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Deloitte and One Young World

Empowering young leaders to make a societal impact

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.

Making an Impact with One Young World

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.

Lead2030 Challenge: helping build a better, more sustainable future, for both people and planet

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.

Meet the SDG4 and SDG13 Lead2030 Challenge Winners

Congratulations to our young leaders! Click the profiles below to learn how they are making an impact that matters one solution at a time.

As Codi’s Founder, Hortense Decaux believes quality education is crucial for economic growth and social change. Education transforms communities, opens minds, and prepares people for ongoing challenges and opportunities. Codi’s free school of programming was designed and is continuously being improved to cultivate lifelong learners with a multiplier effect on the communities in which it operates; through active learning, gender transformative practices, and profound inclusivity.

It’s an honor to be chosen as a Lead2030 Challenge winner for SDG13 supported by Deloitte and Codi looks forward to working alongside Deloitte to grow into a scalable global business.”

Hortense Decaux 

Learn more about CodiTech

ClimateScience is a climate education organization making learning about climate change quick and effortless through bite-sized content and curiosity-driven learning communities. As a founding member, of ClimateScience, Michael Bäcklund’s mission is to educate the world on climate change with efficient, reliable, and bite-sized climate education.

It’s an honor to be chosen as aLead2030 Challenge winner for SDG13 supported by Deloitte. We started because we felt like learning about climate change shouldn’t be so complicated, and 3 years later, it’s crazy to see how much the right tools can enable people to be better.

Michael Bäcklund
Learn more about Climate Science

Learn about their story and our previous winners:

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.

We caught up with Arielle Kitio, our 2020 winner and founder of CAYSTI, and Ilana Mikes our Lead2030 2019 winners and founder of World Tech Makers.

Deloitte OYW Scholarship

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.

Parakerja, an Indonesian startup which focuses on digital transformation of education in special schools, providing job training for people with disabilities, and as the first and the biggest platform to learn Indonesian Sign Language in the country.

“Joining One Young World 2023 through the Deloitte Scholarship will help me, as the founder as well as the CEO of Parakerja, to get different perspectives in creating an inclusive society.” – Muhammad Rezki Achyana

Learn more about Parakerja

From humble beginnings in a small-scale lab, Bardee’s ambition is to reshape the global food system. To do this, they breed billions of insects to transform food waste into insect protein for animal feed and organic-certified fertilizer in their world-leading vertical farming system for carbon-positive agriculture.

“We now have the opportunity to share our circular solution on the world stage! We are eager to shine a light on how insects can help turn food waste into valuable resources for future generations.” – Phoebe Gardner

Learn more about Bardee

Force of Nature is the leading non-profit turning climate anxiety into action. Through our free programs, we help young people feel empowered and develop the skills to make a difference. We then place them at the heart of decisions that affect their future, by working with leaders in business, policy, and education.

“Being a One Young World scholar means challenging the status quo, leading with passion, and working with others on a diverse patchwork of solutions.” – Clover Hogan

Learn more about Force of Nature

Bringing [Dis]Ability to the Bar (BDABar) is an organization that aims to make the Bar accessible and inclusive for disabled aspiring barristers and raise awareness of disabilities, dismantle prejudices and advocate for reasonable adjustments. Due to its social impact, BDABar was shortlisted for Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year 2022 at the Bar Pro-Bono Awards.

“It is a privilege to be a One Young World (OYW) scholar. I look forward to using the skills I will develop via OYW to further support disabled individuals accessing competitive careers like the Bar.” – Konstantina Nouka

Learn more about BDABar

Tech4Dev is a non-profit social enterprise established in 2016 with the aim of equipping young African populations in underserved communities with digital and life skills that foster economic equality, independence, and prosperity, while also ensuring the sustainable development of their communities.

“I am delighted to have been chosen to be a One Young World scholar and to be recognized as an emerging leader with the potential to make a real impact in my community and beyond. This is an incredible opportunity to be part of a global network of young leaders who are passionate about creating positive change in the world." – Joel Ogunsola

Learn more about Tech4Dev

Meet our OYW2022 delegation