Deloitte Impact Day in India supports 175 projects in 12 cities

06 April 2018 Authored by Consultancy.in

To support the burgeoning youth-population in India, particularly in the economically disadvantaged regions, Deloitte annually runs its Impact Day event. The event’s most recent edition saw its 29,000 string staff in India support 175 projects in 12 cities.

The population of India has surpassed 1.4 billion. As it stands, the population is relatively young, with an average age of 29 and around a third of the population between the ages of 15 and 29. 64% of the population is of working age, which makes it one of the youngest and most productive populations in Asia.

The large, young population, combined with the country's social conditions brings a mixture of opportunities and challenges. The future remains relatively uncertain, particularly as trends towards automation may come to pressure labour.

Environmental degradation is a threat too, creating uncertainty around sustainable prosperity for the people of India. The country continues to face key sustainability challenges on the one hand and development issues, such as meeting the basic needs of its people, on the other. These factors are by no means unrelated, and solving the former in terms of meeting the latter will be necessary if the latter is to be sustained.

Deloitte Impact Day in India supports 175 projects in 12 cities

Deloitte India, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts, holds an annual Impact Day event. This event aims to apply the firm's considerable expertise to a range of local projects. This year, the event extended to  175 projects in 12 cities. The annual event, this year in its fifteenth edition, supported projects covering education, employability and skill building, healthcare and sanitation, environment sustainability and empowerment, with more than 182,000 hours of service from 29,000 employees who took part. In all, the firm currently has around 37,000 employees in India.

S.V. Nathan, Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte India, said about the event, "Impact Day is our commitment in giving back to the community. There have been significant contributions made by the millennial workforce that spearheaded this year’s Impact Day and I am proud to say that sustaining a spirit of volunteerism is motivating the best out of individual’s talent. Our Millennial 2017 survey highlighted that millennials appear to consider the charitable route an impactful method of changing the world and we are glad that as an organization, we have been able to do this for 15 years now.”

Bruce Stewart, Principal, Deloitte, remarked, "Our 15th consecutive Impact Day stands testament to our ongoing commitment towards furthering education & employability in the communities we live in. At Deloitte, making an impact that matters is at the heart of what we do. This translates into applying the same commitment, talent, and teamwork that we use to serve our clients, to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need.”

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