WorldClass initiative

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WorldClass

50 million futures prepared for a world of opportunity

Deloitte is committed to empowering people to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy.

As the 4th Industrial Revolution unfolds, leaders across business and government are asking themselves, “How do we prepare?”

At Deloitte, we are inspired by the promise of this industrial revolution. Its acceleration of technology and digitisation across all aspects of life present incredible opportunity. We are preparing people, and the organisations they are part of, to be ready for the prosperity and progress it offers.

Our work developing leading-edge business solutions, bringing fresh perspectives to clients, and training the next generation of business leaders is an important first step. It is not enough.

Globally, millions have been left behind, unable to fulfil their aspirations and potential. They lack the education, skills, and training needed. This is causing widening inequality, declining productivity, and rising social tensions.

This is why we have created WorldClass – an organisation-wide initiative that aligns Deloitte’s local efforts around a global ambition. Through WorldClass, we are applying our core skills, experience, and global reach to empower more people through education, skills development, and access to opportunity.

We are committing our most valued asset—more than 250,000 professionals in firms around the globe—to creating opportunities for those left behind. By collaborating with businesses, government, and educators, together we can transform learning and enable individuals to access the skills they really need to meet future job demands.

Through WorldClass we will prepare 50 million futures for a world of opportunity. We will make an impact that matters.

In line with the timeframe for achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are committed to reaching this target by 2030. WorldClass supports the goals focused on inclusive and equitable education and lifelong learning (SDG4), and sustained economic growth and decent work for all (SDG8).

Making our impact in Switzerland

The Kimilili School Programme is our flagship impact project in Switzerland to transform the educational opportunities of deprived children in Kenya. Through partnership with Deloitte East Africa and a school in Kimilili, Kenya, we are helping to provide education to 800 children in need. In support of inclusive and equitable education and lifelong learning (SDG4), we are working to ensure that these children have the best available opportunities to learn and develop their skills. Our people are able to make an impact on this programme in many ways – from fundraising to volunteering at the school itself.

The SDG Challenge is an exciting innovation initiative designed to engage the entrepreneurial spirit of our people here in Switzerland. The challenge offers our people their chance to make a difference to the lives of others by developing new programmes and projects that deliver on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for inclusive and equitable education and lifelong learning (SDG4), and sustained economic growth and decent work for all (SDG8). The teams behind the most impactful ideas are rewarded with the full support of the firm (including time and resource) to then make their ideas a reality.

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