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Young Generation Makes an Impact: Deloitte Global Delegation for One Young World Summit at The Hague

Deloitte recently sent a global delegation of 42 professionals and five non-profit representatives to the One Young World Summit 2018. The delegation, all aged below 30, declared its commitment to improving societies across the world. They represent Deloitte's young generation, and aim to make an impact on society by solving the most challenging issues the world faces.

About One Young World

One Young World is a global forum for young talent from across the world at which delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions to the most pressing issues the world faces. One Young World Summit 2018 took place from 17–20 October at The Hague.

The Summit brought together nearly 2,000 young leaders from 193 countries to discuss and share innovative solutions to the toughest issues. They include aspiring politicians, social entrepreneurs, student activists and many other young social impact enthusiasts who work in poverty relief, healthcare, minority equality, environmental protection and many other good causes.

Deloitte is a Challenge Partner for One Young World Lead2030, which will find, fund and accelerate the most impactful, youth-led solutions to the 4th United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)—Quality Education.

World leaders with significant achievements in the global sustainable peace agenda became Counsellors at the Summit to inspire and support young people in taking action to make a sustainable impact on their communities. They include Nobel Peace Laureates, politicians, social activists, senior business executives, artists and more.

About WorldClass

WorldClass is a commitment made by Deloitte Global to empower 50 million people by 2030 with the skills needed to access future opportunities.

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.

Spotlight on our people at the One Young World Summit 2018

Meet our representatives from the China Firm

Janice Yeung, Senior Consultant, Consulting, Hong Kong Office

One Young World is a community where you become so inspired and, more importantly, so prepared to face the challenges that lie ahead, and take action to make an impact for good causes. I met so many wonderful friends who shared with me different inspiring stories of their journeys towards developing innovative solutions to solve the worlds' toughest problems. I learned about the story of a startup co-founder in Hong Kong working with a classmate she met in South Korea to develop blockchain and IoT technology for waste recycling businesses and exchanged ideas on data strategy with a data scientist and engineer from the US who develops deep learning and IoT solutions that monitor water quality across the world. These very meaningful conversations have not only motivated me to think big and start small, but also taught me how important it is for us all to work together as one and let our collective ambition for the world transcend our different backgrounds, cultures and identities!

Thomas Ye, Senior Consultant, Risk Advisory, Shanghai Office

Before the summit, I could never have imagined that so many people from different backgrounds, beliefs and different geographies could gather in one place at the same time just because of the same goal—to make a better world. During the summit, I was inspired by the Inclusion Revolution speeches by Caroline Casey, Oscar Anderson and Paul Polman. Caroline is an award-winning social entrepreneur, adventurer and businesswoman. Since taking a life changing decision at 28 to leave her successful career as a management consultant and travel across India on an elephant, Caroline has been committed to building a global movement for inclusive business, aiming to build an equal society for the 1 billion people in the world with a disability. She calls on people with mental or physical disabilities to be treated equally every single day of their lives, like Oscar, an adolescent disabilities activist. Besides this, all the Fortune 500 companies should be responsible for ensuring inclusion for the disabled, and Paul, CEO of Unilever Global, was the very first CEO to take action. It was an extraordinary experience to join the delegation and be inspired by tons of stories from every corner of the world. Now it’s time for us to take action!

Do you know…

  • Along with limited access to clean water and sanitation, a lack of basic healthcare knowledge has made diarrhea the second leading cause of death among children under the age of 5
  • Based on data from 87 countries, 1 in 5 women and girls under the age of 50 will have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner 
  • We need to reduce greenhouse emissions by 45% before 2030 to effectively sustain a livable global climate
  • Despite widespread awareness that education is as a solution that cuts across multiple challenges faced in the world, today 264 million children—more than one-tenth of all children worldwide—do not go to school

At Deloitte, young generations can make a real Impact that Matters! Join us!

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