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.
BUILDING RESILIENCE: A #FINBIZ2030 WEBINAR SERIES
“LEADERSHIP, PURPOSE & ETHICS”
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.
“EQUALITY. DIVERSITY. OPPORTUNITY.”
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.
“COURAGE IN ADVERSITY”
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.
“GETTING YOUR MIND RIGHT”
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
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.
Jolyon ‘Jolly’ Layard Horsfall
Corporate Tax Associate
WORK STREAMS FOR THE UK FOR 2020
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
Director at Malander Group
Africa Chair One Young World
SOUTH AFRICAN TASK FORCE PRIORITIES
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
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
Spread the word – Raise awareness of SDGs through your social networks by telling your friends and people in your organisation about the Sustainable Development Goals.
Use the film Our Planet: Our Business to drive awareness among key stakeholders in your company.
Consider attending the One Young World Summit.
Join or launch a regional Task Force.
Follow us on social media #FinBiz2030
Contact us on financeandbiz2030@
Our Planet: Our Business
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