One Young World/Deloitte Lead 2030 Challenge for Climate Action ( US$50,000 grant & Sponsorship to participate in the One Young World Summit 2023, Belfast)

Application Deadline: October 21st, 2022

Deloitte is proud to support the Lead2030 Challenge for SDG13 for the second year in a row. Through this challenge we seek to empower passionate people finding meaningful and innovative ways of tackling climate change.

In line with Deloitte’s ambition to address climate change through ecosystem engagement, the challenge seeks to support scalable youth-led solutions that:

  • Reduce the impacts of climate change, and/or empower others to act on climate change
  • Address root causes of the issue
  • Demonstrate ability to drive impact and potential to scale
  • Collaborate with others to accelerate or broaden impact
  • Utilize innovative approaches

The challenge is open to young people from social enterprises, non-profits, or community organizations.

Note: projects need to be based where Deloitte has a presence.

Deloitte is looking for bold solutions that reduce impacts of climate change and/or empower others to act on climate change. Examples of solutions may include behavioral change, technology solutions or scaling of technology solutions, education, nature-based solutions, community actions or collaborations.

The solutions should drive impact in at least one of the following areas:

  • Actively contribute to carbon reduction, carbon sequestration, and/or the transition to clean, renewable energy
  • Support or empower local people who are undertaking climate action to improve their community, strengthen resilience and limit the effects of climate change
  • Promote meaningful collaboration across stakeholder groups such as communities, businesses, and governments, to advance climate change solutions and resilience measures
  • Support initiatives that develop job skills, improve educational outcomes, and provide access to opportunities within the green economy
  • Limit the negative human, environmental, or societal impacts brought on by climate change

Challenge Criteria:

  • Aligned: Evidently aligned with the SDG13 challenge.
  • Youth-led: Founded by a person aged 18 – 30.
  • Focused: Well-structured time horizon, identified key stakeholders and beneficiaries, and proposed outcomes that are reasonable and well thought out.
  • Proven: Solution is readily available, being piloted, implemented, or scaled
  • Impactful: Solutions must have a positive social impact, for example, generating educational outcomes, employment opportunities, or developing skills.
  • Measurable: Solution’s impact in society must be adequately measured and/or be measurable.
  • Financially viable: Must be able to achieve efficiency and to survive independently through the resources they generate and/or the investments and donations they attract.
  • Scalable: Potential to grow impact after expanding in scope or size and/or into other regions.
  • Technologically feasible: Must rely on proven or readily available technology (if technology is relevant to the solution).


The winning solution will receive:

  • Sponsorship to participate in the One Young World Summit 2023
  • A US$50,000 grant from Deloitte
  • 12 months of mentorship from a team of Deloitte professionals and partners. The mentorship team will work to accelerate your solution based on the needs of your initiative or organisation, such as:
    • Business strategy
    • Best practices for data collection
    • Monitoring and evaluation
    • Product design


  • 21 October 2022: Applications close.
  • 3 November 2022: Shortlisted candidates confirmed and invited to submit second round application.
  • 25 November 2022: Second round application deadline.
  • 12 – 21 December 2023: Candidate interviews.
  • 23 January 2023: Challenge Winner confirmed.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the One Young World/Lead 2030 Challenge for Climate Action

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