Neoenergia joins Inova 2030 Dispara edition, a program aimed at developing young intrapreneurs and accelerates shared value projects, benefiting the company and society in general, to collaborate to U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The initiative aims to identify and train innovative talents, offering an online training process and feedback on proposals developed throughout the program by the participants.
“Our premise is to act in synergy with the SDGs in our actions. Enabling young people to be engaged with this purpose is inspiring. Our strategy is to achieve the goals set and promote a social and sustainable change in favor of the planet," says Francisco Carvalho, Neoenergia's Innovation and Sustainability superintendent.
The benefits of the initiative include the possibility of identifying and engaging young talent, training employees in innovation, and developing projects that support the company's ESG strategy and are aligned with SDGs, transforming social and environmental challenges into business opportunities.
The program is targeted at young people between the ages of 18 and 35 from companies, lasts four months, and is divided into six stages until its completion. A total of 20 Neoenergia's enrolled employees are distributed among 12 company areas, including corporate and business ones. They are 10 women and 10 men, reinforcing our commitment to SDG 5 - Gender Equality.
By promoting the development of intrapreneurs, it is possible to increase the quality and speed of strategic deliveries with continuous improvements, as well as encouraging the creation of new products, services, and business models. In addition, intrapreneurship supports the shift in organizations to a culture that allows increased employee autonomy in decision-making.
Our employee Laura Baie, 25, is one of those enrolled in the program and she believes that the opportunity is a great recognition as it offers access to the exclusive content presented. “This will be a unique experience, the possibility of sharing ideas with other young people in the company to build value-added projects that provide a return for society and for the business, contributing to the 2030 Agenda. Giving voice to youth is powerful, after all, it is an incentive for us to get our hands dirty to build the world we want, for ourselves and for those who come after us".
For Lucas Domingues, also participating in Inova 2030, it was a source of pride to have been selected for the program, which will add a lot to his career. At the age of 32, the employee believes in the potential of sustainable projects that positively impact the business and society as a whole. “As a professional, I hope it will contribute with ideas related to urban mobility, such an important issue to create a more sustainable society, and with actions against global warming. By delving even deeper into these topics, I can be a multiplier of these initiatives and foster projects that benefit the environment, society, and that create value for Neoenergia's business and image," he explains.
Anne Melo, in turn, reinforces the importance of developing entrepreneurship to stand out in the career. “This is an area that is increasingly growing and is becoming highly visible. Our market is getting more saturated every day, and becoming an entrepreneur is a way to be part of it, meeting our purpose. The 26-year-old employee believes in building a network and learning a lot from the initiative. “I have always liked entrepreneurship and I see Inova as a tool to learn even more about the topic and find myself, hopefully, as a great entrepreneur," she adds.