Future Leaders



Applications are invited until October 31, 2017 for the

Future Leaders Talent Program 2018

Based on WBCSD’s Future Leaders Program

Nowadays, the need to integrate sustainability concerns is not in question it is a basic principle of business. During our training, which concentrates on creating win-win solutions, we focus on making a positive impact so that Future Leader participants are enabled to play a role in leading a more efficient and sustainable economy.

The Future Leaders Talent Program is the Hungarian adaptation of the Future Leaders Program of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The aim of the program is to help potential business leaders who are currently talented professionals to understand the complexity of corporate sustainability and to enable them to incorporate sustainability into their future decision-making processes.

This program is unique in Hungary. A diverse group of practicing business leaders will mentor participants and share their experiences about sustainability, strategy, and operating ethically. Furthermore, Future Leaders will have the opportunity to thoroughly get to know their mentoring companies.


Participants: young talents appointed by member companies who are at the beginning of their leadership careers.

Modules: Eight professional days, based on the seven principles of the BCSDH’s Recommendation for Business Leaders ‘The Complex Interpretation of Corporate Sustainability’, with support from mentors.

Venue: Professional days will be hosted at one of the mentoring companies

Participants who successfully finish this program will be awarded a certificate of completion at our Business Lunch, October 2018.

During the program, participants will have the opportunity to participate in other BCSDH events for free.

Participation fee: 250 000 Ft+ VAT/applicant

The brochure of the ‘Future Leaders’ Talent program 2017 can be found here:


Sponsors of the Future Leaders Talent Program:






The professional days of the Future Leaders Talent program will be held in the period from January to October. Throughout these day-long professional events, participants will be able to familiarize themselves with different topics.

Each day is hosted at one of the mentoring companies. After each day, a report is drawn up that gives insight into what happened behind the scenes.


Opening ceremony 18 Januar 2017 BASF
Sustainability and strategic approach 16 February 2017 Grundfos
Responsible management and the future leaders 16 March 2017 METRO
Ethical operations 12 April 2017 GE
Environmental responsibility 2 May 2017 Budapest Airport
Respect for human values 26 May 2017 Dreher
Partnership with stakeholders 15 June 2017 McDonald’s
Transparent operation 6 September 2017 Richter
Deepening day and project 28 September 2017 Telenor




Participants must be employees of BCSDH member companies, and such corporate members are each allowed to nominate a maximum of two participants.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

They should:

  • be at the beginning of their careers as leaders, but the current leaders of their companies should see them as potential future leaders
  • desire to help shape their organizations in the long term
  • be open and curious, and seek to create win-win situations
  • wish to work through their economic decisions and successes for a better, fairer, and more environmentally conscious world
  • have a desire to understand sustainability-related knowledge and trends
  • have a minimum 5, but maximum 12 years of professional working experience
  • be dynamically thinking leaders from the business sphere and the related community who are interested in quality information

It is not necessary that applicants already have an understanding of the theoretical background to sustainable development.


– Completed Nomination form – to be filled out by the leader
Completed Application form – to be filled out by the applicant
– Applicant’s CV – as prepared by the applicant

The Application forms can be downloaded at the links included above.

As of 2017, the program has 33 talented young professionals as participants.

From among our member companies, delegates include brand, pricing and controlling managers, marketing consultants, and also HR and communication leaders.


Among our member companies’ delegates there are brand, pricing and controlling managers, marketing consultant and also HR and communication leaders.




The professional days are based on principles of the BCSDH’s Recommendation for business leaders.

  • Sustainability and Strategic Approach
  • Responsible Management
  • Ethical Operations
  • Respect for Human Values
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Partnership with Stakeholders
  • Transparent Operations


Each issue will be covered in detail with the support of acknowledged theoretical or practical experts from the field.

Language of the program is Hungarian and English without translation.



About the mentors

Each topic will be mentored by our member companies. Mentors from these companies will not only coordinate the professional program but will be also available to participants during the program to share personal and professional experiences.

Mentor companies in the program in 2017:



















Zsuzsanna Répássy

Head of Future Leaders Program