Deloitte and One Young World

Empowering young leaders to make a societal impact

Our partnership with One Young World (OYW) develops young professionals into future leaders who can solve the world’s toughest challenges.

From 22-25 July 2021, a delegation of 47 Deloitte professionals and five OYW scholars will be attending the OYW Summit. This year’s summit is taking place in Munich, Germany and will be streamed virtually to participants around the world. It is focused on six key issues: the climate crisis, rights and freedoms, education, conflict resolution, future economies, and lessons from the pandemic.

The OYW Summit brings together young leaders from around the world annually for a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to be inspired to make a positive impact, develop leadership skills, and build their global networks. After the Summit, Deloitte’s OYW delegation will commit to address complex global challenges and drive impact in their communities.

Punit Renjen, Deloitte Global CEO, will serve as a Counsellor at the OYW Summit 2021. He joins prominent business, government, and humanitarian leaders to share his insights and encourage delegates to translate their Summit experience into action to create positive change.

Deloitte in Germany is supporting the 2021 OYW Summit in Munich as a Gold Sponsoring Partner.

Making an Impact with One Young World

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 collaboration with OYW is an important component of Deloitte’s key global impact initiatives – including WorldClass and WorldClimate – and furthers our commitments to do our part to address the societal issues of our time and to create a better future.

Through our WorldClass initiative, Deloitte aims to develop job skills, improve educational outcomes, and expand opportunities for 100 million people by 2030. And through our WorldClimate strategy, Deloitte is working to drive responsible climate choices within our organization and beyond – doing our part to help address the climate crisis and help the world achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Our partnership with OYW develops our young people into leaders who can address global issues.

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Deloitte OYW Scholarship

This year Deloitte is supporting five outstanding young leaders with fully-funded scholarships to attend the OYW Summit in Munich. The scholars come from diverse backgrounds and are each driving impactful initiatives to enhance education, skills development, and access to opportunity in their communities, in line with Deloitte’s WorldClass ambition.

Lead2030 Challenge

This year, for the first time, Deloitte is proudly supporting two OYW Lead2030 Challenges. First, Deloitte is sponsoring a challenge that seeks applications from innovative, youth-led initiatives that make an impact toward addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #4 – Quality Education. Through this challenge, which we are sponsoring for a third year, we invest in programs that help young people succeed through access to education, skills development, lifelong learning, and entrepreneurship.

And new this year, Deloitte is also sponsoring 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 SDG 4 Lead2030 Challenge Winners:

Arielle Kitio – our 2020 winner

As founder of CAYSTI, Arielle Kitio’s mission is to develop and promote innovative tech tools to provide access to quality education in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). Through innovative platforms, Arielle has trained over 7,000 students with tools certified by UNESCO in ICT and the African Union. With the Lead2030 Challenge, Arielle receives funding and mentoring support to scale the reach of her programs. Learn more about Arielle here.

Ilana Milkes – our 2019 winner

Ilana Milkes is founder of World Tech Makers, focused on addressing the digital skills gap in Colombia and throughout South America. Ilana’s organization pioneered coding and technology bootcamps in the region to help individuals develop the skills to compete in today’s job market. To date, World Tech has empowered over 100,000 students in five countries, with a 100% job placement rate. Through the Lead2030 Challenge, Ilana received funding and mentoring support to help scale the reach of her programs.

Applications to the Challenge will launch during the OYW Summit. To learn more, click here


Meet the 2020 Lead2030 SDG4 Challenge Winner: Arielle Kitio


Meet our OYW2021 delegation

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