Climate change, populism and trade war. These are just three of the topics that dominated the media last year. Instead of falling into a general mood of crisis in the face of this news situation, the young generation is relying on new ideas and a great deal of commitment. For years they have been tackling the major problems of the future - and with visible success.
There is the student who, as the initiator and face of one of the largest protest movements in Germany, is exerting pressure on the federal government in matters of climate policy. The successful Youtuber who explains fine dust and glyphosate to her viewers instead of make-up tips. Or the sociology professor who was named "one of the best social scientists of his generation" for his work.
They are among the 40 talents under the age of 40 that Capital named "Young Elite 2019", including WHU Professor Dr. Christina Günther as one of these Top 40 talents.