London Met alumna among world's 100 most promising young scientists

Yelena Novikova has been named as a G20 Young Global Changer.

Date: 29 June 2017

Yelena Novikova, a MA International Security Studies graduate, has been named among the top promising young influencers at the G20 Think 20 Global Solutions Summit.

The Summit’s goal is to find global solutions to local problems. One of the ways G20 seeks to achieve that goal is by creating a global community of gifted young experts. This new generation of problem-solvers also got a chance to contribute their ideas within the framework of the Summit.

After leaving London Met, Yelena took on an internship at Tomorrow’s Company, a think tank that exists to inspire and enable business to be a force for good in society. It was Yelena’s internship which inspired her to dedicate her research to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

The alumna was awarded the prestigious scholarship after her change project was assessed by representatives of Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the German Development Institute and other organisers. The research focuses on the integration of ESG factors into mainstream investment analysis and core corporate strategy alike.

The Young Global Changers Scholarship Programme was open to applicants from all around the globe. Some of the benefits of winning include being included in the G20 process and engage in the development of powerful narratives for one or more of the global solutions of the conference, meeting Nobel Laureates and pitching ideas to world renowned thinkers and forming part of an exclusive network of like-minded Young Global Changers and building long-lasting relationships.

The Summit took place in Berlin on May 29-30. Some additional events were also organised exclusively for Young Global Changers on 28 and 31 May.

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