ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ELISA MARGOT VALENTIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University College London | London, United Kingdom | Advancing SDG 8 & UNAI 5

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" I see in the Millennium Fellowship the opportunity to connect and work with a global network of like-minded yet uniquely diverse young leaders. The locally-implemented, globally-oriented nature of the Fellowship allows us to steer clear from thinking and acting in silos but instead drives us to see problems in their complexity and solutions as interlinked, which is ultimately the purpose of the SDGs. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Impact Now

Impact Now (IN) is an independent project led by Millennium Fellow Elisa Valentin and Serena Grover, born in August 2021 during our internship at the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG). The GSG is an independent international organisation catalysing impact investment and entrepreneurship to benefit people and the planet.
Our project stems from the realisation that many people want to make a difference, but often lack the knowledge or resources to do so. Specifically, we noticed the absence of existing resources or platforms assisting youth looking to have a meaningful impact in the sector of finance and investment. Impact Now aims to change this by providing a resource hub and creating a network of young people looking to put societal and environmental impact at the heart of investment and business decisions.

About the Millennium Fellow

French-Argentine citizen of the world, Elisa Valentin is an Arts and Sciences undergraduate majoring in Political Sciences and International Development at UCL, London.
In parallel to her studies, Elisa enjoys being involved in a variety of projects. Be it participating in a circular economy hackathon, teaching English to Syrian refugees, or leading the UCL branch of a charity working for the inclusion of people with disabilities, she is always on the lookout for an opportunity to achieve positive societal impact and to make meaningful human connections. Her latest endeavour, Impact Now, aims to inform and involve youth in the impact investing movement, in alignment with the SDGs.

Every other day, you might find Elisa trying her hand at different cuisines, training her Mandarin by watching a C-drama, or discussing politics, news, and ideas with her friends.