Finance & Business 2030 is a joint initiative between One Young World and Chartered Accountants Worldwide, launched in London in 2019.

Our aim is to establish an active and engaged finance and business community globally that is dedicated to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

One Young World is the global forum for young leaders which identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership.

Chartered Accountants Worldwide is a global network of 14 Chartered Accountancy bodies representing over 1.8 million members and students in 190 countries.



The economic crisis touching every part of the world is forcing organisations to re-examine their values and broader purpose.  It is increasingly apparent that those leading without accountability, empathy and ethics will not survive this period and that business leaders must look to support the widest set of stakeholders.

Join us as we hear from leaders who will tell us why young people must have the knowledge and resilience to address the challenges confronting our professional and personal lives.


With the complex challenges affecting Indonesia and the wider region, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, this young demographic will accept nothing other than effective leadership and tangible action.

This generation of young people are the most informed, connected and engaged the world has ever seen. Broadcast as part of the closing of the IA APAFest2020 this latest episode in the Building Resilience Webinar Series is not to be missed. Watch on demand now.


There are many achievements to celebrate when it comes to equality, but we still have a long way to go. We must not only acknowledge the hard truths, but take actions to address them.

Join us as we learn from those who have lived those experiences, lifted others in communities who needed them, and are leveraging new innovations to architect a more inclusive world. Leave this event with the means and motivation to address inequality in your personal and professional lives.


At this time, professionals and students alike may feel the odds are stacked against them. The global economy has faced a reckoning, the job market doesn’t inspire confidence, and success feels increasingly unattainable in these circumstances.

But during this next edition of the Building Resilience Series, you will hear from leaders whose hardship emboldened their purpose, enhanced their focus and led them to brighter days. You will leave this session with the fuel necessary to drive your optimism and resilience for the future.


Uncertainty, anxiety, crisis, confusion: these are words many of us have been wrestling with in our daily lives as the pandemic has played out.

The “Getting Your Mind Right” webinar, explores how we need to build our resilience and ensure our minds are equipped not only to manage through the current crisis but to lead for the future.


To unite & mobilise the finance and business community to achieve the SDGs by 2030


  • Raise awareness & drive advocacy of the SDGs

  • Implement actions towards positive change within finance & business

  • Call for industry-wide action

  • Measure and report on impact

Our Charter

The Finance and Business 2030 community pledges to:

  • Accelerate progress & take action on the SDGs.

  • Establish regional task forces to lead actions on local priorities.

  • Create an environment where young finance and business professionals can make a real difference for the SDGs.

  • Ensure an effective business case is built around each core workstream focusing on positive impacts.

  • Document and report on key progress and achievements for full transparency. ‘What can’t be measured, can’t be managed.’

Previous FinBiz2030 events

Launch Event – London

Chartered Accountants Worldwide, One Young World and the City of London launched Finance & Business 2030 in the Mansion House, London on 2 April 2019. The event brought together the finance and business community as a force for change, identifying opportunities and encouraging a commitment to tackle the issues and achieve the long-term goals. The launch event was attended by professionals with finance and business skills across industries.

Launch Event – Johannesburg

One Young World, Chartered Accountants Worldwide and SAICA launched Finance & Business2030 at Investec on 6 February 2020 with participation of professionals with finance and business skills across industries. The event explored ways in which the finance and business community together with OYW, Chartered Accountants Worldwide and SAICA can collaborate effectively to achieve the 2030 SDG goals.

Regional Task Forces

FinBiz2030 will be establishing regional task forces around the world to help mobilise the finance and business community to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Our first task force launched in the UK in 2019 and this year we will launch task forces in South Africa, the USA, and Ireland.

The objective of the regional task forces is to support the overall objectives of FinBiz2030 by driving change locally focusing on key priorities in their respective markets.

Emma Bell

Operating Partner

Jolyon ‘Jolly’ Layard Horsfall

Corporate Tax Associate
Grant Thornton


  • Mobilising climate action through tangible and best practise guidelines for financial services professionals

  • Creating an internal programme for corporations that promotes a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Developing an industry-wide consensus to define sustainability

  • Improving and innovating diversity networks within an organisation

  • Increase financial pledges from Financial Institutions (FIs) by USD1trn over 10 years to mobilise funds to finance all SDGs with a particular focus on climate change

Lyle Malander

Director at Malander Group

Mandy Muchnick

Mandy Muchnick

Africa Chair One Young World


  • Goal 13: Climate Action: How to address the needs of developing countries to both adapt to climate change and invest in low carbon development

  • Goal 10: Reduced Inequality: How do we reduce inequality including those based on gender, race, religion, origin and economic status

  • Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth: How to we promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, productive employment and decent work for all

  • Goal 4: Quality Education: How to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all


Our Planet: Our Business

  • The Coronavirus pandemic is challenging our societies in ways not experienced in our lifetimes. We are providing a platform to the FinBiz2030 community to share articles, video, infographics or any form of stories that show how the financial sector is facing up to this challenge. Click here to submit your story or find out more by visiting our COVID-19 Hub.

Participation Criteria

We are looking for change makers, innovators and disruptors across sectors and industries who believe in the ability of finance to lead change. Participants must be young professionals and be prepared to be actively involved in facilitating the achievement of the SDG goals. You must also fit into either of the following two groups:

a.    A qualified finance professional working in the private sector, public sector, in education, corporates and own business

b.    Have a strong interest in finance and business solutions to tackle world issues