ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“I am delighted to be a Millennium Fellow because it allows me to leverage my ideas to be actionable. Also, it makes me feel supported and heartening to be joining a large community of like-minded people who want to change the world for the better. I am passionate to learn more and develop my leadership skills. Through my project, I hope to give back something invaluable to society.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Sustainability Accounting is a project aiming to raise awareness on how accounting can motivate firms to change their operations to be sustainable and transparent. Our first step is to engage business students to learn about sustainability then work with firms to change a few of their strategies to become environmentally and socially sustainable. The project aims to reach out to 30 enthusiastic students and three firms to disrupt unsustainable practices and ideologies. Also, the act of creating a sustainability business club will raise awareness of our initiatives to 6000 students and multinational corporations already engaging with our university's activities.
About the Millennium Fellow
Rachel Park is a third-year Accounting and Law major from The University of Sydney. She hopes to pursue a career focusing on creating innovative strategies for firms to become not only sustainable but more active in protecting our environment and social needs. Born and raised in New Zealand, she loves being surrounded in nature and taking photos. She also cares about fighting for animal rights and women's rights.
Connect with Rachel via LinkedIn.