YLS2021 - March & April Highlights

May 18, 2021
YLS2021 - March & April Highlights

The Young Leader Summit is led by students from across Singapore, who will collaborate with leaders of government and business to reimagine education, consumption, corporate purpose, living and infrastructure and shape a sustainable future for generations to come.

They will be partnering with key ministries responsible for the delivery of the Singapore Green Plan 2030, including the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment.

YLS2021 - Program Launch - 26 March

A total of seventy-two business, government, and academic leaders gathered, virtually and in-person, to witness the Launch of YLS 2021 at the Tanglin Trust School. Minister Desmond Tan from the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment emphasized the significance of this program and committed his support under the Singapore Green Plan 2030.

The Launch was graced by several dignitaries including senior executives from the UNDP, the Singapore Ministry of Sustainability, BHP, Danone, and PayPal, as well as nineteen leaders from Accenture, including Anoop Sagoo, Alison Kennedy and Andrew Vo.

Over 60 Grade 10-12 students from six prestigious schools form the heart of this initiative: Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Dulwich College (Singapore), Hwa Chong Institution, Raffles Institution, Tanglin Trust School and United World College SEA.

Tanglin Trust School, First Sentier Investors, Dulwich College International, Accenture and the Bridge Institute collaborated to launch this program.

Five Streams, One Purpose

Core Team

Andrew Coleman - Accenture
Advaita Vivekanand - NTU
Carly Kwan - Dulwich College International
Chee Yong Tan - Acccenture
Claire Aubertin-Noel - Accenture
Lizzie Brewin - Tanglin Trust
Mac McKenzie – Bridge Institute
VC John - Accenture

Enablement Series Kick Off

Each week, students participate in skills-building sessions, orchestrated by Carly Kwan from Dulwich College International and Accenture. These sessions provide the students with skills they can apply through team and independent work.

A summary of the four previous sessions are set out below:

  • Design Tools for Breakthrough Problem Solving (10 April) - Jianjia Chan, ?Whatif! Accenture - Methodology for identifying the most viable problem areas.
  • Movers Workshop (17 April) - Karla Rodriguez Barradas & Sabrina Lee, United Nations Development Program - Breaking down the pressing themes of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Taking People With You (24 April) - Mac McKenzie, Bridge Partnership MD - Communicating with intent and listening with purpose.
  • Sensemaking: Fact-finding, Research, Insights and Evidence (8 May) - Marisa Agrasut, The Inceptery - Navigating and distilling a complex world of information to understand problems and ideate solutions.

Upcoming Events

Student Enablement Sessions May 2021

15 May: Research Methods
22 May: Storytelling
29 May: Pitching with Conviction

Workstream Topic Finalization

19 June 2021

Interviews and Collaborations with Senior Government
and Industry Leaders

More Updates

Get Involved. Today.

You can support this landmark initiative!

Offer to participate in enablement & ad-hoc sessions with any stream, or be interviewed by a student.
Nominate senior government and industry leaders to participate in the jury panel.
Help amplify the program in SG Accenture, through your network and social media.