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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.

View our collection of WorldClass stories

Through our WorldClimate strategy, Deloitte is working to drive responsible climate choices within our organisation and beyond doing our part to help address the climate crisis and help the world achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Explore our WorldClimate initiatives

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 focussed 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 honour 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 organisation 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 honour 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.

Meet our OYW2022 delegation