her dream to control the elements. Ying Tong wishes for participants to know about the concrete contributions they can make as ASEAN youth for sustainable development in the region.
His dream superpower is invisibility. He also wants to be a pygmy shrew — so he can hide from human beings. However, he wishes for participants of the youth forum to be able to stand out in a good way. He hopes for participants to learn more about Sustainable Development Goals and be interested in corporate sustainability to make a difference.