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Action for the SDGs

Ambassadors featured in the 2022 Impact Report have generated impact to address all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, representing the transformative action being taken by the Community to create a fair, sustainable future for all.


Leadership in the Community

A survey of the new Ambassadors in March 2023* indicated that One Young World provides significant leadership development for the overwhelming majority of its Community within only 6 months. This indicates a more inspired, better equipped, and more influential generation of young leaders.

78 %

Ambassadors created brand new social impact within 6 months of joining the Community

92 %

young leaders believe being an Ambassador has increased their drive to make a difference

93 %

young leaders believe being an Ambassador has improved their understanding of how to generate impact

83 %

young leaders believe being an Ambassador has increased their capacity to generate impact

91 %

young leaders believe being an Ambassador has added legitimacy to their leadership

86 %

young leaders believe being an Ambassador has given them a platform to promote their impact

*data based on survey responses from March 2023 of 154 Ambassadors

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Frontline Ambassador Action

As founders of non-profit organisations, leaders of social movements, and managers of grassroots initiatives, Ambassadors set an example for how to make a difference at a local and regional level, to drive global change.

The report spotlights a sample of organisations tackling the full spectrum of the SDGs. From training hundreds of thousands of teachers in India, to protecting thousands of hectares of at-risk rainforest in Colombia, the Ambassador-led case studies featured in the 2022 report represent the global impact generated by our Community.

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Business for Social Good

Within the network of One Young World’s corporate partners, young leaders have launched a variety of intrepreneurship initiatives that leverage the resources of large companies to create social impact on the frontlines of different Global Goals.

In the 2022 Report, we featured projects include an initiative to make the legal sector in the UK more eco-friendly, an upcycling initiative using leftover waste material to empower local women in Brazil, and an innovative packaging material use alternative fibre materials to reduce dependence on trees.

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Leaders in Business and Government

The Community is home to thousands of young leaders pursuing careers in the private and public sectors, who are eager to use their influence to direct their organisations towards a social purpose and encourage them to follow through on sustainability pledges.

The 2022 report includes success stories of Ambassadors who have used their One Young World experience as a springboard to rise up the ranks in their respective organisations, and help shape more sustainable behaviour across both corporations and governmental bodies.

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Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprises, founded by our Ambassadors, are at the cutting edge of entrepreneurial spaces, creating innovative businesses and launching disruptive, sustainability-focused start-ups to create their own opportunities to drive social impact.

Stories included in the 2022 Report cover an Ambassador in Spain building and providing consulting on aquaponic production systems, a young innovator from Canada offering plant-based and non-toxic alternatives to plastic packaging, and a young entrepreneur from South Africa developing agricultural infrastructure in Mozambique.

For complete analysis of the impact made by the Community in 2022