For the past year, Porter Novelli has been a proud activation partner in One Young World’s inaugural Lead 2030 initiative, the first global business coalition focused on supporting youth-led entrepreneurism centered on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Working alongside global businesses such as Reckitt Benckiser, Bristol Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca and Credit Suisse, Lead 2030 partners have provided more than $500,000 in funding to ten youth challenge-winners from across the globe – all who are tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems.
In October 2019, Porter Novelli teamed up with One Young World to celebrate the achievements of the winners via a series of panels at the One Young World Summit in London and produced a showcase film that highlighted the winners’ projects. This film formed part of the opening session of the summit alongside a speech by UN Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake.
You can find out more about the inaugural grant winners here and submissions are now open for the 2020 initiative, which Porter Novelli will continue to support. In addition to this partnership, Porter Novelli also developed the creative identity and theme for One Young World’s 2019 Summit.
The One Young World summit welcomed more than 2,000 young leaders to London, as well as world leaders from politics, international development, global business and well-known celebrities, such as J.K. Rowling, Richard Branson, Megan Markel, Ellie Goulding, Dalia Yousif and Halima Aden.
The next One Young World Summit will take place in Munich, Germany in October 2020.