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Nestlé’s initiative to help 10 million young people access economic opportunities in line with UN SDGs

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27 September 2017

Nestlé to help 10 million young people access economic opportunities

Author: Nestlé

"Nestlé to Help 10 Million Young People Access Economic Opportunities," 18 September 2017

Nestlé has today announced a new ambition for its global youth initiative: Nestlé needs YOUth. By 2030, Nestlé will help 10 million young people around the world have access to economic opportunities. The global initiative brings together all of the efforts to support young people around the world that Nestlé undertakes on its own and with others, including the Alliance for YOUth. In addition to employability, the initiative now also focuses on the next generation of farmers and entrepreneurs across Nestlé’s value chain. It also seeks to encourage innovation... Nestlé is backing up its commitment by being one of the first companies to join the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth led by the International Labour Organisation (ILO)...

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27 September 2017

Supporting young people is key to sustainable business

Author: Paul Bulcke, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nestlé

"Supporting Young People Is Key to Sustainable Business," 19 September 2017

...We at Nestlé believe that supporting young people is not only core to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but is also core to achieving business goals in this fast-changing world... No single company, institution, government, or NGO can deliver on the Sustainable Development agenda. The expertise, resources, solutions and focus of many in the private sector are needed if we are to drive these goals forward...

Nestlé’s own ambition, just announced, is to help 10 million young people around the world have access to economic opportunities by 2030...

If we are to solve the growing problems young people are facing, we in industry need to work together and set our sights even higher... The Alliance [for Youth, founded by Nestlé in 2014] has committed to create 230,000 more opportunities by 2020 in Europe alone. The Global Apprenticeship Network is even more ambitious, promising to create more than 9 million opportunities by 2020. In particular, we call on companies to join the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth led by the International Labour Organisation. Nestlé has just this week signed up...

It is in the interest of business leaders to come together to create the architecture to help young people. We need to prepare school leavers for employment, create opportunities for young entrepreneurs, and provide meaningful training and apprenticeships that give the skills necessary to thrive in all sectors of the modern economy...

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