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.