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Sparebank 1 Østlandet

Do you want to create actual progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals? Then join Sparebank 1 Østlandet, DGF and YSI for a 2 week long innovation programme. The goal of the innovation programme is to promote youth engagement and cross-sectoral collaboration to build a sustainable future for all.

case nr 1

Sparebank 1 Østlandet want to make the banking industry more sustainable. And it starts with how we as a society are using our money. How you and I spend and invest our money affects both the world and individuals. But right now, it’s impossible to know the CO2 footprint of our money, and how this actually affects the world

So we want you to work together with us to achieve this mission. We are looking for 16 individuals from diverse backgrounds. Over 2 weeks you will have the opportunity to work with other young professionals, professors, and researchers. You will gain experience in leadership, problem-solving, sustainable development and also extend your network. Join us for a 2 week long innovation programme from October 18 until November 2, Oslo. The programme is free. The creative challenge You and your team will solve the following case:

How might SpareBank 1 Østlandet build tomorrow's best value propositions through connecting green savings with a consumption-based and personalized CO₂ footprint platform?

When and where is the programme running?

The programme is run in Oslo between October 18 to November 2. We expect you to be available to meet your team, participate in the checkpoint meetings and workshops, and work on the case on a daily basis throughout the two weeks. Mandatory workshops are held on the following dates:

  • Sunday Oct 18: Social gathering (6PM - 8PM)

  • Monday Oct 19: 4 hour workshop - Team building & problem framing (4PM - 8PM)

  • Wednesday Oct 21: 3 hour workshop - Ideation & concept (4PM - 7PM)

  • Monday Oct 26: 4 hour workshop - Testing & customer-feedback (4PM - 8PM)

  • Thursday Oct 29: 2 hour workshop - Creating presentation & pitching (4PM - 6PM)

  • Monday Nov 2: - Pitch day & social gathering - 4 hours (4PM - 8PM)


Place: Green House (Schweigaards gate 34C)

Qualifications

Solutions to the problems are created in interdisciplinary teams, hence we seek young engaged people with various backgrounds. Relevant backgrounds may be, but are not limited to. Whatever your background is, you must be able to demonstrate how your skills and motivation is relevant to this program. More importantly, you’re a good team player, open for new challenges and have a genuine interest in achieving the SDGs.

  • Business administration and economics

  • Finance

  • Strategy and leadership

  • Innovation

  • Sustainability

  • Creative design

  • IT and fintech

Whatever your background is, you must be able to demonstrate how your skills and motivation is relevant to this program. More importantly, you’re a good team player, open for new challenges and have a genuine interest in achieving the SDGs.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to influence strategic choices at one of Norway’s largest banks

  • Skills development through tailored workshops on team work, innovation processes and sustainability, facilitated by Young Sustainable Impact (YSI)

  • Support and guidance from experienced mentors during the programme

  • Hands-on experience with problem solving and collaboration in a realistic case with true social impact

  • Access to a network of leading figures within innovation and sustainability

  • Knowledge about the SDGs

  • Personalized letters of recommendation

  • References from DGF, YSI and Sparebank 1 Østlandet

  • Access to DGFs workspace in central Oslo during the programme

  • All participants receive a monetary compensation