Developing our people. Developing our world.
D2international (D2i) is a Social Impact Fellowship built for and by Deloitte millennials. The fellowship begins with a four-month training and development phase, where fellows learn about social impact service delivery and form an international partnership with a non-profit organization or social enterprise to address critical business challenges across people, processes, and technology. The fellowship culminates in a one-week trip to the host country focused on cultural exchange and capacity-building for the partner organization.
D2i’s vision is to be a catalyst for socially impactful business practices.
D2international connects high-performing consultants with social impact organizations to serve local communities and build a generation of young change-makers.
Our story begins in Guatemala…
For nearly 20 years, the Highland Support Project (HSP) has brought together Mayan women from the rural Highlands of Guatemala for job training and women’s networks that foster social and economic empowerment within marginalized communities. To expand its reach – helping bring new economic opportunities for women while preserving the indigenous culture – HSP needed to infuse new thinking into its programming and operations.
In 2013, D2international assembled a team of Deloitte’s top-performing Analysts and Consultants to tackle several of HSP’s business challenges. The team developed solutions in four areas – monitoring and evaluation, data management, supply chain, and marketing – and provided 20 hours of in-country training that improved HSP’s capacity to monitor and track the effectiveness of its programming, as well as improved supply chain and marketing decisions to bring local, female-crafted products to the international marketplace.
- Millennial built and run
- Purpose-driven and business-growing
- Sustainable in its partnerships and solutions
Our story continues in Bosnia and Herzegovina…
Twenty years after a devastating civil war, youth unemployment in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) stands at more than 60 percent, and two-thirds of young people want to emigrate. One organization looking to change these statistics is Mozaik Foundation. Mozaik engages over 3,000 youth from over 40 municipalities in BiH each year through its YouthBank program for youth-led community projects. Mozaik also owns two of the leading social businesses in the Balkans region – EkoMozaik and MaŠta Agency.
In 2014, D2international worked with Mozaik to help implement its 10-year strategy, supporting the organization’s vision to build a new generation of young, socially-responsible entrepreneurs who will lead the way in addressing systemic challenges in BiH such as corruption, ethnic tension, and unemployment. Over four months, the D2international team worked closely with Mozaik to support talent strategy, curriculum development, incubator design, monitoring and evaluation, data analytics, and innovation.
During a week-long solution delivery trip, the D2international team delivered capacity-building trainings and organized an Innovation Tournament for youth from around the country. The Innovation Tournament, hosted outside Sarajevo, convened 25 youth from around the country to design business solutions to social problems in their communities, such as unemployment and disaster relief. D2international fellows coached teams of Bosnian youth, who presented their business solutions to a panel of judges from Deloitte BiH, USAID, Deloitte U.S., and Mozaik Foundation. See media coverage of the Innovation Tournament on Al Jazeera Business.
D2international develops our people and develops our world.
D2international is a community of individuals who believe that “doing good is good business.” It is a powerful force within Deloitte and the private sector at large with the potential to transform the way we achieve business and social outcomes. D2international is excited to continue supporting social impact organizations in their quest to scale impact and growing a generation of young leaders who will fundamentally change the way we conduct business and ignite positive change in our world.
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“I have been working with aid organizations for over 20 years. I have never seen impact done so effectively and passionately. Our team and community is inspired by D2i.”
- Zoran Puljić, Mozaik Foundation Director