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Accenture is a long standing supporter of Youth Business International and over the last decade it has been instrumental in helping us increase the size and the impact of our network. Today, it is a multi-faceted collaboration that is helping our network increase the number of young entrepreneurs we support. YBI members are providing budding entrepreneurs with access to business mentoring, training and capital, helping to hone their business skills and build their small enterprises.
Accenture acts as an advisor and partner to YBI, providing both funding and the time and skills of their employees to guide our strategic development. During the last five years, Accenture and Accenture Foundations have awarded YBI and our country members more than $18.5 million in both cash and pro bono services.
As part of its Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative, Accenture has provided valuable support to grow and strengthen YBI’s global network. Over the duration of our partnership, Accenture and YBI have worked together to equip some nearly 370,000 young people with the skills necessary for success in a digital future. A key aspect of our partnership has been stimulating innovation and digital approaches for both YBI members and young entrepreneurs, alongside building the core capabilities of members around the world in skills such as mentoring and training. The partnership is now poised to drive value through sustainability — together, we will help deliver sustainability and enable young people to become responsible business leaders and a powerful force for change.
"I think my business came from daydreaming in class, one day I was thinking wouldn’t it be nice to make clothes that actually fit."View story
"Entrepreneurship brought great changes to my life. It has changed my social status and brought more financial stability for me and my family. I only hope that my entrepreneurial journey will change other people’s lives too."View story
“The most satisfying thing is when people come and have something to eat or drink at my place. To see them, to see the happiness and enjoyment is what keeps me going and gives me a lot of energy.”View story
“It is not work, it is super interesting because you don’t know what tomorrow will be. You don’t know what will be in two months. It is not important how old are you, you should try to open your own business! Have a try!”View story
“It was during a work trip to a rural area in central Mozambique, I found managing my period was a challenge, menstrual products were not readily available and none of the public toilets cater for this need.”View story
“Entrepreneurs are the real heroes of any nation, who contribute a lot to society. Organisations like BYST and YBI are the manufacturers and supporters of these entrepreneurs and I’m grateful to be part of the YBI family.”View story
Youth Business International is delighted to share our 2020 Impact Report.View
Insights and lessons from YBI’s 20 years of supporting youth entrepreneurship.View
“The YBI network has been incredibly positive for the Loden Entrepreneurship Programme. From working together to develop our mentoring capacity, to participating in bilateral proposals – YBI has helped us grow to be one of Bhutan’s leading entrepreneurship organisations.”
“The YBI network has provided invaluable support in the launch and growth of Youth Business USA. From the highly skilled support of their team to the ‘matchmaker’ role that YBI played in connecting us with Accenture – we are very grateful to YBI and to be a part of this impactful network of organisations with shared missions.”