Capgemini announces youth climate partnership with UNICEF

Capgemini announces youth climate partnership with UNICEF

 November 27, 2023

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Capgemini has announced a three-year partnership with UNICEF and Generation Unlimited on the Green Rising initiative that aims to help mobilize millions of youth to take concrete steps towards climate action.

"As part of our commitment towards communities around the world, Capgemini supports UNICEF and Generation Unlimited as one of the first private partners of the Green Rising initiative, aiming to help mobilize ten million young people, across the global south, over the next three years in acquiring future-ready green skills and helping youth protect their communities by developing actions against the climate crisis," said Capgemini. 

Key partnerships 

Further key partnerships for Capgemini include: 

  • United Nations - Capgemini is a founding member of the United Nation’s Race to Zero campaign, which is a global campaign for a zero-carbon recovery. Capgemini has been a member of the UN Global Compact’s Caring for Climate initiative since its inception in 2007. It also recently signed the UN Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5oC CEO statement, where it committed to setting science-based targets for limiting global temperature rise.
  • Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) - Capgemini has been working to fight against inequality with Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG), a CEO-led coalition of major global companies. It is leading the stream on digital inclusion.
  • Tackling climate change with the World Economic Forum - Aiman Ezzat, Capgemini Chief Executive Officer, joined the World Economic Forum’s Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders, a global community of Chief Executive Officers who catalyze action across sectors and engage policymakers to help deliver the transition to a net-zero economy. Capgemini has also joined the World Economic Forum’s 1 trillion trees campaign to conserve, restore, and grow one trillion trees around the world.
  • Partnering for Racial Justice in Business - A founder of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative, Capgemini is committed to eradicating racism in the workplace and helping build equitable and just workplaces for professionals with under-represented racial and ethnic identities.
  • Valuable 500 - Capgemini is part of Valuable 500, a global network of CEO's committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities. This partnership supports several training programs that encourage the hiring of people with disabilities in order to promote equal employment opportunities.

Taking concrete green action 

Green Rising is a new initiative from UNICEF, Generation Unlimited, and a wide ecosystem of public, private, and youth partners to support the global mobilization of millions of young people – at a grassroots level - to take concrete green actions to protect and adapt to the devastating impact that climate change is exacting on their families, neighbors, villages, towns, and cities.

While young people are not responsible for the climate crisis, they cannot afford to wait, and in many communities, taking action now is a matter of survival. Green Rising commits to contribute to a just green transition in which the most vulnerable youth are empowered with the education, skills, and opportunities to be champions for the planet. Green Rising will support 10 million young people to take action by 2025.

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