SDG Impact Tracker
Interested in supporting impactful initiatives led by young leaders? Search this database of over 200 projects from the One Young World Community to find out more.
$ 1 : 16
For every $1 of value invested, One Young World Ambassadors deliver $16 of social value, based on a Social Return on Investment analysis of 39 Ambassador-led initiatives addressing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2021
Kowa - Mexico
Kowa is an initiative seeking to democratise the earnings of e-commerce and help people to start their own businesses without risking their capital. Developed by three young professionals, the solution is an Online to Offline platform that allows anyone to start their own business in seconds. This will socially and financially empower individuals in over 100 cities in Mexico.
Green in Blue
Green in Blue - Spain
Loic Le Goueff
Green in Blue provides technical consultancy to support the installation and management of aquaponics systems around the world. The organisation is building its own aquaponic farm in 2021 to increase its own production and distribution of sustainably produced food in Spain.
Fish Forever - Micronesia
Fish Forever promotes an ecosystem-based management approach where it empowers networks of communities to take the lead in managing their inshore fisheries. This first-of-its-kind approach in Micronesia centres on behavioural change and creates enabling conditions to help push this behaviour change.
Cyprus Youth DiplomaCY
Cyprus Youth DiplomaCY - Cyprus
Cyprus Youth DiplomaCY is a youth NGO that aims to motivate young Cypriots to become active citizens and deal with issues in international relations and politics. Through the Cyprus Youth Parliament project co-organised with the Cyprus Youth Council, it has connected 300+ young Cypriots with their country’s decision-making structures.
ElectHER - Nigeria
ElectHER is a non-partisan, end-to-end women's political advancement organisation addressing the under-representation of women in elective offices. ElectHER recently launched its Agender35 campaign, setting up a $10 million fund to empower 1,000 women to Decide to Run, and directly finance 35 women to run in Nigeria’s 2023 general election.
Shop-Hadia - Guinea
Shop-Hadia is an African fashion label that is committed to helping to alleviate poverty in the city of Labé by providing work to the local tailors and designers, using the revenue to support street children in the city. Local designers minimise waste in their processes and supply customers with culturally authentic clothing.
Eviuz - Colombia
German A. Mueses Rodriguez
Eviuz launched the Fotolampara initiative to give light to homes which lack electricity access. The project has designed technologies that use photosynthetic activity and other vital processes in plants in order to obtain clean, sustainable, and sufficient power. The objective is to reach vulnerable communities in areas such as Socorro and Guapuscal Bajo.
GreenDeal4Youth - The Netherlands
GreenDeal4Youth is a youth-led network promoting smarter climate action and youth participation. They connect and empower young climate leaders, youth delegates, and young professional leaders to ensure that the younger generation is involved in leading the sustainable transformation for the economy, society and all life on earth.
Oropopo Indigenous Research Centre
Oropopo Indigenous Research Centre - Costa Rica
Fabier Mena Mena
Oropopo Indigenous Research Center works to preserve indigenous culture in Costa Rica. The Centre conducts research on indigenous culture, indigenous workshops, indigenous handicrafts expositions, culture tours, Cultural Volunteer program, as well as working on forest restoration to ensure their environments are protected.
Nature for All
Nature for All - United States
Nature for All supports increased access to the outdoors for people with visual impairments and other physical disabilities through advocacy and education. They have worked on projects including braille nature trails, accessible park features, and inclusive schools and sports.
El Agua Es Oro
El Agua Es Oro - Bolivia
El Agua Es Oro provides a mobile laundry and water recycling service to improve peri-urban water access and resilience. This solution saves time for individuals, time which can be reinvested in education and work. It also saves clean water which can be redirected to hygiene, cooking and drinking.
Revofa - Malaysia
Revofa is a peer-to-peer rental platform for clothes. It is a social marketplace where people swap clothing or fix and alter them - extending the life cycle of fashion pieces. ‘Revofa’ stands for Revolve Fashion which brings the meaning of the ability for fashion to rotate and go around.
GREENfluidics - Mexico
GREENfluidics is integrating innovative energy sources into city structures. The solution uses microalgae and carbon nanoparticles in order to help regenerate environmental health. It generates significant energy savings for structures while absorbing CO2, generating biomass, and monitoring environmental data.
World Tech Makers
World Tech Makers - Colombia
Lead2030 Challenge Winners
Ilana and her team at WORLD TECH have pioneered on-site coding boot camps in Latin America since 2014. It provides rapid skills training that is relevant, efficient, and highly marketable. The organisation applied for Lead2030 in 2019 aiming to elevate its impact by receiving visibility and ongoing mentorship support from a world-leading organisation.
With the $50,000 grant, WORLD TECH launched three new service lines within World Tech Makers in 2020. These include the Digital DNA platform offering skills development for remote learners and workers, iOT kits for 21st-century activists, and the ground-breaking ePioneers initiative to make Colombia a nation for digital nomads. Deloitte helped launch these initiatives with support on a weekly basis from both the UK and the Colombia offices.
The year posed various challenges due to global events, but with the help of Deloitte’s partnership, Ilana developed as a leader with new socio-emotional and communication skills. Besides launching new services, the organisation implemented major pilot programmes with each one of its recently created branches in both Bogota and Medellin.
The partnership has extended well beyond the set one year of the Lead2030 programme, and with Deloitte’s continued support, WORLD TECH will consolidate its three service lines and Ilana aims to be a pioneer in spreading the ‘digital nomad spirit’ in Colombia, motivating other women through her example.
- 20 teachers & 120 children trained with iOT kits for 3 months
- 100,000 students reached by Digital DNA pilot
- $2B potential boost to economy from ePioneer by 2024
rePurpose - India
Lead2030 Challenge Winners
rePurpose is a social enterprise building a global community of conscious consumers going Plastic Neutral, the world’s first plastic credit platform offering financing solutions that stem the flow of ocean plastic. For every $0.25 contributed to the platform, rePurpose guarantees to remove and recycle one additional pound of plastic waste, the platform then connects with an ethical impact partner who removes a further 100 pounds of waste from the ecosystem.
The team at rePurpose have had access to the Credit Suisse team with a broad range of expertise, through a number of mentorship sessions. With Credit Suisse support, rePurpose has been able to make progress on all three pillars of their strategy; tech development, expansion of the impact ecosystem through new partners, and growth of the core business through strategic marketing and participation in visible campaigns. There are also discussions on how best to utilise and integrate blockchain technology within their business model. The partnership has been mutually beneficial as Credit Suisse has used the platform to offset its own plastic footprint.
Lead2030 will continue to support the organisation's goal of diverting over 800 million kilograms of plastic waste away from our oceans and landfills by 2022. The implementation of blockchain will help rePurpose to verify the ethical impact of its waste removal projects, and Credit Suisse hopes to extend its own plastic offset programme and help rePurpose to secure further commercial contracts.
How to use to the SDG Tracker
Search for projects by the following case study categories:
- Ambassador-led Initiatives: qualitative and quantitative analysis of the social impact of projects which are led by young leaders in the Community.
- Business for Social Good: written case studies for initiatives ran by corporate partner organisations, led by young Ambassadors/employees.
- Leadership Stories: short biographies of Ambassadors who are growing into influential leaders for social good in some of the world’s largest companies.
- Covid Young Leaders Fund: detailed case studies of grant recipients from One Young World's 2020 funding opportunity for projects tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Lead2030: detailed case studies of the Lead2030 award winners and how their projects have generated impact from participating in the programme.