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 attended the OYW Summit. The 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.
This year’s Summit took place in Munich, Germany and was streamed virtually to participants around the world. It focused on six key issues: the climate crisis, rights and freedoms, education, conflict resolution, future economies, and lessons from the pandemic. After the Summit, Deloitte’s OYW delegation committed to address complex global challenges and drive impact in their communities.
Punit Renjen, Deloitte Global CEO, served as a Counsellor at the OYW Summit 2021. He joined prominent business, government, and humanitarian leaders to share his insights and encourage delegates to translate their Summit experience into action to create positive change.
Making an Impact with One Young World
At Deloitte, 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 partnership with OYW develops our young people into leaders who can address global issues.
Our collaboration with OYW is an important component of Deloitte’s key global impact initiatives – including WorldClass and WorldClimate – and furthers our commitment 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.
This year, Deloitte is proudly supporting two OYW Lead2030 Challenges. For the third year, Deloitte is supporting innovative, youth-led initiatives that make an impact towards addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #4 – Quality Education. Through this challenge we invest in solutions focused on access to education, skills development, lifelong learning, and entrepreneurship.
And new this year, Deloitte is supporting 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.
Deloitte OYW Scholarship
Next year Deloitte will be sponsoring ten outstanding young leaders with fully funded scholarships to attend the OYW Summit alongside our delegation in Tokyo, Japan. We are selecting scholars from diverse backgrounds, all driving impactful initiatives in line with Deloitte’s WorldClass and WorldClimate ambitions.
Meet our OYW2021 delegation