Deloitte accelerates positive societal change

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NEW DELHI: Deloitte today celebrated its 15th annual Impact Day, the company’s flagship volunteering programme to accelerate positive societal impact in the country, company said.

This year, more than 37,000 Deloitte professionals volunteered 1,82,000 hours for the benefit of local communities and not-for-profit organizations through skills-based and traditional volunteering initiatives, across 13 cities in India.

The projects focused on pressing issues such as education, employability and skill building, healthcare and sanitation, environment sustainability and empowerment.

India has the largest youth population in the world, accounting for a third of Indians in the 15 – 29 years age group. Additionally, India is on track to become the world’s youngest population, with an average age of 29 and 64% belonging to the working age group, according to UN.

Echoing the spurring growth of millennials, who make up the largest portion of today’s workforce in the country, Deloitte is not just making them career-ready, but life-ready through various initiatives that focus on education and employability.

Last year, Deloitte mobilized over 29,000 professionals to participate in over 175 different projects and impacted the lives of 9,42,000 people on a single day, company said.

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