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One Young World 2019: world summit for young leaders of the future

  • 29.10.2019

BNP Paribas supports One Young World, which took place in London this year from 22 to 25 October 2019. The forum brings the most promising young talents from around the world together to share their commitment to social impact. Hailing from over 190 countries, they are supported by various influential people.

Addressing tomorrow’s major challenges

One Young World (OYW) is the annual summit for young leaders of the future. Each year, since 2009, thousands of young people (aged 18 to 30) participate in this global event where they can make their concerns, opinions and solutions be known and taken into account by governments, companies and economic and social stakeholders who are attending. 

Top-level consultants and celebrities are invited each year to join the young leaders, lead discussions and give them food for thought.

After the summit, the young delegates who attended officially become “Ambassadors of One Young World”. They then get involved in concrete actions to change the world, whether in the organisation where they work, by starting up their own social-purpose enterprise, in an association, or any other social- or political-support initiative.

The 2019 One Young World Summit in London

The 2019 edition of One Young World consists of 4 days in which young leaders will have the opportunity to take part in talks, workshops and networking.This year, One Young World in London will focus on the following themes:
  • Education: “Does the future of learning need to be reimagined?”  
  • Planetary health: “How is climate change endangering our health?”
  • Media freedom: “How can we protect the truth?”
  • Poverty alleviation: “Can innovation solve economic inequality?"
  • Peaceful Future: “In a polarised world, how can we build peace?" 

BNP Paribas has been supporting One Young World since 2015. For the 2019 summit, 30 young Group employees and 11 young people from our partners (associations, NGOs or social enterprises) participated in the event. Gwendolyn Yu, Head of Engagement Transformation of the BNP Paribas Group, took part in a talk on how millennials are changing the corporate culture and pushing companies to take commitments.

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