Consultancy firm UN1TY has launched Future Vision, a youth advisory panel to give Boards access to feedback and opinion from Guernsey’s young people.
The initiative will give executives a panel of 16–24-year-olds to gain fresh perspectives on the issues faced by their organisations, as well as opportunities for solving them.
The facilitators say that young people have strong opinions on sustainability and ethics in businesses, expecting these values to be present wherever they consume.
The younger generation would also be afforded direct access to key players within Guernsey, the chance to develop their public speaking, information analysis, and their awareness of how companies operate at Board-level.
Panel members are compensated for their contribution, as well as being able to decide on a donation to a charity of their choice.
UN1TY Managing Partner, Charlotte Dunsterville said: “UN1TY is delighted to launch this innovative programme bringing Guernsey’s young people together with Boards, to inform and influence on the topics that matter to them today and in the future.
“We are excited to help Boards shape their strategy and expect some lively debates about a variety of topics including sustainability, flexibility in working life, innovation in products and services and digital evolution.”
Future Vision panel member, Helena Duguid (18) added: "The panel is a great idea and gives people of my age the ability to express our opinions and influence decision making. I’m especially interested in advising on diversity, social media and the way brands present themselves online and I’m looking forward to getting involved."
Each programme includes a facilitated panel session with the Board or leadership team, preparation by the panel members to understand the organisation, and a follow up with feedback and an action plan based on the discussion.
Pictured (top): L-R: Olivia Bennett of UN1TY, panel members Helena Duguid, Will Dereham and Jean-Marc Banneville, and Charlotte Dunsterville, UN1TY Managing Partner.
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