This week, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, the Carlsberg Group launched the Carlsberg Young Scientists Community in an effort to address some of the world’s biggest challenges surrounding climate change and water scarcity.
The Community offers an opportunity for budding scientists to build on achievements made at the Carlsberg Research Laboratory and develop cutting-edge sustainability projects that set new standards for science-based and partnership-driven sustainability research, creating solutions for a low-carbon, circular future.
In addition to tackling pressing environmental issues, the Carlsberg Young Scientists Community will work to deliver on the Carlsberg Group’s sustainability program Together Towards ZERO, in particular, on its goals targeting zero carbon footprint and zero water waste. The Group’s carbon targets are recognized as being in line with what is required to achieve the Paris Agreement’s more ambitious target of 1.5°C, and underline the company’s commitment to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.
“Partnerships and science are crucial to addressing some of the world’s global challenges. With the Young Scientists Community, we are building on our history of science and innovation to address these challenges and achieve our long-term sustainability targets and ambitions,” said Cees ’t Hart, CEO of Carlsberg Group.
“We are looking at all options to reduce the environmental impact of brewing, and the young scientists will play a key role in this work. The Young Scientists Community will identify innovative solutions for achieving our 2030 targets within water and carbon for the benefit of the Carlsberg Group and the world.”
The Community will be led by the Carlsberg Research Laboratory — home to ground-breaking innovations such as the pH scale, purified yeast and climate-tolerant barley. The group will have access to the global Carlsberg Group value chain and expertise, as well as opportunities for testing the scaling of new solutions.
Young scientists interested in brewing up solutions for a better tomorrow can read the full job description and apply here.