Meet the Ambassador who is bridging the gap between charity and the corporate space

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Our Ambassador of the Week is Indy Hothi, an Ambassador from the London community who works as an economist at EY.

The impact made by Indy around race and faith topics in the corporate space and charitable sector has been significant. He is the leader of a Diversity & Inclusiveness (D&I) interfaith network for EY, which has become one of the largest professional faith based Networks in the UK under his direction. The network now includes over 2,000 members from other professional services firms and institutions. This year, Indy helped to co-ordinate a Vaisakhi (the most important festival in the Sikh calendar) event in London with 6,000 people attending. London's mayor, Boris Johnson, said the event "genuinely connected with the Sikh community."

Indy is also co-founder of a social enterprise that works to support emerging artists. The proceeds from Hothi & Othi are divided between the artists themselves and selected charities. 

He recently hosted an exhibition in London which was visited by a number of One Young World ambassadors.

Indy is also a trustee for Khalsa Aid, the international humanitarian aid organisation which was set up to provide humanitarian aid in disaster zones, war zones and civil conflict areas all around the globe. He has a passion for the long term growth of the charity and looks to involve more BME youth to get involved with charitable activities. Indy's involvement with Khalsa Aid has also taken him to the front line in the aftermath of natural disasters in Haiti and Bosnia.

Indy is a Chartered Accountant (CA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) who he represented alongside Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW) at the 2015 Summit in Bangkok where he explored how finance professionals play a crucial role in supporting initiatives to achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. He says, ‘As a chartered accountant, I’m privileged to have a unique skill set thanks to my rigorous training which means I can apply principles learnt to a wide range of initiatives I am involved with, whether its supporting charities, social enterprises or business. I therefore feel that I have a responsibility to ensure I use my skills to make the world a better place’.

This week Indy has organised a film screening of HUMAN for the London community. The film by One Young World Special Guest Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human.

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