WildHearts Global Youth Summit COP28

COP28: Largest Ever WildHearts Global Youth Summit

This November saw the return of The WildHearts Global Youth Summit during COP. This year’s summit was our largest to date, with over 60,000 student engagements worldwide.  In collaboration with our corporate schools partners, the week-long series of events delivered exciting and inspiring in-person and virtual workshops to tens of thousands of young people. Students joined from every corner of the world, empowered to learn, collaborate, and innovate with each other to create a more sustainable world.

The WildHearts Global Youth Summit Hubs took place in Glasgow and Manchester, providing a collaborative space for students to experience world-class, interactive workshops. Our hubs brought together a dynamic mix of young people and representatives from our corporate partners.

Providing a platform to exchange ideas, participate in sustainability workshops, and engage in meaningful discussions about pressing environmental issues. We were delighted to be joined by Nestlé, BNP Paribas and Zurich Insurance at our Glasgow hub, and by Siemens, Wesleyan, Nestlé and Linklaters at our Manchester hub. We are grateful to be hosted by Siemens for our Manchester hub. Students had the opportunity to learn about a range of issues related to sustainability from leading global brands and showcase their solutions and innovations in response to the workshops.

Activities were also translated for the virtual learning environment, ensuring on-demand availability for students accessing virtually from across the world. These can be downloaded for free until the 12th of December. Our online resources have been exclusively created in partnership with corporate partners and include our sustainability awareness assembly, sustainability lesson plans and career with purpose podcasts.

“This year’s WildHearts Global Youth Summit during COP28 was our largest yet- with over 60,000 young people globally taking part. This was made possible thanks to the collective commitment of our amazing Corporate Partners. By partnering with WildHearts they demonstrate to our young people that they can take action and that positive change is possible when business becomes a force for good.”

 Dr Mick Jackson | WildHearts CEO and Founder

The impact from The WildHearts Global Youth Summit serves as a testament to the fact that when given the opportunity, young people can be powerful catalysts for positive environmental change. Our WildHearts Schools programme inspires the leaders our world deserves, shaping a more sustainable world for generations to come.

The impact created from this year’s summit would not have been possible if not for our corporate schools partners, whose support facilitates a unique, engaging, and transformational education programme for school students across the UK. To find out more about how your organisation can get involved, click here: https://www.wildheartsgroup.com/schools/