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.

At Deloitte, we are inspired by the promise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Its acceleration of technology and digitization across all aspects of life present incredible opportunity.

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.

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—264,000 professionals around the globe—to creating opportunities for those left behind. By collaborating with businesses, government, and educators, we can transform learning and enable individuals to access the skills they really need to meet future job demands.

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 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 (SDG) 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 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 and has been successfully launched in Zurich and Geneva. Since the start of CARE, over 40 refugees have participated in the programme and around 65 Deloitte employees have contributed to the project leveraging their specific skills.

The Kimilili School Programme is Deloitte’s Swiss impact and employee engagement project to transform the educational opportunities of deprived children in Kenya. Through collaboration with Deloitte East Africa and a school in Kimilili, Kenya, we are helping to provide education to 800 children in need.

To support inclusive and equitable education and lifelong learning (SDG 4), we are working to ensure that these children have the best available opportunities to learn and develop their skills. Deloitte employees can make an impact in many ways – from fundraising to volunteering at the school itself, leveraging their specific skills.

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