What is Citizen Act?
Citizen Act is a business game for students at universities, business schools or engineering schools from around the world.
The game combines elements of competition and training and provides students with a unique opportunity to work in teams of 3 on designing a project linked to CSR (corporate social responsibility), within an organised support structure.
How is a CSR business game coherent with the Group's strategy?
CSR is one of the strategic components of the Ambition SG 2015 programme and Citizen Act portrays the Group in an unexpected light. It gives students the opportunity to participate in our reflection on issues that will be at the heart of the Group's activities in the future.
What do participants gain from this experience?
The aim is to offer an experience that truly enriches students' training in CSR issues and that they can draw upon throughout their careers.
It also provides the opportunity for students to get to know some of our employees, to discover our businesses and – we hope – will encourage them to work with us.
What is particular about this 5th edition of Citizen Act?
This year, Citizen Act wants to enhance its training dimension. In this respect we are providing students with a number of tools, including a CSR e-learning programme, CSR sheets, access to previous years' projects, virtual tools to assess the popularity of their projects, etc.
More specifically, students can submit a project in one of five categories:
-HR and managerial practices
-risk management practices
Students will compete against teams from 35 countries! When the game was launched four years ago, only four countries were represented. Citizen Act is gaining an increasingly international dimension.
How can employees help make the business game a success?
We want Group employees to get involved in different ways:
-by becoming a coach: this requires 2 hours per week, between 2 February and 6 March (following a team, supporting their project's development)
-by joining our panel of judges: 2 hours between 6 December and 8 December (assessing 12 projects)
-by coming to talk with students during our meetings
-by voting for the Staff Award
For more information on Citizen Act:
- dedicated website: www.citizenact.com
- timetable of the different stages in the business game
- details on the role of judges
- details on the role of coaches