Youth Fellowship for Sustainable Palm Oil
The selected candidates will have an opportunity to be mentored by sustainability champions on ideas/call to actions related to sustainability/SDGs (specifically SDG12 and SDG13). As a YfS Fellow, the candidates over the 4 months period will have the chance to interact with mentors (domain experts),gain on-field exposure, publish their ideas through online blogs of partner organizations, participate in national and international events in 2020 like Young India Challenge, CRB Annual
Conference, RSPO Annual Conference and explore career opportunities with partner organizations for YfS.
At the end of the fellowship, each of the candidates are expected to submit an idea/plan that they want to implement in the next one year. The idea/plan may be a business model or an initiative at an individual/ community (eg: campaign etc) or an organizational level. The plan should incorporate ways in which the candidate aims to prevent deforestation and combat climate change through the uptake of sustainable palm oil in India.
Sustainable Palm Oil
Approximately 50% of common consumer products contain palm oil. In fact, around 70% of our cosmetics and household products including margarine and chocolate to donuts and cookies, and even many personal care items like lipstick, shampoo and soap contain some materials derived from palm oil. There is growing realization now that consumers, especially young millennial can play a leading
role in strengthening the push towards sustainable palm oil by advocating and actively demanding use of sustainable palm oil in these products that they use on a daily basis. Youth power/pressure can influence/push FMCG companies in India to move towards sustainable palm oil use, the uptake of which remains rather limited in India.
About the Organizations
countries who represent all links along the palm oil supply chain. The vision of RSPO is to make sustainable palm oil the norm across the world.
CRB: Since its establishment in 2011, CRB has been pursuing its Vision - businesses integrate sustainability into their core business practices. It is a think-tank operating on a model of engaging multiple stakeholders to develop action plans for promoting sustainable/responsible business across various sectors in India. Our operational verticals include: Action and Policy Research, Training and
Capacity Building, Customized Advisory Services and Technical Assistance and Knowledge Fora. We have sectoral expertise in Apparel and textiles, Agro- based industries, ICT and Electronics, Mining and Minerals. Our thematic areas of work include Circular Economy, Business and Human Rights, Private Sector and SDGs, Voluntary Sustainability Standards and MSMEs & Sustainability.