Our partnership with One Young World develops young professionals into future leaders who can solve the world’s toughest challenges.
One Young World (OYW) is a non-profit that brings together the brightest young leaders from around the world and empowers them to create positive impact. OYW convenes an annual global Summit, which brings together 2,000 young leaders from around the world for a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to be inspired to make a positive impact, develop leadership skills, and build their global networks. The next OYW Summit will take place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from 2-5 October 2023, where Deloitte will be the headline opening ceremony sponsor.
Last year’s Summit took place in Manchester, UK from 5-8 September 2022. Deloitte sent a delegation of 58 Deloitte professionals, 10 OYW scholars and 3 Lead2030 challenge winners to focus on five key issues: conflict prevention, gender equality, oceans, ethical leadership, and health. After the Summit, Deloitte’s OYW delegates committed to address complex global challenges and drive impact in their communities.
Michele Parmelee, Deloitte Global Deputy CEO and Chief People & Purpose Officer led a presentation-stage session at the OYW Summit 2022 on the topic of preparing women and girls with the skills and knowledge for a thriving future. She joined prominent business, government, and humanitarian leaders to share her insights and encourage delegates to translate their Summit experience into action to create positive change.
At Deloitte, we believe we have a responsibility to be a force for good and lead the way on the increasingly complex challenges society faces today. Our partnership with OYW develops our young people into leaders who can address global issues.
Our collaboration with OYW is an important component of Deloitte’s key global impact initiatives–including WorldClass and WorldClimate–and furthers our commitment to do our part to address the societal issues of our time and to create a better future.
Through our WorldClass initiative, we aim to reach 100 million people by 2030, investing in innovative approaches to support education, digital skills development, and training opportunities so everyone can succeed in the modern economy.
Through our WorldClimate strategy, Deloitte is working to drive responsible climate choices within our organization and beyond doing our part to help address the climate crisis and help the world achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.
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This year, Deloitte is proudly supporting two OYW Lead2030 Challenges. For the fourth year, Deloitte is supporting innovative, youth-led initiatives that make an impact towards addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #4 – Quality Education. Through this challenge we invest in solutions focused on access to education, skills development, lifelong learning, and entrepreneurship.
And for the second time, Deloitte is supporting a challenge focused on SDG #13 – Climate Action. This challenge aims to address climate change in bold, meaningful, innovative ways – from empowering local people undertaking climate action to strengthening resilience.
Congratulations to our young leaders! Click the profiles below to learn how they are making an impact that matters one solution at a time.
Education, gender equality, digital skills, and climate change. These are the issues tackled by 2021’s winners of the One Young World (OYW) Lead2030 challenges supported by Deloitte. On a new scale and ready to make an impact. It’s time.
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This year Deloitte will be sponsoring five outstanding young leaders with fully funded scholarships to attend the OYW Summit alongside our delegation in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We are selecting scholars from diverse backgrounds, all driving impactful initiatives in line with Deloitte’s WorldClass and WorldClimate ambitions.