50 million futures prepared for a world of opportunity
We are committed to empowering people to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy.
Globally, millions lack the education, skills, and training needed to fulfil their aspirations and potential. This is causing widening inequality, declining productivity, and rising social tensions.
At Deloitte, we believe we make the greatest societal impact when our people use their expertise to help others develop job skills, improve educational outcomes and opportunities to succeed in this new economy. Deloitte’s global WorldClass ambition is to support 50 million people by 2030. By aligning around a common goal and mission, we are focusing our resources and efforts to make a meaningful impact on a shared global challenge.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Challenge is Deloitte’s innovation initiative designed to engage the entrepreneurial spirit of our employees here in Switzerland. The challenge runs every second year and offers our people the chance to make a difference to the lives of others. They can initiate and develop new programmes and projects that deliver on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for inclusive and equitable education and lifelong learning (SDG 4) and sustained economic growth and decent work for all (SDG 8). Deloitte rewards the teams behind the most impactful ideas with the full support of the firm including time and resource to make their ideas become reality.
Connection & Assistance for Refugee Employability (CARE): At Deloitte, we want to make an impact that matters – not only for our clients and our people, but also for society. Deloitte CARE, the winning project of the 2018 SDG Challenge aims to empower 250 refugees in Switzerland to lead better and economically more successful lives while positively impacting the local economy.
The goal is to increase refugees' employability through business acceleration, mentoring, sponsorships, integration events, and co-creation with other companies. The initiative is based on a strong collaboration with local NGO’s such as Architecture for Refugees (AFR), Hospice General and Singa and has been successfully launched in Zurich and Geneva. Since the start of CARE, over 60 refugees have participated in five mentoring cycles and 15 integration events and around 90 Deloitte employees have contributed to the project leveraging their specific skills.
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