Mondi (, a global leader in packaging and paper, has partnered with One Young World, the global forum for young leaders, on the Lead2030 initiative — a competition to find youth-led practical solutions to drive progress on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mondi has committed $50,000 to fund a project that will contribute to SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production.

All 18 to 30-year-olds from across the world may apply for a chance of receiving both funds and business mentoring from senior figures in Mondi. The winning candidate will have the opportunity to turn their concept into a viable solution for tackling waste in manufacturing, which will have a positive impact on achieving SDG12.

“We believe that collaboration is key in achieving the SDGs, so we’re proud to be partnering with One Young World on the Lead2030 initiative. We’re looking forward to seeing the ideas of the talented young applicants and wish them the best of luck in their applications," said Mondi CEO Peter Oswald.

Mondi hopes to raise awareness on responsible consumption and production and drive even greater innovation across its own business and the industry more broadly.

All winners and representatives will attend the One Young World summit in 2019 taking place in London, UK. Applications for Lead2030 close on 5th January 2019 and the winner will be announced on 17th April 2019. 

Visit to register and find out more about the initiative.